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(Think Progress)   Congressman: Well, if humans are the cause of global warming, then how did dinosaurs go extinct? Checkmate   (thinkprogress.org) divider line 228
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2014-06-09 07:33:06 PM

Pocket Ninja: I know you're being snarky, subby, but the sad truth is that when snark begins to obscure an important truth, it ceases to be funny and begins to be sad. You see, the truth is that global warming  did kill the dinosaurs, but it was a different kind of global warming than what is killing us. You see,  ourglobal warming is caused by burning fossil fuels, which are called fossil fuels because -- and if you didn't know this before, it may stun you, but I really want to help you understand this cycle --  the fuel actually comes from dinosaur fossils. That's right. The dinosaurs died millions of years ago, and their bones turned into carbon, and some of that carbon turned into diamonds and the rest turned into oil.

But dinosaurs were cold-blooded, you might say.  Why would burning their fossils make it hot?

That's a good question, and the answer is because of geological pressure. See, the dinosaurs' fossils went underground after they died. Sometimes they were buried in landslides and things, and sometimes they drowned and the lake dried up and filled with dirt. Irregardless, once their bones got buried, all that dirt on top of them compressed them and made them warmer (this was also caused by the fossils being closer to the magma, which I'll explain in the next paragraph). This is why it gets hot when you burn them.

Now, obviously, the dinosaurs didn't cause their global warming by burning fossil fuels. It would be stupid to even suggest that, because back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, there weren't any fossils yet. They hadn't died off! No, what happened to the dinosaurs had more to do with  geology than anything else. You see, what you have to understand is that the earth was younger back then, only a few thousand years old. And, like all young things (children, puppies, etc.), it wasn't completely stable. Its crust hadn't hardened all the way. Did you know the earth has a crust? It does -- it has a very thin surface of rocks and dirt and grass that we walk on, b ...


You are the man!
 
2014-06-09 07:33:35 PM
Pocket Ninja:

...for President.
 
2014-06-09 07:35:50 PM

whither_apophis: "Congressman there were no dinosaurs. They are fakes put there by Satan to lead us to sin! Check mate on you, you Pagan!"


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2014-06-09 07:37:15 PM
HighOnCraic:

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I'm going to use that line the next time someone tries to tell me about Jesus.
 
2014-06-09 07:42:13 PM
I thought it was gay marriage that killed off the dinosaurs.
 
2014-06-09 07:47:32 PM

davidhyde: I thought it was gay marriage that killed off the dinosaurs.


It was socialized medicine, Ornithomimacare and it's death panels factored in heavily with increased costs.
 
2014-06-09 07:50:31 PM
thelastofthemillenniums.files.wordpress.com
Sorry Governor, not yet.
 
2014-06-09 07:55:27 PM
ftv "It's not a settled argument."

Gah! I may never be sober.
 
2014-06-09 07:57:58 PM

spongeboob: SkinnyHead: A liberal at Think Progress doesn't understand how science works. News at 11

Do you really believe the crap you post or you some kind of troll performance art?


It's like he takes the thing that hurts him the most deeply and then cleverly (ha ha!) changes it around so that it becomes a critique of those he most despises.  It's sad, really, to watch him run out of original bullshiat.
 
2014-06-09 07:58:25 PM

Corvus: Hey we had fires and things burning down BEFORE man could make fires -> Obviously all the people in prison for arson should be set free!


I have incontrovertible evidence that people die of natural causes. Therefore my client cannot be guilty of murder, as nothing that can happen naturally sometimes can be caused by man in other instances.


/fark lawyering, climate lunatic style, fun for everyone
 
2014-06-09 08:01:02 PM

RedVentrue: FTA
"The United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change is a massive global effort to compile and analyze climate research by scientists and experts around the world. It found that there is a 95 percent likelihood that human activities drove 74 percent of the observed global warming since 1950."

Bullshiat.


Stayed up all night thinking that one up, did you?
 
2014-06-09 08:01:53 PM

spongeboob: RedVentrue: FTA
"The United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change is a massive global effort to compile and analyze climate research by scientists and experts around the world. It found that there is a 95 percent likelihood that human activities drove 74 percent of the observed global warming since 1950."

Bullshiat.

What a great and concise proof that there is no such thing as Climate Change, you have changed my mind.


"Concise" describes it very well, and in just 2 syllables, too.
 
2014-06-09 08:02:26 PM

RedVentrue: FTA
"The United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change is a massive global effort to compile and analyze climate research by scientists and experts around the world. It found that there is a 95 percent likelihood that human activities drove 74 percent of the observed global warming since 1950."

Bullshiat.


