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Top Mistakes Uncertainty Thy Name Is Science

In Science on September 26, 2013 at 09:39

Science, the protagonists often claim , is the authority on everything and what it says is the truth .

if so, why there has been so many revisions and in many a case total negation and repudiation of what has been theorized earlier.

The operative word is ‘theory’.

Science, in my view, is just that, nothing more.

List of mistakes by Science/Scientists(even this likely to change as what is said to incorrect may be called as correct later).

Climate Errors by Science.

Climate Errors by Science.Leaked report reveals the world has warmed at quarter the rate claimed by IPCC in 2007 Scientists accept their computers may have exaggerated Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2420783/Worlds-climate-scientists-confess-Global-warming-just-QUARTER-thought–computers-got-effects-greenhouse-gases-wrong.html#ixzz2fy5zRXlQ Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

Seth Borenstein, the Associated Press‘s science correspondent, has given us a fine barometer by which to measure the scientific certainty that humans are heating the planet. He reports that the world’s climatologists are now gearing up to officially proclaim that they are 95 percent certain that humans are to blame for global warming.

That 5 percent gap may seem large. It is not. In science, nothing is 100 percent sure—not even the law of gravity.

According to Borenstein, here are a few things that scientists are just as or less certain of than climate change:

  • that cigarettes kill
  • the age of the universe
  • that vitamins make you healthy
  • that dioxin in Superfund sites is dangerous

Here are a couple I’ll add myself. Scientists are more certain that humans are causing climate change than:

 

The Periodic Table, The Bible of Chemistry.

We like to think of the periodic table as immutable. It isn’t – atoms don’t always weigh the same, says Celeste Biever.

No such thing as Reptiles.

The traditional group Reptilia things like lizards, crocodiles, snakes, tortoises plus many extinct groups – is not a true clade, says Graham Lawton.

Nuclear Fission Confusion.

We’ve built the bomb. We’ve built reactors. But the whole enterprise of nuclear fission is based on a misunderstanding.

Chemistry a confusion.

Chemistry is a much fuzzier business than we thought.

Gene is not a Gene.

What defines life’s building blocks? It depends who you ask, says Michael Le Page.

Ecology.

Ask a taxonomist to estimate Earth’s total inventory of species, and they’ll probably say 30 million. That is almost certainly a huge overestimate, saysKate Douglas.

Magnetism.

Whatever undergraduate physicists are told, magnetic poles do indeed enjoy the single life, says Richard Webb.

Einstein.

Albert Einstein’s towering reputation is only enhanced by his self-styled biggest blunder. It might not have been a mistake after all, says Richard Webb.

 

http://www.newscientist.com/special/rewriting-the-textbooks

http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/things-scientists-are-less-sure-of-than-climate-change

Slave Vaults in US

In News, US on February 5, 2013 at 22:00

Those who know the History would also know about the issue of Slavery.

Racial segregation and insults  were a part of the Psyche till some time back, though I believe it still exists against the colored though it does not rear its head outside often.

From what I read and in between the lines colored are tolerated, Non Caucasian President notwithstanding.

Grim reminder of what the US was, is the news item that many believe that vaults beneath Bay Street were used to house slaves before they were auctioned. It’s just never been proven.

Search is On.

Story:

Slave Vault

Slave Vault

“A  group of scientists hopes to find out whether five large underground vaults were used to house slaves. So far, they’ve found little more than pig and rat bones.

In a partnership between Georgia Southern University and the city of Savannah, Ga., archaeologists are trying to figure out the vaults’ original purpose.

Luciana Spracher, director of the city’s research library and municipal archives, told the Associated Press many believe the vaults beneath Bay Street were used to house slaves before they were auctioned. It’s just never been proven.

The 1840′s-era vaults were designed by architect Charles B. Cluskey as part of a city project to prevent erosion in the area and to raise the public walkway above it, making it even with Bay Street, according to the Savannah Morning News.

“Over the years the question of what these vaults were used for has been very interesting,” Blake Ayala, a GSU graduate student, told the Morning News. “We know they were used for storage, and we know for as many as 100 years — up until this last November — we’ve been using them for parking.

So far, WJCL reports, the group has found coins, nails, a medicine bottle, rat and pig bones and Lawrence & Michaels Balm.

They started the excavation in November of 2012 and hope to eventually start a restoration of the vaults.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/04/savannah-vaults-slavery_n_2616981.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

 

Slavery In Niger Documentary.

 

 

Videos

Man Tweets Live as He Commits Suicide!

In Behavior on January 8, 2013 at 21:27

A 22-year-old Tweets as he commits suicide.

He was an aspiring Rapper and seems to have been overworked and been Drugged.

Autopsy report is awaited.

In the process of becoming famous people seem to ignore Health issues,this boy went with out Sleep for 6 Hours.!

Probably he had none to lean his shoulders on.

