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Martyn Sadler

Member Since 23 Aug 2004
Offline Last Active Jul 05 2015 08:04 PM

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In Topic: Obituary Corner

02 July 2015 - 04:38 PM

That is one of the most moving short pieces of television I have ever seen. Thanks for posting it.


This New York Times article gives more information about him and the people he saved.

In Topic: The Pope and the Climate

24 June 2015 - 04:59 PM

I would suggest the Royal Society are fairly good at reviewing the situation.



I believe that the article you cite, as well as the associated video, are written and presented by Sir Paul Nurse.


Sir Paul is a brilliant fellow, and has a Nobel Prize for his work in the field of genetics.


Brilliant though he is, last time I looked, genetics didn't have much to do with climate science.

In Topic: The Pope and the Climate

24 June 2015 - 04:56 PM

Maybe they are too busy doing sciency things than write articles in right leaning magazines?  (You mean Quadrant leans to the right?  I'm shocked)


You may be surprised to know many scientists are not that great at public speaking or TV interviews.  However, you seem to be taken by a smooth talking peer, can I sell you a monorail?  Shelbyville has one!


You fall into the same trap as Bob, dismissing an argument because of where it is published.


Whether Matt Ridley is a smooth talking peer I have no idea, never having heard him speak.


But we need people like him, as well as people from all shades of political thought, to keep an eye on what the scientists are doing.


You seem to have a touching faith in the integrity of scientists that is close to quasi-religious.

In Topic: The Pope and the Climate

24 June 2015 - 04:51 PM

Martyn, I have written that people on the left tend to have a bias towards believing climate change.  People on the right have a bias against.  You seem to assume that everyone on who disagrees with you has fallen for this bias, whereas you are immune.


The science is not politics however.  The people doing the science, regardless of their politics, have a consensus and that is that it is real.  I have no interest in Jeremy Corbyn's stance on climate science anymoer that I am concerned with Ryan Gigg's opinion on cake baking.  I would not declare Jeremy Corbyn a scientific visionary for agreeing with me.


No, but I don't dismiss someone's opinions based solely on whether I happen to believe whether they fall on the right or the left of the political spectrum.


I'm no expert, but I can only make judgements on what I read, and as I said earlier I accept that humans play a significant role in climate change, but that the dangers that flow from that are uncertain.

In Topic: The Pope and the Climate

24 June 2015 - 04:11 PM

Whereas you just doff your cap, tug your forelock and fawn to the self appointed experts in the aristocracy.


Please grow up, if you want to be taken seriously.


Actually the main "self appointed expert" in the aristocracy is Prince Charles, who is fully on board with the so-called consensus on climate change.


So I will leave the forelock tugging to you.