Post by Tony Post by Firu Post by Tony Post by Firu Post by Tony
Well worth a read.
More interesting selected facts presented out of context. from Ian
There you go, fixed that for you.
As selective as the facts used to promulgate (yes I like it also) the reverse
The research data tends to support the climate change thing.
But research supports vaccination as a good preventative of disease and
some people still refuse it in case it messes with their DNA and turns
them into a hamster.
SO go figure ;-)
There are many eminent scientists that do not believe, with evidence, that
climate change is predominantly caused by man. That is not to say we don't have
some cleaning up to do and improvements in our behaviour. The problen is
blindly rushing into an unplanned future.
That's always a problem with interpreting data. That interpretation can
be influenced by outside forces. Anything from not understanding the raw
data (Most of us fall into this box!) to having a vested interest in the
Personally I accept the climate is changing. I can also accept the
hypothesis that human activity I driving this. Doing something about
this is therefore a no brainer. Even if it turns out later it wasn't us
that did it. :-)
If it was us and we did bugger all we'll look like a bunch of twats.
Post by Tony
As for the vaccine. It is clear that most people are prepared to believe the
opinions of experts, vaccinations against a host of other diseases has been
effective, spectacularly so in a couple of cases.
You're dead right. The number of people who decry vaccines is worrying
Measles was a childhood disease that was virtually unheard of in western
nations until that bloody fool Andrew Wakefield published a 'scientific
paper' based on a tiny (12 or so) sample size into autism and MMR
vaccinations. Vaccination levels fell so far The UK/Italy/US (and
others) had large outbreaks of these diseases.
In both cases it suggests the public lacks the scientific skills to
interpret data and is being badly served by the media who look for
sensation rather than truth.
Wow, bit of a rant there! Feel much better now.