2011-09-29 04:35:29Moderator needed on "Understanding denial" thread
Julian Brimelow

cRR Kampen is getting a little upset, and I do not know how to deal with that.  It has been good in a way, the "wamists" taking another "warmist" to task for being too assertive/confident and for splitting hairs, but now it is becoming a distraction IMHO.

2011-09-29 04:56:10
Dikran Marsupial
Gavin Cawley

I agree it is a distraction, which is why I am now ignoring him/her (following your timely post on that thread).  It is slightly ironic, many "denialists" have a bad case of Dunning Kruger and can't be corrected, but "warmists" are by no means immune either (including me)! 

2011-09-29 05:19:37
Julian Brimelow

Yes Dikran, although my perception of you is that you are very unlikely prone to D-K.  But yes, D-K is certainly not exclusive to those in denial.

I do sense that s/he is just fed up with all the spin, moving of goal posts etc. by people like Lindezen (that post by chris was excellent showing how Lindzen keeps trying to find a negative feedback).  So on that front I can't fault them, but s/he is taking it out on the wrong people.

2011-09-29 17:33:30


Initially, I thought s/he was a troll, it looked too extreme and provocative to be real. Now I concur with you, DK on the AGW side.

It's good to have these people corrected like the deniers but there's also a time to ignore them.