Alex Epstein responds on *Fossil Future*
I don’t agree with many (any?) of his points in his response, and it is conspicuously lacking in arguments about climate itself. But here is my original review of Epstein’s book. And his lengthy response, which I did tell him I would post on MR. Here is one excerpt:
Second, I think Tyler’s comments involve the use of two fallacies that, together, are often used to dismiss powerful challenges to dangerous establishment ideas:
- “Strawmanning” powerful new ideas to make them appear unreasonable.
- “Softmanning” the challenged establishment ideas to make them appear reasonable.
I hope that seeing these fallacies illustrated in detail will help readers spot them in other contexts.
If you like disagreement, you will find some there.
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