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[edit] On Christians and "Hitler 2"

http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2016/3/7/11174064/do-christians-really-favor-trump He doesn't have the sort of support some think he does apparently.

[edit] Bristake

About the people who made a protest vote to Brexit before Brexit actually happened and now are really regretting their decision. Why do I get the feeling that we'll be seeing people saying similar things here about Trump? ℕoir LeSable (talk) 17:57, 24 June 2016 (UTC)

How did they make a protest vote? Weren't there only two options?--Owlman (talk) (mail) 18:00, 24 June 2016 (UTC) 18:00, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
They voted pro-brexit to "send a message". Castaigne-like thinking. ikanreed You probably didn't deserve that 18:12, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
Absolutely not! I believe in pragmatic voting only. "Sending a message" is idealism, and I frankly despise idealism in all its forms. --Castaigne2 (talk) 18:42, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
there seems to be little you dont despise. You must be fun at parties AMassiveGay (talk) 18:46, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
There is much in the way of media I like. Books, movies, music...right now I'm very much enjoying the collection and dissection of classic ghost stories in the tradition of M. R. James, but no one here has any interest in that at all. --Castaigne2 (talk) 18:48, 24 June 2016 (UTC)
@ikanreed Well, if they voted for Brexit then they must have agreed with it in part; the only thing I could imagine they would be "protesting" would be austerity, immigration, or trade deals. I mean, if I voted for Trump then I would have to believe that he would fix our trade deals, immigration policy, or economy.--Owlman (talk) (mail) 04:38, 25 June 2016 (UTC) 04:38, 25 June 2016 (UTC)

[edit] Climate Change

Truth or Fiction. Robert Scribbler put on his blog that the "Wrecked Jet Stream Now Runs From Pole-to-Pole". Now, one might dismiss this as pretty Pseudoscience that puts actual climate scientists in the toilet. However, a Mr. Paul Beckwith from the University of Ottawa, according to this washington post article picked up on Mr. Scribbler's blog post and decided to investigate himself and published a youtube video about it. After hearing critics, Mr. Scribbler posted updates that "However, the inference taken from my article was somewhat misconstrued. Stating that a global climate emergency due to loss of seasonality is currently upon us and is far-reaching. The message in my article is that the situation appears to be worsening and that this particular global climate crisis may be something that we’ll face over the coming years and decades." Also, Professor Beckwith has added an update on his youtube video that reports he was misquoted by the post in that he says "Unfortunately, the Washington Post article erroneously attributed my "climate emergency" claim to one jet stream behaviour in one video." So, the question is, is this a clog or a good blog? Psuedoscience or sound science (considering the level of peer review is in question here).— Unsigned, by: Sascholl / talk / contribs

[edit] Jennifer "Christy Sheats is a Martyr for Jesus" Mayers

There is zero possibility this is not a parodist. Why are sane people allowing themselves to be trolled?

From her post about why Nicole Brown Simpson had it coming: This applies to my own life, as I feel the need to share the one and only time that my husband and I have had a disagreement. Our youngest daughter was just a baby and I guess maybe I was aloof that day and was feeding her improperly. The bottle was at the wrong angle and she became gassy and fussy. My husband disapproved and struck me across the face in our kitchen. Our two oldest daughters were aware of what happened and I do regret that somewhat.

However, I immediately apologized to my husband and asked him to forgive me. And he did. I should have been watching more closely. I should have done what he asked of me. I should have been a perfect mother. And on that particular day, I strayed. And I deserved the consequence that I received.

All her posts are textbook Poe. Gimme a break. Whoover (talk) 20:44, 3 July 2016 (UTC)

[edit] Turkish coup conspiracies

Should the conspiracies about the coup in Turkey being false flag go to Clogosphere or the Blogosphere? On one hand they're unsubstancied and unfounded conspiracies, but on the other hand Erdogan is Islamist-friendly and became increasinly authoritarian in the months leading up to the coup (after all he did shut down the largest newspapper in Turkey)? Tuxer (talk) 04:25, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

[edit] lol @ reddit

Anyone who thinks there's a biologically identifiable marker that you could use to identify the "bottom 90%" of intelligence with time, effort, and any modern lab equipment you wanted is most definitely in that bottom 90%. We can scarcely identify any genes that predict intelligence at all, in spite of gene sequencing, much less in a way we could engineer a plague to specifically eradicate some arbitrary slice of.

This is over and above the extremely stupid ethics of their ideas. Pragmatically, the reactos are just completely and utterly full of shit and it floors me the irony of talking about intelligence while knowing so little about it. They take a flying leap from "IQ appears to be pretty heritable" to "obviously g is so simple to identify a bacteria could do it" ikanreed You probably didn't deserve that 17:11, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

Welcome to SlateStarCodex! Here's your unfortunate historical connotations of the otherwise-wonderful word "eugenics" - David Gerard (talk) 12:10, 19 July 2016 (UTC)
Bioengineering is magic, just like computers. Haven't you watched the documentary Jurassic Park? This is why GMOs are evil, because Monsanto will inject sterilization genes into our food! --Ymir (talk) 19:15, 19 July 2016 (UTC)
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