My guess would be that it was the inflammatory tone relating to AC's wife. You do not know her. You do not know her teaching style. You assume that you are a much better teacher, and don't provide any evidence for that.
Suppose somebody wanted to sing at the Metropolitan Opera. Given some random person who practiced regularly and intelligently, do you think that person would get a big role there?
It's not just the environment, it's the attitude. I always tried to learn how to program better, so I learned as I went along. I know people who basically wanted to do the same thing over and over, and they didn't.
What the bleep does race have to do with anything here? A study of one person proves very, very little. Are you claiming that blacks are considered uniformly genetically inferior to whites?
What you need to do, for genetic studies, is have people of similar genetic makeup (identical twins are best, but non-identical siblings are good) living in different situations. If you do that, you'll find that the people in better conditions do better, on the whole, but from what I've read you'll find that genetics plays a large part.
I don't want a Volt. If I lived in a more electric-friendly area, I'd want a Tesla. I can afford one if I really want it.
I believe that the stock market is filled with people better able to play the market than I am. Therefore, my strategy is to buy companies I have some long-term confidence in and let them appreciate. Day trading puts me in the shark tank. Shorting on a big scale straps leaky blood bags around me and puts me in the shark tank.
A company that expects massive growth doesn't need a sane P/E ratio. People are counting on the earnings to go up.
Facebook looked to me like a bust, though. It opened at a psychotically insane P/E ratio, and I couldn't see how it was going to increase earnings that much (and I still can't). I consider it a strategy that worked wonderfully to make Zuckerberg rich at the expense of the investors.
And, from 2005 to 2007, I worked on mortgage modeling software for GMAC. It was interesting, sort of like having an excellent view of the sinking of the Titanic.
According to TFS, Lutz said that Tesla is a fringe brand, and will remain one until it produces lower-priced cars. Not that Tesla never would become mainstream or anything like that. Seriously, Tesla sells luxury cars and nothing else right now. That makes it a fringe brand. They have plans to make less expensive cars, and when those are selling Tesla will cease to be a fringe brand.
Wakefield would have caused a lot fewer deaths without McCarthy. Moreover, Wakefield simply wanted a move to the thimerosal-free vaccines that he had a financial interest in. McCarthy didn't stop there.
The area around Fukushima is not that bad. Chernobyl's problem was not nuclear waste, but results of a runaway nuclear reaction. Not comparable.
Um, whatever? False earthquake alarms aren't a problem anybody is to be blamed for, nor are failures to predict a real earthquake. Insisting that there is no earthquake danger in a certain town, and that nobody should take any protective measures, and being proven tragically wrong, is blameworthy.
Okay, how many "good ones" dismiss anything said by the "bad scientists" because of who they work for? Everybody is free to submit papers with the evidence they can scrape up, and it's essentially impossible to keep a good paper from being published at all. Thing is, the evidence is pretty convincing if you look at it skeptically and intelligently. If a scientist working for the oil companies came up with a good paper, I really doubt the origin would be a problem. If a scientist working for the oil companies comes up with opinions not backed by the evidence, well, again I really doubt the origin would be a problem.
Science, as a discipline, works with egotistic and sometimes petty individuals who are as fallible as anybody else. It works pretty well.
In GRRM's work, the story line is either overcoming their flaws or dying horribly.
The formulas say nothing about who dies halfway through the book. They're pretty much independent of the plot or plots.