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Response to Dpm12 (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:30 PM

4. Here's an example.

 

I have a friend who's a committed Libertarian, Objectivist, Ayn Rand worshiper. And that is what reality looks like to him. We all live in our own consciousness.

He has constructed rationalizations and rhetoric that cast doubt on the motives of anyone who disagrees with him. In his mind, global warming is a conspiracy, perpetrated by left wing scientists, to pad their research grants. Only the corporations are not driven by greed. (Forget that nobody goes into science to get rich.)

We have been debating for 3 years. Recently he acknowledged that temperatures are rising, but not from CO2, it's from "natural variation" so we don't have to mess with the "free market."

Anything that would contradict the notion that "the free market solves all problems" does not pass his internal censors.

--imm

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