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View Poll Results: Why do 97% of scientific studies agree that climate change is manmade?
1. Consipracy 22 41.51%
2. Scientists are not as smart as average Joe 5 9.43%
3. Scientists don't believe in the bible or the rapture 26 49.06%
Voters: 53. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-22-2013, 12:07 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Don Draper View Post
Ok, I'll give you 2%. Why is it that only 2% oppose the theory, yet in the general population it's much higher. I'm willing to bet that at least 50% of Limbaugh fans oppose the theory.

What is the difference between Limbaugh fans and the scientific community?
It only states 2% because it is subjectively doing so. Doesn't mean that number is based on reality, other than it is in a document. I can point to a crossword and say why that word? It has no significance.

Why guess at that? What does Limbaugh have to do with anything?

 
Old 05-22-2013, 12:09 PM
 
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Why are you trying to keep this horse alive? You posted a bogus thread claiming that a bogus study supported your bogus position. At this point, anyone who reads past page one realizes that the entire premise of this thread is flawed. Admit that you were misled by the article and let the thread die an honorable death. Failing that, just let the thread die...
LOL, seriously.
 
Old 05-22-2013, 03:29 PM
 
Location: ATX-HOU
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You are using that to push a given agenda.

Science doesn't operate on consensus. Authority does not validate a given assumption and yet your entire position is contingent on it which is obvious from the continued desire by such advocates to convince people that "97% of scientists" agree. Even if it were true (which it has been shown it is not consistently), it wouldn't make any given position on the issue valid.
What's my agenda again?

And you are using semantics to push your own ideology, picking and choosing what you believe. Science is certainly consensus but isn't entirely based on it.
 
Old 05-22-2013, 03:32 PM
 
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Because they're paid or convinced by leftist organizations to declare global warming manmade. Everyone knows that scientist are by and large leftards. The bias in the scientific community today is discrediting it immensely. And it's a shame too.
 
Old 05-22-2013, 03:33 PM
 
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Science is certainly consensus but isn't entirely based on it.
Yeah... umm... You just made my case for me.
 
Old 05-22-2013, 04:01 PM
 
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As if pointed studies proving/disproving man-made climate change is the only evidence available.

If you regularly read books, blogs and magazines from 'people' (some who happen to be scientists) who write about their specialties, everything from: wildlife conservation, birding, oceanography, horticulture, various natural history, sociology, geography, etal., you will find that virtually every one will describe dramatically different developments within just the past 2-3 decades attributable to new phenomena.

The new phenomena is obviously from mankind continuing to burn stuff (gas, coal, wood, etc.), continuing to dump (on purpose and by accident) dangerous chemicals everywhere, continuing to destroy protective natural areas, continuing to scatter domestic animals (methane) and other humans across the landscrape while stripping it of its health.

Who in their right mind could doubt mankind is causing all this?
 
Old 05-22-2013, 05:48 PM
 
Location: ATX-HOU
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Yeah... umm... You just made my case for me.
Pray tell... If not by consenus how do ideas become theories or laws?
 
Old 05-22-2013, 06:09 PM
 
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Pray tell... If not by consenus how do ideas become theories or laws?
Of course science operates by consensus. One of the key features of scientific research is replication. The more studies replicate a finding, the more support for a hypothesis.
 
Old 05-22-2013, 06:12 PM
 
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Of course science operates by consensus. One of the key features of scientific research is replication. The more studies replicate a finding, the more support for a hypothesis.
I am more curious how nomander is going to wiggle out of this one, a combination of semantics and goal post moving I assume
 
Old 05-22-2013, 06:43 PM
 
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