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(Digression) Explaining that bogus math is bogus to people who embrace bogus math

March 20th, 2012 (04:21 pm)

Michael Tobis finds that the global warming denialist Steven Goddard did some bogus math again. The problem with denialists, unfortunately, is that no matter how many times people patiently explain to them that their math is bogus, they simply ignore the explanations and keep repeating their bogus claims.

Perhaps -- I thought -- in addition to the longish explanation of what's wrong, we should also provide an illustration of the wrongness of their math in terms that they understand?

So after a bit of fiddling with Goddard's graph, I came up with something. Perhaps now the denialists will start paying attention.