The Bad Astronomer defends Michael Mann for ducking Spencer debate: Says Spencer’s beliefs justify avoiding debate

I don’t agree, therefore, I won’t debate?

Here is the Bad Astronomer’s (aka Phil Plait) tweet.


Click for the SkepticalScience article cited by Plait.

5 thoughts on “The Bad Astronomer defends Michael Mann for ducking Spencer debate: Says Spencer’s beliefs justify avoiding debate”

  1. “When the law is on your side, pound on the law; when emotion is on your side, pound on their feelings; when neither are on your side, pound on the table!” Clarence Darrow

  2. I know, I was one of his fans until the whole mess broke out. I’m not understanding it. Phil Plait’s Moon Hoax debunking is still unmatched in quality across the internet. He’s a well educated person with clear ties to rational examination of the evidence. In fact, Plait’s resignation from the JREF was the single greatest thing that made me question and reexamine my convictions on this matter. Then, nothing. It’s still clear that the alarmism is based on interpretations of the evidence that range from unlikely to absurd with the costs of adaption dwarfed by nonsensically high financial and human costs for CO2 reduction.

  3. There is a way to end this silly NEVER ENDING name calling by those that are limited by not having provable factual science to present as evidence. Americans need to just stop all GRANT SCIENCE FUNDING to Universities and think tanks – these grants have replaced the 60s University requirement of publish or parish – now it is no grant money raised and kept and you are gone . . Here is how to de-fund the foolish bad grant science .

    Visit and join in the fight to restore States rights and powers over the Federal Government and the Courts. Print the brochure and make copies for all your local and State elected officials – get involved with saving and Keeping the REPUBLIC as Franklin warned. Take the money and the power from DC and the lobbyist army will fade into the pages of history – failed Progressive controls will leave our industries and schools to our local government and our State Legislatures to make laws and rule for WE THE PEOPLE – this will restore Freedom and Liberty to us all. Founders said the Federal government should be small, limited powers and weak and the States should be strong and unlimited. Will you fight so we can leave the children of the future Free and with the Liberties given by the Creator? Let us roll. .

  4. Plait was eagerly debating astrologers in his brainy youth. Nowadays alas he has become one, divinating in the Great Mannianism. I haven’t seen him say a single original thought in climate stuff, ever.

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