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re: Caplan libertarian test - Ratsofftoyou
Huh, only got a 14 :usa:...


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re: More CO2 in atmosphere now than in last 3 million years - Ratsofftoyou
[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...


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re: Auburn's anthem? - Ratsofftoyou
Good Lord... :wah: Those are tears of embarrassment btw ...


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re: NASA studies shows that Carbon Dioxide cools atmosphere - Ratsofftoyou
[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...


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re: Climatologists are no Einsteins, says his successor - Ratsofftoyou
[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...


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re: Climatologists are no Einsteins, says his successor - Ratsofftoyou
[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...


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re: Climatologists are no Einsteins, says his successor - Ratsofftoyou
[quote]Who was?[/quote] 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...


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re: Climatologists are no Einsteins, says his successor - Ratsofftoyou
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...


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re: "God" Particle Found - Ratsofftoyou
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...


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re: The President's Commision on Global Warming - Ratsofftoyou
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...


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re: Auburn 49 vs Georgia 57 Final Complete suckage! - Ratsofftoyou
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....


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re: 19 year old fighting for Lousiana to keep science in the classroom - Ratsofftoyou
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...


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re: If we going to have a discussion on guns, lets have a discussion on religion - Ratsofftoyou
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....


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re: CFB Pick'em...Week 1 is history...Week 2 is open for picks... - Ratsofftoyou
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...


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re: General Relativity may have just been proven. - Ratsofftoyou
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...


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re: The flaw with gays attack on Religon. - Ratsofftoyou
[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...


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re: The flaw with gays attack on Religon. - Ratsofftoyou
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...


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re: How does the Higgs have mass? - Ratsofftoyou
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...


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re: Hawai'i tells AZ Secretary of State: if you want confirmation of Obama's birth - Ratsofftoyou
[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...


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re: Hawai'i tells AZ Secretary of State: if you want confirmation of Obama's birth - Ratsofftoyou
I think they're just trying to have fun with the AZ SoS. :lol:...


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