Friday, July 06, 2012
"Rebut" Another of those Political Weasel Words
The point here is the meaning of the term rebut:
1. to refute by evidence or argument.Refute in turn means
2. to oppose by contrary proof.
1. to prove to be false or erroneous, as an opinion or charge.So any way you look at it it is only rebutted if solid, undisputed proof is presented. Obviously no part of the sceptics case about alleged catastrophic global warming has been disproven by undisputed proof.
2. to prove (a person) to be in error.
The one thing one can say about any alarmist using that line is that they are lying. And i think it reasonable that that should be said & they be asked to correct it.
To argue against, let alone merely denounce using ad homs, the normal practice of alarmists, is no more to rebut than climbing half way up Ben Lomond, is bagging the Monroes.
Any way you look at it anybody who says it is is hardly to be trusted on anything else. As every honest "green" will be happy to meet as soon 1 is found.