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Thu Nov 27, 2014, 04:41 PM

Ben Carson Not Convinced on Global Warming

Source: BLOOMBERG

Ben Carson is a man of science. That doesn't necessarily mean that he believes in global warming.

"There's always going to be either cooling or warming going on," the potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate said in an interview this weekend in Des Moines, Iowa. "As far as I'm concerned, that's irrelevant. What is relevant is that we have an obligation and a responsibility to protect our environment."

Carson, a retired Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon, often talks about his medical background and science during his speeches. Pressed on the fact that the bulk of the scientific community believes the Earth is indeed warming, Carson pivoted. "You can ask it several different ways, but my answer is going to be the same," he said. "We may be warming. We may be cooling."

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2014-11-26/ben-carson-not-convinced-on-global-warming?cmpid=yhoo



I think this guy--
1- needs some brain surgery himself.
2- Would be an excellent republican presidential candidate. He is nuts.

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Reply Ben Carson Not Convinced on Global Warming (Original post)
pangaia Nov 2014 OP
shenmue Nov 2014 #1
Fred Sanders Nov 2014 #2
Skittles Nov 2014 #3
BlueJazz Nov 2014 #4
MrModerate Nov 2014 #5
MrModerate Nov 2014 #6
Turbineguy Nov 2014 #7
Jack Rabbit Nov 2014 #8
dballance Nov 2014 #9
pangaia Nov 2014 #33
valerief Nov 2014 #10
Raul Hernandez Nov 2014 #11
ErikJ Nov 2014 #12
groundloop Nov 2014 #13
Elmer S. E. Dump Nov 2014 #17
GeorgeGist Nov 2014 #14
SoapBox Nov 2014 #15
Elmer S. E. Dump Nov 2014 #16
rpannier Nov 2014 #19
Elmer S. E. Dump Nov 2014 #25
rpannier Nov 2014 #18
blkmusclmachine Nov 2014 #20
Ken Burch Nov 2014 #22
Ken Burch Nov 2014 #21
FiveGoodMen Nov 2014 #38
Cha Nov 2014 #23
madville Nov 2014 #24
Elmer S. E. Dump Nov 2014 #26
Post removed Nov 2014 #27
Archae Nov 2014 #28
Major Nikon Nov 2014 #29
Gothmog Nov 2014 #30
JoePhilly Nov 2014 #31
Stellar Nov 2014 #32
pangaia Nov 2014 #34
Stellar Nov 2014 #39
pangaia Nov 2014 #40
Stellar Nov 2014 #41
olddots Nov 2014 #35
VA_Jill Nov 2014 #36
booley Nov 2014 #37

Response to pangaia (Original post)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 04:45 PM

1. Planet Earth not convinced about Ben Carson

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Response to pangaia (Original post)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 04:54 PM

2. "I may be sane, I may be insane, no way of telling, and it is irrelevant." And he is a candidate for

........what??

He is talking to the Fox crowd, these kind of fuckers need to be hit over the head with the reality of science at every opportunity.....look at the idiocy that ensues.

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Response to pangaia (Original post)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 04:56 PM

3. big surprise

the man is a repuke tool

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Response to pangaia (Original post)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 05:12 PM

4. Makes perfect sense. I've never believed in people of science But I DO...

 

...believe what a group of semi-illiterate goat headers supposedly wrote 2000 years ago.

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Response to pangaia (Original post)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 05:50 PM

5. I'm not convinced on . . .

. . . whether Carson is suffering from bovine spongiform encephalopathy.

I think the jury is still out and the science is uncertain.

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Response to pangaia (Original post)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 05:51 PM

6. I'm not convinced on . . .

. . . whether Carson is suffering from bovine spongiform encephalopathy.

The jury is still out and the science is uncertain.

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Response to pangaia (Original post)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 06:07 PM

7. You can't run as a republican

unless you don't "believe" in global warming.

They are on the wrong side of Pascal's Wager.

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Response to pangaia (Original post)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 06:44 PM

8. Note to Dr. Carson

Dear Dr. Carson:

Thank you for your interest in the position of President of the United States.

We are still looking a suitable match for the position, but we do not feel your views on climate science are compatible with the qualifications of the position that you seek.

Thanks again for you interest and good luck in the future.

/s/
Jack Rabbit
American Citizen

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Response to pangaia (Original post)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 07:08 PM

9. How on earth did this person advance to where he did professionally?

 

I don't understand how such a person could have hidden his views about creationism and other subjects such as global warming for his entire career.

He must really be one of the most talented surgeons in the OR to have gotten as far as he did while still holding such retrograde views.

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Response to dballance (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 28, 2014, 10:31 AM

33. I don't think there is necessarily a correlation.

My dentist is about 60, member if the Rotary, and a died in the wool conservative. So is his son who also practices in the same office. With 3 dental hygienists, 3 assistants and 3 office help/He is NOT hurting for money, let's put it that way.

I will say, after removing a tooth he said I should have an implant. at... $3500 !!!. I told him I can't afford it. He said....I could put it on my credit card. Right, Dr. Ben. I can't afford something so just put it on my credit card... YUP ! He IS a very nice guy and I like him, but, as you can see. he just doesn't get it.

Problem is, he is very good.
Although I know a better dentist in Qingdao, China. :>)




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Response to pangaia (Original post)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 07:10 PM

10. I'm not convinced Carson isn't a cyborg and thus unable to have sound judgment.

But that's my opinion based on all the same scientific evidence Carson is using to discount climate change.

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Response to pangaia (Original post)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 07:11 PM

11. Ben Carson needs to forget how to breathe....

 

Someone knock him unconscious and order that Dr. Carson perform a lobotomy while unconscious...

