This is not what I observe though.Chromatic Aberration said:This will get ranty but I feel I need to point out the thing as to why this position in particular is just such an annoying example of what is wrong this whole thing. Apologies for quite possibly offending you, but here's the thing:
Might as well say that there is "propaganda" from both sides and stuff "obfusciating" science when trying to ascertain whether or not evil lizard people control the world or we live in a democratic state. One of those positions is not like the other to the point where everyone who has somehow researched the matter properly says one of those positions is very much bogus. So why on earth would anyone argue differently? I tell you why: because they have a vested emotional interest in getting people to adopt their viewpoint - no matter the cost.
What I see is properly researched scientific papers popping up on both sides, and whilst I might not have the qualifications to determine the validity of each, those that do have a vested interest on both sides to only promote those articles that fit their world view and disparage those that do not. So either I've got to dig through all the literature before I can accurately weigh up all the options, or I'm going to have to rely on reading both types of literature surveys or what have you and hope they give me a balanced look on things which they obviously will not do.
So no, it's not like your example. There is sensible scientific discussion going on on both sides, but the communication breaks down completely in the middle.