This number comes from Huber & Knutti 2012. The directly relevant bits from the paper are as follows:

Our results show that it is extremely likely that at least 74% (±12%, 1σ) of the observed warming since 1950 was caused by radiative forcings, and less than 26% (±12%) by unforced internal variability. Of the forced signal during that particular period, 102% (90-116%) is due to anthropogenic and 1% (−10 to 13%) due to natural forcing.

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a, Time series of anthropogenic and natural forcings contributions to total simulated and observed global temperature change. The coloured shadings denote the 5-95% uncertainty range.  b-d, Contributions of individual forcing agents to the total decadal temperature change for three time periods. Error bars denote the 5-95%uncertainty range. The grey shading shows the estimated 5-95% range for internal variability based on the CMIP3 climate models. Observations are shown as dashed lines.



Give me a shout if you want to read the paper but can't get it yourself. I'll gladly put it up for you and even work through it with you if you want.
 
2014-06-09 08:03:24 PM

Damnhippyfreak: This number comes from Huber & Knutti 2012


Keep on forgetting that FARK does not like Nature links. Here you go:
http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/v5/n1/full/ngeo1327.html#/
 
2014-06-09 08:05:51 PM

Rav Tokomi: At least he admitted dinosaurs were real. That's a step forward from thinking fossils were planted there by the devil.

I don't think they ever denied the existence of dinos... they just believed that Jesus rode one into town when he founded America.

Ergo, the second amendment does not apply to T-Rex, who has tiny arms. QED, which is Latin for USA! USA! USA!
 
2014-06-09 08:06:07 PM

Damnhippyfreak: RedVentrue: FTA
"The United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change is a massive global effort to compile and analyze climate research by scientists and experts around the world. It found that there is a 95 percent likelihood that human activities drove 74 percent of the observed global warming since 1950."

Bullshiat.

This number comes from Huber & Knutti 2012. The directly relevant bits from the paper are as follows:

Our results show that it is extremely likely that at least 74% (±12%, 1σ) of the observed warming since 1950 was caused by radiative forcings, and less than 26% (±12%) by unforced internal variability. Of the forced signal during that particular period, 102% (90-116%) is due to anthropogenic and 1% (−10 to 13%) due to natural forcing.

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a, Time series of anthropogenic and natural forcings contributions to total simulated and observed global temperature change. The coloured shadings denote the 5-95% uncertainty range.  b-d, Contributions of individual forcing agents to the total decadal temperature change for three time periods. Error bars denote the 5-95%uncertainty range. The grey shading shows the estimated 5-95% range for internal variability based on the CMIP3 climate models. Observations are shown as dashed lines.


Give me a shout if you want to read the paper but can't get it yourself. I'll gladly put it up for you and even work through it with you if you want.


You damn hippy freak. Go hug a tree...
 
2014-06-09 08:07:49 PM

ImpendingCynic: Rav Tokomi: At least he admitted dinosaurs were real. That's a step forward from thinking fossils were planted there by the devil.
I don't think they ever denied the existence of dinos... they just believed that Jesus rode one into town when he founded America.

Ergo, the second amendment does not apply to T-Rex, who has tiny arms. QED, which is Latin for USA! USA! USA!


Obviously, you haven't been exposed to some of the more fundamental flocks.
 
2014-06-09 08:08:54 PM
It amazes me that we choose people who are this ignorant to lead us.
 
2014-06-09 08:11:19 PM
thinkprogress.org

Who pissed him off?
 
2014-06-09 08:11:45 PM

Pocket Ninja: underneath that is a boiling mass of magma, which is like rocks except on fire


This is my favorite.
 
2014-06-09 08:12:00 PM
Oh fark me, this asshat is my rep. The morons love him in this godforsaken place.
 
2014-06-09 08:12:37 PM

sugardave: ImpendingCynic: Rav Tokomi: At least he admitted dinosaurs were real. That's a step forward from thinking fossils were planted there by the devil.
I don't think they ever denied the existence of dinos... they just believed that Jesus rode one into town when he founded America.

Ergo, the second amendment does not apply to T-Rex, who has tiny arms. QED, which is Latin for USA! USA! USA!

Obviously, you haven't been exposed to some of the more fundamental flocks.


I don't understand how so many people can buy into the lie of dinosaurs, it's just ridiculous. The Bible never mentions dinosaurs so they obviously weren't created by God. We're supposed to believe that these "dinosaur bones" are made of rock but how could something with a skeleton made of rock actually survive? How could they be millions of years old if the Earth itself is only about 6,000 years old?

It's hard to teach my kids about dinosaurs not being real. I try to tell them that it's just another one of Satan's tricks but dinosaurs are so popular. Their school teaches them that so many of Satan's lies are true but I can't afford the time to home school them or send them to private school.


How do you guys deal with teaching your kids about how dinosaurs are fake?

