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Author:  Fosgate [ Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:10 am ]
Post subject:  Re: International essay contests featuring environmentalism

Milton Banana wrote:
Fosgate wrote:
Wayne Stollings wrote:
Too bad the peanut gallery is impacting a serious thread, but ignorance is all some have to try to counter real science.


What's even worse are scientists (or untrained, outspoken proponents of it) attempting to counter real science. There's nothing I love more than putting these folks in their place before I learn that they have a degree in philosophy and a career driving a lift truck.


Oh, now this ladies and gentlemen is a very good look into the mind of a leftist.


Yes, those about which I speak are generally leftists. :lol:

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A degree of superiority on display while looking down at those who drive a “lift truck” for a living.


Oh get over it. It's more like this--I wouldn't hire a carpenter to remove an inflamed appendix. I'm also reminded of the PhD I worked with when I was 16 years old...at Burger King. Knowledge is just like any other tool. If you don't know what to do with it, you just as soon put it down for risk of looking like a dumbass.

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Oh, these people can’t possibly understand what goes on here.


Even if they did have a genuine knowledge (some do, of course), I would call to question what they're actually doing with it. Winning friends and influencing people certainly counts for something, I suppose. This reminds me of car collectors that garage their vehicles just to show them off, hardly ever or never driving them.

Understanding and effectively applying are two different things.

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I love this attitude among environmentalists. Its this elitist nonsense that is at the heart of why you can’t convince a majority of people who vote.


I think it has more to do with a well-meaning but amateur scientist syndrome....that and scientists' general inability to communicate in terms common folks understand. Convince is a key word.

Author:  Milton Banana [ Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Comedic attempt to redefine terms

And we're back.

Ice sheet =I'm sure it was here last week.

Arctic melt=A kind of baked Alaska but with cheese.

Tipping point=Be afraid.

Species extinction=Be very afraid.

Polar bears threatened=Who'd threaten a polar bear?

Inuit elders=Smart enough to know just what they don't know.

Clouds=If you know how they work, please email us.

Cloud seeding=We swear talcum powder's the best.

Ozone hole=A lower concentration of ozone.

Greenhouse effect=Why we all haven't frozen to death?

Greenhouse gases=All atmospheric gases except argon.

Carbon dioxide (CO2)=A harmless trace gas essential to plant life.

Carbon=Nasty black stuff.

Carbon tax=A misnomer, a scam.

Fracking=Getting something for virtually nothing except water and a few holes in the ground.

Author:  Wayne Stollings [ Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Comedic attempt to redefine terms

I suppose comedic redefinition can also mean entirely wrong definition .... but what else would we expect from such a source?

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