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Comment Meh. (Score 1) 57

The real issue is global overpopulation, and until we're ready to let natural Darwinism supersede political correctness, it's not going to change.

Malthus was right, but has been done a disservice, as most interpretations of his theory focused on the food supply.

Yet in all societies, even those that are most vicious, the tendency to a virtuous attachment is so strong that there is a constant effort towards an increase of population. This constant effort as constantly tends to subject the lower classes of the society to distress and to prevent any great permanent amelioration of their condition

Comment Re:Get some neighbours (Score 0) 227

"As a bonus you might learn how long a kilometre is."

We try, but it keeps changing. 1/10000 the distance from the equator to the N Pole through Paris, nope. 1000 times the length between scratches on a metal rod, nope. A specific multiple of the wavelength of Krypton-86, nope. The distance traveled by light in 1/299792458 second? I'll stick to a yardstick, it's easier.

It's much simpler to remember that a kilometer is exactly 1/1.609344 miles.

Comment Re: No they aren't denying it (Score 0, Flamebait) 655

Exactly the opposite of religion, science relies on testable falsability . And what are research grants, other than a "gravy train" comparable to that which you use to criticize theologists?

Of course, these self-proclaimed climate "scientists", lacking the ability to actually follow the scientific method, revert to ad hominem attacks on what they proclaim to be "non-scientists."

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