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Go to: OK, climate sceptics: here's the raw data you wanted

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Comment 30 by Pete H :

I think some of you, sceptics included, may be missing the point of the argument.

Here in Sydney it’s been the coldest and most miserable winter I’ve experienced in over 10 years. My theory is that, with no other relevant information, it’s because I’ve been living here for 10 years. So I have a 10% chance of any particular year so far being the coldest ever. But if it were instead the, equally probably, warmest winter in 10 years, then I expect that many people would have claimed that such an anomaly is obviously caused by AGW, with normal probability no longer relevant. (As happens with every bush fire or flood disasters in Australia.)

Both groups would be wrong, since they're confusing weather with climate. Climatologists don't make such silly mistakes. People who understand the science behind Global Warming understand the difference. Neither would the process of global warming mean particular locations couldn't suffer such weather, or even weather colder than anything previous for significant portions of time.

Causation is also far more important than temperature data. People looked at the temperatures and asked about possible causes, the only one that made sense was human-driven changes in the global climate.

Has it not occurred to anyone that there might be more substantial, but concealed, concerns about climate change than quibbles about the quality of research data and theoretical modelling?

Has it occurred to you that peer-review exists for a reason, and suggesting a cover up on the part of Climatologists that would have had to taken place over 100 years across the entire world isn't skepticism, it's a conspiracy theory?

Fri, 29 Jul 2011 04:37:36 UTC | #855465

Go to: OK, climate sceptics: here's the raw data you wanted

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"Poland refused to release their stations' information. Just what are the climate fraudsters hiding?!!"

Am I too cynical for predicting that response?

Fri, 29 Jul 2011 02:58:54 UTC | #855452

Go to: Sharia law: an eye for an eye

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What a shame...

That they didn't acid-spray both his eyes. (EDIT: I saw a comment saying they only got one eye, but the article says two. Ignore this beginning part if the latter is correct.)

Maybe such a drastic cause of long-term suffering is a bit inhumane, but there definitely should have been some kind of punishment. Imprisonment is typically regarded as an acceptable form of suffering, so I guess that would have worked if the corrupt system which favors the local "white-man" wouldn't have let him out in a fraction of the time necessary to deter other degenerates from throwing acid into a person's face because they wouldn't marry said degenerate.

However, in this situation I suspect that victim's acid-spray revenge was the best form of punishment short of killing the man responsible... or at least the best that could come from such a male-dominated religiously motivated legal system.

Sun, 15 May 2011 10:42:25 UTC | #626977

Go to: So you think you knew Templeton? A new report

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Another "pleasant face" religious organization supports the vicious and evil theocratic movement seeking to make the USA an American Middle-East. Completely not surprised.

One of the reasons we need to get a real charity going that can compete with the Salvation Army. These organizations have turned good will into their own commodity A commodity that can be peddled to those foolish enough to not suspect the darkness that hides behind their empty smiles.

Templeton pretends to be working towards a better mutual understanding when they are in fact undermining the pillars of rationality that have pulled our civilization out of the barbaric ages. I suppose that's what any compromise with religion means though.

Sat, 05 Mar 2011 06:36:46 UTC | #598911

Go to: 'Psycho killer'? The Jared Lee Loughner case brings out the usual abuse

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Comment 22 by mlgatheist :

It is my thought that he will be found incompetent and therefore not tried, but put into a mental hospital.

To be legally insane Loughner would need to have no understanding that what he did was wrong. However, in the notes he left behind he clearly knew that his friends would hate him for his actions and clearly referred to the act as an assassination.

The man's actions may appear bizarre but that's only because most people don't know there exist truly fringe beliefs such as anti-tax grammarian movements who think governments use language to control people. Loughner is not the first person to think the way he does and people are too quick to lay all the blame on mental illness.

Thu, 13 Jan 2011 03:54:13 UTC | #577527

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