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19th May '16 1:01:09 PM CyborgIguana
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* Any statement that implies an ongoing controversy in the mainstream scientific community as to the validity of evolutionary theory, when in fact any such debate ended more than 200 years ago (virtually no professional biologist would doubt the theory's credibility in the 21st century). There ''does'' remain some debate as to ''how'' evolution works precisely, but virtually anyone with a decent science education will tell you that evolution is indeed a real process. The popular media also frequently conflates the scientific meanings of "theory" (a well-substantiated explanation for some aspect of the natural world that makes falsifiable predictions as to how it will behave, and has been repeatedly tested with reliable results) and "hypothesis" (which is closer to the layman's definition of "theory", a hunch or conjecture which may have some evidence to back it up, but ultimately has not yet been thoroughly tested through the scientific method).

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* Any statement that implies an ongoing controversy in the mainstream scientific community as to the validity of evolutionary theory, when in fact any such debate ended more than 200 years ago (virtually no professional biologist would doubt the theory's credibility in the 21st century). There ''does'' remain some debate as to ''how'' evolution works precisely, but virtually anyone with a decent science education will tell you that evolution is indeed a real process. The popular media also frequently conflates the scientific meanings of "theory" (a well-substantiated explanation for some aspect of the natural world that makes falsifiable predictions as to how it will behave, and has been repeatedly tested with reliable results) is supported by multiple strands of independent evidence) and "hypothesis" (which is closer to the layman's definition of "theory", a hunch or conjecture which may have some evidence to back it up, but ultimately has not yet been thoroughly tested through the scientific method).
19th May '16 12:59:09 PM CyborgIguana
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* Any statement that implies an ongoing controversy in the mainstream scientific community as to the validity of evolutionary theory, when in fact any such debate ended more than 200 years ago (virtually no professional biologist would doubt the theory's credibility in the 21st century). There ''does'' remain some debate as to ''how'' evolution works precisely, but virtually anyone with a decent science education will tell you that evolution is indeed a real process. The popular media also frequently conflates the scientific meanings of "theory" (a well-substantiated explanation for some aspect of the natural world that makes falsifiable predictions as to how it will behave) and "hypothesis" (which is closer to the layman's definition of "theory", a hunch or conjecture which may have some evidence to back it up, but ultimately has not yet been thoroughly tested through the scientific method).

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* Any statement that implies an ongoing controversy in the mainstream scientific community as to the validity of evolutionary theory, when in fact any such debate ended more than 200 years ago (virtually no professional biologist would doubt the theory's credibility in the 21st century). There ''does'' remain some debate as to ''how'' evolution works precisely, but virtually anyone with a decent science education will tell you that evolution is indeed a real process. The popular media also frequently conflates the scientific meanings of "theory" (a well-substantiated explanation for some aspect of the natural world that makes falsifiable predictions as to how it will behave) behave, and has been repeatedly tested with reliable results) and "hypothesis" (which is closer to the layman's definition of "theory", a hunch or conjecture which may have some evidence to back it up, but ultimately has not yet been thoroughly tested through the scientific method).
19th May '16 12:55:17 PM CyborgIguana
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* Any statement that implies an ongoing controversy in the mainstream scientific community as to the validity of evolutionary theory, when in fact any such debate ended more than 200 years ago (virtually no professional biologist would doubt the theory's credibility in the 21st century). There ''does'' remain some debate as to ''how'' evolution works precisely, but virtually anyone with a decent science education will tell you that evolution is indeed a real process. The popular media also frequently conflates the scientific meanings of "theory" (a well-substantiated explanation for some aspect of the natural world that makes falsifiable predictions as to how it will behave) and "hypothesis" (which is closer to the layman's definition of "theory", a hunch or conjecture which may have some evidence to back it up, but ultimately has not yet been thoroughly tested through the scientific method).
8th May '16 11:44:17 AM nombretomado
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* Referring to the internet as "the internets" and similar. Ian Hislop (probably) parodied this with "The [=YouTube=]" on ''HaveIGotNewsForYou''.

