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Greta Thunberg | Most children are not even aware of the fate that awaits us 94% Posted Apr 2019

Greta Thunberg | Most children are not even aware of the fate that awaits us

Comment: 22 days ago

He could compare Sweden and the US and see how they compare based on levels of education or scores on the HDI. 

Greta Thunberg | Most children are not even aware of the fate that awaits us 94% Posted Apr 2019

Greta Thunberg | Most children are not even aware of the fate that awaits us

Comment: 22 days ago

Already, half of the world knows bout her.

"History books, ha." 

"she is still truant. [...] Not up to me to decide."

Someone needs to be educated.

Greta Thunberg | Most children are not even aware of the fate that awaits us 94% Posted Apr 2019

Greta Thunberg | Most children are not even aware of the fate that awaits us

Comment: 22 days ago

Education is not what you think. This girl is more educated than most other teenagers in Sweden. And she'll have no problen finding a job.

 

She makes history and will be mentioned in many history books. Others pretend not to understand.

ESA keeping an eye on climate change 87% Posted Apr 2019

ESA keeping an eye on climate change

Comment: 47 days ago

https://climate.nasa.gov/faq/14/is-the-sun-causing-global-warming/

Big Think | David Wallace-Wells | The ocean we love and  know won't exist in 50 years 87% Posted Mar 2019

Big Think | David Wallace-Wells | The ocean we love and know won't exist in 50 years

Comment: 56 days ago

A comment with good criticsm of sloppy use of statistics. 

But using this to conclude about scientists and even maintain that "nowbody will [should?] believe scientists" is not justified, to put it mildly. 

Problematic use of stats doesn't change the problem, though. We are still heading for mass extinction among animals. 

Big Think | Earth 2C hotter will be horrific, but what about 4C? 87% Posted Mar 2019

Big Think | Earth 2C hotter will be horrific, but what about 4C?

Comment: 58 days ago

"“Do you accept humans have increased the level of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere significantly”increased, yes.  Significantly, maybe, maybe not.  You stated the CO2 output has increased over 40%.  Would you agree that percentages are useless statistics in this scenario?  Imagine that I paid an employee 25 cents an hour and then gave him a 40% pay increase.  Would you consider that significant?"

Are you kidding me?

Why is it that some people so ignorant of a research field and their theories/data claim to know better than the scientists in that area? 

Trevor Noah | Is Trump to blame for the Christchurch shooting? 94% Posted Mar 2019

Trevor Noah | Is Trump to blame for the Christchurch shooting?

Comment: 63 days ago

Nope. But even though I can throw research literature at you, I don't think I can ever convince you. 

However, I do hope that you have those words from Trever Noah in your mind in the future. 

The moment Triscuit figures out that Shadow is blind 94% Posted Mar 2019

The moment Triscuit figures out that Shadow is blind

Comment: 71 days ago

Or Triscuit tries to move as slowly as possible, i.e. as little provocative as possible. I don't think we shoud conclude about motives by observing behaviour. 

The moment Triscuit figures out that Shadow is blind 94% Posted Mar 2019

The moment Triscuit figures out that Shadow is blind

Comment: 71 days ago

Triscuit appears afraid of what he sees as aggression and tries not to provoke. But he doesn't make himself small, instead moves very slowly, carefully.

I think we far to easily believe in our own interpretations of animals' behaviour and motives. But then, it's more than 30 years since I had a cat, so I'm definitely no expert. 

Thought experiment: If Triscuit understands that Shadow is blind and wants to get away... Why not simply make use of that explosion of motion that cats are capable of? A blind cat would never be able to follow. 

The moment Triscuit figures out that Shadow is blind 94% Posted Mar 2019

The moment Triscuit figures out that Shadow is blind

Comment: 72 days ago

- Triscuit figures out that Shadow is blind

Are you sure?

AOC questions Cohen over Trump's dubious tax schemes 87% Posted Mar 2019

AOC questions Cohen over Trump's dubious tax schemes

Comment: 80 days ago

Nope, you can't.

Flat-Earther sets up experiment to prove Earth is flat 87% Posted Mar 2019

Flat-Earther sets up experiment to prove Earth is flat

Comment: 80 days ago

Thank you!

Prius owner confronts pickup driver 86% Posted Mar 2019

Prius owner confronts pickup driver

Comment: 81 days ago

I mean, she will easily became the target of bullying. Her life might turn into hell now, because of a video on the internet. If you believe in such public punishment, then we differ. 

I don't see her action as bullying. She wants to change the behaviour of someone to the better, that's not within my understanding of bullying. But she crossed a line, you're right. I still don't understand why the Boreme editor posts videos that contribute to bullying.  

It's Okay To Be Smart | Fact vs Theory vs Hypothesis vs Law 86% Posted Feb 2019

It's Okay To Be Smart | Fact vs Theory vs Hypothesis vs Law

Comment: 81 days ago

There's one thing I like in your writing. 

