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Letters: June 27, 2019


Pretty good overview

Skepticism underlies all critical thinking, especially in science. Frank Watson’s May 30 column on climate change illustrates this well.

He begins by observing, “Winters…are not as severe as they were when I was a kid.” Then he adds, “I believe the published scientific data are true and accurate,” evidence that supports his subjective observation. Yet he’s still cautious. Though he respects “expert opinions,” he also observes, “I have known expert scientists to be wrong.” He cites several examples of how the “we-used-t...

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