In researching the various signers of the Wall Street Journal’s letter
“No Need to Panic About Global Warming” (1/27/12)
I was surprised that Burt Rutan winner of the Ansari X-Prize in 2004 was among the crowd. It gave me pause since he has accomplished some great things that I was aware of during there happening. And it also caused me to again wonder about the difference in the approach of thee Engineer vs. the Earth Scientist.
Then I came across a series of exchanges between one Brian Angliss, an engineer, and Burt Rutan.
I haven’t gotten closer to grasping the root of the dichotomy between climatologists and the scientifically proficient AGW deniers most of whom are engineers.
But, I did discover what a disappointing ideology driven demagogue Rutan has turned into.
Refusing to acknowledge anything other than his own shallow, and misleading, talking points - while willfully ignoring the excellent points and questions directed at him by Mr. Angliss.
On the other hand Brian’s even tempered issue focused approach is a thing of beauty that students of AGW debate can learn from.
Climate science discussion between Burt Rutan and Brian Angliss
Posted on January 31, 2012