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Totally Meaningless Study
A Pew Research poll showed 78% of Americans believing that the Bible is either the actual or inspired Word of God.
This view is held by 88% of Protestants, 82% of Catholics, and 91% of other Christian groups.
Contrary to the emerging scholarly consensus that the Biblical stories such as Exodus and Conquest are “best regarded as a myth”, only a minority of the public at large (19% of Americans, 11% of Protestants, 16% of Catholics, and 6% of other Christian groups) believe that the Bible is just “ancient fables, history, and legends.
Doesn't make it so though...
Re: The UK Needs Climate Change Sceptics to Restore Common Sense.
No it has not been killed off. Papers are being written on it all the time. Here is one that was published on August 30th 2012 - just the other day.
The UK Needs Climate Change Sceptics to Restore Common Sense.
Well, since climate change has now been shown to drive the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere, not the other way around - the green lobby should be dumping all their wind farm ideas as being expensive nonsense - unless they like the idea of them so much they are willing to lose money erecting them. Of course, it has also been shown that wind turbines do nothing to offset CO2 emission anyway...
Update on the Above
Shortly after posting this I was contacted by Dell Customer Services. They explained that the Techs simply didn't know the rules and asked me for proof that I had indeed purchased the machine - which I supplied. A few hours later I was contacted by the Techs and a new HDD will be delivered tomorrow.
However... had I not spent almost a week arguing my case and simply listened to the Techs, instead of escalating the case several times - I would have been out of pocket.
Something to remember...
Here is a cautionary tale for anyone who buys a new Dell anything from anyone who is not Dell themselves.
I recently purchased a Dell laptop new in the box off Ebay. Unfortunately the hard drive crashed. Since the machine was still under warranty I contacted Dell. They ran through a short test and confirmed the hard drive was toast. Then the fun began. Since I was not the person they had originally shipped the machine to - they refused to help and further - until I gave them the name and address of the person on their paperwork. Since the guy I bought the machine off basically buys and sells surplus machines - he isn't the guy on the paperwork either.
Since I am unable to supply Dell with the name and address of the original purchaser - so far they have refused to honour the warranty and fix the machine.
I am now wondering if my best option is to simply fix the machine myself and try and reclaim the cost through small claims court.
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