A global warming skeptic who's a lot smarter than Al Gore

Jul 27, 2012 Full story: The Jersey Journal 24

The Princeton physicist has written books on a wide range of topic, from the potential perils of nuclear weapons to discoveries in the human genome.

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“Happy, warm and comfortable”

Since: Oct 10

Mountain hideaway, SE Spain

#1 Jul 27, 2012
Almost everyone's smarter than Fat Al, but he has a bigger brass neck than most.
Gump

Enterprise, AL

#2 Jul 27, 2012
Earthling-1 wrote:
Almost everyone's smarter than Fat Al, but he has a bigger brass neck than most.
A box of sun baked rocks is smarter than Al Gore.
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#3 Jul 28, 2012
Neither one has any standing as a climate research scientists. But Al Gore knows that. So he is smarter than Freeman Dyson. Maybe not as intelligent but certainly smarter.

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Since: Oct 10

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#4 Jul 28, 2012
Intelligence has been defined in many different ways- including, but not limited to abstract thought, understanding, self-awareness, communication, reasoning, learning, having emotional knowledge, retaining, planning, and problem solving.
It's impossible to compare Gore to Dyson at any level, unless one is prepared to compare chalk with cheese.
Intellect is a term used in studies of the human mind, and refers to the ability of the mind to come to correct conclusions about what is true or real, and about how to solve problems.
Let's see, who's word would take in a discussion about climate change?
Freeman John Dyson FRS, theoretical physicist and mathematician, famous for his work in quantum electrodynamics, solid-state physics, astronomy and nuclear engineering.
Or:
Gore enrolled in Harvard College in 1965, initially planning to major in English and write novels, but later deciding to major in government.
Although he was an avid reader who fell in love with scientific and mathematical theories, he did not do well in science classes in college, and avoided taking math. His grades during his first two years put him in the lower one-fifth of the class. During his sophomore year, he reportedly spent much of his time watching television, shooting pool, and occasionally smoking marijuana. In his junior and senior years, he became more involved with his studies, earning As and Bs. In his senior year, he took a class with oceanographer and global warming theorist Roger Revelle, who sparked Gore's interest in global warming and other environmental issues. Gore earned an A on his thesis, "The Impact of Television on the Conduct of the Presidency, 1947-1969", and graduated with an A.B. cum laude in June 1969.
Still not sure?
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#5 Jul 29, 2012
Gump wrote:
<quoted text>
A box of sun baked rocks is smarter than Al Gore.
Do you have any evidence to support your claim?

NONE.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#6 Jul 29, 2012
LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
Neither one has any standing as a climate research scientists. But Al Gore knows that. So he is smarter than Freeman Dyson. Maybe not as intelligent but certainly smarter.
Well, let's see.

1. Gore has been studying and caring about the global climate and warming longer than Dyson.

2. Having served in the Vietnam War and travelled since then in most parts of the world, Gore knows better than Dyson, first hand, the status of global climate and warming.

3. Gore knows probably all the most prominent climate scientists already and will continue meeting the rising generation of scientists. That's a lot of learning from the horse's mouth.

4. In making his Nobel-winning film, Al Gore learned tremendous amount. Gore is one of handful of people who understands the big picture and the emerging issues of the global climate and warming.

On the other hand, what can we say about Dyson?
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#7 Jul 29, 2012
Gore is one of handful of people who understand the big picture and the emerging issues of the global climate and warming.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#8 Jul 29, 2012
Earthling-1 wrote:
<quoted text>It's impossible to compare Gore to Dyson at any level, unless one is prepared to compare chalk with cheese.<quoted text>Let's see, who's word would take in a discussion about climate change?<quoted text>Or:<quoted text>Still not sure?
WOW. You did it again!

Hey dirtie, you should use 'whose word' and NOT "who's word!" This is a big faux pas in English.

Of course you, as an English dropout at age 15, did not have the benefit of Al Gore's schooling, including graduating from Harvard.

Who's jealous of the former US VP? You, dirtie.

Oh, Al Gore understands the human-induced climate change, but you don't. NO surprise there.

P.S. See my use of 'who's.'
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#9 Jul 29, 2012
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>Well, let's see.
1. Gore has been studying and caring about the global climate and warming longer than Dyson.
Which doesn't make him an expert on climate, just an interested amateur and documentary maker.
SpaceBlues wrote:
2. Having served in the Vietnam War and travelled since then in most parts of the world, Gore knows better than Dyson, first hand, the status of global climate and warming.
Which doesn't make him an expert on climate, just a concerned citizen.
SpaceBlues wrote:
3. Gore knows probably all the most prominent climate scientists already and will continue meeting the rising generation of scientists. That's a lot of learning from the horse's mouth.
Yes. He has delved into understanding what the climate researchers have to say. As I said, that makes him SMART.
SpaceBlues wrote:
4. In making his Nobel-winning film, Al Gore learned tremendous amount. Gore is one of handful of people who understands the big picture and the emerging issues of the global climate and warming.
Exactly. Not a SOURCE of information but smart enough to go TO the source to get his facts.
SpaceBlues wrote:
On the other hand, what can we say about Dyson?
That his ego has outsources his intelligence. Next he'll be telling us what he thinks about clam biology. The guy doesn't know that he isn't an expert of EVERYTHING. He is intelligent (you can tell because of his papers on subjects he DOES know about) but by no means SMART enough to know when to shut up about himself.

