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The Last Three Months Were the Hottest Quarter On Record

able1234au Re:Lie by omissions (552 comments)

This is all well understood. Decreased sea ice in the arctic and increased sea ice in the Antarctic are both due to warming. Increases in the ice sheet is due to increased humidity due to warming. All of these things are not sustainable in the longterm.

about two weeks ago
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The Last Three Months Were the Hottest Quarter On Record

able1234au Re:let me solve this right now (552 comments)

Plants take in CO2, die and release that CO2 unless buried under tonnes of rock. We are taking those plants buried under tonnes of rock and burning them, releasing their CO2. The accumulation of millions of years are being released in a handful of years. It will not be solved overnight by plants but will need a longtime to be removed from the environment. Also the warming is a result of CO2 going into the upper atmosphere, a long way from where most plants exist. That CO2 will stay up there for hundreds of years. All of this is well studied and if there was a simple solution you can bet the deniers would be quoting it every time. They don't because there isn't one.

about two weeks ago
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The Last Three Months Were the Hottest Quarter On Record

able1234au Re: The Heartland Institute (552 comments)

The same process that reduces Arctic ice (warming), increases Antarctic ice (warming). The difference is that the sea ice in Antarctica comes from the land. Also there is some increase in mainland ice in Antarctica due to the increased moisture in the air (also due to warming) as normally Antarctic air is dry like a desert. Regardless, both places are losing ice in the long run. Adding Arctic sea-ice coverage to Antarctic sea-ice coverage to say that everything is ok is just trying to spin the facts to suit your politics. The science is quite clear.

about two weeks ago
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The World's Best Living Programmers

able1234au Re:Obvious (285 comments)

"I would rather have a general who was lucky than one who was good." (Napoleon Bonaparte)

about three weeks ago
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Workaholism In America Is Hurting the Economy

able1234au work life balance is a myth (710 comments)

If you do not enjoy work then that is the problem to be fixed. Find a job you love.

about a month ago
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Teaching Creationism As Science Now Banned In Britain's Schools

able1234au Re:Now they have to ban PARENTS from talking about (649 comments)

It's hard to detect sarcasm when speaking of this nature about Brittan. The government there already places surveillance cameras in private homes.

you spelled guvmint wrong

about a month and a half ago
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Teaching Creationism As Science Now Banned In Britain's Schools

able1234au Re:A minority view? (649 comments)

evolutions science is very similar to physics science. Physics science is by no means nailed down 100% and there are competing theories that eventually may get confirmed or eliminated. I think you are trying to compare evolution science to pure mathematics, specifically that which can be proved based on a set of axioms.

If you want to compare evolution to police work then compare it to OJ Simpson, since we know he did it!

about a month and a half ago
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Teaching Creationism As Science Now Banned In Britain's Schools

able1234au Re:A minority view? (649 comments)

Sorry you lost your wife and son. I think experiences such as yours shows the background and reason why humans had to invent gods. Originally those gods were in the Sun, or Rocks or Trees or anything else mystical, and they gave comfort to humans. Which is fine, but let's not confuse that comfort with something that actually exists.

about a month and a half ago
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HUGO Winning Author Daniel Keyes Has Died

able1234au Sad, but... (66 comments)

Sad, but he was 86. I am just not sure of the "News for Nerds" angle here...

about a month and a half ago
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Aliens and the Fermi Paradox

able1234au Re:Huge planet with thin atmosphere (686 comments)

You are probably correct. I think they are just saying that the target range could be larger than we assume. There are no guarantees.

about a month and a half ago
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Aliens and the Fermi Paradox

able1234au Re:Science loves to dance... (686 comments)

Science doesn't seek to prove god doesn't exist but the learnings of science is that any god would be irrelevant, so might as well not exist

> With no real facts, intuition only,

Which sums up how religion works and fails when thinking about science.

There may not be intelligent life out there but looking for it does not cost much and exploring is not that expensive. So we might as well do it.

about a month and a half ago
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Aliens and the Fermi Paradox

able1234au Re:Implications of Billion Year Old Civilizations (686 comments)

Though if this was true we would expect to see the boot up time much faster. Even our current terraforming ideas for Mars & Venus have much shorter timeframes than there was for life on earth. Even long lived civilisations would not wait billions of years, let alone millions.

about a month and a half ago
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Aliens and the Fermi Paradox

able1234au Re:What's mysterious? (686 comments)

> No one's going anywhere. Not me, not you, not now, not ever. And no one else is coming here either.

The power of positive thinking

about a month and a half ago
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How Predictable Is Evolution?

able1234au Re:Repeatable as Fuck becuase porn is repeatable (209 comments)

A god botherer interested in proof? That makes a change but then again you only throw out those statements since you will not read any proof

According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E... "Complex, image-forming eyes evolved independently some 50 to 100 times"

>There were created numerous times by a single individual.

I thought your imaginary friend was a trinity? so shouldn't it be three individuals (i could never work out who the holy spook was though)

about 2 months ago
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Glenn Greenwald: How the NSA Tampers With US Made Internet Routers

able1234au Re:First (347 comments)

Interesting. Could the NSA have implicated John Edwards? Perhaps Hillary will be the best candidate as there is nothing she has done that has not been dragged over in the media, so there can't be much to reveal.

about 3 months ago
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Wyoming Is First State To Reject Science Standards Over Climate Change

able1234au Re: Motivated rejection of science (661 comments)

We have to stop subsidising oil and apply the true cost of carbon. Then the market will take care of it. Global warming will do more to wreck the economy than anything we do to oil.

Building more efficient cities takes time. Our cities are designed for oil and that is one big problem.

Yes, there has been more CO2 in the atmosphere in the past, just as there has been more oxygen. The planet will be fine, but there will be another big die off, and we will be part of that. The CO2 was accumulated in the earth over hundreds of millions of years. Releasing it all at once will cause major problems. We do not need it to prevent ice ages. We know how to warm the atmosphere, e don't know how to easily cool it.

about 3 months ago
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Wyoming Is First State To Reject Science Standards Over Climate Change

able1234au Re: Motivated rejection of science (661 comments)

adaption is fine for a century but there is no indication that the temperature will then stabilise. The CO2 is a problem in the upper atmosphere. Turning off CO2 production will not eliminate that CO2. It will hang around for hundreds of years. Even running low on oil is not going to solve the problem as we shift to oil sands and methane deposits. We have to get off the drug of oil, which requires reengineering work, home, transport and many things that can't be done overnight easily. Unfortunately we might have to do them overnight the hard way, that will be painful.

about 3 months ago
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Wyoming Is First State To Reject Science Standards Over Climate Change

able1234au Re: Motivated rejection of science (661 comments)

I think i have responded to you on this before and you repeat the same lie. The increase of sea ice in Antarctica is bad as it is due to melting of ice sheets around the continent, similarly this increases moisture in the air which has increased snow in parts of Antarctica. This is also a result of warming. The decrease of Polar ice in the North Sea is also due to warming. It is not complicated science yet i see this point being brought up again and again, which shows that some people are being deliberately obtuse and trying to spin it as no warming is occurring. If you need some links on the science, just ask or google them, they are easy to find.

about 3 months ago

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