Where do dollars come into this (except, of course, as not being pounds stirling)? This kind of assumption that "they mean what I mean" looks like it's at the root of this problem.
And don't get get me started on apostrophes
You're such a square!
No, he said "rubish" as in "rubish cubed" or "as a rube would say"
Well at least it can't be patented if the "prior art" in http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Weapon_Shops_of_Isher is to believed
Problem is that you rant in a pub and only the people in the room hear you: on the internet things are "forever and for all", and searchable...
Sometimes the response of people says more about the responder's attitudes than it does about the thing they are responding to...
So, you reckon that the researchers may have come to erroneous conclusions, due to their inability to interpolate and extrapolate from the facts, so they just said something that'd support their next follow-on project proposal...
Nope, but a lot of the world IS, because people like reducing a complex issue to a "yes/no" question; and certainty and verbosity are inversely related to knowledge and understanding.
Why can't the sun AND greenhouse gases BOTH be warming the climate. And if you look beyond these two, you'll find other contributors.
Even if one cause is shown to be more significant than the others, is that a reason to ignore the others? If so, pour petrol on your house if it catches fire: after all, it's on fire anyway
A sine curve goes off to infinity, or at least the end of the blackboard. -- Prof. Steiner