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Pyre

"... hotter than the boiling point of lead"?

Well, what's a 1000˚C error between friends?

As to placing the blame for Venus's surface temperature, I myself once mistakenly believed it might have a bit to do with Venus being closer to the Sun.

However, some while back a radio station reported that a UFO seen overhead at midnight had been given the satisfactory explanation that it was Venus.

Overhead. At midnight.

Thus, now we know Venus is actually farther from the Sun than the Earth is, the cause of Venerian heat must indeed be a greenhouse effect, no doubt due to that unfortunate planet's continued use of fossil fuels, an object lesson for us all.

Josh

What was the bad science that Carl Sagan popularized?

craig

Well Sagan did push the Nuclear Winter theory, though he later admitted that their calculations were off or something like that (or maybe it was new data showed it was wrong).

Steve Bloom

Now be fair, Russell -- I think we can be quite sure Al meant to say melting point. It was a slip, not a fib, in sharp contrast to Rush's output.RESPONSE
To be fair, both are scientifically quite clueless as to what they recite. Al gave fair warning of his innumeracy in Earth In The Balance with a graph of the rate of species extinction going dead vertical in the year 2000.

It has been redacted from the new edition without comment or. correction. Since Al used to be lead zinc mine proprietor I am not sure what he means

Global Warming Skeptic

I am a big fan of Rush(as a form of entertainment and opinion, not news). That being said he has fallen for 1 or 2 hoaxes/jokes in the past 12 months.

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Why do people take their time to make something up like this? Very informative article.

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