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(Slate)   Neil deGrasse Tyson assures us that the earth will survive global climate change. People won't, but the earth will be just fine. (Video)   (slate.com) divider line 12
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2014-05-05 02:27:23 PM  
4 votes:

Doc Daneeka: We could do our worst, and then when we're gone, whatever life remains will adapt to the new environment and eventually fill all available ecological niches.


And that new life will evolve, become intelligent, develop language, and eventually form religion. They will gaze skyward and say, "There has to be a god! How else can you explain where this perfect planet came from? It has the exact amount of arsenic in the water that we need, and the atmosphere holds in the heat to keep us at a constant 150F. It was DESIGNED, I tell you!"
2014-05-06 06:13:52 PM  
1 votes:

JeffDenver: TyrantII: JeffDenver: abb3w: JeffDenver: Yes! Burn the witches! Disagreement will not be tolerated!

Disagreement will be challenged, to experimentally determine its (and your) classification -- reflective versus reflective, widely informed versus shallowly informed, eruditely eloquent versus ineptly incoherent, and so on.

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Granted, you'll also be insulted; however, if you ignore the likes of ArcadianRefugee and pay more attention to responding to the points raised by the likes of Damnhippyfreak, you have an excellent opportunity to persuade.

JeffDenver: Yes, I've heard all the equivocations.

Like these?

LOL, your crybaby picture applies to you more than me. Wipe away those tears, it's just an opinion. No one murdered your mother.

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I murdered your mother last night.

With my penis.

I know, we got it on the security cam. She died laughing.


Yeah, but then he just did it again.
2014-05-06 06:08:11 PM  
1 votes:

TyrantII: JeffDenver: abb3w: JeffDenver: Yes! Burn the witches! Disagreement will not be tolerated!

Disagreement will be challenged, to experimentally determine its (and your) classification -- reflective versus reflective, widely informed versus shallowly informed, eruditely eloquent versus ineptly incoherent, and so on.

[memedepot.com image 413x413]

Granted, you'll also be insulted; however, if you ignore the likes of ArcadianRefugee and pay more attention to responding to the points raised by the likes of Damnhippyfreak, you have an excellent opportunity to persuade.

JeffDenver: Yes, I've heard all the equivocations.

Like these?

LOL, your crybaby picture applies to you more than me. Wipe away those tears, it's just an opinion. No one murdered your mother.

[i290.photobucket.com image 600x450]

I murdered your mother last night.

With my penis.


I know, we got it on the security cam. She died laughing.
2014-05-06 05:57:31 PM  
1 votes:

JeffDenver: abb3w: JeffDenver: Yes! Burn the witches! Disagreement will not be tolerated!

Disagreement will be challenged, to experimentally determine its (and your) classification -- reflective versus reflective, widely informed versus shallowly informed, eruditely eloquent versus ineptly incoherent, and so on.

[memedepot.com image 413x413]

Granted, you'll also be insulted; however, if you ignore the likes of ArcadianRefugee and pay more attention to responding to the points raised by the likes of Damnhippyfreak, you have an excellent opportunity to persuade.

JeffDenver: Yes, I've heard all the equivocations.

Like these?

LOL, your crybaby picture applies to you more than me. Wipe away those tears, it's just an opinion. No one murdered your mother.

[i290.photobucket.com image 600x450]


I murdered your mother last night.

With my penis.
2014-05-06 05:17:52 PM  
1 votes:

JeffDenver: abb3w: JeffDenver: Yes! Burn the witches! Disagreement will not be tolerated!

Disagreement will be challenged, to experimentally determine its (and your) classification -- reflective versus reflective, widely informed versus shallowly informed, eruditely eloquent versus ineptly incoherent, and so on.

[memedepot.com image 413x413]

Granted, you'll also be insulted; however, if you ignore the likes of ArcadianRefugee and pay more attention to responding to the points raised by the likes of Damnhippyfreak, you have an excellent opportunity to persuade.

JeffDenver: Yes, I've heard all the equivocations.

Like these?

LOL, your crybaby picture applies to you more than me. Wipe away those tears, it's just an opinion. No one murdered your mother.

[i290.photobucket.com image 600x450]


JeffDenver: How dare us deniers not take this VERY IMPORTANT ISSUE seriously! Who do we think we are? Global Warming™ is an extremely important issue that we should be very concerned about. And it is profoundly offensive that we do not take it as seriously as you do.

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It's not us who is complaining about perceived persecution. The counter-arguments I for one presented still stand here and here, and you're still more than welcome to address them, or present new arguments.
.
While you don't have to take the issue seriously, you do give up a certain claim to the rational, evidence-driven high ground when you do so. That's fine, it's a heavy subject, and this is FARK after all. I just caution against starting out seriously then abandoning it as sour grapes after having one's arguments soundly refuted.
2014-05-06 05:02:42 PM  
1 votes:
How dare us deniers not take this VERY IMPORTANT ISSUE seriously! Who do we think we are? Global Warming™ is an extremely important issue that we should be very concerned about. And it is profoundly offensive that we do not take it as seriously as you do.

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2014-05-06 04:05:17 PM  
1 votes:

JeffDenver: OMG! The Climate has never changed before! The Earth's climate was always static before now! Everybody panic!


People have died before. So, if a group of men with guns start shooting up your house, don't panic. (Or complain! Or even try to get out of the way!) It's just like before. It can't help but be just like before. People have died. That's just how it is.
2014-05-05 10:42:20 PM  
1 votes:
2014-05-05 06:42:51 PM  
1 votes:

TyrantII: Saiga410: I think he is wrong.  Yes the earth survived a collision with a planetoid the size of mars and yes over the years we have gone through at least one complete snowball phase let alone heavy glaciation and periods of heavy warming, but this time it is different because of the fungability of carbon atoms.... readuponit.

That collision was before life started and would be whats known as a sterilization event.  Life would most likely survive as long as the crust stays relatively intact, but a collision of that size would have enough energy to melt everything to mantel.

As for CO2, there were periods much worse than what we're doing.  Our ancestors were also basically proto mice and miraculously lived through it in some ecological niche.

If we keep this up, humanity will be around.  But I hope you like the Dark Ages: Part II.  Assuming we don't nuke each other over water resources and farmable land first.


http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/uxpil/ive_been_playing_the_sam e_game_of_civilization_ii/
2014-05-05 03:25:49 PM  
1 votes:

mr lawson: Monty845: Nature had its chance and blew it.

WE ARE NATURE.
I think it did quite well.


No no no.

You see, when a beaver builds a dam, or bees build a hive, that's NATURAL.

When humans building a building, that's UNNATURAL.

See the distinction?

/I don't, but many people do for some reason.
//News flash: living things change their environments.
2014-05-05 02:57:32 PM  
1 votes:

davynelson: are you stupid?  we'll be shooting and eating each other within 50 years if the present course continues.

eat the rich is a fine slogan, but let's face it there are lots more poor.


That's true.

And for most of human history, you had to eat a couple of poors to get the same caloric intake as eating a single rich, but recently, that's flipped:  Now the rich are thin and the poors are fat.
2014-05-05 01:45:53 PM  
1 votes:

Confabulat: Humanity isn't that easy to get rid of.


Neither is a six septillion kilogram nickel-iron ball bearing.
 
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