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    Re: Huntsman on evolution, warming: 'Call me crazy'

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post


    . . . it is ultimately a consensus of the scientific community that determines whether a purported discovery is valid or a crock of sh*t.


    You claim "I never claimed that a consensus makes something RIGHT" and here you wrote the exactly what you claim you had not written.
    You may not realize this, but "valid" and "right" don't have the same meaning.
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    Re: Huntsman on evolution, warming: 'Call me crazy'

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Psychometrics are at the squishy end of the soft sciences. In real biology land, there is no overall standard for measuring intelligence in humans.
    Quite the contrary. Intelligence is one of the most reliable predictors in psychology.

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    Re: Huntsman on evolution, warming: 'Call me crazy'

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Mmm, I think the only thing IQ tests are good at predicting is how well you will do on another IQ test. They are not good at predicting academic success, nor are they good at predicting success in life.

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    Intelligence tests are excellent predictors of success in school (what they were originally designed for), and overall sucess. Your link wants to suggest that because they aren't perfect predictors, they aren't good predictors at all... which is a load of crap.

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    Re: Huntsman on evolution, warming: 'Call me crazy'

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    Yeah, like Germ Theory and the Theory of Gravity.
    How come none of the candidates are coming out against these other nut-ball theories?
    That's an easy one, not everyone believes evolution to be as robust a theory. Surely you didn't mean to imply that because all are scientific theories, all should be treated with the same reverence.

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    Re: Huntsman on evolution, warming: 'Call me crazy'

    Quote Originally Posted by nijato View Post
    Race is a social construct. You see, there are certainly distinct ethnographic groups within the human population, but there are so many of them as to be useless.
    So, there are many. Why do you jump to the conclusion that grossly "oversimplified" racial distintions are useless?

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    Re: Huntsman on evolution, warming: 'Call me crazy'

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    IF you are actually a scientist with the advanced training required to rationally challenge the accepted wisdom. But it is the height of folly for someone who is not so trained (you or I, for instance) to imagine that we can know better than the vast majority of experts who have dedicated their lives to this pursuit.
    If you spent any time in academia, you would see that the real number of true "experts" on something like this is rather small. Dedicating one's life to the study of wind patterns or modeling theory hardly makes you an expert on everything that goes into a theory of global warming.

    I know many highly regarded, published scientists who don't understand some of the basic fundamentals of how science works being discussed in this thread. The have vast, specialized knowledge in their chosen area of study, but never took the time or an interest in scientific fundamentals. They simply adopted the paradigm of their major advisor, began doing research, and never looked back.

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    Re: Huntsman on evolution, warming: 'Call me crazy'

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    No, he won't appeal to the "base" because he's an unashamed moderate across the board in an election where people are looking for a conservative.
    Conservative these days means something different than it used to.

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    Re: Huntsman on evolution, warming: 'Call me crazy'

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Conservative these days means something different than it used to.
    Political labels change their meaning constantly. But Huntsman isn't a conservative and wouldn't have been under most old definitions; he's not really trying to bill himself as one, anyways.

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    Re: Huntsman on evolution, warming: 'Call me crazy'

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    Political labels change their meaning constantly. But Huntsman isn't a conservative and wouldn't have been under most old definitions; he's not really trying to bill himself as one, anyways.
    He'd qualify pretty well under the fiscal conservative heading. Far better than most people who claim the title of "conservative" actually. Hasn't he had a budget surplus year after year since he has been governor?

    What makes you think he isn't conservative under most definitions?
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    Re: Huntsman on evolution, warming: 'Call me crazy'

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
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    Read more: Huntsman on evolution, warming: 'Call me crazy' - Darren Samuelsohn - POLITICO.com


    I have already contributed to his campaign once, and this makes me want to send the guy another check. However, since reason and sanity are not virtues Republican Primary Voters want in a candidate this year, I don't think this will help him out any.
    He should run as an independent.
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