It came from the 1950s, when life was ideal, Reagan was a cowboy hero, and scientists were emotionless paragons in white lab coats. Conservatives today take the 1950s as their conception of how the world should work, and they get upset whenever anyone deviates from this model.
Yes, I'm being snarky, but I think it's a pretty accurate observation.
the most influential proponents of the theory, it is not unreasonable to dismiss the entire theory now....The sole source of this statement is the UN report, for which the disgraced CRU were the main source of information.
Hahahaha...you really think that the University of East Anglia is the main source for climate change information! Wow! Seriously, totally dismiss everything the CRU there has ever published. All the evidence *still* points to warming. Why *wouldn't* there be warming? What would stop it?
See, your problem is you don't even know what the theory is, but you're ready to jump in and dismiss it. You're like some newbie programmer jumping onto the LKML and insisting they're right about, say, memory management(!), when they can't even understand the concept! And refuse to learn!
Can you imagine what you'd think of such a person?
We know, the emperor is naked.
Wouldn't it be better to actually RTFM instead of continually insisting that it doesn't exist?
I'll never understand why a disease so easily spread that carries a death sentence never resulted in mandatory quarantines. If we had taken that simple step thousands (millions?) of lives would've been saved.
Incubation periods? Lack of an effective test back then?
Quarantines tend to be rather ineffective, even in the best cases-- on diseases with an incubation period of a week or so and very clearly defined symptoms; full-blown AIDS takes years to develop and often presents differently. It's not going to do much for you if you're only rounding up the 20% of cases that are symptomatic (and presumably spreading a lot less of the disease than the latent cases).
They are relatively good but absolutely terrible. -- Alan Kay, commenting on Apollos