Bummer: Most Say The “Science Isn’t Settled”

Serendipitously, almost the same percent are all for forcefully shutting down debate

(Rasmussen) Voters strongly believe the debate about global warming is not over yet and reject the decision by some news organizations to ban comments from those who deny that global warming is a problem.

Only 20% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the scientific debate about global warming is over, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Sixty-three percent (63%) disagree and say the debate about global warming is not over. Seventeen percent (17%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.) (snip)

The BBC has announced a new policy banning comments from those who deny global warming, a policy already practiced by the Los Angeles Times and several other media organizations.  But 60% of voters oppose the decision by some news organizations to ban global warming skeptics. Only 19% favor such a ban, while slightly more (21%) are undecided.

It should also disturb people that 21% aren’t sure whether or not to ban discussion.

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4 Responses to “Bummer: Most Say The “Science Isn’t Settled””

  1. John says:

    Bummer TeCh a real bummer but only you could put a happy face on the Rasmussenn poll
    Almost twice as many consider global warming very serious (60%) as don’t (35$
    Also the 5 year trend is showing that the deniers are losing
    When will the debate be over ? When it no longer is profitable for the deniers

  2. jl says:

    Scratch a hoaxer, find a fascist.

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  4. Jay says:

    Yes, if only we could force people to just shut up and stop questioning the experts, science could really progress. As we all know, the way that science moves forward is by stopping this crazy desire for “evidence” and just accepting what the people in authority tell you without question. That’s what “science” means, isn’t it?

    Like, for centuries all the experts agreed that Newton’s Laws of Motion were correct. Then some trouble-makers had to come along and say that maybe Newton’s laws were only an approximation. If they could have just accepted the settled science, we wouldn’t have had to waste all this time with crazy talk about relativity and nuclear power.

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