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* Referring to the internet as "the internets" and similar. Ian Hislop (probably) parodied this with "The [=YouTube=]" on ''HaveIGotNewsForYou''.''Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou''.
2nd May '16 12:24:34 PM Quanyails
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* When the Dutch abuse report was released in 2011 showing how the 20,000 children were abused in Catholic homes during a period of 60 years, newpapers quickly seized upon the story... except the report specifically said: "The Commission of Inquiry investigated how great the risk of unwanted sexual contact with children was in institutions (boarding schools, private schools, seminaries, children’s homes). It emerged that the risk was twice as high as the national average, but with no significant difference between Roman Catholic and non-Roman Catholic institutions.'', destroying the idea that Catholics were wholly responsible.

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* When the Dutch abuse report was released in 2011 showing how the 20,000 children were abused in Catholic homes during a period of 60 years, newpapers newspapers quickly seized upon the story... except the report specifically said: "The Commission of Inquiry investigated how great the risk of unwanted sexual contact with children was in institutions (boarding schools, private schools, seminaries, children’s homes). It emerged that the risk was twice as high as the national average, but with no significant difference between Roman Catholic and non-Roman Catholic institutions.'', destroying the idea that Catholics were wholly responsible.



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* * [[http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/fail-anti-obama-teen-wants-to-move-to-australia-because-we-have-christian-male-president/story-e6frf7jo-1226512853271 This tweet]] went viral during Obama's re-election campaign. Not a single thing tweeted is correct; Australia has a Prime Minister. The prime minister at the time was Australia's first female Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Although Gillard was raised in an Baptist family, she is a noted atheist. She was (and at time of writing still is) living with her partner - unmarried. Gillard was famous for back flipping on many issues.

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* [[http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/fail-anti-obama-teen-wants-to-move-to-australia-because-we-have-christian-male-president/story-e6frf7jo-1226512853271 This tweet]] went viral during Obama's re-election campaign. Not a single thing tweeted is correct; Australia has a Prime Minister. The prime minister at the time was Australia's first female Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Although Gillard was raised in an Baptist family, she is a noted atheist. She was (and at time of writing still is) living with her partner - unmarried. Gillard was famous for back flipping on many issues.issues.
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2nd May '16 12:22:43 PM Quanyails
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* Auto racing series are frequently jumbled up by the mass media and in-particular by picture editors who often will place a large picture of a car from a completely different series in an article. UsefulNotes/{{Indycar}} is probably the most ill-served as the cars are often labelled as UsefulNotes/FormulaOne cars and the Indianapolis 500 is called a UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}} race. And [[http://www.focus.de/sport/mehrsport/motorsport-us-cart-serie-indy-500-franchitti-sieg-von-unfall-ueberschattet_aid_513849.html some media outlets]] continued to refer to UsefulNotes/IndyCar under the name of the previous CART sanctioning body, even more than 3 years after its demise. Other examples include labelling junior formulae cars as "Formula One", rallies as "Rally cross", Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) stock cars as NASCAR (the two series are affiliated but are still separate entities), mixing up IHRA and NHRA drag racing, assuming any off road trophy truck race is the Baja 1000, calling MotoGP "Superbikes" and vice-versa, and so forth...

