May 8, 2007
Sexual assault is not about love: it's about power. Anyone who thinks otherwise has probably never known real love. (Thursday Oct 13 | post #23271)
I doubt that either candidate will ever express their philosophies, attitudes, and agendas better than they did in their acceptance speeches at the national conventions. I find it hard to believe that anyone who is both compassionate and rational could listen to both and not vote for Hillary Clinton. The debates are kind fun, but they are also superfluous. (Wednesday Sep 28 | post #21924)
The Pew Religious Landscape study found only 70.6% of American adults identified as Christian in 2014. It seems unlikely that such a dramatic rebound would take place in so short a time. Since Pew publishes metadata that holds up to scrutiny and the ABC poll provides no access to its metadata, I think that the former is probably more reliable. (Wednesday Sep 28 | post #11336)
I'm on the same page. I have a few quibbles with Libertarians, but that's not one of them. If someone in the end stages of a terminal condition wants to end their life on their own terms, they should be able to ask a trusted person to help. (Sunday Sep 25 | post #530)
Yup. When you have nothing rational to say, resort to a little off-topic and fabricated ad hom, That'll get some of your credibility back--not! (Sunday Sep 25 | post #527)
Now as through this world I ramble I see lots of funny men some will rob you with a six gun some with a fountain pen But as through this life you ramble and as through this life you roam you will never see an outlaw drive a family from their home Woody Guthrie (Sep 21, 2016 | post #21631)
It is, though, an indication that abiogenesis is a possible, perhaps even likely explanation for the origin of life on Earth. (Sep 14, 2016 | post #164)
As I see it, the main link between atheism and science is that most atheists don't have any nonscientific reasons to refute the findings of scientists. We won't argue that natural history can't be correct because it conflicts with Biblical accounts. If current scientific understandings are that the earth is about 4.5 billion years old, we have no reason to refute it. If our understandings of geology and evolutionary biology makes the story of a global flood impossible, we have no reason to object. Often, religion hinders any understanding of science. Atheism removes that impediment. Nevertheless, I do agree that science is not about atheism and atheism is not about science. (Sep 14, 2016 | post #21233)
As I understand it, climate change is a global phenomenon, not a local one. Changes in a tiny portion of the globe wouldn't have an effect either globally or locally. Although local efforts help, any effective solution must be global in scope. (Sep 14, 2016 | post #21230)
It's an online journal that summarizes a very wide range current research for a general audience. As such, they have to pull from many sources. It is the best online popular science journal I've found to date. If you know of better ones, I'd love to add them to my collection of sources. (Sep 13, 2016 | post #21186)
Non of e above will affect BrianG in the least--he is too obsessed to be incapable of changing his mind. But the rest of the readers here may find some use in them. Cheers. (Sep 13, 2016 | post #21145)
Researchers identify human fingerprint on Indo-Pacific warm pool growth Date: July 1, 2016 Source: Pohang University of Science & Technology (POSTECH) Summary: Scientists have provided the first quantitative attribution of the Indo-Pacific warm pool (IPWP) warming and its expansion over the course of the past 60 years, examining human influences and natural contributions. https://www.scienc edaily.com/release s/2016/07/16070118 3259.htm (Sep 13, 2016 | post #21144)
Humans are primary cause of global ocean warming over past 50 years, research shows Date: June 11, 2012 Source: DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Summary: Scientists have shown that the observed ocean warming over the last 50 years is consistent with climate models only if the models include the impacts of observed increases in greenhouse gas during the 20th century. https://www.scienc edaily.com/release s/2012/06/12061115 3234.htm (Sep 13, 2016 | post #21143)
Global warming doubles risk of extreme La Niña event, research shows Date: January 26, 2015 Source: University of Exeter Summary: The risk of extreme La Niña events in the Pacific Ocean could double due to global warming, new research has shown. El Niño and La Niña events are opposite phases of the natural climate phenomenon, the El Niño/Southern Oscillation. Extreme La Niña events occur when cold sea surface temperatures in the central Pacific Ocean contrast with the warming land areas of Maritime Southeast Asia in the west and create a strong temperature gradient. https://www.scienc edaily.com/release s/2015/01/15012612 4723.htm https://www.scienc edaily.com/release s/2014/02/14022616 5305.htm https://www.scienc edaily.com/release s/2014/01/14011914 2454.htm (Sep 13, 2016 | post #21142)
Latest ocean warming review reveals extent of impacts on nature and humans Date: September 6, 2016 Source: International Union for Conservation of Nature Summary: Ocean warming is affecting humans in direct ways and the impacts are already being felt, including effects on fish stocks and crop yields, more extreme weather events and increased risk from water-borne diseases, according to what has been called the most comprehensive review available on the issue. https://www.scienc edaily.com/release s/2016/09/16090608 5016.htm (Sep 13, 2016 | post #21141)
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