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Comment "we have to pass it to know what's in it" (Score 1) 427

Why is this absolute bullshit repeated non-stop about the ACA? Or some other bullshit variant like "we have to pass it to see what's in it"? Nancy Pelosi never said that. Nobody ever said that. It is as accurate as saying Al Gore claimed he invented the internet. I guess if you repeat a lie enough, people really do believe it.

Comment Wait...these are more SCIENTISTS! (Score 1) 967

I just noticed these people at Berkeley are SCIENTISTS! They're just like the the other scientists at NASA and elsewhere who are obviously faking their data to get those lucrative NSF grant funds! Really, people, how can scientists be trusted at all. What we need are a panel of non-scientists, like, say, the GOP candidates for president, to carefully evaluate the data until this elaborate hoax of Al Gore's can finally be forgotten.

Comment There are no transitional fossils. (Score 1) 764

This is like the "no transitional fossils" argument against evolution. Every time you point out one, the deniers insist it's not a transitional fossil and continue the zombie meme of denial. Or the "evolution violates the 2nd law of thermodynamics argument". It doesn't matter how many times you refute this, it will continue on and on as a zombie.

Both climate change and evolutionary biology are similar, right? Both fields are given millions in funding, right? If either one discovers the truth (that neither climate change nor evolution is true), they will lose all that money for their work. Hence, they are suppressing negative data. Neither evolution nor climate change is really science.

Well, that's the argument anyway.

Comment Been there, done that, got the poster and t-shirt. (Score 2, Interesting) 269

Hate to be a buzzkill, but I've cured cancer in mice dozens of times with experimental agents.

None of those agents have ever cured cancer in humans. Most of them have done nothing in clinical trials. Survival rates for lung cancer, for example, haven't changed since the 1960s.

The lack of new cancer drugs has gotten so bad that some drug companies want to move the goalpost. Instead of objective goals like increased survival, the increase in more subjective things like "quality of life" is touted as the benefit of the drug.

Comment New Animated Star Trek? (Score 1) 261

I've often wondered if they couldn't do this sort of thing with DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, and Majel Barrett's voices to create a new animated series of TOS.

I watched the complete ST:TAS last fall and was amazed at the level of sophistication it had with respect to the writing, featuring the likes of David Gerrold and Larry Niven. I'd like to see it tried again with other SF writers.

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