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Thread: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Ok, that's true, but wouldn't it also be true that if there is starting to be new evidence, that this wouldn't be published, or known by us until it is long down the path to broad based acceptance? In that case there could be evidence of that now, but it would take time to overturn conventional thinking on the matter....

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    Is this a hypothetical?

    Among scientists, new undeniable facts can change the conventional wisdom pretty quickly. New dinosaur finds, for example, changed paleontologists minds about birds having descended from dinosaurs very quickly. Among the general public, who may or may not have even a basic understanding of science, new facts and observations take a very long time to be widely accepted, if ever. There still are people who are trying to deny that the theory evolution is even correct at all.

    So, yes, new facts coming to light about how oil is produced would change the science texts pretty quickly. Conventional wisdom among the public, maybe not so much.
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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    When did this thread go to oil idiocy?
    see the poster one post above yours?

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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    And just when I thought you were becoming reasonable with your discussion between you and MSgt. You may think what you want, that doesn't make it fact just because you think it.

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    I am always reasonable with reasonable people. You started out with an unreasonable assertion. See the connection?

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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Only through new evidence. Not through wishful thinking.
    Well, we have evidence that humans can create oil in a matter of days....
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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    When did this thread go to oil idiocy?
    The fact is....If it were not for oil, most of the ME would have no income whatsoever. Israel, with no oil, has a population of about 8 million and a GDP of about $180 billion. Why? Because they make **** that people buy. The Muslim ME exports oil and terrorism. That's it

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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I am always reasonable with reasonable people. You started out with an unreasonable assertion. See the connection?

    Are you kidding? they call me Mr. Reasonable....


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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Well, we have evidence that humans can create oil in a matter of days....
    Yes, we do, and doing so is one of the ways we could work toward energy independence. We can't wait around for nature to do the job, now can we?
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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Are you kidding? they call me Mr. Reasonable....


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    When words just can't say it.

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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    What are you guys even arguing about? Oil is running out.

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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Yes, we do, and doing so is one of the ways we could work toward energy independence. We can't wait around for nature to do the job, now can we?
    I dunno? Can we? How long does it take?

    Anyways, we've done enough to hurt the planet...we might as well help it out when we can.
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