| Political Talk|| re: More CO2 in atmosphere now than in last 3 million years - Ratsofftoyou on 5/11/13 at 8:21 pm|
[quote]We EXHALE CO2, Genius.
It is NOT poisonous. It is NOT a pollutant.
Common sense says that 400 parts per MILLION is insignificant, when the substance at issue is an organic by-product of BREATHING. [/quote]
Yes, all science should have to pass the layman's common sense test. We shou...
| SEC Rant|| re: Auburn's anthem? - Ratsofftoyou on 4/23/13 at 1:13 am|
Good Lord... :wah:
Those are tears of embarrassment btw ...
| Political Talk|| re: NASA studies shows that Carbon Dioxide cools atmosphere - Ratsofftoyou on 4/22/13 at 8:09 pm|
[quote]lmao, I do primary research. I write damn code for dynamic models. im well versed in the academic literature on the subject...which if you actually were, youd understand the problems with the global warming models, and how this new data further shows how worthless those models that "prove" ag...
| Political Talk|| re: Climatologists are no Einsteins, says his successor - Ratsofftoyou on 4/6/13 at 10:51 am|
[quote]Yes. And Freddy Gonzalez is the successor to Bobby Cox. That's the definition of the word.[/quote]
Look, the reason it's worded that way is to give more credibility to Dyson in the article. He's in no way the greatest physicist since Einstein, but that's the idea it's giving. They could ha...
| Political Talk|| re: Climatologists are no Einsteins, says his successor - Ratsofftoyou on 4/6/13 at 10:48 am|
[quote]Either a. The issue is that climatologists are using no resolution. b. They don't know how to account for them, or c. Both.
In any case, for there to be so much variability and confusion regarding the science, it would seem logical that so many scoff at billions of dollars of schemes to l...
| Political Talk|| re: Climatologists are no Einsteins, says his successor - Ratsofftoyou on 4/6/13 at 10:40 am|
Well, I would reserve that title for a physicist who made great advances in theoretical physics rather than for someone who happened to hold the same position at Princeton. Someone like Hawking, Feynman , or Gerard 't Hooft, but I guess calling Dyson the successor to Einst...
| Political Talk|| re: Climatologists are no Einsteins, says his successor - Ratsofftoyou on 4/6/13 at 10:28 am|
Uhh, I wouldn't call Dyson a successor to Einstein...Also, physicists have an issue with thinking they are experts in every field (I am one, so I understand the sentiment). If Dyson feels so strongly about this, perhaps he should apply his expertise to the field to see what sort of results he obtain...
| Political Talk|| re: "God" Particle Found - Ratsofftoyou on 3/14/13 at 10:32 am|
Sigh, the Higgs Boson is vitally important to the Standard Model of particle physics in that it provides the mechanism that gives particles their masses. A while back, one scientist referred to it as that "Goddamned particle" and then stupid science journalism shortened that to the "God particle". T...
| Political Talk|| re: The President's Commision on Global Warming - Ratsofftoyou on 2/13/13 at 7:23 am|
So much [link=(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning%E2%80%93Kruger_effect)]Dunning-Kruger[/link] in this thread. Why don't you all go take a course in paleoclimatology or read some Geophysical Research Letters instead of proudly displaying your ignorance of topic at hand. Instead of rejecting the co...
| SEC Rant|| re: Auburn 49 vs Georgia 57 Final Complete suckage! - Ratsofftoyou on 1/30/13 at 7:54 pm|
At first I was disappointed I couldn't watch the game, but after watching the box score play-by-play I think it's for the best....
| Political Talk|| re: 19 year old fighting for Lousiana to keep science in the classroom - Ratsofftoyou on 1/17/13 at 12:48 pm|
I imagine a lot of you who support this trojan horse of a law will quickly change your mind once someone starts teaching non-Christian creation. :lol:
Regardless of how you feel about the validity of creation stories, though, they are not science. The answers provided in creationism were not arr...
| Political Talk|| re: If we going to have a discussion on guns, lets have a discussion on religion - Ratsofftoyou on 12/16/12 at 8:01 pm|
Religion is a crutch for the mentally weak and those who are unwilling to confront the realities of our world. It has no place in public school....
| SEC Rant|| re: CFB Pick'em...Week 1 is history...Week 2 is open for picks... - Ratsofftoyou on 9/6/12 at 12:50 pm|
Washington at [b]LSU[/b]
[b]Georgia[/b] at Missouri
[b]Florida[/b] at Texas A&M
[b]Vanderbilt[/b] at Northwestern
[b]Auburn[/b] at Mississippi St.
UTEP at [b]Ole Miss[/b]
Miami (FL) at [b]Kansas State[/b]
[b]Wisconsin[/b] at Oregon State
Iowa at [b]Iowa State[/b]
[b]Louisiana Tech[/b] at Ho...
| Political Talk|| re: General Relativity may have just been proven. - Ratsofftoyou on 8/30/12 at 10:24 pm|
There's been a substantial amount of observations predicted by GR that have been observed. One of the key predictions that hasn't been directly confirmed however is the production of gravitational waves. GR is our best theory of gravity right now, so I think it's more accurate to say it was upheld r...
| Political Talk|| re: The flaw with gays attack on Religon. - Ratsofftoyou on 8/1/12 at 8:31 am|
[quote]The dude just said they should have every legal right a married couple does. The difference is calling it "married." Marriage originates from the covenant between a man, woman, and God. The only reason they want to slap the M word on their union is to attempt to force their way of life into t...
| Political Talk|| re: The flaw with gays attack on Religon. - Ratsofftoyou on 8/1/12 at 7:38 am|
It amuses me so much to see the reversal being employed by the evangelical in this country. The 'gays attack on religion'? Right because gay people are forcing people to get gay-married and not allowing traditional marriage to continue. Give me a break. I'm totally fine with those who do not approve...
| Political Talk|| re: How does the Higgs have mass? - Ratsofftoyou on 7/14/12 at 12:40 pm|
The Higgs boson is the minimum excitation of the ever pervasive Higgs field. Interacting with the field is what gives all the particles their masses. Field interactions are mediated by what are dubbed 'virtual' bosons.
