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Stillmissit,

Agreed on that front. Fission is the best solution over the short to medium term, and the efficiency of that technology is only getting better and safer. That said, Fusuion tech is the holy grail of energy and if there’s one benefit of a new cold war between east and west, it is the vast increase in R&D that the fear China will get there first is now driving.
Indeed, this is perhaps one of those areas that another arms race – AI and quantum computing – could also help solve sooner than current expectations.

Israel Folau attempts to clarify bushfire comments

enoughisenough, all you’ve done here is post regurgitated talking points from disreputable sources. Indeed, above you demonstrated this by barging in with what you clearly assumed is an earth shattering fact when you informed us that water vapour is a green house gas. That you thought this was a clever point demonstrates how narrow your reading has been on the subject of climate science, as if you’ve ever made the effort to look beyond your ideological niche you’d know this has long been understood and is indeed an important factor in the negative feedback loops that higher emissions of things like CO2 and methane cause.
The fact that you decided to randomly interject with culture war nonsense like the gender debate outs you as someone utterly disinterested in facts, and frankly one likely to be lacking the capacity for rational reasoning.

Israel Folau attempts to clarify bushfire comments

I’m beginning to suspect enoughisenough is a Russian bot. It’s just a stream of pot stirring talking points that read like they were cooked up in a disinformation unit.

Israel Folau attempts to clarify bushfire comments

enoughisenough – where did this nonsense about gender come from? No one was discussing that. All your posts read like the talking points of alt-right shock jocks operating out of the US. Do you do any of your own thinking, or is it entirely outsourced?

Israel Folau attempts to clarify bushfire comments

Stillmissit,

Your logic here is again just missing in action. Do you have insurance? If so, why? The possibility of your house being looted isn’t a scientific certainty, so why spend a dime guarding against things that may not happen?

Indeed, why spend on defence? For the most part, national defence spending has almost zero correlation or cost benefit analysis with what its trying to achieve simply because the vast sums of money spent in defence can barely be justified when pitted purely against involvement in armed conflict.

But guess what – defence spending tends to come with positive externalities. For instance, we have the microchip because the ICBM needed a guidance system and the internet also began as a US DoD project. There are countless other examples.

Similarly (although at a vastly smaller scale than Defence spending), spending on climate change comes in vast variety of forms – including significant R&D into new energy sources. If some of that increased spending delivers us reliable Nuclear Fusion, then that alone I think would be considered a significant and long term win.

Ultimately, if the science turns out to be wrong, the worst thing to happen will be that we’ve developed newer, more efficient and cleaner technologies to run our societies. Given the amount we spend on things like weaponry – which still has its positives – I think that’s not really that bad an outcome.

My question to you is, why is that so scary to you?

Israel Folau attempts to clarify bushfire comments

Gray-Hand’s post puts the lie to Stillmissit’s odd claim that scientific warnings are all hoaxes. What it shows frankly is that he’s highly susceptible to a negativity and availability bias. He remembers the times when science has erred, but discounts the masses of times they have been correct.
This sort of anti-science and anti-logic thinking sadly is far too common nowadays though.
People are far too ready to “think with their gut” rather than step back and dispassionately analyse data from afar and it seems as though Stillmissit has placed himself firmly at the centre of a tribe that can’t accept the idea that the climate is changing – despite all the evidence to the contrary.
I think it’s also worth pointing out that one of the “scientific theories” he references in evidence that “scientists are almost always wrong” was the “Malthusian Theory of Population.” This 18th century theory was in fact not a scientific theory as we would understand it today, but rather a demographic and economic theory. It lacked any serious mathematical modelling and also failed to take into account developments in agriculture – especially those of the green revolution seen in the 20th century.

Israel Folau attempts to clarify bushfire comments

This is a bit of a weird attempt at creating a moral equivalence where there just isn’t one… Are you really trying to argue that advocates for action on climate change are the same as religious fanatics like Folau who are trying to bash a group of people with a long history of being persecuted and subject to “therapies” to “fix” them over the head with veiled threats of disasters on behalf of their imaginary sky daddy?

It’s clearly ridiculous and most people here seem to see that, but why even bring climate change into this case? It’s just not remotely related. It sounds like you’ve been drinking some serious shock jock cool aid on this one and I hate to say it, but some of the comments you’ve made here make it seem like you have trouble with very basic reasoning…

Israel Folau attempts to clarify bushfire comments

There’s no way Latrell is headed for Rugby. Even if he’s not a blow-hard fundamentalist fanatic that goes out of his way to destroy team unity and lie to everyone like Folau, he’d be coming over as a centre with no background in Rugby and so it’s just not worth the risk.

