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March 2015's selection of notable quotes
March 1, 2015|
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—Juvenal, late 1st-century Roman poet
—Heidi Tissenbaum, University of Massachusetts Medical School biologist who recently published a PNAS study reporting that all long-lived C. elegans mutants studied by aging researchers spent a higher percentage of their extended life span in frail, rather than healthy, states (January 26)
—Johns Hopkins University biologists, Cristian Tomasetti and Bert Vogelstein, writing in their recently published Science paper, in which they claim that two-thirds of the variation in cancer risk among people can be chalked up to chance (January 2)
—Timothy O’Brien, sociologist at the University of Evansville and the lead author of a February American Sociological Review study, which found that roughly one in five Americans are deeply religious, know
a lot about science, and support many practical uses of science and technology in everyday life, but reject scientific explanations of creation and evolution (January 29)
—President Barack Obama, in his State of the Union Address before the US Congress (January 20)
—Jim Inhofe (R-OK), new chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, restating his position on climate change (January 22)
March 27, 2015
Everyone must remember that there is no relation to science with what the good representative from Oklahoma is saying. It is a political statement veiled in science. The good representative's money-backed constituents want him to be vocally against anything that a movement against climate change will do to affect their lifestyles or investments. Everyone, it's not about science...it's about money. So, when we of science can produce ways to control global warming that will be cost-effective, the nonsensical rants of the yahoos will disappear.
March 27, 2015
Of course, man cannot change the climate, but he can do something to soften it.
March 29, 2015
I am horrified and frankly disgusted that a site that calls itself "The Scientist" would tacitly endorse and call the last viewpoint above a "notable science quote".
There is plenty of empirical evidence and is the consensus of the scientific community that climate change is both real AND influenced by human activities.
when sites such as this one post up these quotes in the same ranks as the well-regarded ones above it, it lends the opponents of climate change a legitimacy they do NOT possess.