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Comment Re:The solution is simple. (Score 1) 320

It is perfectly normal for science to yield contradictory results. That's why when you see a study reported saying taking Garcina Cambogia yields astonishing weight loss results you don't immediately run out to the health food store to buy miracle pills. It's absolutely routine for results like this not to stand up. The problem is that journalists are too ignorant of how science works to understand this.

The problem may be the while Garcina Cambogia causes 30% more weight to be lost, 30% more of zero is still zero.

Comment Re: s/drug trials/climate change/g (Score 0) 320

The same experiment has been done for 100 years, and consistently reproduces the same results. Take a sealed, transparent tank of air. Shine sunlight on it. Take the temperature. Increase the percentage of CO2 in the tank. Shine sunlight. Take the temperature. The CO2-richer air has a higher temperature.

That has never happened, even Al Gore and Bill Nye failed to replicate it.
The simple fact is even at 100% CO2, the infra-red absorbance is too small to make a measurable temperature difference at the scale you are describing.

Comment Re:Not entirely sure (Score 1) 125

In London, overall crimes rates were not reduced in the study I read. If the goal is "move the crime to where the people we don't like live", then, sure, you might accomplish that - like much of modern policing. Otherwise, you're just moving the crime hotspots around.

So you’re trying to say we should only put cameras in Red States?

Comment Re:Maybe (Score 1) 47

When I both started and stopped taking an SSRI there were prolonged periods where I was dizzy when turning while walking and shorter periods while driving. There were even a few instances of depersonalization and derealization, so when you feel like you're trippin', you tend to move slowly ans deliberately.

Comment Re:Trump's Fault (Score 1) 123

So the only countries that have increase CO2 emission since the Kyoto Protocol are now choking to death on the particulate pollution they generated along with the increase CO2 emission, and that is Trump's fault! Looks to me like Natural Selection in action and they have elected to be deselected by their own actions, evolution is a cruel mistress.

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