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Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
« Reply #300 on: April 23, 2017, 06:40:26 PM »
That place must have either really bad tires or really bad roads.
Or neither. They were collected to be recycled. Then lightning hit the pile and it ignited. (Assuming it's the tire conflagration I'm familiar with.) Those industrial-strength rubber mats that are used to soften the floor a bit for workers are made out of old tires, and there are other uses as well.
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Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
« Reply #301 on: April 23, 2017, 08:51:44 PM »
To be fair, that image alone doesn't prove climate change, or really anything other than tyres, when burned, produce black smoke. It could be argued either that the smoke is not harmful, or that it dissipates into the atmosphere, or something like that. Then you have to go and find some actual data.

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Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
« Reply #302 on: April 23, 2017, 10:00:43 PM »
To be fair, that image alone doesn't prove climate change, or really anything other than tyres, when burned, produce black smoke. It could be argued either that the smoke is not harmful, or that it dissipates into the atmosphere, or something like that. Then you have to go and find some actual data.
Did I say it did?
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Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
« Reply #303 on: April 24, 2017, 01:25:03 AM »
To be fair, that image alone doesn't prove climate change, or really anything other than tyres, when burned, produce black smoke. It could be argued either that the smoke is not harmful, or that it dissipates into the atmosphere, or something like that. Then you have to go and find some actual data.
Did I say it did?
Did I say that you said it did?

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Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
« Reply #304 on: April 24, 2017, 07:30:55 AM »
To be fair, that image alone doesn't prove climate change, or really anything other than tyres, when burned, produce black smoke. It could be argued either that the smoke is not harmful, or that it dissipates into the atmosphere, or something like that. Then you have to go and find some actual data.
Did I say it did?
Did I say that you said it did?
"To be fair..." is a code for "You're wrong and here's why."
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Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
« Reply #305 on: April 25, 2017, 12:13:11 AM »
To be fair, that image alone doesn't prove climate change, or really anything other than tyres, when burned, produce black smoke. It could be argued either that the smoke is not harmful, or that it dissipates into the atmosphere, or something like that. Then you have to go and find some actual data.
Did I say it did?
Did I say that you said it did?
"To be fair..." is a code for "You're wrong and here's why."
To be fair, the caption given with the image kind of did make the suggestion that a ton of black smoke produced by burning tyres was causally connected to global warming. Which it is.

What I'm arguing is that if you really wanted to deny global warming (which I don't), you could make a case for that particular image not being demonstrative of anything.

Now I'm wondering exactly what it is you are actually arguing with me about.

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Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
« Reply #306 on: April 29, 2017, 12:06:13 PM »
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Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
« Reply #308 on: May 10, 2017, 12:36:36 AM »
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« Reply #309 on: May 12, 2017, 07:18:47 AM »
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Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
« Reply #310 on: May 12, 2017, 08:41:05 AM »

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Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
« Reply #311 on: May 15, 2017, 01:19:28 PM »
Thunderbolts and lightning, very, very frightening...

and Donald Trump is President of the United States.


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Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
« Reply #312 on: May 16, 2017, 01:47:46 PM »
Hot Take:

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Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
« Reply #313 on: May 16, 2017, 02:14:14 PM »
Hot Take:



I think whoever made that chart should learn 1.00 or 2.00 things about sig figs.
Amend and resubmit.

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Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
« Reply #314 on: May 18, 2017, 07:07:26 AM »

 

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