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Comment: Re:Jesus probably existed. (Score 1) 1037

by rrohbeck (#46679481) Attached to: How the Internet Is Taking Away America's Religion

As far as the teachings in the New Testament - I think they were a mishmash of what folks taught then and what was imported along the trading routes from the far East.

Exactly. Almost everything written about him can be found in older texts about other gods. See "The God Who Wasn't There" and similar.

Comment: Re:does IPCC include "optimistic scenerios"? (Score 5, Informative) 703

by rrohbeck (#46559229) Attached to: IPCC's "Darkest Yet" Climate Report Warns of Food, Water Shortages

Yes, they are called RCPs (Representative Concentration Pathways), what used to be the "scenarios" in older reports, and except for the dip in 2008/2009 global emissions were always above the worst case scenario. 63% of all CO2 has been emitted since scientists began to warn about AGW so there is no indication that the world will deviate from the worst case BAU path.

Comment: Re:Recency bias and global warming pause (Score 4, Informative) 703

by rrohbeck (#46559197) Attached to: IPCC's "Darkest Yet" Climate Report Warns of Food, Water Shortages

There was no "pause." The "slowdown" was within one sigma of the long term trend and the temperature never left the one sigma band, as Tamino has showed again and again. With newer data gathering and improved interpolation of polar regions even the "slowdown" disappers mostly.

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