Andrew Bolt is giving our little panel at the Sydney Writer’s Festival some free publicity, describing it as “That baaing sound of writers debating” and as an “ABC-style “debate”". Which is odd, because he’s on the ABC all the time and this panel is Bolt-free.
And while I was turning over the rocks at Bolt’s blog I cam across this post, where he argues that because “polls show fewer men are excited by the issue (of climate change)”, that this
further evidence, of course, that the great global warming scare is fundamentally irrational.
Pick a woman, and you run a comparatively higher risk that you’ve got yourself a superstitious New Ager, which is precisely the conclusion of a fascinating study last year by two Swedish researchers–Lennart Sjoberg of the Stockholm School of Economics and Anders af Wahlberg of Uppsala University.
The study actually says:
women were only slightly more attracted to NA than men. Religous commitment was positively related to NA beliefs
More dangerously, they’ll tend to show a “scepticism toward modern science and technology”
Yes, I can see why scepticism towards modern science is rather irrational.