"Anyway, it would be more believable if they would just [...] say that it’s not only burning fossil fuels and transportation that is causing it.  Maybe if they say it’s agriculture, deforestation, raising livestock for human consumption, production of cement, CFCs, natural cycles of the planet entering and leaving ice ages, and more, then I might start believing it."

So you are more open-minded than I believed. Sorry. Agriculture, deforestation, and meat production are certainly great contributors, and CO2 is not the only greenhouse gas. I haven't seen anyone claim that CO2 is the only cause.

But I totally disagree with your claim that the 95% of papers are cherry picked. That's not how peer reviews work, and as a scientist you should know that (even though I know about the problems of peer reviewing). BTW, the "brainwashing" started after the theory of man-made global warming moved from being a reasonable hypothesis (Act according to it if you believe in the precautionary principle) to an established, strong theory (Act on it if you believe in science). 

And even if you doubt the evidence... Do you believe your house will burn down? No? But still you have an insurance, don't you? The probability of your house burning down is not anywhere near the probability of a disasterous global warming due to CO2 and a few other green house gases we as a race (and our animals) deliver to the atmosphere. Already now we see insects are starting to disappear. 

But... I agree with you. This is by no means just about CO2.

Flat-Earther sets up experiment to prove Earth is flat 87% Posted Mar 2019

Flat-Earther sets up experiment to prove Earth is flat

Comment: 81 days ago

Wow.

Has anyone seen the documentary and would care to discuss how they reacted to their "interesting" experience, an experiment giving strong evidence for the world not being flat (i.e., a falsified hypothesis)?

Prius owner confronts pickup driver 86% Posted Mar 2019

Prius owner confronts pickup driver

Comment: 81 days ago

Another meaningless video at Boreme.

No, you're not getting yelled at for the truck you drive. You're getting yelled at for idling that particular car, letting the engine run without moving. That causes a lot of local pollution. 

I guess that moster of yours is a diesel. If I understand correctly, some diiesel engines are even worse polluters if you turn the engine on and off (unlike the Prius, which switches between petrol and electricity and can to some extent be idling without polluting the neighbourhood). So IF one drives a diesel (which a few have good reason to do), then idling might actually be a good thing if your stop is brief. I guess this what not the case here, that women would probably not be so mad if your stop was brief? 

The women appeared to go well beyond decent behaviour, assuming there was no prior communication. But putting that video on the internet is far worse. It is beyound me why the Boreme editor is so fond of numerous videos that contribute to bullying. 

It's Okay To Be Smart | Fact vs Theory vs Hypothesis vs Law 86% Posted Feb 2019

It's Okay To Be Smart | Fact vs Theory vs Hypothesis vs Law

Comment: 82 days ago

With a brief statement ("For a hypothesis to become a proven theory, you need to test that hypothesis.") ... you show that you have very little understanding of science. Yes, even of my earlier reply. I don't think you read it. Testing a hypothesis does not prove a theory, even if that single hypothesis has received support in a study. 

Concerning man-made global warming: No facts are ever going to change this man's view. Arrogant ignorance is not a blessing. But for everyone else out there, the information is available, easily accessible for those who have access to the internet. Apart from scientific papers, you may take a look at NASA's discussion of the issue (including alternative explanations failing to explain global warming, like sun activity). Or, you can look up other sites written by scientists rather than lay people full of denial. 

It's Okay To Be Smart | Fact vs Theory vs Hypothesis vs Law 86% Posted Feb 2019

It's Okay To Be Smart | Fact vs Theory vs Hypothesis vs Law

Comment: 83 days ago

As a scientist, I find it both fascinating and depressing what the internet can give us of ridiculous claims.

The claim that God created the Universe has not been proven wrong. So this man will (should) tell us that the theory of evolution is not a theory.

Noone has proven the theory of gravity, but it's a pretty strong theory... And the theory of evolution, as well as the theory of man-made global warming, make it possible to deduct hypotheses, which can be tested. Underestimating the development of global warming is not an argument against the theory. If you knew a little more about unknown unknowns and spin-off effects, you would be a little less selfconfident and much more humble. 

It's so depressing when lay people declare themselves to be know-it-all in science. 

Cop messes with wrong Lamborghini owner 87% Posted Feb 2019

Cop messes with wrong Lamborghini owner

Comment: 87 days ago

1. Please consider what it means to fly a car from one corner of the world to the other. 

2. "if he is driving withint the limit then I doubt that it is much different to a conventional car." Please do some research before you state your opinion.

3. "You sound bitter and twisted, there are people in the world with far more than you and others that have far less. Grow up and stop taking cheap shots."

No. s/he did not sound bitter or twisted, but rather seemed to be a concerned and thinking citizen. And rather mature in this context. 

 

Introducing Tesla's Dog Mode 88% Posted Feb 2019

Introducing Tesla's Dog Mode

Comment: 94 days ago

- Nor kick out the Labour Communist Traitors.

Communist??

Traitors?

We may note that your words are without substance. But your words are also the words of Anders Behring Breivik. 

Or, seen from a different view point: being exposed to such thinking and those particular words made Anders Behring Breivik into a mass murderer. 

Those words are not only ignorant, my friend. They are also dangerous. 

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