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Dave Collum: 2019 Year in Review

By Onvacation follow Onvacation   2019 Dec 26, 8:46am 269 views   3 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    

Long rant from an intelligent scientist.

"Trigger Warning:

This is satirical and comedic. Somebody has to get hurt. Today it may be your turn.
If you are a douche bag who cannot take a joke, remember: nobody is making you read this."

Thanks @rd6B
1   Ceffer   ignore (5)   2019 Dec 26, 10:43am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

"Dirtbags and criminals will continue being dirtbags and criminals indefinitely and repeatedly until stopped by either the righteous or even bigger dirtbags or criminals."
2   Brd6   ignore (1)   2019 Dec 26, 10:53am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Collum is well-worth a read, even though the piece is very long.

Inquisitive minds at Patnet (that may be an oxymoron tho) may want to read his take on climate change, and take into account that he is a very accomplished scientist. Basically, it is well-worth getting off fossil fuels, and 97% of scientist figure is bullshit. An excellent read for both proponents and opponents of AGW...
3   Ceffer   ignore (5)   2019 Dec 26, 11:21am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

The only way to get 97 percent of scientists to agree on anything is if they are beaten bloody and in chains. It's not their job to achieve consensus. Their job is to examine and debate and come up with better falsifiable models.

That kind of 'consensus' signals a priori that you are reading absolute bullshit or rampant political intimidation. You don't even need to examine the so-called 'issue'. Couple that with a chicken little topic that scientists have gotten routinely completely wrong for generations and???

However, if you have managed to turn something into religion, then that is something else entirely. You are dealing with demented fanaticism.

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