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  • n. One who denies an assertion in a controversial political debate.
  • adj. Relating to denial in a controversial political debate.


denial +‎ -ist (Wiktionary)


  • That's really at the heart of what we might call the denialist industry.


  • Rather, anyone who suggests there might, repeat might, be effects other than CO2 on the climate is called a denialist (with its unpleasant connations) and any other ad hominem that springs to the mind of those who unquestioningly accept that AGW is the sole cause of climate change. | Top Stories

  • I can tell you it's damned annoying to be an absolutely raving tree hugger (as I am,) entirely persuaded that the climate is warming and industrial civilization is the principal cause (as I am), and still to get labelled a denialist just for thinking that I or anyone should be able to scrutinize and replicate the entire process from unfiltered raw temperature or proxy data through all the data-selection, weighting, and processing steps to final output in the form of a given climatology paper's conclusions section.

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  • I'm not a "denialist" (thanks, BTW ... that's a new word for me) ... but I'm also not a "the debate is over" Al Gore-ist either.

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  • That you see nothing wrong with the content is the same "denialist" way of thinking that you accuse those that don't agree with your side.

    Evidence of adverse editorial selection by the CRU Email theives

  • After all is said and done, I guess I'd just like to go on my way having at least convinced you that one can arrive at agnosticism about the historical Jesus honestly and that, superficially similar "denialist" attitudes notwithstanding, I, for one, do not take a creationist's attitude toward potentially disconfirming evidence, and that I am genuinely interested in learning.

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  • The interesting thing is that if you read the responses to Monbiot and Goldenberg's pieces in the Guardian, "denialist" comments far outweigh those of, er, denial deniers.

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  • William V. "The interesting thing is that if you read the responses to Monbiot and Goldenberg's pieces in the Guardian," denialist "comments far outweigh those of, er, denial deniers."

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  • FWIW, my favorite has always been "fossile fools" but in blogging I tend to use "denialist" almost exclusively.

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  • You implicitly argue that since the "denialist" scientist is arguing for industry if they are recieving funding from industry.

    Global Warming, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty


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  • “At the same time it’s clear that technology and the mechanisms of the Web have been accelerating certain trends already percolating through our culture — including the blurring of news and entertainment, a growing polarization in national politics, a deconstructionist view of literature (which emphasizes a critic’s or reader’s interpretation of a text, rather than the text’s actual content), the prominence of postmodernism in the form of mash-ups and bricolage, and a growing cultural relativism that has been advanced on the left by multiculturalists and radical feminists, who argue that history is an adjunct of identity politics, and on the right by creationists and climate-change denialists, who suggest that science is an instrument of leftist ideologues.”

    The New York Times, Texts Without Context, by Michiko Kakutani, March 17, 2010

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  • What's the semantic difference between denier and denialist?

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