“I want my commenters to be uncivil. There is no virtue in politeness when confronted with ignorance, dishonesty, and delusion.”
P.Z. has been so right in his battles with creationists that I’m frankly aghast at this. In the case of evolution, he’s defending a theory which explains 100% of what we observe in nature, and which has absolutely no competing theories. How he can turn on his ad-hominem attacks against people skeptical of anthropogenic climate change, which is a long way from settled science, is befuddling.
Look at Watts’ site yourself and see if he seems like a “whining wackaloon”.
Here’s an example of his detective work.
I’m willing to believe that we are changing the climate in significant ways as soon as I see compelling scientific evidence from scientists independent of, say, an utterly corrupt, purely political, left-wing entity.
Until then, as in all things, skepticism is a virtue. So is civility.