For electricity and magnetism, this boson is known as the photon. Two charged...
| Political Talk|| re: Hawai'i tells AZ Secretary of State: if you want confirmation of Obama's birth - Ratsofftoyou on 5/21/12 at 9:23 am|
[quote]Geez, Hawaii could end ALL speculation right here and now by just giving the AZ Sec'y of State what he wants.[/quote]
That won't end a damn thing. It will just prove Hawai'i is in on the conspiracy to these people.
Whar birth certificate!? WHAR?
Here it is.
Where's the LONG one? T...
| Political Talk|| re: Hawai'i tells AZ Secretary of State: if you want confirmation of Obama's birth - Ratsofftoyou on 5/21/12 at 8:51 am|
I think they're just trying to have fun with the AZ SoS. :lol:...
| Political Talk|| re: Does anyone have the map showing anti-gay marriage states - Ratsofftoyou on 5/10/12 at 7:44 am|
[quote]You know DAMN WELL that gay marriage wasn't even an afterthought when any amendment to the Constitution was passed.
If you want gay marriage, either get it done at the state level, or get a Constitutional amendment. Otherwise, quit f'ing lying with your "civil rights" and "equality" bull ...
| Political Talk|| re: If marriage is religious in nature, how can the goverment... - Ratsofftoyou on 5/10/12 at 7:32 am|
[quote]Of course the benefit of hetro-marriage to the state is the formation of the nuclear family, i.e., future tax payers/contributors. Does the state benefit from homo-marriage? [/quote]
Yet it is perfectly legal for me to go have several children with different mothers which will become a tax...
| Political Talk|| re: Does anyone have the map showing anti-gay marriage states - Ratsofftoyou on 5/10/12 at 7:28 am|
[quote]If there is so much of a majority against it why is it pushed so hard to make it against the will of the people. I am growing tired of minority issues being forced down the majorities throats.[/quote]
WTF. The majority is forcing THEIR opinion upon the minority in this case. Not everything...
| Political Talk|| re: If marriage is religious in nature, how can the goverment... - Ratsofftoyou on 5/10/12 at 7:23 am|
[quote]its a civil rights issue that I don't have the rite to marry my cousin, or my sister. We should make this legal as well. At-least by the logic of the gay rights movement. (please see this as an example I'm not that crazy ) [/quote]
You actually CAN marry your cousin in several states. You...
| Political Talk|| re: Can we blame Obama for the NC gay marriage amendment? - Ratsofftoyou on 5/9/12 at 8:35 am|
[quote] there is essentially some magic progressive decoder ring, which allows them to know what politicians really think. militant atheist progressives don't care about obama being a member of a christian church for decades b/c the decoder ring allows them to know he's just showing lip service. ...
| Political Talk|| re: Fukushima Reactor No. 4 - Ratsofftoyou on 5/8/12 at 10:51 am|
[quote]I support nuclear energy. of done right, it's the cleanest. however, your statement isn't true. see the Mississippi nuclear power plant. can't stress enough how it's not good if they set off contamination alarms in River bend and have workers dropping like flies. [/quote]
I agree. It does ...
| Political Talk|| re: Fukushima Reactor No. 4 - Ratsofftoyou on 5/8/12 at 10:32 am|
[quote] Fukushima Reactor No. 4
The Japanese have learned the hard way about just how valid is the promotion of breeder reactors as producers of safe, clean energy. Only Merkel has it right - she's going to phase them out of her country within 10 years. [/quote]
Merkel caved into the public sent...
| Political Talk|| re: Obama launches Campaign in empty arena - Ratsofftoyou on 5/7/12 at 9:37 am|
The guys at Breitbart are just telling a story their readers want to hear:
[link=(http://www.politicususa.com/obama-arena-empty.html)]He got a decent crowd[/link]
You can find all manner of disingenuous BS online that will tell you whatever you want to hear whether you are an Obama sunshine pu...
| SEC Rant|| re: What's your favorite team outside of the SEC? - Ratsofftoyou on 5/7/12 at 9:33 am|
1. Georgia Tech (my grad school)
| Political Talk|| re: Arizona cuts all Planned Parenthood funding - Ratsofftoyou on 5/5/12 at 11:56 am|
Ugh, Jan Brewer is such a fool. [link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuttmYM6fZM)]Awkward[/link]
Why is there such determination to completely cut off PP? They can't use the funds for abortion services anyway, and they do plenty of screening and health services for those who otherwise wouldn't hav...
| Political Talk|| re: Statists, with the abject failure of government on so many levels..... - Ratsofftoyou on 5/4/12 at 6:00 pm|
I think funding research is one of the best uses of government money. There is so much interesting and useful science to be done that won't be funded by private ventures due to the lack of a immediately foreseeable financial return.
I'm a strong supporter of NSF, and I'm not just saying that sinc...