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Author Topic:   The psychology of denialism.
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Message 1 of 4 (864500)
10-11-2019 6:06 PM

Here is an article explaining climate change denial that I think is also pertinent to evolution denial.


Should this be in the "..in the news" forum or maybe even in "Faith and Belief"?

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Message 2 of 4 (864502)
10-12-2019 4:27 AM

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Thread copied here from the The psychology of denialism. thread in the Proposed New Topics forum.

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Message 3 of 4 (864510)
10-12-2019 11:00 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by AnswersInGenitals
10-11-2019 6:06 PM

Sounds Like Me
I was just telling jar why I didnt trust the evidentialists...and then moved on to your new topic. Lo and behold!
Here's The Real Reason Why Some People Still Think Climate Change Isn't Happening

Article writes:

People deny the climate crisis because, to them, it just feels wrong. (...)
Denial happens when climate science rubs us up the wrong way. Instead of making us want to arrest the climate crisis, it makes us resist the very thought of it because the facts of anthropogenic global heating clash with our personal projects.

It could be that the idea of climate change is a threat to our worldview. Or it could be that we fear society's response to climate change, the disruption created by the transition to a low-emissions economy.

Either way, climate change becomes such an "inconvenient truth" that, instead of living with and acting upon our worries, we suppress the truth instead.

This reasoning is also why I reject jar and ringos plain reading of the Bible. It is a threat to my world view. There is no way I would be happy if God were just a character in a book. I don't trust human nature and I don't trust humans having the innate intelligence to survive and build a brave new world free of gods and religions.

Personally, in a pragmatic sense, I believe that the whole argument between liberals and conservatives really isn't whether or not climate change is happening. (Though some claim it is)
It is really about who gets to provide the solution: The Private Sector, mainly conservative, who are already buying up the land where the new sea level will be...and the dreaded liberal public sector...where the rules and guidelines will be mandated by government...which the conservatives do not want.

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Message 4 of 4 (864527)
10-12-2019 2:41 PM

Why "deny" climate change and evolution? Not because scientists made a mistake but because those things do not matter that much. Evolutions may be generated in a single act of God, and any climate change can be reversed any moment.

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