Funny!! Here is what an exchange would have been like back in the day:Sarcasm sucks, but when the subject goes from climate to asteroids and witch burning what next.
Village Alarmist: The village has a witch, we must burn her at the stake for the safety of the village.
Village skeptic: Why do you think this person is a witch?
Village alarmist: She was in the town square and fell to the ground and started writhing and screaming. Then the next day, the town hall was burned to the ground.
Village skeptic: Why do you think she was responsible?
Village alarmist: What else could it be? Prove it’s something else. We must burn her tonight.
Village skeptic: But wait, Why don’t we wait and see if there are other explanations for the fire.
(The alarmist then gathers the entire village and tells them horrible catastrophic things will happen unless they burn the witch).
Village alarmist: We have no time to wait. This is an absolute. No debate. This is settled. We will burn her tonight for the safety of the village and for our future children.