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Comment Same as online porn (Score 1) 120 120

Next they'll be suggesting that online porn reduces sexual crime rates. See http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/06/30/smut_freakonomics/ And that Child Pornography Reduces Child Abuse, see http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2011/06/30/child-pornography-reduces-child-abuse/

Comment Scam of the century (Score 2) 210 210

Paid access to knowledge is the biggest scam of the century. Scientists sometimes have to pay to have their papers published, and sign away their copyright. They are kept in check with the so-called peer-review process which ensures that they play by the rules: support the status quo (ie the money making machine), or we'll trash your reputation, or ban you from being published. That people can hold knowledge hostage to money is morally reprehensible.

Comment The Elephants in the Roomy universe (Score 1) 259 259

Fatal flaws have never stopped the Big Bang. (1) Redshifts suggested galaxies moving faster than the speed of light, so inflation and cosmological redshifts were invented (2) Then galaxy rotation curves disobeyed gravity, so dark matter was invented (3) Then inflation was re-invented with dark energy (4) Not to mention invisible black holes and neutron stars.

How many elephants in the room can fit through the eye of the needle?

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it. -- Emerson