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    Climate Change(d)?

    Whether " The whole climate crisis/emergency/apocalypse is a religion, a rapture like cult. " and whether some, or even most or all climate change activists hold their beliefs on faith, as a religion, are very different matters. Again, it is a crisis, as it is likely to have disastrous...
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    Climate Change(d)?

    No, that is not true. It is a crisis, as it is likely to have disastrous consequences for tens millions of people: take a look at the link provided by B20, for example. The apocalypse part is religious-like, yeah, at least for the most part, as at least most of those believing that do not...
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    Florida Man, Legislative Affairs Director for the State Board of Administration Shot Dead

    Thanks, but I tried "reply", and it does something that I don't understand and find difficult to manage. I'm used to quoting manually when I want to quote (I do not use the quote features of the forum) But for some reason this forum makes that more difficult, with some text appearing in the box...
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    Climate Change(d)?

    To be fair, those are a minority of climate change activists. Most do not based their beliefs on any Christian or similar religion, so it's not a representative example.
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    Florida Man, Legislative Affairs Director for the State Board of Administration Shot Dead

    I see; then I say it's another case where the law is wrong. Still, my point stands, as it is not affected by this. It's alright, I tend to have the same problem...and others :( I really dislike the new forum software. :mad:
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    Covid-19 miscellany

    Thanks. Btw, they didn't tell me whether it was expired, but since they use the expired ones first (as they are closed to the new expiration date, set 90 days after the original ones), and they seem to have plenty of those, I probably did get an expired one. But it's probably okay.
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    Florida Man, Legislative Affairs Director for the State Board of Administration Shot Dead

    It will take some time, but eventually self-driving cars will mitigate this problem.
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    Florida Man, Legislative Affairs Director for the State Board of Administration Shot Dead

    It did matter to some people. It did not matter to others. And among those to whom it did matter, there was disagreement about whether reducing gun access would be overall better or worse. Demonizing one's opponents is easy, but it usually leads to false assessments. It did matter to some...
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    Florida Man, Legislative Affairs Director for the State Board of Administration Shot Dead

    No, I did not miss it. She brought up racism when the incident was not at all related.
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    Covid-19 miscellany

    It depends on the vaccine, but some do have considerably annoying side effects.
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    Covid-19 miscellany

    Some vaccinated people do. Also, some vaccinated people get sick, not just infected. And some vaccinated people die of covid. The evidence I was talking about is about the rate at which those things happen. And my point was that looking at evidence from 11 people is not a proper way of making an...
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    Covid-19 miscellany

    I meant to say "epistemically incorrect", sorry about the typo.
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    Florida Man, Legislative Affairs Director for the State Board of Administration Shot Dead

    Why is it out of place? Because it was not an emergency but something that has happened always in the US. (additionally, it's not even related to the thread).
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    Covid-19 miscellany

    It is different in that regard too, yes, but if the only evidence were from those 11 people, that would support weakly the assessment that they do not reduce chances of infection. In any case, he has plenty more evidence. I might however give another piece of anecdotal evidence: the father of...
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    Covid-19 miscellany

    That is epistically incorrect, given the rest of the evidence available to you. Well, you can take a look at the numbers. Vaccinated people are much less prone to serious illness and death, even without the boosters. But it is also true the boosters increase protection by a significant factor...
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    Florida Man, Legislative Affairs Director for the State Board of Administration Shot Dead

    Is it 1776 or 1787/89? In any case, inaccurate weapons are also a menace! But if you like, I can say that men and women of any race get shot at in public streets, and that has always been so in the US, and the point remains the same: the "white men" comment is out of place.
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    Covid-19 miscellany

    Suppose you have 11/11, and then when you consider millions of cases, it turns out vaccination reduces infection by say 50% statistically. Then reckoning vaccines do not reduce infection is an epistemic error. The point is that the evidence from millions of cases swamps the 11 cases you...
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    Florida Man, Legislative Affairs Director for the State Board of Administration Shot Dead

    Based on the report, he fired a gun accurately at a person firing a gun at him. There seems to be no good reason to suspect that he should not be allowed to carry firearms, or that he wasn't aiming accurately. As for risks to others, a single accurate shot probably reduced the risk compared with...
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    Covid-19 miscellany

    First, that is very weak evidence. There are millions of cases to consider, and that gives one much better evidence. Second, how many of them got seriously sick? Third, a week is probably too soon for the booster to be effective.. You should have gotten the booster one week earlier to make it...
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    Florida Man, Legislative Affairs Director for the State Board of Administration Shot Dead

    No, not when he's firing it...though the character would not change like that. Regardless, assume for the sake of the argument that you are correct. It remains the case that this incident does not prove that “The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun.” is false. To...
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