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Why has the SJW mentality gotten so popular over the last couple of years? submitted by Sylvania to AskVoat

nikisunshine 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago

I think they are older than that. I'm 36 and I remember getting participation awards in elementary school.

Elon Musk says humanity is currently running 'the dumbest experiment in history' submitted by psychosomatic to news

nikisunshine 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago

Oil, natural gas and coal receive large subsidies as well, both in the US and the rest of the world.

How long will "mysterious" things have to go unrecorded in a world of camera phones before people stop believing in them? submitted by Chingasa to askgoat

nikisunshine 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago

I'm guessing forever. There are still people that believe the Earth is flat, creationism, etc. despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

It is a form of confirmation bias - once someone believes something, they look for evidence supporting their claim and generally ignore evidence refuting it.

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"Independent" GMO Researcher Forced to Release Emails Showing $25k Grant from Monsanto submitted by axolotl__peyotl to news

nikisunshine 3 points -1 points (+2|-3) ago

Wow, what a sensationalist article! It's ironic that they are calling out a researcher over $25K, when US Right to Know accepted over $100K from the organic industry.

I work for an agriculture commodity organization that is currently funding old-fashioned selective breeding. This is only done because of the anti-GMO zealots and our farmers are scared of the backlash from uninformed consumers. We aren't looking to make things Round-Up Ready, we are looking for disease/insect/fungus resistance, low-light tolerance (I am from Canada), and cold tolerance.

I manage research projects for a living, complete grant applications and give and get funding from various sources. While we haven't done any research using Monsanto money, we have used other industry money. It is always a small amount, like $10-30K (yes this is a small amount, the smallest project I have is about $250K) and the most involvement they have is receiving a copy of the completed research report. I don't let them publish it, use it marketing materials, etc. as I am concerned that the results will be used out of context and our organization does not endorse private companies.

I think there are certainly benefits that can be derived from GMOs, and certainly risks as well - like all things in this world. Unfortunately, the scientifically-illiterate public/media only seems to see the herbicide-resistant GMOs and hears the words "unknown effects" and thinks they are bad. I mean it doesn't help that Monsanto has shit for policies, but I definitely don't see the same kind of public backlash against companies like Nestle, even though they are certainly on the same level of evil.

"Independent" GMO Researcher Forced to Release Emails Showing $25k Grant from Monsanto submitted by axolotl__peyotl to news

nikisunshine 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago

How is this defending corruption in science? You seem to be pretty quick to hand out judgement without the benefit of providing any argument.

How do you feel about /v/news mods creating arbitrary rules to ban and censor users? submitted by HitlerIsBlack to askgoat

nikisunshine 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago

I thought that was the whole premise of /v/news? Seriously though, I unsubbed and now there is a whole lot less racist circle jerks on my front page.