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Comment Re: Science! (Score 1) 737

> Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed

Ah yes, that searing yet cheerfully ignorant, manipulative and slanted indictment of the establishment that cherry-picked quotations, drew unwarranted conclusions, made outrageous juxtapositions (Soviet marching troops representing opponents of creationism), concealed its agenda, told bald-faced lies to its participants and made a completely baseless association between freedom of speech and freedom to teach religion in a university class that is not about religion.

Comment Re:3 Trees (Score 1) 292

Really? Because a whole bunch of other people did dendochronotic analysis of over 150,000 trees across the whole of the northern hemisphere, correlated that with ice cores, tundra boreholes, fossil lake shorelines and loesses across the whole world and found no such thing.

Interestingly, they did find evidence of an incredibly intense solar flare around 774 AD that correlated with an astronomical event recorded in the AngloSaxon Chronicle and a massive volcanic eruption in 1783 AD that caused killing fogs of sulphurous acid across Europe and North America, but, well, that's science for you.

Comment Re:All Species have Already Survived Climate Chang (Score 1) 417

> The Earth has been through natural climate change cycles in the past and all the species now on the planet have survived such changes

That's great. And where do all the species or civilisations that didn't survive the changes, and are therefore not now on the planet fit in to your worldview?

Comment Re:outbound loop... (Score 1) 16

Very highly unlikely. The Oort cloud is a mindboggling distance away. You would need to be able to engineer something that can survive a round trip of anywhere between ninety thousand and six million years. Then you need to figure out a way to let someone who may or may not even be recognisably human, let alone able to speak the same language, know when it comes back, so they can collect the data.

Comment Re:Solves part of the mystery. (Score 4, Informative) 272

> The twin towers was the first case when the design explicitly considered impact from the largest jet airliner of the time (DC9) fully loaded and the subsequent fire

So, what you're saying is they didn't consider the impact from an aircraft 8 feet taller, 67 feet wider, 55 feet longer, three hundred thousand pounds heavier and carrying sixty thousand gallons more fuel?

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