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Comment Of Course it's in the Times! (Score 1) 684

I think it's ironic that this piece of dribble is published by the same newspaper that called Robert Goddard a crackpot who didn't understand High School Physics because everyone knows I rocket can't fly in a vacuum-- since there's nothing for the thrust to push against.

Comment Re:More ambiguous cruft (Score 2) 514

overall I think that GMO food is safe.

So you, and other scientists, don't "know", as TFA suggests. I'm not trying to troll, but a majority of scientists having the same general feeling on the topic doesn't ammount to settled science. Relativity is settled science -- it, or at least major aspects of it, can and have been proven. The same cannot be said for some of the topics cited.

To be fair, TFA actually refers to an "opinion gap" rather than referring to "what scientists know".

Comment Re:Redistribution (Score 4, Interesting) 739

It is, only in that it redistributes money from the healthy to the insurance companies. Saying that "these people are better off because they now have insurance" is misleading. They now have to pay for that insurance, and the cost of insurance has skyrocketed since the law was passed. Furthermore, they can only be said to have benefited from having insurance if they get sick, or if they were already sick and would have been denied coverage.

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