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PVnRT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-25-08 07:17 PM
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Dog Bless Fark: "The plural of anecdote is not data"
Best response to a global warming denier I've ever seen.

Not a Rick Roll!
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WoodrowFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-25-08 09:01 PM
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1. Jeeeeezz
Jeez Louise, the GW deniers in that thread are a sad, sad lot. How the hell did a simple scientific observation get to be a political issue dividing right and left? (rhetorical question FWIW)
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-25-08 10:52 PM
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2. I have a good friend of twenty years
He has a masters in soil ecology/microbiology, and he's pursuing his doctorate.

The past August, he flat out told me that the human impact upon global warming is a myth.


Having known him for two decades, I knew that any objection would have resulted in him shifting into "I'm a scientist mode" and gone downhill from there. So I just nodded and said that I didn't have the data on hand to discuss the matter fully.

The ignorant naysayers are bad enough, but the ones with a bit o' learning under their belts are so much worse.
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semillama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-26-08 10:20 AM
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3. We'll have to remember that one for use around here.
That seems to be a common confusion amongst a set of posters in a certain forum.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-28-08 03:11 PM
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4. I use that phrase all the time when it comes to the Vaccine-Autism Woos.
The testimony of a bunch of fearful parents are 100% sure their kids became Autistic right after they got their shots is not acceptable as data, too much confirmation bias and mass hysteria.
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varkam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-28-08 05:16 PM
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5. Lol! I'm stealing that.
It's teh awesome.
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