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Comment Re:Your science can't handle comments? Back to wor (Score 0) 281

Wow, no actual arguments presented by you whatsoever in your ad hominem personal attack. Congratulations on your failure at (1) rational discourse, (2) comprehension of how science and the scientific method actually works, (3) being raised a really nasty person who spews trash when he fails to comprehend a comment.

Comment Your science can't handle comments? Back to work! (Score -1, Troll) 281

If your science claims can't handle some comments from others then (1) it's back to the lab for you to fix your science, (2) you're doing science wrong since science is an adversarial system of people attempting to produce empirical evidence based hypotheses and others attempting to falsify and refute your hypotheses and claims so go back to Science 101 and Re-Learn The Scientific Method, (3) it's not your science that can't handle the comments, it's actually your funding sources that can't handle the comments, in this case you're S.O.L. and it's time to enter the real world where people work for a living. [;-)]

Comment Lab Rats Report Near Death Experiences (Score 4, Funny) 351

After being resurrected the lab rats reported all kinds of experiences about their near rat death experience, how they went to cheese heaven and flew above large blocks of mozzarella with a fresh hit of rot in the air, how they saw the rat goddess herself in the distance, how she was surrounded by a white tunnel that was pulling them onward to the wonderful tunnel of forever and ever and even more cheese (much like this comment). A few rats however spoke of a dark and foreboding place devoid of cheese where the fondue fires had melted it all and ultra fat rats sat all day mainlining the cheese directly into their rat guts. For some reason though the scientists didn't understand these near death experiences of the Rats and where more interested in their instruments of Rat torture. One day the "truth" will come out about rat near death experiences and the torture that prevents all rats from knowing about the cheesy Rat Heaven and Rat Indulgent Hell Yeah bring it on! To Rat Truthers everywhere!

Comment Crushing Falsification of July Record Temps (Score 0) 422

"The press release is out, and the usual serial bloviators are rushing to trumpet the news. July 2012 was the hottest ever on record! “Yikes! We’re gonna roast! Global Warming!” ... Of course the first thing I do when I see these sorts of things is go look at the data. It tells a far more interesting and credible story. Here’s some graphs NCDC and Seth won’t ever put in a press release or AP story:"

Comment Heatwave Center was SIXTH hottest on record (Score 1) 422

"Missouri was the most anomalously hot state in July, yet measured maximum temperatures were only sixth hottest on record – five degrees cooler than 1934."

"Warrenton, Missouri is located right at the hottest of the hot in July, 2012. ... Average temperatures in Warrenton during July were six degrees cooler than 1901, 1934 and 1936, and almost one degree cooler than 1954. ... July 2012 wasn’t anywhere near as hot as July 1936."

Comment Re:Death is not a flight, it is the end of you. (Score 1) 251

Certain processes in Nature are irreversible. Take for example breaking a glass by smashing it on the floor into millions of bits and pieces of varying sizes. It's not possible to put it back together again as you'll always miss some pieces and it won't ever be the same. Cells are like that. When you starve them of oxygen at death they break up. They disintegrate. They are eaten by microbes fairly quickly. The decay process beings within minutes of death. Read the linked article for the gory in-depth details. These processes are irreversible in the same way that the broken glass reassembly is irreversible. The difference is that you're sentient and living and once the critical systems and cells in your body undergo this irreversible process there is no turning back. You can't alter the laws of Nature. So enjoy your life while you can and do the best you can to make a positive difference in the world.

Comment Re:Death is not a flight, it is the end of you. (Score 1) 251

The car is a metaphor which you clearly missed.

We do not have a spirit that survives past the end of our life. What people call "spirit" is merely your consciousness or your feeling of being alive, when your cells dies that dies with you.

You're not talking about an open mind, you're letting your brain fall out of the hole you call an open mind. The laws of Nature prevent any afterlife for you other than bugs eating your corpse.

Logic isn't enough, evidence of science is also required. Read the linked article.

Yes the laws of Nature disprove the entire notion of a disembodied "spirit".

Comment Death is not a flight, it is the end of you. (Score 1, Interesting) 251

Death is not a flight, it's not a trip, it's not a journey, it is the obliteration of you where you cease to exist the moment your brain cells have died.

"What happens after you die? Nature is a harsh mistress indeed.

