June 2014 Open Thread

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  1. #1 Jp
    July 4, 2014

    Newsflash: Scientists from the GWPF climateball institute, led by lord Bonkton, conclude that it’s not possible to have an average global temperature which is not affected by the body heat of 7 billion people. Variations in the readings can also be influenced by how many people are in a “hot” state vs “cold” state _ i.e., “hot” if they’ve been exercising or are sexually aroused and “cold” if asleep or generally inactive. Furthermore, despite protocols stipulating that scientists taking the readings must hold their breath when in proximity of the thermometers, there’s no guarantee that those protocols have been followed. While lord Bonkton accepts that ice everywhere has been melting, he says that it cannot be infered that that is the result of increased temperatures. “There are known unknowns and unknown unknowns”, he says. “There are mysterious forces operating in the universe and we are looking for them.”

  2. #2 Jp
    July 4, 2014

    Lionel, thanks (not) for the link. I read some of Iain Hall’s stuff and I feel like I’ve been psychologically assaulted by stupidity. It’s going to take me a few hours to recover.

  3. #3 Lotharsson
    July 5, 2014

    Jp, FWIW I seem to recall that Iain Hall is a big fan of Andrew Bolt. Don’t know if that has any explanatory power, or is just an interesting correlation 😉

  4. #4 Jp
    July 5, 2014

    “Iain Hall is a big fan of Andrew Bolt.”
    I’d be surprised if he wasn’t.

  5. #6 bill
    July 5, 2014

    well, i munged that, but it seems to work!

  6. #7 chek
    July 6, 2014

    The link works fine here, Bill.
    The article also brought out the expected droves of Lord Fuckwit believers with nothing to say but spew bile, but also some reasonable voices too, which may (I’m not a regular reader) or may not be progress for the Torygraph’s readership.

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