by John Russell
"...so if you're not sceptical of climate change you're not scientific?"Here's the latest development of this idea, paraphrased from an argument I had with a 'fake sceptic'...
To be scientific is to be sceptical (undoubtedly true).
Therefore all sceptics are scientific (undoubtedly not true).
Hence all those who are not sceptical of climate science must be anti-science and thus driven by ideology.
This argument is being used by many sceptics to validate their unremitting search for uncertainties in climate science, because they conflate uncertainty with ignorance, and the idea scientists are ignorant fits their agenda. See the conclusions of this critique: