Wyville

Wyville

Lives in Netherlands Netherlands
Joined on Dec 6, 2011

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  • Do you mean to ask if life has a purpose? You state that you have been through a lot. Does that mean you are asking if there is sense to it all? I don't think there is a purpose, I'm not religious, ...
  • Replied in Very good...
    Sure, but the OP could have simply referred to the papers. Primary sources instead of secondary ones. If they want to make a point, they should do it properly and not argue from hearsay.
  • I know you don't want to be associated with them, but the link is blatantly clear. I'm sure you remember this story (you posted it yourself on here). http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelligent-desi ...
  • Actually, I already knew you would resort to claims of conspiracy theories. (Another creationist tactic.) Unfortunately for you I know various scientists in relevant areas of research and even ...
  • Not at all. If anything, it is quite the opposite. I know what it is like to have the odds stacked sky-high against you, but overall people are not helpless victims. The few that are, are exceptions. ...
  • And of that 1/4, 1/3 sits below the poverty threshold and of that 1/3 a large portion is into drugs, crime, have children they can't support. How many exactly are left over who do not make those ...
  • And if they worked at the prison, they would not be so poor. However, many of the locals fail the required drug test. Why didn't they exploit that resource themselves? How many were feeble, sick, ...
  • It would be a conscious decision in favor of something they valued more than financial gain. We all have to make such choices at one time or another. It is very personal and everyone makes ...
  • Yes, absolutely. I have no doubt there are cases like that. But then that is a conscious decision they make.
  • You can ask the same question in reverse: Why did 1/4 stay? Why would anyone stay in a place when there is no work? What prevented them from leaving? Looking at the situation, to me it is clear ...
  • Replied in Very good...
    Then why is it not a list of peer-reviewed papers?
  • Where are the peer-reviewed papers? The reason I ask is two-fold. First, you will have to put in some effort to find "skeptical" scientists because they are heavily outnumbered by their peers who ...
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  • Replied in Global Cooling
    The original came from a dubious website called populartechnology.net, which claims to be impartial, but is run by one person, Andrew K, who is obviously very partial and spends a lot of time ...
  • Replied in Very good...
    Which is why it is a list of newspaper articles, rather than actual peer-reviewed papers. The loudest opponents of science, be they anti-evolution or anti-climate change, never go near the science ...
  • Replied in You mean...
    Interestingly, you present a contrasting view to other people who live there, who have lived in the region, or who have been there as a journalist. I've read a few articles now and every single ...
  • Really? Because that is not how I have observed it. I have had a lot of contact with evolution-deniers and those people invariably also virulently oppose the idea of ACC. I have read a number of ...
  • Replied in You mean...
    You are being quite selective Don. We agree that there are genuinely poor people, especially in the US where the divide between rich and poor is far greater than in Europe. But in my experience it ...
  • As long as Western society keeps worshipping the economy, I don't see how this will change. Any entity (person, bank, corporation, etc.) that is worth enough money will be able to bully themselves ...
  • Replied in You mean...
    Well, that's what I mean. I could never play around with my money like that. Yes, it's a good point. Part of the same equation. Such constructions are completely irresponsible, but when they work, ...
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