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2013-09-13 04:52:02 PM
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2013-09-13 04:54:25 PM
Did the Sad tag beat the Obvious tag to death?
 
2013-09-13 04:58:22 PM
So up until now it was an undeclared war then?

/dnctfl
 
2013-09-13 05:02:38 PM
Again?
 
2013-09-13 05:07:07 PM
FTA:  House leadership pulled the bill from the schedule. It's now expected to go back to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology for a debate.

Oh right. You mean that committee with the chairman who's a climate change denier? This should be productive.
 
2013-09-13 05:07:26 PM
Higher education leads to liberalism so I don't think you could expect anything different from them.
 
2013-09-13 05:07:50 PM

nmrsnr: Did the Sad tag beat the Obvious tag to death?


Sad, obvious, dumbass, asinine, fail...they all would have worked I think. I went with dumbass because that's what declaring a war on science will turn America into: a bunch of dumbasses.

/subby
 
2013-09-13 05:07:58 PM
Science laureate?  Is that like a poetry laureate?  Why not a scientist laureate?
 
2013-09-13 05:10:27 PM
So the previous 100 years has just been what, a skirmish?
 
2013-09-13 05:11:21 PM
"There's no way to make it work," Ebell said. "It would still give scientists an opportunity to pontificate, and we're opposed to it."

Serious question: Besides American conservatives, is there any other nationally-powerful organization in any other country as openly and proudly hostile to science in particular and objective reality in general this side of the Taliban?
 
2013-09-13 05:12:39 PM
Just wait until the next Republican president selects the science laureate to spread their message across the land. Then you'll know this was a good idea.
 
2013-09-13 05:12:42 PM

dookdookdook: "There's no way to make it work," Ebell said. "It would still give scientists an opportunity to pontificate, and we're opposed to it."

Serious question: Besides American conservatives, is there any other nationally-powerful organization in any other country as openly and proudly hostile to science in particular and objective reality in general this side of the Taliban?


I think they've launched themselves much further into "Thar Be Dragons" territory than the Taliban could ever hope to reach.
 
2013-09-13 05:14:00 PM

jigger: Just wait until the next Republican president selects the science laureate to spread their message across the land. Then you'll know this was a good idea.


Somehow I doubt the National Academy of Sciences would ever submit a creationist, flat-earther, climate change denier to any president for selection.
 
2013-09-13 05:14:21 PM

dookdookdook: "There's no way to make it work," Ebell said. "It would still give scientists an opportunity to pontificate, and we're opposed to it."

Serious question: Besides American conservatives, is there any other nationally-powerful organization in any other country as openly and proudly hostile to science in particular and objective reality in general this side of the Taliban?


Fundamentalist Christians of all kinds.  There's significant overlap, of course.
 
2013-09-13 05:16:36 PM
Declare war????

This is just another skirmish in their fight to make America take first place in a world wide race to the bottom.
 
2013-09-13 05:17:09 PM
I'm kind of glad that this didn't pass, since if a Republican ever takes the presidency again, we'd have three science laureates who think that the earth is six-thousand years old, dinosaur bones are planted by Satan to deceive us, and that if you listen really hard, you can hear a blastocyst scream when it's aborted.
 
2013-09-13 05:19:40 PM

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: I'm kind of glad that this didn't pass, since if a Republican ever takes the presidency again, we'd have three science laureates who think that the earth is six-thousand years old, dinosaur bones are planted by Satan to deceive us, and that if you listen really hard, you can hear a blastocyst scream when it's aborted.


My DNRTFA alarm just went off.
 
2013-09-13 05:19:46 PM

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: I'm kind of glad that this didn't pass, since if a Republican ever takes the presidency again, we'd have three science laureates who think that the earth is six-thousand years old, dinosaur bones are planted by Satan to deceive us, and that if you listen really hard, you can hear a blastocyst scream when it's aborted.


Came here to say this.
 
2013-09-13 05:20:12 PM
Yet all of them rely every day upon the results of science.
 
