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Bigger threat: Radical Islam or Global Warming?
« on: June 09, 2007, 07:33:01 PM »
  Rank them in the short/medium term as well as long-term.  My guess is:

  In terms of direct costs, radical Islam in the short-term is the hands-down winner, as well as in terms of secondary costs (political ramifications, etc.).  As far as long-term, it's a tougher call, since we don't know the probability of a terrorist group obtaining a nuclear weapon, but I would guess it's sufficiently small enough that global warming is the larger threat.

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Re: Bigger threat: Radical Islam or Global Warming?
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2007, 01:35:04 PM »
This is pintless, you can't make any meaningfull comparison.  It's like comparing Apples to telephones asking which one is more useful.

Apples and oranges maybe.  At least they're both fruit, and have health benefits. 
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Re: Bigger threat: Radical Islam or Global Warming?
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2007, 03:44:56 AM »
 Neither....Neoconservatives are the biggest threat.  No question.

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Re: Bigger threat: Radical Islam or Global Warming?
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2007, 03:57:32 PM »
I always though neoconservativism was a B.S. concept anyway.  It's like those goobers who claim to be progressives. Yea whatever
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Re: Bigger threat: Radical Islam or Global Warming?
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2007, 08:47:54 PM »
you can't really separate the two. radical islam was caused by global warming.

think about it:

beginning of islam to ca. 1000: global temperatures rise; muslims on a conquest binge.

1000 - 1850: global temperature cools; muslim golden age of philosophy, math, science, arts, etc. little warfare.

1850 - present: global temperatures rise again; muslims become violent again.
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Re: Bigger threat: Radical Islam or Global Warming?
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2007, 11:04:52 PM »
you can't really separate the two. radical islam was caused by global warming.

think about it:

beginning of islam to ca. 1000: global temperatures rise; muslims on a conquest binge.

1000 - 1850: global temperature cools; muslim golden age of philosophy, math, science, arts, etc. little warfare.

1850 - present: global temperatures rise again; muslims become violent again.

Sounds like the pastafarian argument.  Down with Global Warming!


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Re: Bigger threat: Radical Islam or Global Warming?
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2008, 06:39:03 PM »
i'm sorry, but your graph is preposterous, and we're trying to have a serious, consequential, momentous, maybe monumental discussion.
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