International Journal of Inactivism (now supplanted by Decoding SwiftHack)


Bet: bad. Debate: good. Thus said Galileo.

cite as: F. Bi. 2009. Bet: bad. Debate: good. Thus said Galileo. Intl. J. Inact., 2:55

Debate: good. Blogger Milo Yiannopoulos reports on a debate between global warming activist Joe Romm, and global warming ‘skeptic’ Marc Morano. He thinks Morano obviously won because already likes Morano, and Noel Sheppard, who also likes Morano, also thinks Morano won. Objectivity! [cached: 1, 2]

Also, Greenfyre has reported on how global warming ‘skeptics’ Václav Klaus and Bjørn Lomborg are trying to get Al Gore to debate them.

Bet: bad. Meanwhile, Brian Schmidt reports that chemistry professor Mark Campbell, after chastising “Chicken Littles” for spreading fear of global warming, refuses to take a bet with Schmidt on future global temperatures even when the bet is in his favour. Schmidt also has a list of bets he’s proposed with global warming doubtersmost of them not taken up. [cached: 1, 2]

I’m sure there’s a good reason why climate ‘skeptics’ prefer debates to bets, right?



  1. Thanks for the link – I should mention that after some missed emails, Mark Campbell and I are negotiating again, so something may still come of that bet offer. The vast majority of denialists/skeptics, however, show no interest or come up with ridiculous excuses.

    Comment by Brian Schmidt — 2009/04/06 @ 04:22 | Reply

  2. Brian Schmidt: Thanks for the heads-up!

    Comment by frankbi — 2009/04/06 @ 06:52 | Reply

  3. (JC: no trolling.)

    Comment by frankbi — 2009/04/06 @ 12:56 | Reply

  4. […] points I have made before are affirmed by the International Journal of Inactivism in Bet: bad. Debate: good. Thus said Galileo viz […]

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