What an extremely strange questionJanuary 3, 2013 Tim WorstallThe Blogger Himself6 CommentsWill Tim Worstall stick to his principles? What bleedin\’ principles? previousShould we hang Stewart Lansley now or later?nextWell done Ritchie! 6 thoughts on “What an extremely strange question” Surreptitious Evil January 3, 2013 at 1:35 pm If the evidence changes, then any conclusions drawn from that evidence must be re-examined to see if they must also change. Of course, if you are a “true believer” (in whatever), then any evidence which, if it were genuine, would force you to change any of your prejudices must, at the minimum, be disregarded if not actively discredited. MakajazMakako January 3, 2013 at 2:01 pm “when the official science catches up with the real world” Haha, apparently that’s only gonna happen in another decade. 10 years sans warming could just be a glitch Matthew L January 3, 2013 at 2:22 pm “Science adjusts its views based on what’s observed. Faith is the denial of observation so that belief can be preserved.” – Tim Minchin Serf January 3, 2013 at 2:24 pm I don’t know about the real science, but the media has continue preaching fire and brimstone, long after the planet refused to carry on warming up. I like carbon taxes, because: 1) We have to tax something, and if we make them revenue neutral, only producers of fossil fuels will lose, society might even gain 2) They can be increased / decreased depending on whether they are having the required effect 3) They are more easily forecastable than carbon pricing 4) If global warming turns out to be a big con, nothing will have really been lost Therefore all you need is carbon tax and bugger off to all the other bans, subsidies and other crap MellorSJ January 3, 2013 at 5:36 pm “and bugger off to all the other bans, subsidies and other crap” Except that never happens … Geoff Beacon January 4, 2013 at 12:02 pm Tim I’m impressed. I hadn’t even got round to emailing you a link and you found it. Very good answer. Best laugh I’ve had in ages. Thanks Geoff Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.