10 posts • joined 10 Nov 2011
"Then he choked, and didn't turn the experiment on..."
Should've played it some Barry White...
Re: As a representative of the tobacco industry, I would like to point out...
But carbon dioxide is heavier than air, which is why plants evolved to thrive on it. If anything, it's heating the ground. It's the dihydrogen oxide you should be worrying about when it comes to atmospheric heating, Shirley?
Well. Ffs. Colour me surprised.
I have annihilated the pot of chives on my window sill just in case.
It's odd that the headline refers to bloggers in three countries being 'targetted' but only provides the details for one (UK) and cites that the "US Department of Justice Criminal Division had requested evidence"... does that mean the warrant was obtained and executed on behalf of the yanks? So much data appears to be missing from the story... oh pants, that'll probably make me a 'story denier' now.
You cannot be serious.
The words 'boffin' and 'boffinry' did not appear once in this article. Consequently it cannot be about serious science, ergo I cannot take it seriously. Here is a man with a funny hat, though he is only wearing one, not many, as people formerly did (apparently).
"Earth highly unlikely to suffer severe warming - new science"
Shouldn't that be "... new boffinry"?
"Climate scientists funded by the US government have announced new research..."
Shouldn't that be "Climate boffins..."?
"Andreas Schmittner, professor at the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State uni."
Shouldn't that be "...Atmospheric Boffinry..."?
"The new study is published in top-ranking boffinry journal Science. The research was funded by the US National Science Foundation."
Shouldn't that be "...top-ranking boffinry journal Boffinry. The research was funded by the US National Boffinry Foundation."?
Just to be consistent with the latest Register styleguide, you understand.
Into the past?
"The boffins who sent sub-atomic particles on a faster-than-light journey into the past have done another successful experiment that confirms the results."
Sensational but not true. The particles arrived sooner than they would have had they travelled at the speed of light, but still *after* they were transmitted. They did not arrive before they set off, they did not 'journey into the past'.
What has mathematics got to do with the theory of evolution? Species mutate with every single generation, that's biology, it's got nothing to do with mathematics. Basing human population on some exponential mathematical formula is just plain daft; infant mortality has better than halved over the last 30 years alone, never mind the last 200,000. And that's without factoring recent developments like medicine and dentistry. Perhaps no-one dies in Mathworld?
And yet, the Earth's core (and the molten core of the paleo moon if there was one) is many times hotter than the Curie temperature of all known magnetic materials. Therefore, there can be no magnetism at the Earth's core (and if there were, Doug McClure would've found it).
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