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    Re: Conservatives trust in science has declined sharply

    There are two side to every story...

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/28/opinio...iref=allsearch

    Ironically, as these attacks have grown, the scientific facts have become ever clearer. Climate scientists know the world is warming and human activity -- particularly burning coal and oil -- is the primary driver. The idea of addressing climate change threatens some people in the fossil fuel industry. And a vocal minority of corporate interests and their ideological allies are spending a lot of money to hijack the public debate about climate change.
    I call all this the "scientization" of politics. Attacks on science and scientists are an effort to advance a political agenda, not an effort to better understand science or the risks it uncovers. The tobacco industry did it when scientists linked cigarettes to cancer. The lead industry tried to discredit a scientist who found that lead exposure hurt children's cognitive abilities.
    In the most infamous episode, somebody stole thousands of e-mails and documents from leading climate researchers, including me. They cherry picked key phrases from the e-mails and published them out of context, like a black-and-white political attack ad with ominous music. Fossil fuel industry-funded groups gleefully spread the e-mails online and badgered the mainstream media into covering the "controversy" they had manufactured.
    I think there are VERY few people that have actually read a single primary source article on this issue. So to think most of you have already dismissed something based on a dailymail.co.uk article is quite sad...
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    Re: Conservatives trust in science has declined sharply

    Quote Originally Posted by selmaborntidefan View Post
    Have they proven it is 4.6 billion and 300 days?

    No.

    I'm speaking theoretically.

    I neither know nor care. What difference does it make?

    You don't know, either - and neither does anyone else. There's just guesses and estimates.
    It makes a big difference to scientists whether it is thousands or billions of years old.

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    Re: Conservatives trust in science has declined sharply

    Quote Originally Posted by selmaborntidefan View Post
    Have they proven it is 4.6 billion and 300 days?

    No.

    I'm speaking theoretically.

    I neither know nor care. What difference does it make?

    You don't know, either - and neither does anyone else. There's just guesses and estimates.
    Hmm, I'm a little confused why you keep evading this question. Do you or do you not believe that scientists have definitively proven the Earth is more than, let's say, 100,000 years old?

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    Re: Conservatives trust in science has declined sharply

    I'm a conservative and my favorite sit-com is The Big Bang Theory, does that count as being pro-science?

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    Re: Conservatives trust in science has declined sharply

    I'd like to contrast this with liberal views on math.

    Going from spending 5 billion to spending 6 billion is a spending cut. Next time you pat yourself on the back, check the math.
    Last edited by mikes12; March 31st, 2012 at 09:52 PM. Reason: spelling

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikes12 View Post
    I'd like to contrast this with liberal views on math.

    Going from spending 5 billion to spending 6 billion is a spending cut. Next time you pat yourself on the back, check the math.
    hehe

    New thread title: Conservatives aren't lemmings

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    Re: Conservatives trust in science has declined sharply

    Quote Originally Posted by bamacon View Post
    hehe

    New thread title: Conservatives aren't lemmings
    The argument could be also made that they are since they are rushing in unison towards disaster in the face of common sense.

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    Re: Conservatives trust in science has declined sharply

    Quote Originally Posted by Bamaro View Post
    The argument could be also made that they are since they are rushing in unison towards disaster in the face of common sense.
    Same could be said about liberals still going to vote for Obama.

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    Re: Conservatives trust in science has declined sharply

    Quote Originally Posted by swoop10 View Post
    Same could be said about liberals still going to vote for Obama.
    Sure, liberals will vote for BO and conservatives will vote for MR. What else is new?

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    Re: Conservatives trust in science has declined sharply

    Good heavens - don't scare me that way. Tell me ahead of time that you're going to post a pic like that!!!
    Last edited by CrimsonNan; April 1st, 2012 at 12:51 PM.
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    Re: Conservatives trust in science has declined sharply

    Quote Originally Posted by gmart74 View Post
    cause when i think of science, i think of this goofy chick



    got the link from drudge. i would link the article but it has comments so im sure their will be cusswords somewhere
    'cuse me. I meant to post this scary pic with my comment.
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    Re: Conservatives trust in science has declined sharply

    reading the comments to that story is some amazing comedy. those are some of the rudest anti-pc comments i can imagine and i almost wet myself reading them last night.

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    Re: Conservatives trust in science has declined sharply

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama_Dawg View Post
    Hmm, I'm a little confused why you keep evading this question. Do you or do you not believe that scientists have definitively proven the Earth is more than, let's say, 100,000 years old?
    That this particular question has caused your disappearance sort of proves my point, no?

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