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#10 Jul 29, 2012
NobodyYouEverWantToKnow, aka:
LessFactMoreHype wrote:
That his ego has outsources[sic] his intelligence.
Your ego 'has outsources' your intelligence, Mr Undoubtably Spelt Fourty.
Maybe your new found bootlicker friend can help you with your poor English.
Ask him if 40 was ever correctly spelt with a U in the last 200 years?
Then ask him why 'outsources' was completely the wrong choice of word, even if you had spelled it correctly.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#11 Jul 29, 2012
Hey dirtie, you did it again. The correct spelling is "newfound." Your English is very poor.

Yet you try to correct other posters, of course, incorrectly. LOL.

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Since: Nov 11

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#12 Jul 31, 2012
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>Well, let's see.
1. Gore has been studying and caring about the global climate and warming longer than Dyson.
2. Having served in the Vietnam War and travelled since then in most parts of the world, Gore knows better than Dyson, first hand, the status of global climate and warming.
3. Gore knows probably all the most prominent climate scientists already and will continue meeting the rising generation of scientists. That's a lot of learning from the horse's mouth.
4. In making his Nobel-winning film, Al Gore learned tremendous amount. Gore is one of handful of people who understands the big picture and the emerging issues of the global climate and warming.
On the other hand, what can we say about Dyson?
Al Gore NEVER "served" in Vietnam - he went there as a journalist but later claimed to have been an officer.

His film is not allowed to be shown in the UK to children, WITHOUT an accompanying film and lecture saying the opposite as the High Court says if does not contain facts but opinions.

Gore is a drop-out from a Southern Baptist college.

he failed law school

he lost the election.

what a resume!

“WE never came from Africa!”

Since: Nov 11

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#13 Jul 31, 2012
SpaceBlues wrote:
Gore is one of handful of people who understand the big picture and the emerging issues of the global climate and warming.
Gore is a fat conman who has worked a scam to make money. While living off coal and oil money, he sells "carbon credits" , the most crooked scam since Indulgences.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#14 Jul 31, 2012
DudTenners wrote:
<quoted text>
Al Gore NEVER "served" in Vietnam - he went there as a journalist but later claimed to have been an officer.
His film is not allowed to be shown in the UK to children, WITHOUT an accompanying film and lecture saying the opposite as the High Court says if does not contain facts but opinions.
Gore is a drop-out from a Southern Baptist college.
he failed law school
he lost the election.
what a resume!
LIAR.

Read the correct bio here:

http://www.algoresupportcenter.com/aboutal.ht...

P.S. Have you lost the election? LOL.
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#15 Jul 31, 2012
DudTenners wrote:
<quoted text>
Al Gore NEVER "served" in Vietnam - he went there as a journalist but later claimed to have been an officer.
Gore had basic training at Fort Dix from August to October, and then was assigned to be a "Public Affairs Officer" at Fort Rucker, Alabama. In April 1970, he was "Soldier of the Month".[17][36]
He was sent to Vietnam on January 2, 1971, becoming one "of only about a dozen of the 1,115 Harvard graduates in the Class of '69 who went to Vietnam." Gore was stationed with the 20th Engineer Brigade in Bien Hoa and was a journalist with The Castle Courier. He received an honorable discharge from the Army in May 1971.

Other than these basic facts, you have a lot of silly slurs from 'anonymous sources'.

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Since: Oct 10

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#16 Jul 31, 2012
NobodyYouEverWantToKnow, aka:
LessFactMoreHype wrote:
Gore had basic training at Fort Dix from August to October, and then was assigned to be a "Public Affairs Officer" at Fort Rucker, Alabama. In April 1970, he was "Soldier of the Month".[17][36]
He was sent to Vietnam on January 2, 1971, becoming one "of only about a dozen of the 1,115 Harvard graduates in the Class of '69 who went to Vietnam." Gore was stationed with the 20th Engineer Brigade in Bien Hoa and was a journalist with The Castle Courier. He received an honorable discharge from the Army in May 1971.
Other than these basic facts, you have a lot of silly slurs from 'anonymous sources'.
Is wiki your holy bible now, Mr Undoubtably Spelt Fourty?
If so, why not ask it how 40 has been correctly spelt in Canadian English for the last 200 years?
joyman61

Jefferson, NY

#17 Jul 31, 2012
You all need to learn how to spell. Spelled not spelt. Hillbillys

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#19 Jul 31, 2012
joyman61 wrote:
You all need to learn how to spell. Spelled not spelt.
I'm English.
Spelled vs. spelt

In American English, spelt primarily refers to the hardy wheat grown mostly in Europe, and the verb spell makes spelled in its past-tense and past-participial forms. In varieties of English from outside the U.S., spelt and spelled both work as past-tense and past-participial forms of spell. They are interchangeable, and both are common.
http://grammarist.com/spelling/spelled-spelt/
joyman61 wrote:
Hillbillys
Hillbilly singular, hillbillies plural.
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joyman61

Jefferson, NY

#20 Aug 2, 2012
Earthling-1 wrote:
<quoted text>I'm English.
Spelled vs. spelt
In American English, spelt primarily refers to the hardy wheat grown mostly in Europe, and the verb spell makes spelled in its past-tense and past-participial forms. In varieties of English from outside the U.S., spelt and spelled both work as past-tense and past-participial forms of spell. They are interchangeable, and both are common.
http://grammarist.com/spelling/spelled-spelt/
<quoted text>Hillbilly singular, hillbillies plural.
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sorry did not know you were such a highly educated hillbilly.

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Since: Oct 10

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#21 Aug 2, 2012
joyman61 wrote:
sorry did not know you were such a highly educated hillbilly.
Don't be sorry, I'm neither.

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