Be Skeptical

Curiosity. It is the driving force that has been responsible for human development throughout history. A desire to learn about the world in which we live in has paved the way for important technological advancements. Humankind has come this far by asking questions. It is what we must do as far as climate change is concerned.

In a lecture today, my lecturer told us of the bogus and outdated science of phrenology (using measurements of the skull to determine intelligence), when he randomly busted a myth I had long thought to be true. It is a common misconception that the tongue has defined regions for each type of taste. apparently this came about after an English guy mis-translated a paper from a German scientist and the idea has taken off ever since. So, my lecturer gave us some advice, “don’t believe everything you hear, not even from me. Be skeptical, research, analyse.”

There’s the key. We must me skeptical of anything we’re told, from both sides of the global warming debate. If we’re not being skeptical, we’re being gullible, and that’s not what has taken humanity to this point in our development.

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About Climate Nonconformist

Hi, I'm the climatenonconformist (not my real name), and I am a global warming skeptic, among the few in generation Y. With Australia facing the prospect of a carbon tax, we need to be asking the simple question; where is the evidence that our emissions are causing any dangerous warming?
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One Response to Be Skeptical

  1. techapilla says:

    So, did you take your lecturer’s advice and investigate whether what he told you about the tongue is in fact proven?

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