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Comment: Re:Interesting slam of Judith Curry (Score 1) 506

by BasilBrush (#47767901) Attached to: Climate Damage 'Irreversible' According Leaked Climate Report

Do you always believe what other people say, as long as it fits your pre-conceived notions?

khayman80's links are to your own posts, claiming Obama's birth cert to be a fake.

Of course it may be that you no longer belive in the conspiracy theory you used to expound. But denying it just makes you a liar. And reflects on the nonsense you post on other topics, such as AGW.

Comment: Re:Impacts (Score 1) 506

by BasilBrush (#47766931) Attached to: Climate Damage 'Irreversible' According Leaked Climate Report

EVERY SINGLE ATTEMPT in the past to accurately predict anything even 20 years in the future has failed MISERABLY and has been LAUGHABLY wrong.

That's quite easily proved wrong. Here's two examples:

Moore's law is a prediction that is just coming up to 50 years old, and has been uncannily accurate.

In 1705, Edmond Hally predicted a visible comet would appear in the sky in 1758. A successful 53 year prediction made at a time when no other person in the world realised comets could be periodic.

Predictions of stuff like flying cars is of course doomed to failure. But spotting a trend and predicting based on it is a perfectly reasonable and successful prediction technique. Both these are of that kind, and so is climate change.

Comment: Re:I forced myself to watch it (Score 1) 300

by BasilBrush (#47765983) Attached to: Put A Red Cross PSA In Front Of the ISIS Beheading Video

You presume his ethics conflate violence with food animals to violence to humans.

Because he already connected the two.

"These are like people who don't want to know where Meat comes from."

If you think there's value to watching animal slaughter video, but it doesn't change your behaviour towards animals, then the argument for watching human slaughter becomes very weak. It becomes about some sort of personal value of "being able to take it" or "being affected by it. Which is simply selfishness, and doesn't override the propriety of not showing it.

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth. -- Niels Bohr