Tim


  • Tim posted a new activity comment 4 years, 1 month ago

    Dan,

    Coyne’s complaint with the left concerns what he sees as a blindness to oppression of women, gays, and minorities in predominantly Muslim countries because too many inconsistent liberals are loathe to criticize Muslim societies because they see them as victims – mainly of colonialism or imperialism. Coyne believes that liberal values are…[Read more]

  • Tim posted a new activity comment 4 years, 1 month ago

    As Phil Rimmer (and the authors of the Science paper) point out, the big cost of carbon capture is in, well, capturing the carbon – and transporting it to the site where it is the be sequestered. There is very little in the paper about details of the chemistry, they seem to just speculate that the process converts existing carbonates within the b…[Read more]

  • Tim posted a new activity comment 4 years, 2 months ago

    I find the chain of argument that goes from biochemistry to the conclusion that there is no such thing as free will to be sterile, useless. I accept that we are subject to the laws of physics and chemistry (which, by the way means that we are subject to stochastic processes, like cancers that originate from radionuclide decay), so dualistic free…[Read more]

  • Tim posted a new activity comment 4 years, 2 months ago

    Ken Ham really doesn’t understand what he doesn’t know. A quick look into an online physics forum would do Ken Ham a world of good, that is if he really gave a damn about knowing anything he’s talking about. For example, I was interested in knowing how reliably predictable the orbit of the moon is given the uncertainties of measurements, how…[Read more]

  • Tim posted a new activity comment 4 years, 3 months ago

    There isn’t a thing said in this short interview that leads me to conclude that a naturalist can not also be an atheist. If Sean Carroll wants to define atheism as “a reaction against theism. It is purely a rejection of an idea. It’s not a positive substantive idea”, I’m fine with that. But it doesn’t mean that the rejection of theism is the o…[Read more]

  • Tim posted a new activity comment 4 years, 3 months ago

    You can certainly find people on the left who are adopt anti-scientific views (the basis of most anti-GMO opposition falls in that category). But the main complaints about nuclear power from liberals who are actually involved in energy policy aren’t anti-nuclear per se (though nuclear waste issues in the US are still in limbo); they are economic.…[Read more]