I'd really appreciate any advice, my kids are at that "dinosaur age". Please help!

http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message1584570/pg1

/that guy might be trolling but there are those who believe the bones were hidden by satan to make people doubt gods word.
 
2014-06-09 08:15:57 PM

Mikey1969: [thinkprogress.org image 638x450]

Who pissed him off?


A man like RingoMiller has got a great big hole, right in the middle of him. He can never kill enough, or steal enough, or inflict enough pain to ever fill it. 
Wyatt Earp: What does he need? 
Doc Holliday: Revenge. 
Wyatt Earp: For what? 
Doc Holliday: Bein' born.
 
2014-06-09 08:29:12 PM
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2014-06-09 08:33:19 PM
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Now, children, come on over here. I'm going to tell you a bedtime story. Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin. Once upon a time, there lived a magnificent race of animals that dominated the world through age after age. They ran, they swam, and they fought and they flew, until suddenly, quite recently, they disappeared. Nature just gave up and started again. We weren't even apes then. We were just these smart little rodents hiding in the rocks. And when we go, nature will start over. With the bees, probably. Nature knows when to give up, David.
 
2014-06-09 08:38:04 PM

fusillade762: Well, at least he admits dinosaurs existed. That's progress, I guess.


That was my thought, too.  At least he's not a young-earth creationist.
 
2014-06-09 08:40:29 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-09 08:44:56 PM

ImpendingCynic: Rav Tokomi: At least he admitted dinosaurs were real. That's a step forward from thinking fossils were planted there by the devil.
I don't think they ever denied the existence of dinos... they just believed that Jesus rode one into town when he founded America.

Ergo, the second amendment does not apply to T-Rex, who has tiny arms. QED, which is Latin for USA! USA! USA!


...can't...stop...giggling...
 
2014-06-09 08:50:44 PM

Mantour: [i.imgur.com image 800x647]


Um aren't dinosaurs related to birds, birds have a cloaca so wouldn't have dinosaurs have had a cloaca?


How can it be sodomy to place a penis in a cloaca?


/
 
2014-06-09 08:53:11 PM

Jairzinho: [thelastofthemillenniums.files.wordpress.com image 558x339]
Sorry Governor, not yet.


Hey look, its the idiot that wanted to stop "Volcano monitoring" to save money.
 
2014-06-09 08:54:12 PM

spongeboob: SkinnyHead: A liberal at Think Progress doesn't understand how science works. News at 11

Do you really believe the crap you post or you some kind of troll performance art?


The liberal who wrote this article said: "While the implication that natural changes in the earth's climate caused dinosaur extinction is a new one to most people...."  How does she know that it's new to most people?  Just because this comes as news to her does not mean that most people don't know it.  That's what I'm getting at.
 
2014-06-09 08:58:14 PM
TFA: "Were there men that were causing - were there cars running around at that point, that were causing global warming? No."

My favorite part is that he was about to ask "Were there men that were causing global warming?" before catching himself and asking about cars instead.

It was a good save.  If he had said that there were no humans alive at the time of dinosaurs, he would have been primaried by a Young Earth Creationist claiming that "Congressman Miller denies Genesis."
 
2014-06-09 08:59:03 PM

SkinnyHead: spongeboob: SkinnyHead: A liberal at Think Progress doesn't understand how science works. News at 11

Do you really believe the crap you post or you some kind of troll performance art?

The liberal who wrote this article said: "While the implication that natural changes in the earth's climate caused dinosaur extinction is a new one to most people...."  How does she know that it's new to most people?  Just because this comes as news to her does not mean that most people don't know it.  That's what I'm getting at.


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Getting a lot of use out of this picture today..

Are you having a stroke? Do you need someone to call your nurse or 911?
 
2014-06-09 09:02:29 PM

SkinnyHead: spongeboob: SkinnyHead: A liberal at Think Progress doesn't understand how science works. News at 11

Do you really believe the crap you post or you some kind of troll performance art?

The liberal who wrote this article said: "While the implication that natural changes in the earth's climate caused dinosaur extinction is a new one to most people...."  How does she know that it's new to most people?  Just because this comes as news to her does not mean that most people don't know it.  That's what I'm getting at.


Wait you think that science believes that dinosaurs were killed off by natural changes in the Earth's climate and not by an asteroid strike that started a new ice age?
 
2014-06-09 09:04:17 PM
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2014-06-09 09:04:38 PM

SkinnyHead: spongeboob: SkinnyHead: A liberal at Think Progress doesn't understand how science works. News at 11

Do you really believe the crap you post or you some kind of troll performance art?

The liberal who wrote this article said: "While the implication that natural changes in the earth's climate caused dinosaur extinction is a new one to most people...."  How does she know that it's new to most people?  Just because this comes as news to her does not mean that most people don't know it.  That's what I'm getting at.



