Originally Posted by BroncoBeavis
The main difference is a 'scientist' knows he'll soon be held to account for the predictions he makes about next Friday. So he's motivated to be a little more honest about his level of certainty
I'm very certain than on 1 July 2113, it will be colder at the South Pole than in Denver.
I'm willing to reconsider my extremely high certainty if you have evidence that could lead to Denver being colder than the South Pole on that date.