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"Most" is an utter lie. Maybe most of the ones you see on Fox are like that, but in reality most people who are interested in and concerned about anthropogenic climate change realize that we need to balance economic necessity and long-term conservation priorities, and we aren't even remotely beginning to do that. It's very convenient to paint the people who disagree with you as enemies of civilization, unfortunately it is completely dishonest and counterproductive.
Exactly right. Lovelock has finally realized what most climate scientists and ecologists have know for decades: Lovelock is out of his frickin' mind.
What a hilarious parody of a stupid slippery slope argument! You are a comedy genius.
Color me unsurprised. And also not buying.
I think you meant to say "it would be a very different matter". You should probably resign.
I get (a), (c), and (d).
Let me just say "yuuuuup". The way biology is taught in undergrad curricula is absolutely insane, and as a result a majority of the students coming out of undergrad biology programs know a lot of facts but have very little understanding of what science is or what it does. A kid with a great memory and awful critical reasoning skills will have a much easier time getting through school than a kid who has a bad memory but can actually think. I try my best to foster critical thinking and investigation in classes I teach, but the whole curriculum desperately needs to be reformed.
This issue is exactly why many scientists are moving towards model selection approaches instead of significance testing. Significance testing is arbitrary and silly at some level, and even Fisher knew that. The
Unless I'm mistaken, this "new theory" was part of the plot of an Orson Scott Card book, Pastwatch.
BN intends to open their own app store in January. If I was to hazard a guess, I'd say that they don't want the competition.
For grad school in the sciences, loan debt is uncommon--- students typically get paid stipends as research assistants or teaching assistants, which cover full tuition plus a modest salary (~$16k-30k or so, depending on field and institution).
It depends on where you are. The weird bit is that grad student stipends tend to be pretty consistent across the country, but living expenses aren't. Where I went to school (UCD), all students in my grad group got a stipend of 20k per year. When I first started that was plenty of money, but after six years of rent going up and my stipend staying the same I was taking loans and picking up extra work in order to make ends meet.