“"Such theories have lost steam in the wake of two years of uneventful research at the LHC."
What awful writing. The reasearch at the Large Hadron Collider has been many things, but uneventful is not even close to one of them. I'm sick of seeing non-scientists submit (for lack of a better uncensored word) poor articles to the science page.”
nomadrdw on Oct 22, 2012 at 13:54:36
“it seems to me this article was mainly written from a legal viewpoint, not from a science one.”
“Well seeing as how Galileo was an astronomer, Pascal a mathematician, Boyle a physicist/chemist, Newton a mathematician/physicist/astronomer (who believed in alchemy, Einstein a physicist, and Thaxton a physical chemist who openly supports intelligent design (right their his credentials plummet), I would say no, Nye would not argue with these guys on the topic, especially since the first 4 died before Darin was even born.”
Sep 4, 2012 at 19:42:44
“This guy sounds like hypocrisy at its finest. Government shouldn't be involved in your personal affairs or business, but I want to be a part of government and tell you who you can and can't marry. Also I allowed government to help me support my kids.”
rlv95 on Sep 4, 2012 at 19:57:16
“I agree with him to a certain extent. I do not think the gov. should tell anyone who they can sell their goods too. I also think that they want to get in everyones business. When the gov. starts paying the rent or mortgage for you, or welfare, or food stamps, then yes they have a say. If not, I agree stay out of my business, my home, don't try to tell me how to raise my kids, don't give them birth control until I say, I will raise my children, if you pay you have a say, if not I say no say!”
“Yes, because there is a worldwide conspiracy organized by teenagers to destroy the Catholic church by having sex with the priests. And even if that were the case, which it isn't, the priest is presumably in a position of authority over those kids, and he should be mature and smart enough not to act on any attempts by the kids to seduce the priest (but again, young teenagers and kids aren't all gay and attracted to older "celibate" men, and I would say that number is extremely low). This is typical blame the victim that many people like to do. It's like when people say a woman was asking to be raped because she was dressed provocatively. But anyways, this friar is a disgusting pig.”
“So in one motion, the ultra-CONservatives of America have proven what many of us have known for years: they are anti-woman and anti-science. All science shows that rape victims are just as likely, and sometimes more-so, to become pregnant in that act when compared to a consensual encounter. So not only have they ignored the science, but they don't care what the woman's opinion is.”
“Sounds more like you're watching Faux News to me.”
goodlordwhatsitcomingto on Aug 13, 2012 at 19:41:03
“really? you have heard that more soldiers got killed in Iraq last few weeks?
You havent heard that the Justice dept shut down the case on the Bank Scandals last week?
You didn't know that Geithner worked for Fannie Mae during the banking collapse, Volker for Chase Bank, etc?
you must be watching Neaux News”
“Funny how Republicans can't run against Obama on the facts, and they know this. So in reaction, they have created an entirely new Obama with an entirely different presidential story than what really happened. The unfortunate thing is that their base believes it, and screams it so loudly and often that even the people who started the lies believe it as well. Simply put, they are running against a fictional Obama.”
goodlordwhatsitcomingto on Aug 13, 2012 at 13:11:42
“you clearly need to tune in to CNBC for an update on the economy once in awhile. They report nothing but numbers, and numbers don't lie.
I voted for Obama last time but probably wont be able to do it again. If he didn't surround himself with banking and wall street crooks it might have been easier...Plus, since we "Brought all the troops out of Iraq" last year...how come they keep getting killed over there every week????? talk about lies...”
“That little piece of paper from the government can provide hospital visitation rights, tax breaks, death benefits, family discounts for insurance, inheritance rights, and a whole host of other things.”
mauigrrl on Aug 3, 2012 at 21:21:03
“Thanks for clearing that up, Travis. Some people don't get it.”
“Simply put, every single "cure" program has been discredited by every major scientific foundation. Those same organisations understand that homosexuality is also genetics (as the previous twin studies show). If it wasn't genetic, then there would have been an equal rate of gay fraternal and identical twins. Funny how facts have a "liberal" narrative.”
“First of all, housing foreclosures are not the fault of the government, but of banks allowing people to take out loans that the banks were betting on to default. Second, the evidence for global warming is overwhelming:record heat every year, receding ice in greenland, and thirdmost of what you cited in the homosexuality issue is wrong. The Family Research Council is more biased than MSNBC (yes I admit, MSNBC is very biased). The FRC makes its money on the entire foundation that homosexuality is a choice that can be cured and should be outlawed, so I can already disregard that. Also, we know that the people who've been "cured" were simply people who thought something was wrong with them, so acted as if they had been fixed. For every case of "cured" homosexuality, there are several times that number who weren't "cured." And as I said before, you will never find a SINGLE gay gene, because there are several genes that play into homosexuality. So simply put, you may convince a gay person to live a heterosexual life, but human psychology and biology is conclusive that sexual orientation is unchangeable.”
