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Old 08-22-2013, 09:35 AM   #46
BroncoBeavis
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Originally Posted by W*GS View Post
The reason we know AGW is happening and it's because of us isn't because there's a consensus.

That's a strawman.

The consensus has arisen because the observations verify the theory.
If consensus had grown so organically, there'd be no need for the politicos to brow beat with it so often. Logically, it looks more like a symptom of a bigger problem.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groupthink

All the signs of Type 3 are there:

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Type III: Pressures toward uniformity
Self-censorship of ideas that deviate from the apparent group consensus.
Illusions of unanimity among group members, silence is viewed as agreement.
Direct pressure to conform placed on any member who questions the group, couched in terms of "disloyalty"
Mind guardsó self-appointed members who shield the group from dissenting information.
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