Jan 27

Kudos to Dr. Roy Spencer for highlighting the Al Gore quote that is the sub-head of this blog. Dr. Spencer doesn’t number the list, but if he were “falsifying information” should be at the top.

Dr. Spencer:

Falsifying information:

The creation or deletion of information from public records, in the purpose of making a false record of an event or the actions of a person or organization. Pseudo-sciences are often used to falsify information.

“Nobody is interested in solutions if they don’t think there’s a problem. Given that starting point, I believe it is appropriate to have an over-representation of factual presentations on how dangerous (global warming) is, as a predicate for opening up the audience to listen to what the solutions are, and how hopeful it is that we are going to solve this crisis.” (May 9, 2006 Grist interview)

The entire list:

  • Appeal to fear
  • Appeal to authority
  • Bandwagon
  • Flag-waving
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Appeal to prejudice
  • Black-and-white fallacy
  • Euphoria
  • Falsifiying information
  • Stereotyping or Labeling or Name Calling

Read Dr. Spencer’s entire post here.

Hat tip: Marc Morano

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