What the climate change that killed the dinosaurs might look like:

abcnews.go.com
 
2014-06-09 09:11:20 PM

spongeboob: Mantour: [i.imgur.com image 800x647]

Um aren't dinosaurs related to birds, birds have a cloaca so wouldn't have dinosaurs have had a cloaca?


How can it be sodomy to place a penis in a cloaca?


/


How can it not be sodomy?
 
2014-06-09 09:11:56 PM
t2.gstatic.com

I thought they were just cancelled
 
2014-06-09 09:24:04 PM
SkinnyHead: ...Just because this comes as news to her does not mean that most people don't know it,

First, no one can know something that isn't true.

Second, I think it's highly likely that most people (the majority of people) who have any idea about it believe the meteor theory.
 
2014-06-09 09:31:08 PM

grumpfuff: A Republican from Florida doesn't understand how science works. News at 11.


I couldn't pull up the article but I immediately thought he'd be from Texas or Florida.
 
2014-06-09 09:35:45 PM
Global warming has slowed during the last hundred years compared to the previous hundred years ( before cars, industry, etc ).

Glacier Bay, AK..... Checkmate.

No, really, it's checkmate. Go educate yourself on how Glacier Bay came into existence. Hint: It wasn't a bay in 1800. It's empirical evidence that the climate hoaxers are full of shiat and really nothing more need be said.
 
2014-06-09 09:37:26 PM

SkinnyHead: The liberal who wrote this article said: "While the implication that natural changes in the earth's climate caused dinosaur extinction is a new one to most people...."  How does she know that it's new to most people?


That was just sloppy on her part

I think she meant not "most people" but "all people who are not farking retarded"
 
2014-06-09 09:38:08 PM

grumpfuff: A Republican from Florida doesn't understand how science works. News at 11.


They understand. They're lying.
 
2014-06-09 09:40:58 PM
api.ning.com
 
2014-06-09 09:46:22 PM

thebadmitton: I thought they were just cancelled


Sadly that finale is more appropriate than you realize. The dinosaurs systematically destroy their environment in the name of corporate profit and start the ice age, freezing them all to death.
 
2014-06-09 09:48:59 PM

spongeboob: And for us to say that it is a settled argument right now I think, again, is a foolish argument to make, because there are scientists on both sides of the issue that say that's it's not settled.


1) You might learn to fly as you leap off a building. It's possible. So, you're going to jump off a building, right? You obviously don't abandon prudence based upon fragments of a possibility in 99.99999999% of your life. Why do you do so regarding AGW?

2) The words "settled argument" are misleading. Science proceeds by evidence. Not argument.  For what issues do you think the evidence is lacking? What evidence do you pose against it? After all scientific skepticism isn't the philosophical skepticism of David Hume or Bishop Berkeley. Science depends upon evidence not the terrier like persistence of a lawyer shaking the last nickel from a sucker.
 
2014-06-09 09:55:00 PM

SomeoneDumb: SkinnyHead: ...Just because this comes as news to her does not mean that most people don't know it,

First, no one can know something that isn't true.

Second, I think it's highly likely that most people (the majority of people) who have any idea about it believe the meteor theory.


I think most paleontologists side with the gradual climate change hypothesis as the best explanation for dinosaur extinction.
 
2014-06-09 09:56:25 PM

Noam Chimpsky: Global warming has slowed during the last hundred years compared to the previous hundred years ( before cars, industry, etc ).

Glacier Bay, AK..... Checkmate.

No, really, it's checkmate. Go educate yourself on how Glacier Bay came into existence. Hint: It wasn't a bay in 1800. It's empirical evidence that the climate hoaxers are full of shiat and really nothing more need be said.


So we should study it out?
 
2014-06-09 09:56:29 PM

Lionel Mandrake: "Then why did the dinosaurs go extinct? Were there men that were causing - were there cars running around at that point that were causing global warming? No,"

I don't think I've ever actually yelled at the TV before, but I did when I heard this.


Yeah, hasn't this guy ever seen The Flintstones? Geez.
 
2014-06-09 09:57:55 PM

Noam Chimpsky: Global warming has slowed during the last hundred years compared to the previous hundred years ( before cars, industry, etc ).

Glacier Bay, AK..... Checkmate.

No, really, it's checkmate. Go educate yourself on how Glacier Bay came into existence. Hint: It wasn't a bay in 1800. It's empirical evidence that the climate hoaxers are full of shiat and really nothing more need be said.


So, this single data point in a single geological point in the world is a checkmate?  You really don't understand how science works, do you?  Read a book.

You are exactly the same kind of dim thinker as the congressman in the article.
 
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