2013-09-13 05:20:31 PM

dookdookdook: "There's no way to make it work," Ebell said. "It would still give scientists an opportunity to pontificate, and we're opposed to it."

Serious question: Besides American conservatives, is there any other nationally-powerful organization in any other country as openly and proudly hostile to science in particular and objective reality in general this side of the Taliban?


Funny, I was going to say Taliban.
 
2013-09-13 05:20:48 PM
FTFA..."who will share his view that science should serve political ends, on such issues as climate change and regulation of greenhouse gases."

Now I'm no fancy Congressman, but shouldn't things like this fall under the science umbrella instead of  "political ends"?
 
2013-09-13 05:20:55 PM

Albino Squid: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: I'm kind of glad that this didn't pass, since if a Republican ever takes the presidency again, we'd have three science laureates who think that the earth is six-thousand years old, dinosaur bones are planted by Satan to deceive us, and that if you listen really hard, you can hear a blastocyst scream when it's aborted.

Came here to say this.


Damn. My DNRTFA alarm is really getting a workout today.
 
2013-09-13 05:21:47 PM
Wait, aren't liberals the ones who declared war on science because of like and such as?
 
2013-09-13 05:26:14 PM

Serious Black: Albino Squid: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: I'm kind of glad that this didn't pass, since if a Republican ever takes the presidency again, we'd have three science laureates who think that the earth is six-thousand years old, dinosaur bones are planted by Satan to deceive us, and that if you listen really hard, you can hear a blastocyst scream when it's aborted.

Came here to say this.

Damn. My DNRTFA alarm is really getting a workout today.


Not only that, but blastocysts only scream when you drop them into boiling water.
 
2013-09-13 05:26:54 PM

Flab: Again?


My first thought.  When did they stop?
 
2013-09-13 05:27:13 PM

2wolves: Yet all of them rely every day upon the results of science.


I propose we withhold all of these results until such a time as they stop being morons.
 
2013-09-13 05:27:25 PM

dookdookdook: Serious question: Besides American conservatives, is there any other nationally-powerful organization in any other country as openly and proudly hostile to science in particular and objective reality in general this side of the Taliban?


There's the anti-GMO food and holistic medicine nutters, but they're not as outright politically powerful except in local and civil communities.
 
2013-09-13 05:30:25 PM

Serious Black: jigger: Just wait until the next Republican president selects the science laureate to spread their message across the land. Then you'll know this was a good idea.

Somehow I doubt the National Academy of Sciences would ever submit a creationist, flat-earther, climate change denier to any president for selection.


How about one that does nothing but go around the country dispelling myths about GMOs and fracking?
 
2013-09-13 05:31:37 PM
I wonder if they would be as against it if the President was also a Retardlican.  I'm not sure an old school Republican would be derpy enough for them.  Are there even any of those left?
 
2013-09-13 05:32:17 PM

jigger: How about one that does nothing but go around the country dispelling myths about GMOs and fracking?


So you're saying they're going to create a Lobbyist Laureate?
 
2013-09-13 05:33:12 PM
... I think it's about time for Science to declare war on Republicans.
 
2013-09-13 05:33:36 PM

Fart_Machine: jigger: How about one that does nothing but go around the country dispelling myths about GMOs and fracking?

So you're saying they're going to create a Lobbyist Laureate?


What the hell do you think the purpose of that post is?
 
2013-09-13 05:34:07 PM

Marcus Aurelius: So up until now it was an undeclared war then?

/dnctfl


Before it was a Police Action.
 
2013-09-13 05:34:13 PM
We are so f'ed as a country.
 
2013-09-13 05:35:04 PM

jigger: Fart_Machine: jigger: How about one that does nothing but go around the country dispelling myths about GMOs and fracking?

So you're saying they're going to create a Lobbyist Laureate?

What the hell do you think the purpose of that post is?


Oh yeah, I forgot about the sinister Climate Illuminati.
 
2013-09-13 05:38:07 PM

Fart_Machine: jigger: Fart_Machine: jigger: How about one that does nothing but go around the country dispelling myths about GMOs and fracking?

