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by Bud
January 8th, 2010, 10:58 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Oh no! Randi throws a bone to the climate change deniers!
Replies: 18
Views: 2292

Re: Oh no! Randi throws a bone to the climate change deniers!

One of the things the skeptics/deniers have picked up on is the refusal to make raw data available (and it is frequently concluded from that alone there is no such thing as AGW!). This is a complete red herring. The CRU had been bombarded with requests and they took the decision not to hand over th...
by Bud
April 17th, 2008, 12:51 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: The three-word-post game
Replies: 1332
Views: 72458

Re: The three-word-post game

Lifelinking wrote:Ik weet niet
No, me neither.
by Bud
April 17th, 2008, 12:51 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: The three-word-post game
Replies: 1332
Views: 72458

Re: The three-word-post game

Maria wrote:Bravo! Bon appétit. :smile:
MedMae eats essays?
by Bud
April 15th, 2008, 4:38 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: The three-word-post game
Replies: 1332
Views: 72458

Re: The three-word-post game

Meh. Bored now.
by Bud
April 15th, 2008, 4:37 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: The three-word-post game
Replies: 1332
Views: 72458

Re: The three-word-post game

Just for you...
by Bud
April 15th, 2008, 4:37 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: The three-word-post game
Replies: 1332
Views: 72458

Re: The three-word-post game

And another one.
by Bud
April 15th, 2008, 4:37 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: The three-word-post game
Replies: 1332
Views: 72458

Re: The three-word-post game

Three word post.
by Bud
April 14th, 2008, 6:19 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: Nice one, Ian & "You may not beleive in God but ..." merger
Replies: 14
Views: 1854

Re: Nice one, Ian & "You may not beleive in God but ..." merger

The problem is that physical and statistical arguments for the likely lack of a super-being require a certain amount of education or intelligence to understand (certainly to meaningfully refute). So a lot of stuff is beyond the comprehension of many religionists.
by Bud
April 14th, 2008, 5:30 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Should creationists be given a platform?
Replies: 26
Views: 3162

Re: Should creationists be given a platform?

I voted yes... for now. Until the academic environment exists for theology itself to get dropped as a serious discipline, and until the view remains common without being in and of itself harmful, it can be occasionally debunked in high level academic platforms. By and large I would deny on principle...
by Bud
April 14th, 2008, 5:11 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Interview the person below you.
Replies: 2007
Views: 172277

Re: Interview the person below you.

I milked a cow when I was about seven or something. It wasn't much fun (for me or the cow, I suppose) and I sucked at it. Have you ever, in real life, heard the phrase "do you know who I am?" uttered seriously (or even better, uttered it yourself)? edit: I just realised my answer re milking could be...
by Bud
April 14th, 2008, 4:44 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Urban Myths
Replies: 5
Views: 1235

Re: Urban Myths

The car that didn't go: the Chevrolet Nova failed to sell in Spanish-speaking countries because it translates as “doesn't go” in Spanish. In reality, Novas had no problem selling south of the Rio Grande. Plus, as Snopes points out, Mexico's national petrol company sells fuel under the same name. Wo...
by Bud
August 17th, 2007, 5:07 pm
Forum: Social Club
Topic: For Compassionist
Replies: 23
Views: 3612

Moose wrote:I've never even seen a black rhino

*just wants to be different*
Actually, the two that charged me charged me in the dark. I legged it blind. I saw them just before nightfall, though, which is why I went in for a closer look.

Naive, 11-year old idea.
by Bud
August 17th, 2007, 6:52 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Race and IQ
Replies: 10
Views: 2349

Race and IQ

The debate over racial differences in IQ represents perhaps the greatest scientific controversy of the past half-century. The facts are not in serious dispute: blacks score, on average, significantly lower than whites in IQ tests in the United States, Britain and beyond. Not sure where this belongs...
by Bud
August 17th, 2007, 2:47 am
Forum: Social Club
Topic: Big Glasgow meet-up, 30th & 31st of August
Replies: 31
Views: 4515

Moose wrote:I am afraid that I am not going to be able to make that after all due to a combination of circumstances. I'd love to moot with you all one day tho!
That's a shame. You will be missed. :sad:
by Bud
August 16th, 2007, 12:41 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Game: Make a wish, grant a wish!
Replies: 403
Views: 39689

Sorry, simultaneous posts.
I wish I wasn't feeling so lazy.
Granted. You are now a beaver.

Okay, NOW I wish Jeremy Clarkson was dead.
by Bud
August 16th, 2007, 12:38 pm
Forum: Club Soda
Topic: Game: Make a wish, grant a wish!
Replies: 403
Views: 39689

Granted, but the paradoxes and impossibilities inherent in the concept of omnipotence, magnified by the instant creation of billions of omnipotent beings, cause the universe to collapse on itself and implode.

I wish Jeremy Clarkson was dead.
by Bud
August 16th, 2007, 12:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussions...
Topic: Superstition
Replies: 56
Views: 8811

I still do the cigarette bus thing.

Sometimes I smoke three or four cigarettes in a row before one gets wasted.
by Bud
August 16th, 2007, 8:50 am
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Richard Dawkins - Enemies of Reason:Slaves to Superstition
Replies: 42
Views: 5328

Thanks, Alan.
by Bud
August 14th, 2007, 6:33 pm
Forum: Humanism, secularism, freethought...
Topic: :o)
Replies: 18
Views: 1748

Ignoring the BNP was how they got so big in the first place.
by Bud
August 14th, 2007, 6:28 pm
Forum: Sciences and pseudo-science
Topic: Global Warming
Replies: 15
Views: 2395

10,000 years? APG can be measured closer to around seventy. Initially mitigated by sulfate aerosols, so we are looking more from thirty years ago when the temp started to rise seriously.

The effects we are having on the climate are showing up much quicker than any natural effects could be.