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Ight be wrongThe learning tools are seful and simple enough that most readers could Programming in Objective C use the tools and the suggested method without Craven s example and reach their own conclusions In fact decision tables and the credibility tree could besed by readers to help them clarify their thinking about any troubling proposition they want to judge or major decision they need to makeHowever if Craven really felt an example was necessary to explain the method then on such a divisive issue the wise thing to do would be to provide two examples It seems clear from the example that he does give that he is doing this not as a teaching example but as a polemical argument in favor of his response and suggested actionsIn fact after I finished this book I realized that Craven was arguing for the extreme global warming position with the zeal and language of a true believer Just one example Focus on burning the number 350 parts per million the concentration of carbon in the atmosphere into the collective consciousness I suspect that 350 will go down in history as humanity s number a symbol of our collective fight for our civilization and an emblem of the challenge that finally Beyond Band of Brothers united humanity to struggle together instead of against one another p 229 I was reminded of the languagesed to describe the number of the beast 666 in the book of RevelationFaith in science is a religion on par with any other religious faith and by now many if not most scientists acknowledge and embrace this faith in science by the name of humanism I have no problem with that although I believe it is faith in the wrong thing and I have no problem with Craven espousing it strongly in proto religious language What I do have a problem with is masuerading this faith The Water Of Life under the guise of reason alone in the first half of the book then sliding in the religious argument in the second half with the annoyingly freuent asides that I could be wrong with thenstated but I m not alifier all too obvious from the freuency and friendly facetiousness of the asides I want to buy this book for everyone I know Read it buy it pass it on Make it your next read do it now So far this reads like a RISK Management for Dummies book almost certainly what the author was aiming at The emphasis is on Global Warming or. Tion by asking them to consider What's the worst that could happen And for those who decide that action is needed Craven provides a solution that is not only powerful but also happens to be stunningly easy Not just another change your light bulb book this intriguing and provocative guide is the first to help readers.
I truly enjoyed this book The perspective the book gave was enlightening Helping me see how the general public views science how my bias clouds my view and ideas for how to prepare before entering a loaded topic This book has made me aware about myself and the world around me I m planning on applying the decision making guidelines to future complicated topics Review pdate In my original review I downrated Craven s book because after five good chapters laying out tools and methods for rational decision making how to think Craven turned his book into a polemic on the specific topic of global warming what to think Ken Watanabe s Problem Solving 101 A Simple Book for Smart People is the book I thought I was reading in the first five chapters of Craven s book After the debate with Craven and others stating his case in the comments below this review I would now rate Craven s book three stars if allowed reviewers to change the star ratings But if you are looking for a simple and straightforward book on how to think with nderstandable methods tools and examples without the polemical baggage go to Watanabe s bookOriginal ReviewReg Craven a high school science teacher who is clearly passionate about his work and would probably be a fun teacher to sit nder spends the first give chapters giving his readers tools decision tools for thinking about the issue of global warming as promised in the title and on the back cover marketing His tools are basically a decision table combined with a method to rank the credibility of source materials and ways to detect and prevent the reader s own internal biases and logical fallacies from influencing their decision making All good things and all ite seful thinking toolsThen For the Love of All Thats Holy, Dont Buy a Boat When Venus is in Retrograde under the guise of working an example on the board Craven spends the rest of the book arguing very forcefully for the proposition that global warming is the most pressing and immediate danger to humanity and most be addressed by very aggressive political and economic changes immediately along the lines of a World War II type mobilization he suggests While making these strong claims Craven continues to repeat this is just an example with freuent marginal comments toestion his assumptions and suggesting that these are just his thoughts and he 72 million YouTube viewers can't be wrong A provocative new way to look at the global warming debateBased on a series of viral videos that have garnered than 72 million views this visually appealing book gives readers be they global warming activists soccer moms or NASCAR dads a way to decide on the best course of ac.
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Whatever the buzz phrase is this week and the language is over the top non technical the tone cringes from the thought that a reader might have than a handful of brain cells scientists are geeks and eggheads Having said all that this is not another partisan offering from one side of the debate or the other The author is trying to coach a reluctant and scientifically poorly educated public to adopt better analysing techniues when considering their attitudes and beliefs about GW no matter which side of the debate they are on He is disarmingly frank about his own stumbles in his approach to the topic and how he arrived at the point of writing this book I m interested enough to continue This book is what we green elitists would term a game changer I can be cheesier if you would like If you take the time to read this lesson in book form and listen to what Mr Craven says then your mind will be stronger for it Directly the book is not about global warming it just takes Scary Stories 3 up over half the book The book is basically a high school science lesson amazing really considering the author IS a high school science teacher Yes at points Mr Craven treats the reader like they don t know ANYTHING but if you re sooo smart why aren t you analyzing the global climate situation correctly The basic and insightful premise of the book is that the global climate debate is not aestion of Who is right and who is wrong In my opinion the right and wrong game is a horribly stupid game to play The The Penguin Atlas of Endangered Species uestion in the debate is Why risk it In order for Mr Craven to get theestion of who is right and who is wrong out of the reader s head he has to teach you a bit about the scientific process and how your everyone s brain works This is a book that attempts to teach people how to think for themselves instead of listening to Bill o Reilly or Al Gore or the mass media If you re even a bit nsure of the global climate debate read this bookIf you re even a bit skeptical about Mr Craven and his book read the book and find out if your skepticism is well foundedIf you re 100% positive that global warming is real and the end of humanity read this book who knows you might be wrong because of your brain s little tricksEither way watch Mr Craven s video Whats the Worst That Could Happen on YouTub. Make sense for themselves of the contradictory statements about global climate changeThe globe is warming or The globe is not warmingWe're the ones doing it or It's a natural cycleIt's gonna be a catastrophe or It'll be harmlessThis is the biggest threat to humankind or This is the biggest hoax in historyWatch a Vide.