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Weekend reflections

June 3rd, 2011

It’s time again for weekend reflections, which makes space for longer than usual comments on any topic. In keeping with my attempts to open up the comments to new contributors , I’d like to redirect discussion, and restatements of previous arguments, as opposed to substantive new contributions, to the sandpit(s). In particular, please post nothing related to nuclear energy. As always, civilised discussion and no coarse language please.

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  1. Christopher Dobbie
    June 8th, 2011 at 09:21 | #1

    Curious to know how much Queensland Government debt is?

  2. Freelander
    June 8th, 2011 at 13:53 | #2

    Something interesting about Ross McKitrick, well-known climate change denier, that may be widely known but I didn’t know before, apparently he is an evangelical christian and that plays some role in his denialism. He is a member of the “Cornwall Alliance for the stewardship of creation” and a signatory of their “Evangelical Declaration on Global Warming”. Well that answers the frequently asked question “God knows how he came up with that?”.

    http://www.cornwallalliance.org/articles/read/an-evangelical-declaration-on-global-warming/

    What can one say?

    Hallelujah!!!!

  3. Ikonoclast
    June 8th, 2011 at 16:04 | #3

    @Freelander

    They say what they “believe” and what they blanket “deny” and then call their statements facts in the next section. It would be laughable if it wasn’t so tragically stupid. It’s dogma at its worst. Intelligent religious people (there are such) would find this fundamentalist nonsense lamentable.

    Hmm now, let me apply their reasoning on them. Hang on, renewables cant be as useless as they say because God in his infinite power and wisdom would have made renewables capable of sustaining us when non-renewables ran out.

  4. Freelander
    June 9th, 2011 at 07:13 | #4

    The religious based stewardship of creation idea is that the environment can’t get on without us. But how did it get on before humans were around?

    Oh, wait. Evolution is cr*p. Humans were always around to steward nature. God created everything 6000 years ago.

    Explains everything. So McKitrick’s objections are basically theological rather than scientific.

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