2011-09-06 08:12:26An entire American Thinger post about the SkS use of the word 'fortunately'
John Cook

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Read it and weep:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/09/fortunately_dr_salks_attempt_to_eradicate_the_scourge_of_polio_has_failed.html

But do not read the comments. We've just analysed the data from our blogging experiment and found that skeptic blog comments reduce a reader's comprehension of the facts. That's right - reading skeptic comments makes you stupid. Reading the American Thinker comments thread may cause you to drop 10 or 20 IQ points.

2011-09-06 08:20:30
dana1981
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I think reading that article made my IQ drop 10 points too.  Too bad they didn't at least link to the post they were blabbering about.  Twats.

2011-09-06 08:43:33
nealjking

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Anyone with half a brain will see that the argument is stupid.

2011-09-06 09:40:52
dana1981
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Does anyone who reads the American Thinker have half a brain? It should be called the 'American Wish I Could Think-er.'
2011-09-06 12:25:13
Alex C

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Hey, free publicity.  Might as well have complained about the usage of a mirrored penguin on the home page, HEY EVERYONE GO CHECK IT OUT!

The Scarecrow's song is playing in my head right now.

2011-09-06 13:21:10Posted this as Yooper123
Daniel Bailey
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3 Points:

1.  The last month where the global temperatures were cooler than the 20th Century average was February 1985.  Since then we've had 316 consecutive warmer-than-average months.  Anyone care to calculate the odds of that?
2.  Since 2001, the Arctic Ocean sea ice has thinned from an average thickness of 2.0 meters (about 6'6") to about 0.9 meters (about 3').  This means that in just the last 10 years the ice cap covering the North Pole has lost more than half of what it once was.
3.  The world's atmosphere now holds more moisture since 1970 - about a Lake Erie's worth of additional moisture.  This means storms have bigger "gas tanks" to rain down upon us.




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2011-09-06 14:04:33
Daniel Bailey
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Surprisingly, approved by the moderator.

 

Now let's see if the terms "American" and "Thinker" are actually mutually exclusive...

2011-09-06 14:44:08
Daniel Bailey
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Judging by the first responder I'd say that they are.

2011-09-06 19:47:14
Paul D

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I am trying to post a comment but it is not having it.

Tried Firefox and it freezes after submission.
Tried Opera and it suggests i'm not logged in, when clearly I am.

2011-09-06 20:24:40
Daniel Bailey
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Paul, I'm using Firefox 6.0.1 with no issues (other than a lack of patience with idjit deniers, but that's my millstone).

2011-09-06 20:36:52
Paul D

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Still using Firefox 3 on my Mac because Tiger doesn't support later versions.

2011-09-06 21:22:57
Paul D

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I used Chrome on my PC and that seems to have worked. I used the monnicker of EnglishThinker (surprised no one has used it yet!).

2011-09-07 06:32:34
adelady

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I don't dare read the comments.   I once followed an education discussion onto that site.  Unfortunately it was during the previous presidential campaign.    The festering racism led me to think of the place as 'American Stinker'.

2011-09-07 17:35:56
Paul D

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Well my coment hasn't appeared and it was a pretty tame comment, here it is:

"Isn't the alleged glee a result of being required to oppose skeptic/denial views?
I'm not sure the analysis given in the article is correct, I think most people who agree with AGW want to find solutions to prevent it and would rather not be distracted by claims that AGW science is incorrect. Getting drawn in to an argument over the science is largely a distraction which results in some level of joy when someone has won an argument.

Aren't  'American Thinkers' are just as guilty at deriving pleasure out of winning an argument as anyone else?
I doubt very much the outcomes are considered and in any case those that agree with AGW would state that skeptic views would result in a lot of damage. So if a skeptic was cheerful at the thought of winning an argument, then they are also cheering destruction!"

It maybe the case that some of my previous attempts to post a comment actually reached the moderator (despite the problems I had) and they thought I was spamming?
Alternatively they didn't like my user name, or a combination of those.