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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Pyrrho » Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:39 pm

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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:15 pm

Not really fair.

Terrorism is important for reasons other than it being a cause of death.
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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Pyrrho » Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:05 pm

Not sure the graph is passing judgment.
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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:01 am

Makes sense that the long term trend would be toward rough correlation with population.
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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Pyrrho » Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:15 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:15 pm
Not really fair.

Terrorism is important for reasons other than it being a cause of death.
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https://ourworldindata.org/does-the-new ... e-die-from
Should media exposure reflect what we die from?
From the comparisons above, it's clear that the news doesn't reflect what we die from. But there is another important question: should these be representative?

There are several reasons we would, or should, expect that what we read online, and what is covered in the media wouldn't correspond with what we actually die from.
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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by ed » Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:56 pm

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by shemp » Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:14 pm

Yeah, but that's passenger miles. Never carry a passenger on your motorcycle and everything will be fine!
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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Witness » Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:19 am

I have my doubts about the passenger mile metric, which favors the plane and can't directly answer pedestrian questions like "Is it more dangerous to make a single commute by train or to take the plane once for a vacation?" Yet we have to take a risk for any activity, even eating. :mrgreen:

Another point is that a plane crash will generally kill everybody on board, while a car accident has a whole spectrum of possible outcomes, some not much more pleasant than death, and this should also be taken into account when weighing risks.

Last point: I'm surprised that rail seems more dangerous than bus. Is that US specific?

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by Pyrrho » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:16 pm

https://blogs.sciencemag.org/books/2019 ... -monsters/
Sontag argued that our taste for disaster films is constant and unchanging. On the contrary, we suggest that Godzilla is evolving in response to a spike in humanity’s collective anxiety. Whether reacting to geopolitical instability, a perceived threat from terrorists, or simply fear of “the other,” many democracies are electing nationalist leaders, strengthening borders, and bolstering their military presence around the world.

Making matters worse, a 2003 Pentagon report that forecasted the effects of climate change on water and food security predicted raised tensions and international conflict because of forced migrations (10). The idea that climate change is now the “mother of all security problems” (11) has scarcely dissipated since. Today, the U.S. Department of Defense views climate change as both an “accelerant of instability” and a “threat multiplier” (12). If U.S. military spending is used as a proxy for humanity’s collective anxieties, it is perhaps unsurprising to see that there is a positive and robust correlation between the growth of Godzilla and that of the American military [coefficient of determination (r2) = 0.74].
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Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:32 pm


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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Post by shemp » Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:08 am

So, we're all going to die of global warming, but at least we'll sleep through it.
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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

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