Is it just me,

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    or does AGW continue to look more and more like a religion as time goes by? The blind loyalty to dogma, the the blind faith in the 'prophets' like Al Gore. the way in which they respond to criticism - accusing those who question their story of being duped by the evil industrial powers- all very much like church, no?
     
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    Only to those of us sane. The White Smock religion has a new branch.
     
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    I think it's an apt analogy, except I would generalize it more by calling it a faith. Religion implies more structure around that faith. So, calling it a faith would include both those groups who are structured in their beliefs (advocating for Copenhagen and Kyoto, for example) and those who have faith that AGW is real.

    So, I go with a faith. Faith is the set of ideas for which there is no proof or even adequate support, so it applies. Faith is more based on an emotional thought process than a rational thought process.
     
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    Look, any policy position is going to have its crazies. Most moderates "believe" in some form of AGW and in reducing GHG emission. The reason it looks more crazy to you now than it did before, is that us moderates don't have to be vocal anymore, things are moving in the right direction. SO the only people still being vocal are the crazies.

    If Bush was still in office and snubbing Copenhagen or something like this, there'd be a heck of a lot more peopl being vocal about it, not just the crazies.
     
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    AGW is not anti-global warmers?
     
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    As AGW is not based on fact, it is a belief. So, advocating for policy based on one's beliefs (faith) in AGW is little different than advocating for legislation based on faith in a deity.
     
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    Skepticism is not an assertion
     
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    A point often lost on many.
     
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