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Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« Reply #1080 on: April 21, 2017, 05:31:28 pm »
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If the answer is Donald J Trump then it must have been a fucking stupid question.
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Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« Reply #1081 on: April 22, 2017, 02:21:42 am »
However, while electric charges exist, magnetic charges have never been observed in nature.

WAIT... what?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lodestone
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« Reply #1082 on: April 22, 2017, 02:33:59 am »
Not all heroic stories have happy endings; sometimes a person just has to do what a person has to do
http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2017/04/explaining_science_won_t_fix_information_illiteracy.html

The person who wrote this has literally no idea what science communication is or what science communicators are trying to do. Like, not even a little bit. I wonder if it occurred to them to talk to any of the people who run, oh, I don't know, ComSciCon, or NW Noggin, or Science Pub, or a science outreach club at any university anywhere in the world, and ask them what they do and whether he could attend one of their events? I mean, he literally wrote this as if he sat in his study and thought to himself, "What is it that science communicators do, anyway?" and when he had thought about it long enough to generate an idea, he just ran with it from there.

I taught 5th grade kids brain games for a summer. I work a kid's table at the zoo. My labmate is doing a fellowship helping the State of Oregon with marine wildlife policy. There are new associations springing up with the specific aim of getting scientists into government.

This writer is not an idiot, he's just mysteriously, bafflingly clueless.
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“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« Reply #1083 on: April 22, 2017, 02:35:32 am »
Maybe he's just been buried under grading and grantwriting for so long he hasn't noticed?
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« Reply #1084 on: April 22, 2017, 02:43:47 am »
Oh, wait.  The article you linked is not the article you quoted...

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2017/04/trump_should_not_appoint_a_science_adviser.html

To explain my emotional reaction that may have clouded my judgement, Marburger was my dad.

Holy shit, he was a hero. An actual real-life hero. That is exactly the kind of person I would want to be if I had the chance. I think that is the most badass Discordia I've ever heard about.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« Reply #1085 on: April 22, 2017, 06:32:53 am »
Oh, wait.  The article you linked is not the article you quoted...

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2017/04/trump_should_not_appoint_a_science_adviser.html

To explain my emotional reaction that may have clouded my judgement, Marburger was my dad.

I had no idea that your dad was that Jack Marburger.  Holy shit, your dad was a bona-fide hero.
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Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« Reply #1086 on: April 22, 2017, 08:22:53 am »
Oh, wait.  The article you linked is not the article you quoted...

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2017/04/trump_should_not_appoint_a_science_adviser.html

To explain my emotional reaction that may have clouded my judgement, Marburger was my dad.

I had no idea that your dad was that Jack Marburger.  Holy shit, your dad was a bona-fide hero.

That's what I said
If the answer is Donald J Trump then it must have been a fucking stupid question.
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Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« Reply #1087 on: April 22, 2017, 04:02:45 pm »
Thanks, all. I miss him a lot.


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Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« Reply #1088 on: April 22, 2017, 04:15:15 pm »
Oh, wait.  The article you linked is not the article you quoted...

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2017/04/trump_should_not_appoint_a_science_adviser.html

To explain my emotional reaction that may have clouded my judgement, Marburger was my dad.

I had no idea that your dad was that Jack Marburger.  Holy shit, your dad was a bona-fide hero.

Pretty much this.
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« Reply #1089 on: April 22, 2017, 07:56:05 pm »
Oh, wait.  The article you linked is not the article you quoted...

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2017/04/trump_should_not_appoint_a_science_adviser.html

To explain my emotional reaction that may have clouded my judgement, Marburger was my dad.

I had no idea that your dad was that Jack Marburger.  Holy shit, your dad was a bona-fide hero.

Pretty much this.

I knew who he was, I just had no idea about all the behind-the-scenes stuff. That was brilliant, and it shows true dedication to doing good. It couldn't have been easy for him to let his public reputation endure so much excoriation while quietly working around the President's ignorance to strengthen science policy where it would count.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« Reply #1090 on: May 08, 2017, 02:02:51 pm »
Interestingly enough, all that mattered is that his friends and family knew; he also had a superhuman ability to explain himself to people, and they'd end up understanding and agreeing with him.

He also used to cut down trees with a small Japanese handsaw, for fun.  I'm thinking it was a form of stress relief.


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Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« Reply #1091 on: May 08, 2017, 09:21:12 pm »
Jet stream shenanigans leading to some extreme weather patterns. I guess that would explain why we had a frost last night, on the 7th of May, which is past the 95% confidence interval date for our location. And why we had to bring the garden pots inside last night.

Fish eye mind control parasite, another example of why evolution is not kind.

Pumping cold sea water onto arctic ice during winter. However, refreezing the arctic ocean wouldn't do much to the feedback cycle of atmospheric carbon dioxide. Nor would it reduce sea level rise, which is largely from glaciers on Greenland and Antarctica.




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Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« Reply #1092 on: May 08, 2017, 10:28:01 pm »
Kai lives!

I remember you had something big worded so you were not a total ads. As long as you don't whip out zerohedge links you'll be fine.

And the fish eye thing is a great example of evolution not being a March to sparkles and sunshine.
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Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« Reply #1093 on: May 09, 2017, 11:45:11 am »

Pumping cold sea water onto arctic ice during winter. However, refreezing the arctic ocean wouldn't do much to the feedback cycle of atmospheric carbon dioxide. Nor would it reduce sea level rise, which is largely from glaciers on Greenland and Antarctica.

He has surely got one thing right though:
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“There’ll be a time, 10 to 15 years from now, when Arctic sea ice will be accelerating to oblivion, and there’ll be political will to do something about climate change,” Desch says. 

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We need to have this figured out by the time people are ready to do something.”   

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Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« Reply #1094 on: May 09, 2017, 01:06:36 pm »
Kai!  Hello!  How's your science?