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Re: Global warming solved

Post by landrew » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:49 pm

OlegTheBatty wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:46 pm
landrew wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:40 pm
OlegTheBatty wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:14 pm
landrew wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:47 pm
OlegTheBatty wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:43 pm
landrew wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:37 pm
OlegTheBatty wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:20 pm
The quickest way to stop global warming would be to introduce a plague that killed off 80% - 90% of humanity. The rest could drive gas guzzlers, raise farting cattle, use coal-fired generators etc., and it wouldn't matter at all until the population grew again.
Eugenics 101.
In a way, I suppose - people would be selected for their resistance to that particular disease, not for anything else.
And money to buy the vaccine.
Not if the plague kills faster than a vaccine can be developed.
And what's the safety margin between a 90% die-off rate and 100%?
Who cares? The planet surely doesn't.
I've never heard of a plague that killed 100% of the population, but there's always a first time.
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Re: Global warming solved

Post by ElectricMonk » Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:24 pm

Thanos Rules: you don't get to decide who lives or dies, ergo it isn't Eugenics.

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Re: Global warming solved

Post by Gord » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:47 pm

Austin Harper wrote:
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I agree that the US should switch to metric like the rest of the developed world, but by definition they are a First World country.
Did you even read that definition?
...Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the definition has instead largely shifted to any country with little political risk and a well functioning democracy, rule of law, capitalist economy, economic stability and high standard of living....
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Re: Global warming solved

Post by landrew » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:19 pm

Austin Harper wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:44 pm
I agree that the US should switch to metric like the rest of the developed world, but by definition they are a First World country.
I believe attitudes of American exceptionalism are running much too high for that to happen.
The job of a skeptic is to investigate the unexplained; not to explain the uninvestigated.

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Re: Global warming solved

Post by Austin Harper » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:36 pm

Gord wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:47 pm
Austin Harper wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:44 pm
I agree that the US should switch to metric like the rest of the developed world, but by definition they are a First World country.
Did you even read that definition?
...Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the definition has instead largely shifted to any country with little political risk and a well functioning democracy, rule of law, capitalist economy, economic stability and high standard of living....
:neener:
There's little political risk and it's well functioning as long as your a crony of the right guy!
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Re: Global warming solved

Post by Gord » Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:27 pm

Austin Harper wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:36 pm
Gord wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:47 pm
Austin Harper wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:44 pm
I agree that the US should switch to metric like the rest of the developed world, but by definition they are a First World country.
Did you even read that definition?
...Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the definition has instead largely shifted to any country with little political risk and a well functioning democracy, rule of law, capitalist economy, economic stability and high standard of living....
:neener:
There's little political risk and it's well functioning as long as your a crony of the right guy!
you're
"Knowledge grows through infinite timelessness" -- the random fictional Deepak Chopra quote site
"Imagine an ennobling of what could be" -- the New Age BS Generator site
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