A lot of respectable people, such as Tom Fuller, consider Lewandowsky a charlatan:
"I feel for Jose Duarte–I really do. He’s taking apart Lewandowky’s latest effort, which is not very difficult to do. Lewandowsky is not just a charlatan–he’s incompetent as well. But Duarte seems really surprised–almost shocked–at how low Lewandowsky can stoop to get his message through to the media."
Joe Duarte doesn't think much of Chris Mooney either. From number 7 of his media tips (entitled Chris Mooney is not credible):
"Mooney is a partisan hack making a quick buck by stroking liberal egos and telling them that only they are in touch with reality, that science is both extremely relevant to most political issues and turns out to be entirely on their side, and that their adversaries have defective brains.
He won't report any of the science that contests or debunks his narrative – and there is a lot of it – and he doesn't seem able to evaluate the findings he does report. He's not interested in science per se, but in viciously marginalizing American conservatives, even speaking in terms of a "Republican brain", and purporting to dissect it with his English degree. He doesn't understand the difference between ideological tenets, momentary political issues, and descriptive reality, so he clumsily gloms them all together under the false flag of "science". He's almost certainly harmed the credibility of science in the United States, especially to the extent that he promotes sloppy findings that are later revealed to be false (already happened). There is also real danger in his and similar efforts to cash in on the cheap thrill of co-opting not only science, but reality itself, for one's political tribe. It reduces science to a list of dichotomous beliefs, instead of a method of inquiry, and converts the intellectual landscape into those who see "reality" and "deniers", a noxious tactic that imposes serious friction costs, heavily anchors people against new evidence, intimidates dissenters, and slows progress.
About 10 paragraphs at:
http://www.joseduarte.com/media-tips.htmlWhen I hit the post button, I got a blank red box for the text block (it's normally bluish grey). So I tried it using quotation marks instead of quote blocks. I tried descriptions instead of links. Still got the red box. I tried posting:
Testing to see if I can post.It worked. Then I posted:
Apparently, quotes from certian people or links to their web sites are not allowed.Worked also. Then I tried just Fuller's link and quote:
A lot of respectable people, such as Tom Fuller and Jose Duarte, consider Lewandowsky a charlatan:
"I feel for Jose Duarte–I really do. He’s taking apart Lewandowky’s latest effort, which is not very difficult to do. Lewandowsky is not just a charlatan–he’s incompetent as well. But Duarte seems really surprised–almost shocked–at how low Lewandowsky can stoop to get his message through to the media."here. Oh, and I also added this comment which worked:
I finally got something posted by eliminating a link and quote about the author. I suppose that's understandable.
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