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Man-made Climate Change

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The debate over climate change, is as hot as the topic!

The majority of those who believe that, humans are changing the climate, are constantly harassed by those who claim that there is no such thing as "man-made climate change".

There are consistent references made, regarding suspicious emails from "Climategate". While there may have been a dozen or so, conspicuous letters sent, there are no documented conspiracies in this. The smoke-screen of scandal, has been echoed by those, flinging mud, hoping enough will stick. In truth, there are no compromising email, and any mention, is rhetoric.

A recent petition of 31,000 scientists, who claim that global-warming is a hoax, is another overblown scandal! There is no way to verify who these individuals really are, how many have an actual degree, and how many of those were simply understudies. Anyone who had a self-proclaimed degree in any scientific field was accepted to sign. It hardly matters since, it represents 1.2…

Theory of Evolution

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Whenever I get a package of plain M&Ms,
I make it my duty to continue the strength and robustness of the candy as a species.

To this end, I hold M&M duels.

Taking two candies between my thumb and forefinger,I apply pressure, squeezing them together until one of them cracks and splinters. That is the "loser," and I eat the inferior one immediately. The winner gets to go another round.

I have found that, in general, the brown and red M&Ms are tougher, and the newer blue ones are genetically inferior. I have hypothesized that the blue M&Ms as a race cannot survive long in the intense theatre of competition that is the modern candy and snack-food world.

Occasionally I will get a mutation, a candy that is misshapen, or pointier, or flatter than the rest. Almost invariably this proves to be a weakness, but on very rare occasions it gives the candy extra strength. In this way, the species continues to adapt to its environment.

When I reach the end of the pack, I am left w…