Joined: Dec. 2007
|Wow. Dembski posts a bunch of misleading anti-green crap, like GM losing $49,000 for every volt sold which is a comically bad misunderstanding of money and numbers, in a post warning about letting ideology interfere with science. How's that for irony?|
There's more DembskiMathô in there. †For instance, in the Compact Flourescent Light portion:
† † 3.5B CFLs
† †x †5MG Mercury Each
† †17.5 MG
So, in DembskiMath 3,500,000,000 x 5 = 17.5
For some value of 17.5.
Less explicitly Christian math would put that figure at closer to 17,500,000 MG = 38,580 pounds of mercury per year and that is the poundage of toxic waste specified "if disposed of improperly".
He's a little off in the "Green Jobs Debacle" too. †According to DocDoc, a $500 million program generated just 1,336 jobs. †This figure is illustrated with a line of 23 men in hard hats and the caption says each figure represents 100 jobs, for a total of ... 2300 jobs, not 1,336.
A more charitable person than myself would say that's at least more accurate than the Bible's age for the earth and universe. †But still, one of DocDoc's Docs is in math. †You would kind of expect a little better. †Or at least a little less TARDy.
Speaking of the Chevy Volt, thanks to a Tea Party cousin, I get all sorts of right wing emails. †I remember one on the Volt which complained that driving a few hundred miles would cost you over $100.00, which makes me wonder how much his electricity costs and who he gets it from. †My best guess is that he gets it from alkaline D cells. Or maybe carbon-zinc.
Worse, the guy then complained that once you reached your destination, you'd have to remain over night while you recharged the car's batteries before you headed back. †He was apparently unaware that the Volt also has a gasoline engine.
...after reviewing the arguments, I‚Äôm inclined to believe that the critics of ENCODE‚Äôs bold claim were mostly right, and that the proportion of our genome which is functional is probably between 10 and 20%. --Vincent Torley, uncommondescent.com 1/1/2016