Here's a video which discusses, among other things, George Will's oft-repeated claim that scientists predicted a new ice age in the 1970s. Hate to ruin it, but it turns out they didn't, and Will, according to the video, seems to have made up, that is to say fabricated, evidence that they did.
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The evidence from the video does not seem to preclude the possibility that Will was simply too lazy &/or stupid to actually check his story. On the other hand, given the magnitude of laziness &/or stupidity necessary to repeatedly misrepresent the content of the NYT story that Will cites, it might almost be better for him if that misrepresentation was actually calculated. At least then, some shred of intelligence would have been involved.
You mean “predicted,” not “predicated.” (Please delete this comment if you correct your post.)
Fixed it. Silly me.
Still, you’ve got to admit, that is a beauty of a Logician’s Freudian Slip.
Miles, please, feel no reticence; that’s one to be cherished.
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