lcarreau wrote:Now,WHY did we arrive to that subject again?
Because perseverance is the essence of mountaineering
by Ejnar Fjerdingstad » Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:59 pm
MoapaPk wrote:"Do we need oxygen to reach the top?", asked by two women in dress shoes and with handbags, on the trail to Charleston Peak (11918'). I guess the correct answer was "yes."
(OK, this was reported to me by a friend.)
by Ejnar Fjerdingstad » Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:01 pm
Bruno_Tibet wrote:Ejnar Fjerdingstad wrote:Bruno_Tibet wrote:Ejnar Fjerdingstad wrote:Actually there are many why-questions (at least in science) that can be given a straight answer!
I fully second Ejnar's statement! There are indeed so many important why-questions for which science has given a straight answer! Just consider these few examples:
In the field of physics: Why will a climber fall if he misses his hold?
In the field of climate science: Why do increased greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere lead to increased average earth temperatures?
In the field of biology: Why have living organisms evolved from a common ancestor, and why will they continue to evolve?
However, one big unsolved question remains in the field of psychology: Why do some people continue to deny the evidence?
I am not denying any of the three, but for question two I wonder why generally people don't say 'greenhouse gases', they say 'CO2', which is neither the most common, nor the strongest greenhouse gas!
Haha, you're so funny! Thanks Ejnar!
Shall I rephrase your statement in a more simple way?
Why does always the only person always only mentioning CO2 always asks why others only always speak about CO2 (while they actually don't, of course)?
But I guess there is also an additional underlying question, as your latest post is probably again referring to water vapour as a greenhouse gas:
Why are some apparently well educated persons unable to understand the difference between a forcing and a feedback?
by logikal » Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:09 pm
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by Arthur Digbee » Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:49 am
logikal wrote:A friend of mine was working in Yellowstone National Park for a summer. He has a whole list of rediculas questions that people asked him. One of my favorites was
"Excuse me sir, where do you guys keep the bears locked up at night? I want to show my kids."
Somepeople just dont get it huh?
by lcarreau » Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:27 am
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by Ejnar Fjerdingstad » Thu Aug 19, 2010 3:58 pm
lcarreau wrote:"WHY does the sun go on shining?
Why does the sea rush to shore?
Don't they know, it's the end of the world,
'Cause you don't love me any more ..."
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