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Comment: Re:Warmists never bother debating anymore (Score 2) 622

by OneAhead (#47912117) Attached to: Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

Ooooh! It's the biggest conspiracy in human history! By the sheer scale of it, I wager it must have been perpetrated by the Illuminati, the Masons, the Elders of Zion and the New World Order all at once, because each of these organizations hate the fossil fuel industry as they're handsomely funded by the scary-powerful alternative energy lobby. Luckily, it has now been exposed by a handful of diligent bloggers, with no connection to any polluting industry at all. Because everyone knows blog posts have more weight than peer-reviewed scientific papers. </sarcasm>

Seriously, knock it off with regurgitating debunked climate myths. Yours is #9 on the list. Also related.

Comment: Re:Caricature of modernism (Score 1) 912

by OneAhead (#47905895) Attached to: Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk
Hmmm, on second look, not a really good example of what I was saying. I can't quickly find a good source anywhere on modernist philosophy. There's of course this, but that's not the same; one could say modernist philosophy is a subset of modern philosophy. So I'm willing to concede the point by lack of time to dig up a good reference. Still, my assertion stands that TFA is one big strawman argument, and part of the problem.

Comment: Caricature of modernism (Score 1) 912

by OneAhead (#47899809) Attached to: Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk
Dear Alva Noë, the word you're looking for is "modernism", or rather, a caricature thereof. You're basically railing against a strawman on whom you put the label "Spock". I'm a scientists and I'm surrounded by scientists and atheists, yet I know few people who fit your description. Admittedly, some of the folks here on /. come close, but /. is a bit of a freak show in that respect. Either way, it sounds like you're trying very hard to paint modernists, atheists and adherents of science as sticks-in-the mud, which would make you part of the problem.

Comment: Re:Most mercruy is from natural sources-not power (Score 2) 173

by OneAhead (#47850251) Attached to: Surprise! More Than Twice As Much Mercury In Environment As Thought
You missed the best part....

The Heartland Institute published Watts' preliminary report on weather station data, titled Is the U.S. Surface Temperature Record Reliable?.[12] Watts has been featured as a speaker at Heartland Institute's International Conference on Climate Change, for which he acknowledges receiving payment.[55]

Documents obtained from the Heartland Institute and made public in February 2012 reveal that the Institute had agreed to help Watts raise $88,000 to set up a website,(...)

So, paid for by a fine organization that, apart from the climate change thing, is also known for denying the health effects of second-hand tobacco smoke, promoting franking, and openly advocating free-market environmentalism? A likely story!

Comment: Re:Why do they bother to divert at all? (Score 1) 819

by OneAhead (#47849141) Attached to: 3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room
This puzzles me too. It would make some sense if the airliners were trying to push politicians to intervene in some way, or to sway public opinion, but all I can see them getting out of this is fingers pointing at them (aside for the direct financial loss, of course)...

So... did you ever wonder, do garbagemen take showers before they go to work?

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