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    Re: Emails expose BP's attempts to control research into impact of Gulf oil spill

    The sad truth is that many scientists are influenced by politics and money. This is why I don't trust anything unless I can read the primary research article and examine their methods and rationale for their results. Science is becoming more political. It's becoming less and less a pursuit of fact and more and more a service that tells people what they want to hear with the "science" label on it. Shame on BP though.
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    Re: Emails expose BP's attempts to control research into impact of Gulf oil spill

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I bought five dozen crabs in Venice, Louisiana last week, that came out of the GOM and I didn't taste any oil.

    While there is obviously some damage in the GOM, it's no-where near the apocolyptic picture that some would have us believe.
    I'm not sure that whether or not you tasted any oil in your five dozen crabs allows you to reach a definitive conclusion. If we are arrogant enough to believe that spilling hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil into the Gulf isn't a disaster of epic proportion, we may just see Mother Nature give us a much stronger message.
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    Re: Emails expose BP's attempts to control research into impact of Gulf oil spill

    I have a friend doing recovery work in the Gulf right now. It's a gong show down there, and he isn't even allowed to take pictures. There is a press black out, and now we are seeing sanctioned research projects.

    When does the corruption end??

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    Re: Emails expose BP's attempts to control research into impact of Gulf oil spill

    Quote Originally Posted by Demon of Light View Post
    I believe there were reports indicating BP's attempts to sway research into the gulf spill only a few months after it happened. This would just seem to provide proof of these allegations. Honestly, I am not even remotely surprised.
    Yeah, I would find it more surprising if they didn't

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    Re: Emails expose BP's attempts to control research into impact of Gulf oil spill

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I'm not sure that whether or not you tasted any oil in your five dozen crabs allows you to reach a definitive conclusion. If we are arrogant enough to believe that spilling hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil into the Gulf isn't a disaster of epic proportion, we may just see Mother Nature give us a much stronger message.
    There are hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil leaked, naturally, into our oceans every year and it hasn't been a signal of doom, yet.

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    Re: Emails expose BP's attempts to control research into impact of Gulf oil spill

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    I have a friend doing recovery work in the Gulf right now. It's a gong show down there, and he isn't even allowed to take pictures. There is a press black out, and now we are seeing sanctioned research projects.

    When does the corruption end??
    Where is your friend working?

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    Re: Emails expose BP's attempts to control research into impact of Gulf oil spill

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    There are hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil leaked, naturally, into our oceans every year and it hasn't been a signal of doom, yet.
    the problem is that such sills are not usually so concentrated.

    Surely I think "doom" is a bit over doing it, but I still wouldn't eat the sea food for a bit

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    Re: Emails expose BP's attempts to control research into impact of Gulf oil spill

    Quote Originally Posted by ManofthPeephole View Post
    the problem is that such sills are not usually so concentrated.

    Surely I think "doom" is a bit over doing it, but I still wouldn't eat the sea food for a bit
    I eat it all the time and haven't had any problems.

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    Re: Emails expose BP's attempts to control research into impact of Gulf oil spill

    There are 400 natural oil seeps in the Gulf, with local bacteria evolved to eat it. Bet those bacteria are stuffed, and breeding like mad. Catastrophic as it was, we are talking in the order of 150 olympic swimming pools worth of oil being released into a one billion pool sized sea.
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    Re: Emails expose BP's attempts to control research into impact of Gulf oil spill

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    There are hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil leaked, naturally, into our oceans every year and it hasn't been a signal of doom, yet.
    If we had an oil spill that released 200 billion gallons of oil into the Gulf, would that be an ecological disaster? If your answer, "For Christ's sake, of course it would be," then you admit that enough oil into the Gulf would be an ecological tragedy.

    So. How much is too much???? And how do we know until it is too late?
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