So you're saying they're going to create a Lobbyist Laureate?

What the hell do you think the purpose of that post is?

Oh yeah, I forgot about the sinister Climate Illuminati.


You seem to be implying that the sole purpose of the post is lobbying for some kind of CO2 legislation.
 
2013-09-13 05:38:09 PM
when are going to beat these idiots out of office???
 
2013-09-13 05:39:22 PM

nmrsnr: Did the Sad tag beat the Obvious tag to death?


ANS we're done here folks.
 
2013-09-13 05:40:09 PM

jigger: You seem to be implying that the sole purpose of the post is lobbying for some kind of CO2 legislation.


No those would be the House Republicans.
 
2013-09-13 05:42:04 PM
Myron Ebell of the Competitive Enterprise Institute told Science that climate-change deniers will object to the measure no matter what happens in committee. "There's no way to make it work," Ebell said. "It would still give scientists an opportunity to pontificate, and we're opposed to it."

For fark sake. I imagine Myron is bald and strokes his white cat in his lair of evil.
 
2013-09-13 05:43:55 PM

nmrsnr: Did the Sad tag beat the Obvious tag to death?


Repeat.
 
2013-09-13 05:46:12 PM
it's amazing how nothing was ever invented, no new discoveries made, no scientific breakthroughs, just zippo de nada, when the Republicans have had control of government.  Fark, why do we even put up with those dicks.

I bet a Science Laureate could tell us who gassed those kids in Syria, but nnnnoooooooooo, we don't have one because of an evil oompa loompa.
 
2013-09-13 05:49:56 PM
War?  When the hell were they at peace.
 
2013-09-13 05:49:59 PM
Good.  Progress is in direct opposition to scientific discovery.  Just try to name a single thing science has ever done for anyone.  And for the last time, refrigeration doesn't count.  That's just Jesus turning a cold shoulder to those filthy libs.
 
2013-09-13 05:49:59 PM

Neighborhood Watch: It's not a 'War on Science'.  I agree with not creating yet another bs public figure (with accompanying staff & payroll) on borrowed money to help promote the democrat party.

Scientists are already free to travel the country on money-begging tours and preach the snake oil on Global WarmingTM .  God knows that nobody's been stopping them for the last decade.


The REAL war on science are the attacks on technological progress that actually benefit mankind, such as fracking, genetically modified seed, techniques that allow premature infants to survive at younger and younger ages and, of course, defense technology.


Are you a caricature? Has Poe's Law broke trough the looking glass and came back? Have I mixed my metaphores?
 
2013-09-13 05:51:43 PM

dookdookdook: "There's no way to make it work," Ebell said. "It would still give scientists an opportunity to pontificate, and we're opposed to it."

Serious question: Besides American conservatives, is there any other nationally-powerful organization in any other country as openly and proudly hostile to science in particular and objective reality in general this side of the Taliban?


Communists. That's about it.
 
2013-09-13 05:52:42 PM

Neighborhood Watch: All2morrowsparTs: Are you a caricature?


I'm just me, baby.  I'm just me.

/I also happen to be right


Sad, you would be better as satire.
 
2013-09-13 05:52:50 PM

Evil High Priest: 2wolves: Yet all of them rely every day upon the results of science.

I propose we withhold all of these results until such a time as they stop being morons.


Trouble would be that they would pretend to stop being morans but their inner idiot would continue spring forth and they'd beg forgiveness.  Just like when they get busted trolling truckstops and men's rooms.
 
2013-09-13 05:53:49 PM

Serious Black: My DNRTFA alarm just went off.


I have faith in the ability of the Republican party to dismantle, defund, or otherwise make illegal the National Academy of Sciences if they ever take back the White House.
 
2013-09-13 05:56:34 PM

dookdookdook: "There's no way to make it work," Ebell said. "It would still give scientists an opportunity to pontificate, and we're opposed to it."

Serious question: Besides American conservatives, is there any other nationally-powerful organization in any other country as openly and proudly hostile to science in particular and objective reality in general this side of the Taliban?


Yup. The Anti-Vax movement.
 
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