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This "panel" (misnamed echo chamber) illustrates the perfect storm of conspiracy, toxins, dunning-kruger, and paranoia. It was strange to actually watch it happen and feed on itself.
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A stressless cat with sugar pills?

they must have different cats there
 
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We have an upcoming Climate change Q&A session with John Cook on Friday! If interested, you can join the Skepti Forum FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SkeptiForum/permalink/1515242282060917/ and post questions, or, if you prefer, paste them n the comments on this thread here.


It's Friday 5th of December. NOTE: 4PM Brisbane time (GMT+10), which is early morning for Europe, 10PM on Thursday for West Coast US, and 1 AM Friday for East coast.

John Cook will be available to answer any questions related to climate science, the scientific consensus on human-caused global warming, and the perceptions of climate change in the media versus the scientific community.

Please feel free to start asking questions in advance of the event.

Background:
John Cook is a Climate Communication Fellow for the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland. He studied physics at the University of Queensland, Australia. After graduating, he majored in solar physics in his post-grad honours year. He is the author of the frequently cited paper "Quantifying the consensus on anthropogenic global warming in the scientific literature".
http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-9326/8/2/024024/article

John Cook is also the founder of Skeptical Science, a site whose goal is to explain what peer reviewed science has to say about global warming.
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If you are interested in learning more about Climate Change, you might want to check out a massive open online course (MOOC) that John Cook and his team are involved in "Making sense of climate change denial" that will start in March 2015.
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So, as I expected, no mention of transgenics. Obviously all we have to do is to split the soil and let everybody to grow their own food.
Also, we must reverse the migration of people into cities. It doesn't matter that the cities are actually more ecological, because they concentrate the people and leave more space for nature, plus they concentrate all the business and services.
 
Haven't read yet, but curious about your opinion.

But the most funny thing is when you get ad to BASF at such article.
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Book Review: Bill Nye's GMO claims in 'Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation'
Bill Nye recently did a Q&A with reddit and made some claims on GMOs. He further discusses GMOs in his book so I would like to open up discussion here to critically evaluate his claims and any sources e provides to substantiate his claims. Given that he's a science communicator with large influence on the public, we should take a close look at what he has to say. Here is a copy of some of his book from Google Some quotes another person pr...
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This isn't as much GMo as anti-GMO, but curious whether somebody of you heard about this already. Is that real?

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 “We’ve been getting season-long weed control of about 80 to 90 percent"
WHO NEEDS TOXIC HERBICIDES? New experimental technology uses an air compressor and blasts weeds to smithereens with tiny particles of corn cobs without harming the crop. High-speed particles of grit shred the weeds at 100 pou...
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The original article in Star Tribune is a lot more balanced than that "toxic Roundup, no more Monsanto" rant! Sounds interesting, although the original article notes that the cost of application is currently about 5x that of a standard herbicide treatment. Still, nicer than some of the things that organic crops can currently be sprayed with. I guess the devil is in the detail, since it relies on the crop being (much) more resilient to blasting than the weeds.
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Welcome to Skepti-Forum. Skepti-Forum is an independent, volunteer-run project built for encouraging rational dialogue amongst the global community on scientific issues in society. Our bottom-up community discourse aims to advance scientific reasoning and skepticism while challenging misinformation and public manipulation. The SF community seeks to foster reasoned discussion of public scientific debates which affect society. Our forums on various social networks are set up to answer questions, provide information, evaluate sources, and practice skepticism. Discussion should focus on facts, credible sources, and scientific literature. For a productive discussion, each person should adopt the principle of charity and help create an open atmosphere encouraging a mutual exchange of ideas. The forums are a collective puzzle solving activity rather than an arena of gladiators vying to defeat opponents. Some puzzle pieces might not fit so well, but flipping the table isn’t going to help anyone see the bigger picture. Some of the topics we discuss here: GMO, Fracking, Nuclear Power, Climate Science, Fluoride, Medicine/Alternative Medicine, Parenting, Veterinary Science.
 
This is not exactly about GMOs, but about RoundUp and I know here are several agricultural professionals, so I'd like to ask a question - in the discussion to the original post (feel free to peek) this one guy says that composition of RoundUp  is adjusted every year. Like I could imagine something like that with some mixtures of herbicides, but I always assumed that RoundUp is always glyphosate.
(maybe the additives change?)
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Someone putting Round Up in your yard?
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Moon landing
anybody remembers the video where some guy explains why it was impossible to fake the moon landing simply because at that time they did not have the possibilities and they would need too much of film etc.?
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I invite you all to share your best arguments and best references on the GMO mandatory labeling issue in this linked thread. We see this topic frequently, so it will be handy to have a convenient resource. After, we might be able to turn this into a Wiki post that can act as a FAQ or a pro/con reference. http://discourse.skeptiforum.org/t/should-we-have-mandatory-labels-on-gmo-foods-what-are-the-strongest-arguments-for-and-against/104
This issue frequently comes up these days; therefore, I encourage you all to not only share your own position, but to also see if you can provide a sufficient defense to a contrary position. Further, please feel free to share with us any literature you have found worthwhile in addressing these issues. Some of the main questions we can discuss and potentially separate in this thread: Is there a scientific reason or scientific evidence tha...
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