Sorry (not really), I’m not playing your game. You cannot be convinced, so there’s no point having an educated discussion. No matter how much evidence is presented, no matter how often your terrible, illogical belief system/worldview/”philosophy” is refuted, you won’t accept it, because what must… Read more
The guy who tried to help was one of the guys who pushed him. You can see he knew he’d done something wrong and tried to help. Whether he did it out of compassion or embarrassment because he was caught on cam is another matter entirely.
Overpopulation is not solely about numbers. It’s about carrying capacity, the ability of an environment to sustain a population. Even if our population peters out in 2050 to about 10 billion, they all need to be fed, housed, and clothed. And no one wants to live in squalor, but have some modicum of… Read more
Of course. But my post was about the tendency of some people to dismiss and ridicule curiosity-driven research. The paper mentioned in the article has lots of aspects to be critical about. But calling this type of research “silly” instead of addressing the paper is typical of people who have no idea about the subject… Read more
Plenty of stuff you now take for granted and is common knowledge today used to be speculation. Wegener was the pariah of the geology community for proposing continental drift. Imaginary numbers were considered silly and useless. Or ask Semmelweis what his colleagues thought about his ideas. By that… Read more
If there’s a problem at all with his approach then it’s him trying to get other scientists on board and start working on his hypothesis before anyone had the chance to review it. I don’t mind him throwing his ideas out there, although I think his confidence in his stuff is not warranted - back then I’ve read his book,… Read more
Peer review is quality control. You can present your ideas, but you have to withstand the scrutiny of your peers in order to ensure that certain standards are upheld. Trying to bypass this process and simply assuming you are right about your hypothesis and everybody has to take it seriously… Read more
The good on which you expound is inextricably tied to a mountain of bad that, at least in my mind, greatly outweighs the good by a wide margin. And even if religion were entirely benign, there would still be the aspect that is to me the most insidious: the abdication of reason in favor of faith.… Read more
You misread my post, at least partially. I acknowledge that “conservation hunting” works sometimes. But just because it works doesn’t mean it’s right. Is this really who we want to be? We need a complete change of attitude towards nature if we want to have a somewhat intact biosphere, which we still…
I appreciate you trying to have a conversation here, but the guy (and anyone of his ilk) you are answering to is complete lost to any rational discourse. He’s completely dependent on science and uses it (in the form of technology, medicine, etc.) when it’s convenient to him and derides it when it… Read more
State-sponsored hacking and counter-hacking already happens worldwide, even if it rarely surfaces. If you think only the Chinese actively do it and the US or Canada or Russia or France don’t do it or only react to it, you might be a bit naive (I don’t think you are). Western nations even hack each other, not just real… Read more
No need to drag the biosphere down with us (I know, we’re already doing it, but at least there’s an off chance that we come to our senses and revert course).