“You obviously don't know genetics, but since you chose to argue with a biologist, I'll tell you. First, the economy has improved for several straight months (though 30% seems a little high to me), second, global warming is happening, and finally, there is plenty of evidence to support homosexuality being genetic. For example, if a woman has identical twins, and one is gay, there is a 52% chance the other will be gay. If there is a fraternal twin who is gay, there is a 22% chance the other twin will be gay. Notice that the more DNA commonalities siblings share, the higher chance there is of the siblings being gay. That shows it is purely genetics. Also, you act if there is a single gene that determines human traits. Human sexuality is a complex thing controlled by an array of genes and we will probably never find one gene, but many that control sexual orientation.. Comprehensive interviews with hundreds of gay adults and probes into their childhoods have shown that there were no family conditions or childhood events that increased the likelihood of a person becoming gay”
CivilizedC on Aug 2, 2012 at 02:21:26
“......"These findings confirm what I've seen in my own life as well as in the lives of thousands and thousands of people who have left the lifestyle," said Cantu. "I am living proof that homosexuality is not an immutable characteristic. Hamer himself has said that lesbianism is 'culturally transmitted, not inherited ... It's more environmental than genetic, more nurture than nature.' Will these recent studies force Hamer to concede that male homosexuality is also not a matter of genetics but of environment?
"This new study reveals that Hamer's activism got in the way of his ability to remain unbiased about his research," said Cantu. " 'Gay' activists have used Hamer's research to promote everything from 'gay' marriage to 'hate crimes' legislation. However, Science's study further undermines any attempt to change public policy in his name."”
CivilizedC on Aug 2, 2012 at 02:20:48
“Hamer Hammered by New Scientific Study, FRC Says
"Science Confirms What I've Seen in My Own Life as Well as in the Lives of Thousands of Others Who Have Left the Homosexual Lifestyle," Cantu Says
WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- " Scientists are finally telling us what we've always known. There is absolutely no scientific proof of a 'gay gene,'" said Family Research Council Policy Analyst Yvette Cantu Thursday.
A study conducted in 1993 by openly "gay" activist and researcher Dr. Dean Hamer of the National Cancer Institute examined the X chromosomes of 40 pairs of homosexual brothers. The study, which appeared in the March 1993 issue of the journal Science, found that 33 of the pairs of brothers had genetic markers for male homosexuality.
A new study attempting to replicate Hamer's was released today by the same Science magazine, discrediting the 1993 study. The study conducted by scientists from the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences at the University of Western Ontario and the Department of Genetics at Stanford Medical School concluded that "data do not support the presence of a gene of large effect influencing sexual orientation."
The Boston Globe reported in February that the media-ballyhooed "gay gene" theory was already in trouble. The Globe article featured the findings of Dr. Richard Pillard, a professor of psychiatry at Boston University's School of Medicine, whose twin studies showed "that sexuality is greatly influenced by environment, and that the role of genetics is, in the end, limited."”
CivilizedC on Aug 2, 2012 at 02:19:30
“I don't respect anybody who claims that the economy improved 5% much less 30% when I witnessed just about every week or month that a house in my area is being forclosed on and businesses are closing their doors. It's the same today as it was 4 years ago. The group of people who made that proclamation are the same group of people who claimed in the past that "Global Warming" is in effect and later recanted those statements. Your scientific explanations about gay genes may wow the illeterates but here's the verdict:
“First of all I am not gay, just a firm believer in equal rights, so it isn't me you're hating. Second, ARE YOU KIDDING ME? What I said is the absolute truth. Cathy has donated to the FRC, and the FRC lobbied to Congress to not condemn a Ugandan bill that would make homosexuality a capital crime. in 2010 Tony Perkins' Family Research Council claimed in federal forms they had spent $25,000 to lobby Congress on "CIVH.Res.1064Ugandan Resolution Pro-homosexual promotion." This proposed Congressional resolution condemned the Ugandan government's legislative efforts to make "homosexuality" an offense punishable by death, but the FRC lobbied against it. And Cathy has been well known to donate to them, as well asExodus International, a group that tries to "cure homosexuality" despite all major medical organisations saying not only is it inneffective, but possibly dangerous to the mental stability of the gay person.”
“You might be an atheist, but you obviously have no knowledge of the world. Uganda is over 80% Christian with the Roman Catholic being the largest group of Christians, and Muslims are less than 15%. The legislation was brought to the parliament of Uganda by Christian extremists. And you'd be the only atheist I know of that donates to the Family Research Council and thinks that Christians condemn all anti-gay bigotry all the time. So simply put, I am actually saying you're lying, and I think you are a Christian posing as an atheist so none of them will call you on unintelligent things you say. You might be an atheist and I could be wrong, but you would be a one of a kind.”
“I never said that. What I said was that Christians in no way have ever been silent on an issue. Christians have all the rights (and should) that other people do so long as they do not use those rights to encroach upon another's rights.”