This week astrayalien receives the dumbest post award for a thread he started on HotCopper
science and medicine S&M forum.
An alien view?Astrayalien promotes beliefs alien to science. He provides a link to John O'Sullivan (another denier crank) who believes that the atmosphere has a cooling effect and that without it, earth would be 121 degrees Celsius. (Yes, that's actually on his website!) O'Sullivan's ideas are so ridiculous that I doubt anyone has ever bothered to refute them. (I stopped reading once I got to the bit about the atmosphere having a 'cooling effect'.)
And if you were in any doubt about the collective IQ on HotCopper, six more HotCopper-ites agree with astrayalien than disagree.
Source: HotCopper.com S&M forum
Not only that, but astrayalien also links to the website of a software developer, Christian evangelist, wedding photographer called Douglas Cotton, who he believes has overturned more than two hundred years of scientific research by 'proving' there is no such thing as a greenhouse effect. Doug doesn't publish in peer reviewed journals but that doesn't deter astrayalien.
Younglogga gallantly tried to restore credibility to HotCopper and bring the thread back to some semblance of scientific decency by referring people to skepticalscience.com and its links to peer-reviewed science, but to no avail. Astrayalien thinks such peer-reviewed science is "complete drivel". He only accepts 'science' from evangelical wedding photographers/software developers. Anyone who accepts peer-reviewed science suffers 'cognitive dissonance' according to astrayalien. (Does he know what cognitive dissonance is?)
Resident troll Hanrahan supports astrayalien, referring to skepticalbloodyscience.com. (Young Han cannot abide the site because it uses science to refute the 'arguments' of his mate Bob Carter.)
Genericmicrobe can't understand skepticalscience.com and wants HotCopperites to explain it!
Denmor says science is 'alarmist claptrap'.
Denial from HotCopper seems to be keeping pace with Earth's temperature. Correlation does not necessarily mean causation, but ...