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  1. #1 Global Warming is a hoax - it's official 
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    Al Gore returns his Nobel Prize.

    Hansen fired.

    Whodathunkit?

    http://features.csmonitor.com/enviro...ing-is-a-hoax/


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    i assume that 04.01.09 means the 1st of april and not the 4th of january ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunbury
    Al Gore returns his Nobel Prize.

    Hansen fired.

    Whodathunkit?

    http://features.csmonitor.com/enviro...ing-is-a-hoax/
    Did Al Gore return it on his own? Or was he asked to return it?

    I would respect him some, if he did return it on his own. I would also expect him to get back to some down to earth American Benjamin Franklin Science.


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    The news report I read said his home was entered with a warrant for its removal. They made him return it. About frickin' time.
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    has it occurred to anyone that this article is an april fool hoax ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by marnixR
    has it occurred to anyone that this article is an april fool hoax
    Obviously, and it's snide about it too. However, that does not stop us from wishing it were true.
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    mind you, what is a nobel peace prize really worth ?
    whereas in proper science a nobel prize means you've made a noteworthy contribution to human knowledge, how many of this list really have contributed to peace ?
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    This does not surprise me in a day and age where PhD's are handed out like candy to the most ridiculous "rocks are hard" studies imaginable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marnixR
    how many of this list really have contributed to peace ?
    Don't know but for my money, Norman Borlaug is worth more than the whole lot of them combined. He is credited with saving more lives than any person in human history. 1 Billion. That's not a typo.
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    Thanks for contributing to overpopulation, jackass.
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    Darius a Noble Peace prize isn't a PhD.

    how many of this list really have contributed to peace ?
    Interesting question. Sometimes the recipients get prized for their potential to bring peace. The requirement they still be alive (why Ghandi never received one) means sometimes its a forecast of potential and effort, rather than result. I thought the confusion with the PhD was interesting though, because they are about potential sometimes, bestowed before the work is published in a peer-review journal and can have an impact on their particular field.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Fox
    Darius a Noble Peace prize isn't a PhD.
    Well la dee fuckin' daa, pardon be for forgetting to add a few seemingly needless words to make it even more clear that I meant PhD's AS WELL AS. Yes. totally my fault for not being careful in a forum where nobody can think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darius
    Thanks for contributing to overpopulation, jackass.
    Thanks for contributing nothing, Darius. A usual practice.
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    You're quite wrong, as usual. I've contributed plenty in the form of accurate and appropriate criticism. I am implying that his supposedly great feat of saving so many is, in reality, a very bad thing. I'm not suggesting we all become sociopaths, or sit idly by, but if we don't also focus on ways to reduce the full issue, we're only applying a bandaid to a deep open gash on 40% of our body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darius
    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Fox
    Darius a Noble Peace prize isn't a PhD.
    Well la dee fuckin' daa, pardon be for forgetting to add a few seemingly needless words to make it even more clear that I meant PhD's AS WELL AS. Yes. totally my fault for not being careful in a forum where nobody can think.
    Moderator Note: Please accept this as an official warning. While this is an April Fool's thread, there's no excuse for your rude and snarky behavior toward the rest of the membership. Continued such comments will earn you a temporary suspension of your account.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunbury
    Al Gore returns his Nobel Prize.

    Hansen fired.

    Whodathunkit?

    http://features.csmonitor.com/enviro...ing-is-a-hoax/
    But global warming is real and it will kill us all! (April Fools.) That blog is like turning Al Gore's movie inside out. The sad difference is, Al Gore takes himself seriously. If you doom and gloomers ever make a prediction that comes true, wake me up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marnixR
    mind you, what is a nobel peace prize really worth ?
    whereas in proper science a nobel prize means you've made a noteworthy contribution to human knowledge, how many of this list really have contributed to peace ?
    It should be emphasized that Gore won the peace prize, not the prize for science. As Tina Turner said, "Look, Al, love might have something to do with it, but not science. The science just ain't there, sugar."
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    Quote Originally Posted by williampinn
    It should be emphasized that Gore won the peace prize, not the prize for science.
    i don't remember saying anything different
    my point was that scientists usually receive their prize several years, if not decades, after the work that earned them the prize was done, so that it is usually proven by then to be solid science

    the peace prize seems to happen as a political fashion statement, and more often than not with the same amount of lasting power
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kukhri
    Quote Originally Posted by marnixR
    how many of this list really have contributed to peace ?
    Don't know but for my money, Norman Borlaug is worth more than the whole lot of them combined. He is credited with saving more lives than any person in human history. 1 Billion. That's not a typo.
    Not to take anything away from the guy. But George Washington started the work on hybrid crops. After the English burned their way out of America. He had to replace a lot of crop really fast.

    So either George Washington or the English are to thank for the technology. Anyone with some conviction for growing crops can do it. But to be honest, growing staple crops for other countries, is a band aid for the underlying problem. That is not being addressed and will actually grow and fester. And leave a nation prone to slavery through starvation. By the foreign control of staple crops.

    No one deserves the noble prize until we can get rid of law makers. The first sign we are noble, and deserve some reward.

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