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Richard Bean's sceptic play The Heretic is opening at the Lowry Theatre in Salford at the end of this month.
Details of where to get tickets here.
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Very convenient for the new BBC centre at Salford Quays. I trust all the hacks will troll along and understand how badly their pension fund has been invested........
I wonder what internal BBC correspondence that has generated? Are they allowed to go..?
Good play. It was great fun to join in the guilty subversive laughter at the subject of climate science. It made me wonder just how many people actually take CAGW seriously.
"It made me wonder just how many people actually take CAGW seriously."
I have an answer for you.I think they are all here on the link below. :)How many mistakes/appeals to authority/strawmen/ad hominems/threats and general ignorant and angry bluster can you see the warmists come up with.You can almost sense the spittle on their lips as they type. :)http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/07/climate-change-denial--conspiracy-theory_n_1865896.html
'It made me wonder just how many people actually take CAGW seriously'
Follow the money.
I doubt that there are many at all who are not in some paid position which depends on it being so....'charities', pressure groups, a few politicos (the loathsome pair of Yeo, Deben-Gummer), academics, the readers of 'Business Green' and charlatans of renewable energy everywhere.
But among the general public I have only ever met one guy who truly believes...and even he is wavering in the last few years.
It's not that simple.Everyone (ahem) knows that only crackpots disgaree with the overwheling scientific evidence.But...Everyone (ahem) knows that only crackpots believe the world is coming to the end, we're all going to die, repent now, etc.
Everyone knows that something is a bit weird here (hence the uncomfortable laughter) but most people have other things to worry about. I would guess that most people don't follow the internet discussion so they aren't informed about the issues. But not because they are stupid, just because they aren't that concerned about the issue.
Does that mean they believe in the coming disasters and are despairing or that they don't believe and aren't worred? Probably neither. They have no firm views; they just go with the flow.
@M Courtney"I would guess that most people don't follow the internet discussion so they aren't informed about the issues."
Thats what scares me about the the rabid warmists I have spoken to in Australia.They come out with sound bites..and looked truly puzzled when you ask them simple questions..And they have zero interest in the actual facts..Warmist: We should all car poolMe:Do you Car Pool.?Warmist:No.They always have "great" ideas how other people should restrict their lifestyle but not their own.They also have a neat "trick"..if you press them they admit(sometimes) that they are clueless..which protects them from being asked questions..or thinking..Being ignorant..has its advantages. :)
Well if your want to see any BBC types sneaking into this it will have to be at the matinees as they don't stay in the city after dark! ye gods that's when the locals/peasants are out !! I mean they are forced to work near the poor there's no way they are actually going to fraternise with them after all they are the socialist? soz social elite not plebs !
This is the intro on the webpage from the original London production at the Royal Court Theatre in Feb-March 2011
'The study of climate science is the cool degree at the university where Dr Diane Cassell is a lead academic in Earth Sciences. At odds with the orthodoxy over the cause of climate change, she finds herself increasingly vilified and is forced to ask if the issue is becoming political as well as personal. Could the belief in anthropogenic global warming be the most attractive religion of the 21st century? What evidence do we need before deciding what to believe? Richard Bean’s black comedy questions whether the science is settled.'
There was also a 3Mb download from the theatre called the 'Heretic Education Pack' with a summary of rehearsals, explanation of the origin of the controversy and commentary. It is still downloadable on the sidebar from
When we saw it (on Josh and his missus's BH recommendation) we thoroughly enjoyed it, as did the whole audience.
Saw it when it came to Australia earlier in the year. Really enjoyed it, although it trailed off towards the end when it moved away from the subject of climate change.
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