Quote of the week: personal energy and a poll

Watts Up With That?

In comments on Dr. Roy’s Facebook page about him turning comments off on his blog because he’s simply tired of dealing with sockpuppeting troll Douglas J. Cotton, there was this quote that I thought was very, very succinct and appropriate. It also applies to the climate debate in general.

“The amount of energy necessary to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it.” :- Alberto Brandolini

Source: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/11485742.Alberto_Brandolini

Spencer replied:

That quote is a great description of what has been happening. Person #1 can put together a meaningless string of technical jargon. Person #2 can say, “that makes no sense at all!” Person #1 then says, “sorry you don’t know enough to understand it.” It just goes downhill from there..

Indeed, and the amount of energy expended by me and others is great. We walk a very fine line here, trying to balance giving a legitimate…

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