-- by Horatio Algeranon
Is like a spoof,
Of basic truth.
Of basic truth.
To play the game,
For blogger fame
One simply kNOTs
A noted claim.
In Boolean logic, to "NOT" something is to take the opposite. So, under the NOT operation:
"TRUE" becomes "FALSE" and "FALSE" becomes "TRUE";
"Global temperature is increasing" becomes "Global temperature is not increasing" (ie, it is either decreasing or staying the same);
"Arctic sea ice is decreasing" becomes "Arctic sea ice is not decreasing" (ie, it is either increasing or staying the same);
The "kNOT" operation (part of "Foolean logic") is "NOT with a twist", which involves first taking the opposite and then tying it (and oneself) up in knots with cockeyed arguments in order to make the denial more "palinable"*. Under the kNOT operation
"Global temperature is increasing" becomes "Global temperature is not increasing. It only appears that way on account of summer barbecuing at surface weather stations."
"Arctic sea ice is decreasing" becomes "Arctic sea ice is not decreasing. In fact, it has actually recovered since 2007 ...and besides, even if it were decreasing (which it's not), polar bears enjoy swimming long distances in [frigid] open water."
"Mike Mann is a scientist" becomes "Mike Mann is a fraud";
"CO2 is a well-mixed greenhouse gas" becomes "CO2 is heavier than air so it settles in rabbit holes and therefore can not be a greenhouse gas" (ie, it's a rabbithouse gas);
and so on...and on...and on...
*Editor's note: "palinable" is like "palatable", but only to a certain crowd.
For more on "denialist proof", read "de Nier's Last Theorem"