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Response to pangaia (Original post)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 07:56 PM

12. He's a Koch tool. His hypocrisy invalidates everything he says

 

He and his family were given every govt aid available. Medicare, food stamps, welfare, housing, affirmative action yet he is demonizing those "liberal entitlements that keep the black man down'...and that gave him a chance to become a neurosurgeon.

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Response to pangaia (Original post)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 08:03 PM

13. Climate scientists don't pretend they know neurosurgery.....

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Why in hell does a neurosurgeon think he has a fucking clue about climate science? Somewhere around 95% of all meteorologists and climate scientists agree on the basic facts of climate change, that's an amazing degree of agreement among experts in their field. The two loudest opponents of climate change who claim to be "experts" are an economist and neurosurgeon, hardly anyone I'd expect to have a clue on the subject.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 10:58 PM

17. And most the 5% have some financial interest in

 

saying GW doesn't exist, or it does exist, but not caused by humans.

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Response to pangaia (Original post)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 08:41 PM

14. Too many bad drugs.

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Response to pangaia (Original post)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 10:39 PM

15. Well, Mr. Puke, whatever it is...

Stop making it fucking worse!

And there may be historical heating and cooling (over an eyelash of time, that we have lived through) BUT can humans live through it now, since we would seem to be making it even more extreme.

My number one item of how man is making things worse...and no Puker will ever convince me of anything different...all those thousands of aircraft, flying in the high altitudes, 24/7, spewing out super heat (and exhaust)...that will never make things any better.

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Response to pangaia (Original post)

Thu Nov 27, 2014, 10:48 PM

16. To quote the endearing rascal, Bugs Bunny...

 

What a maroon!

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Response to Elmer S. E. Dump (Reply #16)

Fri Nov 28, 2014, 02:29 AM

19. He's more than that

What a ta-rah-rah-goon dee-ay
What an ultra-maroon
What an em-be-zel

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Response to rpannier (Reply #19)

Fri Nov 28, 2014, 08:05 AM

25. And a bunch of words not suitable for Saturday morning TV!

 

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Response to pangaia (Original post)

Fri Nov 28, 2014, 02:28 AM

18. I'm not convinced he's really Ben Carson

I've read and seen things that suggest he's really an imposter, possibly a clone

See... anyone can make-up stupid things and say/write them
Where's my check for a gazillion dollars

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Response to pangaia (Original post)

Fri Nov 28, 2014, 04:38 AM

20. I've already seen a Ben Carson 2016 bumpersticker in Ft. Worth, Texas.

 

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Response to blkmusclmachine (Reply #20)

Fri Nov 28, 2014, 06:21 AM

22. ...where they might elect him president...

 

...but they still wouldn't let him go out with their daughters...or use their bathroom.

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Response to pangaia (Original post)

Fri Nov 28, 2014, 06:19 AM

21. Ben Carson not convinced by reality. n/t.

 

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #21)

Fri Nov 28, 2014, 01:23 PM

38. Reality is reportedly rethinking its position in order to accommodate Ben Carson

NOT

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Response to pangaia (Original post)

Fri Nov 28, 2014, 07:12 AM

23. And, exposes himself as the pandering toolbag he is. Next?

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Response to pangaia (Original post)

Fri Nov 28, 2014, 07:32 AM

24. I thought we had discarded "global warming"

In favor of "climate change"? That way if it cools,warms, more weather, less weather, whichever way, it can all be attributed to man made climate change.

I don't know or care who Carson is, but evidence shows we are in the midst of a warming trend so technically there is "global warming". Is his debate that it is not man made? In a century or two could our descendants see significant cooling? Sure I guess.

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Response to madville (Reply #24)

Fri Nov 28, 2014, 08:11 AM

26. Some people prefer "climate change".

 

But only because the RW nutsacks kept saying: "it's 20 degrees outside and we just got dumped on by 3 feet of snow... WHAT global warming!???"

I always use GW just to hear their moran-ness. 😄

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Fri Nov 28, 2014, 08:55 AM

28. Enjoy your stay, Troll.

TS'ing in 3-2-1...

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Fri Nov 28, 2014, 09:15 AM

29. One actually voted to leave it

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Response to pangaia (Original post)

Fri Nov 28, 2014, 09:40 AM

30. Ben Carson is an idiot

I am not impressed with this idiot

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Response to pangaia (Original post)

Fri Nov 28, 2014, 09:44 AM

31. He's probably not sure about "global roundness" either.

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Response to pangaia (Original post)

Fri Nov 28, 2014, 10:21 AM

32. Poor dear...

he's not convinced that he black either.

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Response to Stellar (Reply #32)

Fri Nov 28, 2014, 10:38 AM

34. What does black have to do with it?

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Response to pangaia (Reply #34)

Fri Nov 28, 2014, 02:57 PM

39. Oh, I should remember that mentioning color for any reason....

can p/o some people. Sorry, I was just being facetious.

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Response to Stellar (Reply #39)

Fri Nov 28, 2014, 03:09 PM

40. It did not P me O.

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Response to pangaia (Reply #40)

Fri Nov 28, 2014, 03:14 PM

41. If you say so...enough said.

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Response to pangaia (Original post)

Fri Nov 28, 2014, 11:10 AM

35. he should play Dr.Strange in the upcoming film

 

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Response to pangaia (Original post)

Fri Nov 28, 2014, 11:34 AM

36. Dr. Ben Carson

is a pediatric neurosurgeon. That does not mean he knows ANYTHING whatsoever about ANY other branch of science!

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Response to pangaia (Original post)

Fri Nov 28, 2014, 12:39 PM

37. Honestly who cares?

His opinion has nothing to do with science. This isn't even his field of knowledge. And simply put the science doesn't care if one particular person believes or not.

When the hell did being an ignoramus qualify one to speak on a subject?

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