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Asteroids, Polar Bear Cannibalism Lead to Global Warming, or, uh, Something Bad

true liberal Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 11:01 AM
Cynically, any research that wants to be funded needs to tap into the buzz words of the day. Global warming is one of them. So, the better that the researchers can tie their field and their research topic to global warming, the better the chances of getting funding. Who knows? Maybe a lot of these researchers do not believe or even care about man's influence on global warming but they have latched on to the incentives that the government has laid out in order to hit the research jackpot
Colonialgirl Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 1:13 PM
You mean the Liberal researchers LIE to get more money out of the government?

Typical left wing liberals.
Doug3370 Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 12:55 PM
Any research that wants to be funded has to be wired in to reality. It has to proceed on some sort of factual basis and look for evidence in a way that will preserve the truth. It cannot be biased. It cannot cherry-pick through the data.

Researchers, above all else, want the respect of their peers as being correct, careful, and insightful. Of course, they have to feed their families, but any reasonably successful career will do that. Few hanker after serious wealth. The prospects of that are pretty much nil anyhow.
True Conservative! Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 11:59 AM
A kernal of truth in that, truelib. Of course, it doesn't say much about their character; but that's just an inconvenient accoutrement to the leftists!
rickmcq Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 11:54 AM
Even better, by changing the buzz phrase from "Man-made Global Warming" to "Man-made Global Climate Change," they can have their bets covered regardless of the events or outcomes.

The most pathetic part of the whole episode was that I knew that I would find it is soon as I saw the headlines and read the stories.

“A meteor streaked across the sky and exploded over central Russia on Friday,” reported Reuters, “sending fireballs crashing to earth which shattered windows and damaged buildings, injuring more than 500 people. People heading to work in Chelyabinsk heard what sounded like an explosion, saw a bright light and then felt a shockwave, according to a Reuters correspondent in the industrial city 950 miles east of Moscow.”

While reading headlines about...