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Hard News: No Friends of Science

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  • Matty Smith,

    *accepts unscientific skepticism as fact

    Too much coffee.

    Wellington • Since Mar 2007 • 13 posts Report Reply

  • merc,

    So he is a sadist and a peeping tom?

    Well his forebear YAHWEH knew no bounds, at all, that's why the franchise needed a serious upgrade to...The All Lovin' God, Jesus, son of, but actually Lord, aw it's gets kinda complicated, you just gotta have faith. (More points, introduces another song title, I am on fire, and another...).

    Since Dec 2006 • 2471 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

    I think I prefered the pagan gods - they only fucked with famous people's lives.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10654 posts Report Reply

  • Idiot Savant,

    Yes, it seems that some of the scientists with informed objections are paleoclimatologists and geologists, but there seem to be valid rebuttals to their arguments. I'm clearly in no position to adjudicate there.

    Well, they're right that we have long-term variability in the climate system - but the degree of warming we are seeing now is well outside the range (as are atmospheric CO2 levels). There was a very memorable demonstration of this in "An Inconvenient Truth",and if you want it without the showmanship, I suggest Peter Barrett's Will Unchecked Global Warming Destroy Civilisation by Century’s End? What Three Degrees of Global Warming Really Means (PDF). It makes it very clear that current warming is against the trend of the last 80 million years, and that current projections will see us getting an average global temperature not seen for 40 million years.

    Palmerston North • Since Nov 2006 • 1716 posts Report Reply

  • Idiot Savant,

    Hamboy: yes. And proliferation too. But its looking very much like those are the lesser evils (and it helps greatly that the Europeans actualy know how to run a nuclear power program - unlike the Americans, who only know how to cut corners for higher profits).

    What is it in these bull-headed old men that prevents them from absorbing knowledge?

    Rigor mortis. Alternatively, constipation. No room for new ideas, because they're already full of old ones.

    Palmerston North • Since Nov 2006 • 1716 posts Report Reply

  • merc,

    They don't think they are old men, it's Peter Pan all over again (or the Puer Aeternus for those of a Latin bent).

    Since Dec 2006 • 2471 posts Report Reply

  • Matty Smith,

    I'll run with the former suggestion. Most of Leighton and George's supporters have cobwebs threaded throughout their nostrils.

    I suppose this means zombies. Oooh, I'm not fond of them either.

    Wellington • Since Mar 2007 • 13 posts Report Reply

  • Hamboy,

    I think I prefered the pagan gods - they only fucked with famous people's lives.

    Yes with style and seduction and the thrill of the chase, they got their women.
    How sad a god do you have to be if you have to actually tell the chick (Mary) that you had your way with her and knacked her up. lol

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 162 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    I can't understand why fundys who profess love for God's earth and their fellow men past, present and future are so opposed to global warming.

    I'd say that the fact that they're all about the next world goes a long way to understanding why they don't seem to give a damn about this one. Many fundamentalists actually want to see the End Times come on as fast as possible.


    [Why won't PAS Reply accept a 'space' after an italicised phrase??!]

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Leigh Kennaway,

    < I think I prefered the pagan gods - they only fucked with famous people's lives. >

    As well as fucking swans, bulls, siblings, parents and all manner of perverted stuff..... the Greek and Roman gods were certainly unhindered by morals or convention when it came to having a good time!

    Western Bays • Since Feb 2007 • 79 posts Report Reply

  • Riddley Walker,

    almost and fun loving as the Exclusive Brethren

    AKL • Since Feb 2007 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • merc,

    Global Warming is quickening The Rapture, everyone knows that, and not a moment too soon.

    Since Dec 2006 • 2471 posts Report Reply

  • Hamboy,

    the Greek and Roman gods were certainly unhindered by morals or convention when it came to having a good time

    As a pose to taking another man's wife, then expecting him to raise the off spring.

    3410: You forgot idea that god provides everything we need. Which is another arguement they use against worrying about climate change.
    Though there are more mainstream evangelist groups that wish to fight climate change, since they consider the earth to be gods creation and so we should respect it.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 162 posts Report Reply

  • Riddley Walker,

    see, http://www.cybercitycafe.com/prophecies.html.
    a bit more scientific than Leighton or Augie anyway.

    AKL • Since Feb 2007 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Matty Smith,

    You forgot idea that god provides everything we need. Which is another arguement they use against worrying about climate change.

    Either God or 'human ingenuity' - another Leighton line.

    If it's 'the fire next time', not flooding, shouldn't they be more concerned about global warming?

    Wellington • Since Mar 2007 • 13 posts Report Reply

  • Riddley Walker,

    see, The Quickening is The Rapture.
    a bit more scientific than Leighton or Augie anyway.

    AKL • Since Feb 2007 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • merc,

    Hmmm, so that's God's homepage, think his son created it?

    Since Dec 2006 • 2471 posts Report Reply

  • Heather Gaye,

    Aurgh, can't read, bad web design.

    Thing is, God doesn't have to destroy the world with a flood. Humans can do a perfectly adequatic job without him.

    Morningside • Since Nov 2006 • 533 posts Report Reply

  • Riddley Walker,

    yeah. i don't think jebus is all that up on the IT stuff, which does explain a lot really

    AKL • Since Feb 2007 • 890 posts Report Reply

  • Hamboy,

    If it's 'the fire next time', not flooding, shouldn't they be more concerned about global warming?

    No because they would have been raptured up to heaven long before that.
    And their form of christianity doesn't give a f**k about anyone else.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 162 posts Report Reply

  • merc,

    Did you know that the fullstop (.) is a symbol for Christ? I've noticed you've stopped using fullstops Agent Riddley, no biggie, just noticed, you know.
    And Heather, I think we really stepped up to the plate when we developed the Bomb, not that destroying the earth 8 times over on a guess isn't enough or anything.
    Some have called this development a psychotic act.

    Since Dec 2006 • 2471 posts Report Reply

  • Heather Gaye,

    Good point, and they don't even work against aliens.

    Morningside • Since Nov 2006 • 533 posts Report Reply

  • Hamboy,

    i don't think jebus is all that up on the IT stuff

    But he may have had an ipod lol

    Jesus Ipod

    I apologise if that link doesn't work. I have only just figured out how to use the quote thing. lol

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 162 posts Report Reply

  • WH,

    I'm clearly in no position to adjudicate there.

    I think this is an important point. On what grounds does someone like Garth or Leighton discard the findings of the IPCC? It is absurd that some people presume to make authoritative claims about the truth or falsity of scientific theory without a command of the science. Its absurd to invite us to try.

    Since Nov 2006 • 797 posts Report Reply

  • merc,

    Illegal aliens will be the first to cop it, trust me.

    Since Dec 2006 • 2471 posts Report Reply

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