Motivated Avoidance


  1. DaleJacobson
    DaleJacobson December 30, 2011 at 6:35 pm .

    I wish I knew if we have reached a critical juncture. I am convinced we are now in global warming. I saw two robins in my yard, northern Minnesota, end of December! (I&#39;ve read Robert Graves so I know this is serious!)<br /><br />I might use your article in my classes, though the point of using evidence to convince people who deny evidence that they should pay attention to it might be

  2. DaleJacobson
    DaleJacobson December 30, 2011 at 6:31 pm .

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  3. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison December 30, 2011 at 4:47 pm .

    Have we hit that iceberg yet, Dale? Some days I think so, some days not….<br /><br />And Jim, I&#39;m with you on trying to know only what counts, with the understanding that we can&#39;t really know what counts! My guess is that the human race will pass from the scene without ever cracking the Mystery…. <br /><br />Regarding plastics, I got 60.7 million hits with a search on &quot;recycling

  4. Jim Murdoch
    Jim Murdoch December 30, 2011 at 3:28 pm .

    There’s a lot I don’t know about that I probably should. My general line of thinking when it comes to something new is: How much do I really need to know? And I make do with the absolute minimum. A man came earlier today and took away my recycling. I think recycling is a good idea and I’m quite conscientious about it. I put the plastics with the ‘1’ and ‘2’ symbols in the box and throw away the

  5. DaleJacobson
    DaleJacobson December 30, 2011 at 12:39 am .

    Interesting, interesting, interesting! The Heartland Institute is a good example of a rightwing &quot;think tank&quot; deliberately promoting confusion and false conclusions on climate change. <br /><br />Someone talks up here in northern Minnesota about how much she is enjoying the warm weather. I cannot help thinking of a similar comment being made on the Titanic: How beautiful that

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