quote: Funny, they were saying the same thing in the 1700's as well. And yet today, we're healthier, better fed, drink cleaner water, and breathe cleaner air.
quote: Similar doom-and-gloom predictions have been made at regular intervals in the centuries since then. So far they've always been proven wrong. But people still love to believe them.
quote: I also just cited a Newsweek article from 1975 talking about "Global Cooling" and how if we didn't put soot on the ice caps to melt them and divert artic rivers now we would all freeze to death.
quote: Newly available surface observations from 1990 to the present, primarily from the Northern Hemisphere, show that the dimming did not persist into the 1990s. Instead, a widespread brightening has been observed since the late 1980s...
quote: If anything needs to be pointed out, I think it's that today, one would be hard-pressed to find a spot one could live and be a hermit.
quote: The belief in a world so crowded people will be forced elbow to elbow is held only by people who spend most of theirlives within 100 meters of a road.
quote: Perhaps they just liked a good pint of beer. Why didn't they just boil water, and then drink it?
quote: The alcohol killed the nasty crap
quote: I've read the antiseptic properties were due more to the natural acidity of beer, as opposed to the alchoholic content.