So he takes on he Tweeter route.

Let communication be between persons.

Story:

Annnd, my day is ruined.

Tweet text Reply to @Freddy_E

Image will appear as a link

@Freddy_E It’s sad he had to go & ppl think before you say something bad You don’t know what could be wrong with them… 😔 R.i.p 🙏

The 22-year-old, whose real name is Freddy E. Buhl, was an aspiring rapper with a popular YouTube program called “Jerk TV.” He also had a large following on Twitter.

King County Medical Examiner‘s Office investigator Nick Fletcher told the Associated Press that suicide is the presumed cause of death but that an autopsy would be performed.

The Seattle rapper is believed to have tweeted in the moments leading up to his apparent suicide.

In the hours before his death, Buhl claimed that he had been awake for 69 hours. He documented his night of partying and made allegations that he had been drugged.

But by the afternoon of Jan. 5, the rapper began a series of tweets that would culminate with his death.

“Annnd, my day is ruined,” he tweeted.

The rapper proceeded to tweet that he loved his parents, before writing what would be his last message: “God… please forgive me…I’m sorry.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/08/freddy-e-dead-seattle-rapper-live-tweets-suicide_n_2424974.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

 

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‘Don’t Execute Me,I am Fat’

In Interesting and funny on January 8, 2013 at 18:45

A killer pleads not to execute him because he is too fat to be executed humanely.

You don’t get words to comment on this!

Story:

Richard Cooey

AP Photo Ohio inmate Richard Cooey (l.), who was executed in 2008, argued he was too overweight to die by lethal injection. Now, Ronald Post (r.), who’s set to die Jan. 16 by lethal injection, is saying the same, according to a new court filing. Post wants his execution delayed.

An Ohio inmate scheduled to die by lethal injection wants his upcoming execution delayed because he’s too obese.

Convicted killer Ronald Post, who tips the scales at more than 480 pounds, filed federal court papers Friday claiming that executing him in his current condition could result in a “torturous and lingering death.”

The 53-year-old was sentenced to death for the 1983 murder of an Ohio hotel clerk, and is scheduled to die Jan. 16 with a single dose of pentobarbital, typically injected through the arms.

Post believes his weight, vein access, scar tissue and other medical problems raise the likelihood his executioners would encounter severe problems. He’s also so big that the execution gurney might not hold him, his lawyers said in the court filing, according to the Associated Press.

“Indeed, given his unique physical and medical condition there is a substantial risk that any attempt to execute him will result in serious physical and psychological pain to him, as well as an execution involving a torturous and lingering death,” the filing said
 http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/fat-execute-convicted-ohio-killer-ronald-post-lethal-injection-delayed-article-1.1161880#ixzz2HOCFAYyh

 

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Prosecutor Acted in Porn Film’

In US on November 27, 2012 at 20:25

HR or Administration  runs a through check up before appointing any one for any job.

Here comes an instance where you find a Prosecutor who had acted in a Porn Film!

There are people who would question that acting in a Porn Film is no disqualification to being a Prosecutor.

These are the people who justify any thing right from sexual perversions.

But the tune will change if any immoral activity is linked to their Mother, wife ,daughter or sisters.!

Mark Suben_jpg

This May 23, 2012 photo shows Cortland County District Attorney Mark Suben in Cortland County, N.Y. Suben on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 admitted that he acted in pornographic movies in the 1970s then lied when questioned about it during his second campaign. MANDATORY CREDIT Photo: The Cortland Standard, Bob Ellis / AP
Mark Suben, the District Attorney who acted in a Porn Film

‘A district attorney in upstate New York has admitted that he acted in pornographic movies in the 1970s, then lied when questioned about it during his second campaign.

Mark Suben, the DA in Cortland County near Syracuse since 2008, held a news conference Friday to say he had lied about his past in the days before this year’s election.

“Recently materials have been circulated alleging that I was involved in the adult film industry about 40 years ago in New York. Those allegations are true,” he said. “I was an actor in adult films for a short period in the early ’70s. I was also an actor in other venues including off-Broadway, soap operas and commercial advertisements.”

He apologized for his actions and said he used “bad judgment” by acting in porn and by lying about it. He wouldn’t take questions, including whether he should resign. On his way out of the news conference, several people said, “You lied to me, Mark.”

Suben’s spokeswoman, Aimee Milks, said Suben will not resign.

“This was nearly 40 years ago. It was not illegal. Mark Suben was not yet married. He was not practicing law and he was not a law student,” Milks said. “It has nothing to do with his law practice or his current position as the district attorney of Cortland County.”

“I think the situation is really irrelevant to the campaign,” she said. “His record as the DA for the last four years speaks for itself.”
 http://www.sfgate.com/news/us/article/NY-prosecutor-admits-he-acted-in-1970s-porn-films-4044611.php#ixzz2CUc7Xal3

 

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