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* Auto racing series are frequently jumbled up by the mass media and in-particular by picture editors who often will place a large picture of a car from a completely different series in an article. UsefulNotes/{{Indycar}} is probably the most ill-served as the cars are often labelled as UsefulNotes/FormulaOne cars and the Indianapolis 500 is called a UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}} race. And [[http://www.focus.de/sport/mehrsport/motorsport-us-cart-serie-indy-500-franchitti-sieg-von-unfall-ueberschattet_aid_513849.html some media outlets]] continued to refer to UsefulNotes/IndyCar under the name of the previous CART sanctioning body, even more than 3 years after its demise. Other examples include labelling junior formulae cars as "Formula One", rallies as "Rally cross", Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) stock cars as NASCAR (the two series are affiliated but are still separate entities), mixing up IHRA and NHRA drag racing, assuming any off road trophy truck race is the Baja 1000, calling MotoGP [=MotoGP=] "Superbikes" and vice-versa, and so forth...
2nd May '16 12:21:35 PM Quanyails
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* The fanfic Fanfic/GarfieldInAlongCameASplut has Garfield playing {{Metroid}} in the opening, which is apparently about [[IAmNotShazam a guy named Metroid]] who fights [[RougeAnglesOfSatin the Mama Bran]] to save the whales. Either he's just started playing or has a bootleg, but Metroid is about a ''woman'' [[SamusIsAGirl named]] ''Samus'', and Metroids are one of many things she hunts, and the villain is Mother Brain, and there are no whales to be found in the series.

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* The fanfic Fanfic/GarfieldInAlongCameASplut ''Fanfic/GarfieldInAlongCameASplut'' has Garfield playing {{Metroid}} ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' in the opening, which is apparently about [[IAmNotShazam a guy named Metroid]] who fights [[RougeAnglesOfSatin the Mama Bran]] to save the whales. Either he's just started playing or has a bootleg, but Metroid is about a ''woman'' [[SamusIsAGirl named]] ''Samus'', and Metroids are one of many things she hunts, and the villain is Mother Brain, and there are no whales to be found in the series.
2nd Apr '16 11:00:51 PM GrammarNavi
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** This is actually the driving force behind a lot of attempts to limit or outright ban civilian access to firearms - the Clinton Assault Weapons Ban in particular banned a lot of things (pistol grips, folding stocks, etc.) that don't make guns any more dangerous than normal, they just looked scary to the uninformed politicians behind it. Of particular note was Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy's wish to ban barrel shrouds. She was asked by a TV reporter what a barrel shroud was, and she stumbled for an answer, suggesting that it's a part that changes a simple rifle to a military-level assault rifle, before finally suggesting "I think it's the shoulder thing that goes up." A barrel shroud is actually just a piece of metal or wood that protects the holder from the barrel's heat after being fired.

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** This is actually the driving force behind a lot of attempts to limit or outright ban civilian access to firearms - the Clinton Assault Weapons Ban in particular banned a lot of things (pistol grips, folding stocks, etc.) that don't make guns any more dangerous than normal, they just looked scary to the uninformed politicians behind it. Of particular note was Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy's [=McCarthy=]'s wish to ban barrel shrouds. She was asked by a TV reporter what a barrel shroud was, and she stumbled for an answer, suggesting that it's a part that changes a simple rifle to a military-level assault rifle, before finally suggesting "I think it's the shoulder thing that goes up." A barrel shroud is actually just a piece of metal or wood that protects the holder from the barrel's heat after being fired.
10th Mar '16 4:55:38 PM pogla
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* * [[http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/fail-anti-obama-teen-wants-to-move-to-australia-because-we-have-christian-male-president/story-e6frf7jo-1226512853271 This tweet]] went viral during Obama's re-election campaign. Not a single thing tweeted is correct; Australia has a Prime Minister. The prime minister at the time was Australia's first female Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Although Gillard was raised in an Baptist family, she is a noted atheist. She was (and at time of writing still is) living with her partner - unmarried. Gillard was famous for back flipping on many issues.
7th Mar '16 6:39:57 PM KatanaCat
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* [[http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/australia-tasmanian-tiger-sighting-proves-it-not-extinct-1510479 This]] article refers to the thylacine (also known as the Tasmanian tiger) as a wildcat, despite also correctly referring to it as a marsupial. Since it ''is'' a marsupial, it's no more a wildcat than it is a ''whale'', despite somewhat resembling a cat or dog.
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