paulflexes saidIt baffles me to know that people take a music professor seriously on something other than music.
In real life, most of them are stupid as fuck.
Not necessarily stupid. We're in a music PhD's house right now having Christmas with him and his (legally married) husband.
BTW, Merry Christmas, Paul!
And he's very smart, in music and matters of art. What he is not smart in, or at least not an expert, would be scientific things like global warming. And certainly has no special qualifications & credibility outside his discipline.
And that I think is the issue here with this other guy, as you note. Whether or not he's correct regarding global warming, and has studied this subject in depth, he's just not gonna have credibility if he's known primarily as a music professor.