People, for the most part, are perfectly rational...
WTF? No we are not. If you think your the rational one, then your either a liar or deluded. I work in Science and just as an example, the campus Pharmacy does good sales on homeopathy products!
First of all: we already have the spinning reserves, that are the plants replaced by renewables.
If these "replaced" plants still have to be not just online but spun up, then they are *not* replaced now are they.
Scientists don't have a private agenda....- We're all fucked.
You seem to have one. The science does not agree with your view point. No not the stuff in a news paper, the stuff in a proper peer reviewed journal.
Which isn't to say IQ is worthless, it still measures of ability.
Only in the US. Where it is mostly just a self fulfilling prophecy.
I would argue not only is that IQ as it is currently measured is worthless as it does not measure what it set out to. But also that the fundamental assumption behind it is also flawed.
Is the result so much more important than the way to do things ?
Sometimes yes. You don't want a surgeon that is not at least bit focused on the result. Or a bridge engineer.
This isn't China.
Yea, in China its perfectly ok to shoot your neighbors Dinosaur with a gun in a fantasy story.
Criticize the Government... not so much.