Samuel P. Gaskins | Indy Week

Samuel P. Gaskins 
Member since Aug 3, 2014


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Re: “Back Talk: The science on global warming isn’t really settled, and there’s no grand chicken conspiracy

What I find insulting is the arrogance of people who believe they are scientists without sufficient qualifications.
I did notice that you did not put forth any ideas that had merit. In your response, you failed to address your 100-years claim, nor did you expound upon "science is always changing beliefs."

Posted by Samuel P. Gaskins on 11/04/2015 at 8:37 PM

Re: “Back Talk: The science on global warming isn’t really settled, and there’s no grand chicken conspiracy

It is sad that with "scientists in my family" one could make such misstatements about science.
First, to suggest "because of records kept in the last 100 years" scientists cannot comprehend events in geological time is absurd. One single example of collecting relevant geological data is the Antarctic ice probe (…).
Furthermore, to state that "science is always changing beliefs about things that are settled" shows a complete lack of understanding about the scientific method, especially with respect to "things that are settled."
Personally, as a 69-year-old scientist with 30 years of industrial experience and 17 years as a college professor, I find these types of comments insulting to the entire scientific community. People who readily pull out their iPhones, search the Internet, and visit their doctors for the latest and best medical, diagnostic and pharmaceutical treatments, sit in their family rooms and watch FoxNews on their 50-60 inch LED flat screen TVs and believe that they know something about science. When, in fact, they cannot even distinguish between physical science and political science.

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Posted by Samuel P. Gaskins on 11/04/2015 at 11:22 AM

Re: “The GOP wants to change the rules to win the elections their candidates can't

I am trying to figure out how it is that Raleigh and Wake County ate is such a desperate state that they need to revamp the voting districts. "The Democrats clearly failed so maybe it will get better" seems to be missing the Forbes magazine rating that Raleigh is the #1 city in the United States for business and careers.…

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Samuel P. Gaskins on 03/11/2015 at 1:38 PM

Re: “McCrory's sham unemployment claims

NC's unemployment rate is benefiting from a declining labor force. When comparing NC with the rest of the US, particularly with seasonally adjusted employment, we see that the number of people employed is growing greater nationally, 0.3% vs. 0.2%. Check out the graph showing decline in labor force. Are North Carolinians moving or just giving up?

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Posted by Samuel P. Gaskins on 08/03/2014 at 1:24 PM

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