What happens after death is very clear, your body rots as it’s being recycled by Nature and “you” are permanently and utterly obliterated you cease to be no magical heaven, no roasting hell, you just cease to be when your brain stops working that’s it nothing more.

What happens when you take something apart, such as a car? As you begin to remove non-critical pieces it’s still a car, you can take the roof off and it’s still a car, you can take the hub caps off and it’s still a car, you can even take the doors off and it’s still a car; taking the wheels off and while it’s still a car it’s now a disabled car but at some point as you remove parts – critical parts – it’s no longer a car; and if as you take those parts off the car and destroy them so there is no chance of putting it back together either that’s what happens with humans and other living things at some point a critical component or critical components are removed or cease functioning that are critical for it to be alive and that’s it that is the moment you cease to be – when your brain stops functioning, just like a car ceases to be.

Now to be sure, did the car go to “car heaven”? Nope, it simple ceased to be, it vanished it’s car-ness is no more it existed from the point that it’s critical parts made it a car and was a car while it was a car and then it ceased to be after it was disassembled at that critical moment when enough parts where removed that it ceased to be

Enjoy being alive. It is all that matters. Everything else is meaningless.

There is no mystery about death. Only people who don’t want to face it or those that don’t like it make it mysterious and invent alleged gods and being saved by jesus to a futile pitiful attempt to defy the objective reality of Nature in it’s harshness and cold fact of obliterating end of life.

Science wins over mythology. If after reading the attached article/document you still believe in the resurrection of jesus you know that you’re highly delusional and denying the facts of life in the objective reality of Nature.

BE. Even BE kind to others. For no other reason than the shocking horror of our own ceasing to be.

Here is the science:"

Comment Skepticism is a Core Idea of the Scientific Method (Score 1) 545

"A US government-funded survey has found that Americans with higher levels of scientific and mathematical knowledge are more sceptical regarding the dangers of climate change than their more poorly educated fellow citizens."

That is an expected result since at the heart of the scientific method is being skeptical. So those that are more skeptical of unsubstantiated and wild claims of impending Co2 Climate Doomsday Rapture are actually following the scientific method much better than those that merely believe the science just because a scientist makes a claim.

"The results of the survey are especially remarkable as it was plainly not intended to show any such thing: Rather, the researchers and trick-cyclists who carried it out were doing so from the position that the "scientific consensus" (carbon-driven global warming is ongoing and extremely dangerous) is a settled fact, and the priority is now to find some way of getting US voters to believe in the need for urgent, immediate and massive action to reduce CO2 emissions."

Then the people who conducted the study don't actually comprehend the principles of science nor the scientific method but instead where looking for a political outcome as evidenced by their use of the notion of "consensus".

“We’ve learned from experience that the truth will come out. Other experimenters will repeat your experiment and find out whether you were wrong or right. Nature’s phenomena will agree or they’ll disagree with your theory. And, although you may gain some temporary fame and excitement, you will not gain a good reputation as a scientist if you haven’t tried to be very careful in this kind of work. And it’s this type of integrity, this kind of care not to fool yourself, that is missing to a large extent in much of the research in cargo cult science.” – Richard Feynman, Cargo Cult Science

“No theory is carved in stone. Science is merciless when it comes to testing all theories over and over, at any time, in any place. Unlike religion or politics, science is ultimately decided by experiments, done repeatedly in every form. There are no sacred cows. In science, 100 authorities count for nothing. Experiment counts for everything.” – Michio Kaku, a professor of theoretical physics at City College of New York

“If your experiment needs statistics, you ought to have done a better experiment.” – Ernest Rutherford

“if your prediction is wrong then your hypothesis is wrong. Period. – Richard Feynman

As Mother Nature isn't obeying the AGW's supporters claims of CO2 Climate Doomsday Rapture by not warming these past twelve years the hypothesis of AGW has been falsified in the objective reality of Nature.

In any event, it's nice to see that even in this study the scientific method tends to prevail over the preconceived confirmation bias of those involved.

Comment Re:What's wrong with GCC? (Score 1) 711

GCC itself.

"The development of a new front-end was started out of a need -- a need for a compiler that allows better diagnostics, better integration with IDEs, a license that is compatible with commercial products, and a nimble compiler that is easy to develop and maintain. All of these were motivations for starting work on a new front-end that could meet these needs."

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