How to brainwash a so-called 'science-denier'

Scientific American Magazine was at one time an informative and objective publication.  But in recent times, it has begun turning into a leftist rag, part of the trend toward politicizing science.  Here is the latest example. In a remarkable article, published online, a professor at Ohio State University has spilled the beans on how you can be brainwashed—so as to, as he puts it, "update" your "beliefs."  Updating means to agree with his position on such so-called facts as global climate change.  You see, if you disagree with him, then you must be a "science denier." While Professor Tsipursky no doubt believes that his method of gentle persuasion is clever, and far more effective than simply presenting the facts, the technique is quite well known to propagandists, interrogators, and detectives.  One begins by feigning sympathy with the object of the brainwashing, discovering his fears, and then using his weaknesses to...(Read Full Post)