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  1. SwiffFiffteh

    Daniel Pinchbeck, How Soon is Now, Heavy-Handed Climate Apocalypse Stuff |343|

    You again ignore the fact that the huge energy companies would benefit from a global carbon emmissions regulation regime. People like to claim that big oil spends a lot of money on "climate denying" science. The problem with that is the amount spent never even comes close to the billions spent...
  2. SwiffFiffteh

    Daniel Pinchbeck, How Soon is Now, Heavy-Handed Climate Apocalypse Stuff |343|

    Anyone who is really worried about AGW and thinks that we are "destroying" the climate and doing irreparable damage to the biosphere, or believes that we are "in the midst of a mass extinction event" should look at the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis(at this point closer to being accepted theory...
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    Daniel Pinchbeck, How Soon is Now, Heavy-Handed Climate Apocalypse Stuff |343|

    When looking at the historical CO2 levels in the atmosphere, today's 400ppm is on the low end of the scale. The low end. Drop much lower than that.... say, to 200-250ppm, and global flora begin to die from lack of breathable air. On the other hand, CO2 levels have often been higher, sometimes...
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    Daniel Pinchbeck, How Soon is Now, Heavy-Handed Climate Apocalypse Stuff |343|

    History shows that the risks are all in the actions climate alarmists want to take, i.e. turn over every aspect of our lives to a tiny centralized elite.... hey! Notice how similar that sounds to all the "Not-True-Communism" Communist states! Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...
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    Daniel Pinchbeck, How Soon is Now, Heavy-Handed Climate Apocalypse Stuff |343|

    What the hell do Tobacco companies have to do with climate? ffs What shenanigans are on the other side?
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    Dr. Piero Calvi-Parisetti, near-death experience science counters grief |319|

    Yeah, I'm always suspicious about claims that someone "only does something for the money". I have had jobs where the money was excellent but I wasn't really interested in the work, or I disliked the work. So in effect, on those jobs, I was "only in it for the money." And of course I got out as...
  7. SwiffFiffteh

    Dr. Piero Calvi-Parisetti, near-death experience science counters grief |319|

    I agree. What was different with my mother(I should have stated this more clearly in the original post, sorry) was that she didn't need a sign of continued existence; she believed/knew that was the case already. Her problem was, at least in part, her beliefs about what happened to people after...
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    Can materialistic science answer life’s big questions? |317|

    No problem. I should take more time to clearly state my positions in discussions on this forum, but I'm often typing my responses hurriedly into my mobile browser while on break at work(like I am doing right now), a habit I am going to have to break(but not yet). I am definitely not a...
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    Can materialistic science answer life’s big questions? |317|

    I don't know...to me, when someone who does not hold a particular belief, first erects a sort of effigy of it, then expresses anger towards it...that looks like a type of mocking. Their effigy can not be anything but shallow, and their anger is sarcastic and derisive. It isn't hard to express...
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    Dr. Piero Calvi-Parisetti, near-death experience science counters grief |319|

    Yes. My mother's immediate family--her father, mother, and two brothers--all died within a 10-month period about a year ago. A woman who had been like a second mother to her when she was a child also died during this period. Needless to say, this was an incredibly difficult time for my mother...
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    Can materialistic science answer life’s big questions? |317|

    Never heard of "superpsi" before, so I looked it up, and no, that is not what I meant. Put those suspicions to rest. I have to admit that I fail to see how "unconscious processes" which are entirely non-supernatural could result in Waterwalking...?
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    Can materialistic science answer life’s big questions? |317|

    The old gods of Sumer, Akkad, Assyria, and Babylon were easily recognizable, by all reports. What became difficult was recognizing the mixed bloods. I agree with your suspicions about the supernatural, especially because I'm fairly certain we are the source of most of it without realizing it...
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    Can materialistic science answer life’s big questions? |317|

    Why do you think that? Also, what makes that a "simple" answer, in your opinion? (Seems to me there is nothing more simple and straightforward as an eternal, unchanging "now"....?) In any case, this is not what I believe, because I don't believe anything, because not enough data. But poking...
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    Can materialistic science answer life’s big questions? |317|

    I have been thinking lately about a possibility implied by the beliefs of some "tribal"( "Indigenous"? "Native"? None of these are good descriptions of these cultures, but they are the words used, so I use them as well) cultures. In this veiw, there are two realms of existence, the "spirit"...
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    He thought his beliefs about global warming were based on science. Science proved him wrong |310|

    Setting the whole AGW scam aside, what do you all think about the prospects of dealing with real(as in natural) climate change? We are in the midst of the longest interglacial period in the last ten million years or so ...and the last change was devastating. ==---------------------== 97% of...
  16. SwiffFiffteh

    What science-as-we-know-it can learn for the 9/11 truth movement |295|

    I know I'm late to the conversation, but I wanted to comment on this. IMO the most profound tenet of the Scientific Method is the philosophical realization that "the truth" is something unobtainable. Instead of searching for "truth", or evidence to "prove" that a given idea is "correct"...
  17. SwiffFiffteh

    He thought his beliefs about global warming were based on science. Science proved him wrong |310|

    Wow. Look at all the advice! Thanks!! I feel compelled to respond in kind. My advice to you is, look up the definition of a rhetorical question. They are great literary and conversational devices. However, I'd caution against using them when engaged in discourse with the.... err....mentally...
  18. SwiffFiffteh

    He thought his beliefs about global warming were based on science. Science proved him wrong |310|

    No, it isn't. Nope. True. No, it's not. I should hope so. In any case, I wasn't claiming climate scientists didn't know that...in fact, I hadn't mentioned climate scientists at all. But you've brought them into it, so let's see... You're saying climate scientists know the sun is the primary...
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