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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Lies Of the Left -- Species Depletion

Another scientific consensus comes crashing down. Time and again we have been warned that earth's biodiversity is rapidly declining as thousands and thousands of species are extinguished each year. However:
The most widely used methods for calculating species extinction rates are "fundamentally flawed" and overestimate extinction rates by as much as 160 percent, life scientists report May 19 in the journal Nature.
 Read it here.

Add to this the fact that there is no generally recognized hard and fast definition of what constitutes a "species" and the uncertainty underlying the drastic predictions multiplies.

Professor Bainbridge comments:
The point is that we should be wary about claims that massive social and economic changes are necessary simply because the scientific consensus of the moment claims they're desirable.

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