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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-26-06 03:39 PM
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17. Just like the API spent millions on
That is really all they want, to raise doubts. You don't hear them (RW talking heads) say that it doesn't exist they just say "Well, you know there ARE some questions about this..." and usually they say that there is no concrete irrefutable evidence (please do not apply that standard to their friends in the churching business).

GREAT article here

Yet some forces of denialmost notably ExxonMobil and the American Petroleum Institute, of which ExxonMobil is a leading memberremained recalcitrant. In 1998, the New York Times exposed an API memo outlining a strategy to invest millions to maximize the impact of scientific views consistent with ours with Congress, the media and other key audiences. The document stated: Victory will be achieved whenrecognition of uncertainty becomes part of the conventional wisdom. Its hard to resist a comparison with a famous Brown and Williamson tobacco company memo from the late 1960s, which observed: Doubt is our product since it is the best means of competing with the body of fact that exists in the mind of the general public. It is also the means of establishing a controversy.

http://www.motherjones.com/news/feature/2005/05/some_li...
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