Timmy elsewhereMarch 25, 2014 Tim WorstallTimmy Elsewhere7 CommentsAt the ASI. A very strange argument from Nick Cohen previousA mild amusement about Melissa Kite picturesnextWell, yes, obviously 7 thoughts on “Timmy elsewhere” Ljh March 25, 2014 at 12:06 pm Nick Cohen and the thermageddonists confuse science with Moses coming down the mountain with tablets of stone. Bloke In Italy March 25, 2014 at 12:43 pm I think it is because cars haven’t yet been outlawed and we are not all dressed in rags eking out a living from what we can grow in our back yard (without the aid of fertilizer of course)… Cunt. Hamish McCallum March 25, 2014 at 12:44 pm I’ve long had a high opinion of Nick Cohen’s intellect, professional integrity, and good sense (despite his leftism). Wrongly, it seems. I have no idea which part of the evidence* for CAGW “is as final as the evidence of Auschwitz” in Cohen-world, and I very much doubt he does either. CAGW has never been more than conjectural, and an increasingly threadbare conjecture at that. Was he drunk? * using this word truly in its loosest sense. Steve March 25, 2014 at 1:05 pm Shamelessly ad hominem I know, but not only was Nick Cohen a cheerleader for the war in Iraq, but even with the benefit of 10 years hindsight on that unmitigated humanitarian, strategic, and economic disaster, he’s still an apologist for the Iraq war. Therefore I’d say Nick Cohen’s judgement is very poor indeed, and his bizarre and offensive Holocaust comparison bears that out. Needless to say, Nick was also keen for us to get involved in Syria’s civil war. The man’s a fruitcake. Bloke in Oxfordshire March 25, 2014 at 1:58 pm It’s really quite shameful when people start drawing parallels with holocaust denial. Right now, if anyone is a “denier”, it’s the people who say that the model works when the data for the past 16 years doesn’t agree with that. Scientists get things wrong. They might be right and it might be just a blip. It might be the model needs tweaking, But facts are facts and they defeat “consensus”, and if these people weren’t PPE twerps who view certain groups with religious adherence rather than scientific scepticism, they’d know that. Rob March 25, 2014 at 10:27 pm I like him. A few things I agree with him on, disagree with him on many others, but one thing he isn’t is your standard lockstep modern’progressive’. He does actually think about stuff. So Much for Subtlety March 26, 2014 at 2:34 am Steve – “Shamelessly ad hominem I know, but not only was Nick Cohen a cheerleader for the war in Iraq, but even with the benefit of 10 years hindsight on that unmitigated humanitarian, strategic, and economic disaster, he’s still an apologist for the Iraq war.” I opposed both wars at the time. When they were being planned anyway. Once we were in, we had to be 100% in. For a variety of mainly foolish reasons perhaps. But in retrospect I think the War in Iraq has turned out nicely. It has killed Islamism as an ideology for one thing. It has shown everyone how f**king stupid it is to think that little Brown people are “just like us” and would embrace liberal democracy if given half a chance. Frankly the racists and old colonial types were much more on the ball than the modern multiculturalists and their offshoots in the Neo-Con movement. All in all, it was expensive, some of the best of several nations died tragically, but in the end, it was a good thing. “Therefore I’d say Nick Cohen’s judgement is very poor indeed, and his bizarre and offensive Holocaust comparison bears that out.” Indeed. 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.