Sunday, September 04, 2011

Has Progressivism Ruined Environmental Science?

Has Progressivism Ruined Environmental Science?

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  1. I've started reading KBT, but I can see I'm going to have a problem with it. You have a characteristic kind of contempt for the reader which I always find very hard to put up with. It appears that you do not think we readers are smart enough to understand what you write, so you repeat. And repeat. And re-iterate. Just getting through the "Table of Contents" text intro, it seems that every point is made in about 5 different ways.

    And you know what? It gets boring. And you know what happens reading "boring"? Skimming, looking for new materials. You may think rephrasing and juggling contexts heightens the impact, but it's the reverse.
    This is the real news from the front lines. Believe it. Do not write it off as a carp by an opponent of your POV. I am a 10-yr converted ex-liberal, a Denier of the purest water. In fact, I think your position is a bit on the wishy-washy side, if anything.

    But I don't know how much of this condescending repetitious prose I can take. We'll see.

  2. Well, I finished. Mostly good info, though I have a few disagreements. But prolix, often thudding and hectoring.

    I suggest training in writing précis. Prepare such précis for your original text, then publish that, and permanently delete the original.

  3. Brian thanks for reading KBT & for your feedback. I had to look up the definitions of prolix, précis, & hectoring! KBT definitely wasn’t written for sophisticated readers like you. It’s written in much the same way I would speak. I want KBT to be for people like me, average citizens with too much to do and not enough time to do it.
    KBT is meant for people who aren’t deniers, who haven’t heard the other side of the story & don’t realize how they’re being manipulated & ripped-off. My biggest goal is to help people, by exposing the lies & telling the truth about environmental issues. I certainly didn’t mean to be condescending & I’m sorry you took it that way. I hope that, since you generally agree with the points in KBT, you will promote it as means to help turn the tide of fanatical environmentalism that is costing us all so much.
    Thank again,