Code swap? Latrell Mitchell reaches out to Rugby Australia

Pocock won Australia far more games in his career than the the over rated and non-kicking and turnstile defensive over-rated blow hard Folau.

David Pocock bemused by Israel Folau's captaincy claim

He’s been in the Australian set up since 2013, during which time the finances of Rugby Australia have not exactly improved and nor have the Wallabies international standing. Folau has always been an over-rated player, and now he’s just a washed up attention seeking has been.

David Pocock bemused by Israel Folau's captaincy claim

No one said that – the point is that only one side of this argument has anything on the line here….

The Reds without Cooper makes no sense to me

People bring up the Reds stats with Cooper at the helm, but they’re honestly marginal stats… honestly how good have the Reds been since 2011? With or without Cooper they just haven’t been much good. Fact is he just isn’t the remedy people make him out to be.

Time will indeed tell if Thorn is a success, but frankly we already know enough about Cooper to say that it’s time to try something else.

The Reds without Cooper makes no sense to me

So many nay-sayers here… any of you Cooper zealots even remotely consider the notion that a guy like Thorn who has been coached by Bennett, Deans, Henry and Smith may have something of an idea of how successful teams work?

Maybe, just maybe, through his 20 years of professional playing experience winning every title in sight across two codes Thorn’s instincts on a guy like Cooper may be right? Is that not worth considering?

Jack can’t see how the Reds could get any worse, and yet fails to acknowledge that Cooper’s presence there didn’t exactly remedy any of the problems at the club over the last few years… isn’t there a saying about the definition of madness being to try the same thing repeatedly expecting different results?

Yet here Thorn is trying something different and you lot think HE’s the insane one…

The Reds without Cooper makes no sense to me

It wasn’t an off day… they’ve struggled for a couple years now really. Frankly their attacking options in the Fiji 20 were abysmal. For a side with that spine to only get 1 repeat set all game is just unforgivable. Their entire game play was just far too constrained and they really didn’t put the sort of pressure on you’d expect for a side with that roster.

Fiji flip New Zealand to sneak into semi-finals

They should still be beating the PI nations TBH. But I guess the Kiwis are a bit like the Wallabies – plenty of sides they ought to beat, but when they’re not on they’re pretty ordinary and can lose to pretty well anyone.

Fiji flip New Zealand to sneak into semi-finals

The Wallabies v All Blacks is supposed to be the holy grail of Rugby in Australia, yet they can’t sell out a test match anymore and the TV ratings have hovered around half your average game of Friday Night NRL or AFL, let alone a Kangaroos match, Origin or GFs. So what’s your point?

Fiji flip New Zealand to sneak into semi-finals

Very dominant from the Jillaroos – just completely outclassed the English girls. Really enjoying these game I have to say – almost 80s like in the level of open play!

Australia vs England: Women's Rugby League World Cup live scores, blog

kinda like all those great looking blue seats visible at the Wallabies matches in Sydney this year I guess.

Fiji flip New Zealand to sneak into semi-finals

Yep – I actually like Union, but the snobbery of their fans in some places just pushes me away from the game more and more. Probably explains why the game is basically just about dead in Australia and the Wallabies can’t sell out even high profile games against NZ in Sydney anymore.

Fiji flip New Zealand to sneak into semi-finals

Hear hear. Not everything has to be a d### measuring contest. And let’s be real here – whilst I love Union too, in Australia the women’s Jillaroos games have so far got better ratings than most Super Rugby matches and actually got better ratings than the last Wallabies match in Australia.

Fiji flip New Zealand to sneak into semi-finals

Mate, you could have just said “bah humbug” and been done with it.

Moses magic gets Lebanon win over France

Easily the game of the round – cracker of a match.

Moses magic gets Lebanon win over France

Probably would have helped theIr cause to score more than one try to be fair mate…

As for the rest – you’re kidding yourself if you think Australia were offside all night and England were perfect. Both sides kept the 10 about the same, but for the most part the Aussie forward just over powered England.

Australia were far better in the first half, and England were better for most of the 2nd, but at the end of the day they couldn’t convert their opportunities and seemed to panic when there were genuine tries on offer. Meanwhile, Australia got one chance to score in the 2nd half and took it.

THAT was the difference.

Australia open Rugby League World Cup with tough victory over England

There were 3 penalties all game… and the poms got away with some shockers.

Australia open Rugby League World Cup with tough victory over England

What are you talking about?? Mate, there were 3 penalties ALL GAME!

Say what you like, but the Poms actually probably got off lucky when you consider that toward the last 15 mins they got away with blatant taking out a Roos play after an attacking kick in England’s 20 metre zone. Never seen a more clear example of obstruction in my life – player only had eyes for the kangaroos player and the ref just let it go.

Australia open Rugby League World Cup with tough victory over England