History YMMV / StateOfFear

8th Jan '16 6:32:01 AM MagBas
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* GodModeSue: Professor John Kenner graduated from an MIT engineering course and a Harvard Law course, both at higher than average speed; became a professor at MIT at the age of 28 and still manages to be a hot-shot federal agent. Oh, and he can quote geological surveys from memory. The only thing keeping him from being absolutely perfect is his once confessing he isn't good at languages and a major WhatAnIdiot moment (chasing a group of bad guys into a warehouse, finding no one there, and going into a room with a lightning generator without bothering to secure the door).
30th Nov '15 8:48:23 AM FF32
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30th Nov '15 8:48:22 AM FF32
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* GodModeSue: Professor John Kenner graduated from an MIT engineering course and a Harvard Law course, both at higher than average speed; became a professor at MIT at the age of 28 and still manages to be a hot-shot federal agent. Oh, and he can quote geological surveys from memory. The only thing keeping him from being absolutely perfect is his once confessing he isn't good at languages and a major What An Idiot moment (chasing a group of bad guys into a warehouse, finding no one there, and going into a room with a lightning generator without bothering to secure the door).

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* GodModeSue: Professor John Kenner graduated from an MIT engineering course and a Harvard Law course, both at higher than average speed; became a professor at MIT at the age of 28 and still manages to be a hot-shot federal agent. Oh, and he can quote geological surveys from memory. The only thing keeping him from being absolutely perfect is his once confessing he isn't good at languages and a major What An Idiot WhatAnIdiot moment (chasing a group of bad guys into a warehouse, finding no one there, and going into a room with a lightning generator without bothering to secure the door).
2nd Sep '15 3:34:15 AM Kalaong
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* ScienceMarchesOn" One of the arguments against climate change in the book (that the upper atmosphere wasn't warming) got disproven less than a year after the book came out (the apparent lack of warming was due to a miscalibration of satellite data). Of course, most of the arguments in the book were already known to be false, even at the time.

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* ScienceMarchesOn" ScienceMarchesOn: One of the arguments against climate change in the book (that the upper atmosphere wasn't warming) got disproven less than a year after the book came out (the apparent lack of warming was due to a miscalibration of satellite data). Of course, most of the arguments in the book were already known to be false, even at the time.
2nd Sep '15 3:34:07 AM Kalaong
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* ScienceMarchesOn One of the arguments against climate change in the book (that the upper atmosphere wasn't warming) got disproven less than a year after the book came out (the apparent lack of warming was due to a miscalibration of satellite data). Of course, most of the arguments in the book were already known to be false, even at the time.

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* ScienceMarchesOn ScienceMarchesOn" One of the arguments against climate change in the book (that the upper atmosphere wasn't warming) got disproven less than a year after the book came out (the apparent lack of warming was due to a miscalibration of satellite data). Of course, most of the arguments in the book were already known to be false, even at the time.
30th Mar '15 10:40:25 PM RushLimborg
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* HarsherInHindsight: "[[{{Scandalgate}} Climategate and glaciergate]]" are either [[VindicatedByHistory the first signs that the plot of the book is true crumbling though a wall of lies]], or two [[HanlonsRazor minor technical errors]] that were caught by the media rather than peer academics, depending on your preconceived notions. Rorschach Gates, if you will- what you see in them depends on the contents of your thoughts, rather than of the gate.

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* HarsherInHindsight: "[[{{Scandalgate}} Climategate and glaciergate]]" (the famous revelations that the graphs popularly used to calculate and predict the effects of GlobalWarming were...miscalculated) are either 1) [[VindicatedByHistory the first signs that the plot of the book is true true, crumbling though a wall of lies]], or two 2) [[HanlonsRazor minor technical errors]] that were caught by the media rather than peer academics, depending on your preconceived notions. Rorschach Gates, if you will- what you see in them depends on the contents of your thoughts, rather than of the gate.


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** Amusingly enough, "Climategate" revealed the computer models used to calculate the effects of climate change were miscalibrated ''again''!
26th Jan '15 3:37:17 PM R1ck1
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* {{Anvilicious}}: If [[strike:Crichton's]] other [[AuthorFilibuster filibusters]] fly over your head, the ending's about as subtle as Man-Bear-Pig tackling you, in which the [[spoiler:not very dead guy who appeared to be supporting the ELF]] more or less says "Focus on the third-world countries that are often the biggest offenders in polluting by tackling poverty, then you can work on climate change." Oh, he ''hates'' simulations, despite covering it with ''Literature/JurassicPark''. Simulations won't predict [[spoiler: tsunamis ruining your shit or car crashes.]]

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* {{Anvilicious}}: If [[strike:Crichton's]] Crichton's other [[AuthorFilibuster filibusters]] fly over your head, the ending's about as subtle as Man-Bear-Pig tackling you, in which the [[spoiler:not very dead guy who appeared to be supporting the ELF]] more or less says "Focus on the third-world countries that are often the biggest offenders in polluting by tackling poverty, then you can work on climate change." Oh, he ''hates'' simulations, despite covering it with ''Literature/JurassicPark''. Simulations won't predict [[spoiler: tsunamis ruining your shit or car crashes.]]
26th Jan '15 3:37:09 PM R1ck1
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* {{Anvilicious}}: If Crichton's other [[AuthorFilibuster filibusters]] fly over your head, the ending's about as subtle as Man-Bear-Pig tackling you, in which the [[spoiler:not very dead guy who appeared to be supporting the ELF]] more or less says "Focus on the third-world countries that are often the biggest offenders in polluting by tackling poverty, then you can work on climate change." Oh, he ''hates'' simulations, despite covering it with ''Literature/JurassicPark''. Simulations won't predict [[spoiler: tsunamis ruining your shit or car crashes.]]

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* {{Anvilicious}}: If Crichton's [[strike:Crichton's]] other [[AuthorFilibuster filibusters]] fly over your head, the ending's about as subtle as Man-Bear-Pig tackling you, in which the [[spoiler:not very dead guy who appeared to be supporting the ELF]] more or less says "Focus on the third-world countries that are often the biggest offenders in polluting by tackling poverty, then you can work on climate change." Oh, he ''hates'' simulations, despite covering it with ''Literature/JurassicPark''. Simulations won't predict [[spoiler: tsunamis ruining your shit or car crashes.]]
12th Nov '14 9:17:12 AM MagBas
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* UnfortunateImplications: The Third World cannibals.
31st Oct '14 10:10:41 PM Fireblood
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* ScienceMarchesOn One of the arguments against Climate Change in the book (that the upper atmosphere wasn't warming) got disproven less than a year after the book came out. (The apparent lack of warming was due to a miscalibration of satellite data.) Of course, most of the arguments in the book were already known to be false, even at the time.

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* ScienceMarchesOn One of the arguments against Climate Change climate change in the book (that the upper atmosphere wasn't warming) got disproven less than a year after the book came out. (The out (the apparent lack of warming was due to a miscalibration of satellite data.) data). Of course, most of the arguments in the book were already known to be false, even at the time.
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