Dan M. Kahan and Jonathan Corbin (Yale University - Law School and University of Richmond) have posted Reply to Baron on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
We reply to Baron’s (2017) comments on our note (2016) on the relationship between Actively Open-minded Thinking and public polarization on climate change. Baron suggests a variety of “alternative explanations” for our results. We critically evaluate those explanations, but argue that knowledge would be more meaningfully advanced were Baron or others to identify and carry out empirical tests of his surmises rather than treat them as reasons to simply brush aside findings that defy expectations.