'97% of all scientists' is misleading.Oftentimes, when someone is skeptical about man made global warming, er, climate change, sorry.... their opponents will state the "97%" figure.
Huh. Does it say anything about each of their take on climate change? Whether it's an urgent issue, whether our effect on the climate is too small for any genuine concern, etc?
And then after that, even if there is a consensus, there was also a consensus back then on other theories, like the geocentric model. And then on top of that, if you know for a fact that you'll have your funding cut if you question man made climate change, what is there to do? It's not like questioning evolution on religious grounds. It's providing actual "scientific" explanations for phenomena that doesn't involve provoking mass hysteria or giving the government excuses to wield more power over the economy. Cutting funds for that reason isn't science. It's religion.
Arbitrariness In The LawThere is a common perception that arbitrariness in the law is a bad thing. It is not. This essay seeks to explain why, and to clarify when arbitrariness is a problem.
It is nearly impossible to devise laws that are not in some respect arbitrary. Sometimes the general thrust of the law is not arbitrary but the details are. Start with an uncontroversial law: the prohibition on burglary. Everybody agrees that burglary should be illegal and everybody agrees on why burglary should be illegal. Not everybody agrees, however, on exactly what the law should say. English common law defined burglary as breaking and entering into the dwelling house of another, during the nighttime, for the purpose of committing theft or another crime. It was a capital offense. The definition has changed over time. Today, nearly all jurisdictions have done away with the requirement that it happen at night. Most jurisdictions have also created lesser, related offenses for breaking into other structures and even aut
Trannies: Are They Legit? Well, it depends on the situation. I'd maintain, however, that, as a rule, no. Most so-called trans-gendered people---i.e.the confused, human pokemon you see populating a woman's march now---are, I'd contend, merely suffering from Munchhausen syndrome: they're, in effect, counter-fitting a fashionably new gender identity so they can feel special; when really the only remarkable thing about these persons is their vacuous self-victimhood and glaring illiteracy in basic biology.
There are two sexes, and two genders, and then there are people transitioning from one gender or another. The sexes are distinctly characterized by the existence of a male and female brain, as well as numerous biological elements: one of which simply cannot be replicated, the male penis. Try as a transitioning "man" might, she's never going to be able to concoct, under her own power, the "family recipe". It's simply impossible. Some laws of nature, it seems, are damned determined to remain
I long suspected Trump's rhetoric had a purpose.Watching Trump and Trudeau on the news this evening, and hearing what is being said, it suddenly occurred to me:
Trump's rhetoric on the campaign trail was DESIGNED to bring people to the table in a mood (possibly even, one might say, Desperate) to negotiate and set things straight. It may not work with everyone, but it IS working.
George Takei against Gay Suluhttp://www.redstate.com/brandon_morse/2016/07/09/lgbt-member-george-takei-right-idea-making-beloved-characters-gay/
Even George Takei, who is a gay man, thinks this SJW pandering is getting ridiculous. George Takei a long time ago said that just because he is gay doesn't mean Sulu is actually gay. Because this turning characters gay (like what Marvel and DC comics is doing, as well as what happened with that shit ending to Legend Of Korra) is actually making things worse and pissing people off, including actual LGBT people. Of course, the new Star Trek cast disagrees with Takei, but my mother saw the original show and films more than I have and she told me that Sulu had a daughter in the original se
Wonder Woman is a dyke nowhttps://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2016/sep/30/wonder-woman-movies-first-gay-superhero-dc-comics
I honest to God hate my generation and this generations' current TV, Comic Book, Video Game and Filmwriters with it's obsession over LGBT things. First Korra, then some of the Marvel superheroes, now Wonder Woman. If I recall right, she is in love with Superman and there were many comics where they even start a family together. Superman and Wonder Woman is the only thing that I still like about the main DC Comics universe, but no, some asshole has to appease SJWs and make something for :iconTomPreston: to jerk off to. I have no problem with gayness and all that, but changing character's sexuali