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    War on Error

    I think these videos are a perfect example of taking reasonable science and an actual problem, then combining them with a load of nonsense to support a plainly falsifiable conspiracy theory.

    I'm not going to spend a lot of time deconstructing the points they are trying to make.  Yes, there have been proposed geoengineering projects with air delivery.  Yes, technically, we've done something like that with cloud seeding.  No, jet aircraft are absolutely positively not spraying chemicals behind them, and anything that talks about chemtrails is 99%+ likely to be disinformative.  On the other hand, yes, there are reasons to think that contrails have a non-neutral environmental impact.

    As for aluminum oxide contamination, it's an immensely commonly used compound.  It's used in some forms of chemical synthesis, in optics, as an abrasive, and as an inert filler in a variety of things (such as sunscreen).  It's also widely naturally occurring, where it is known as corundum.  Most people aren't familiar with it under that name, but pretty much everyone knows about high-quality corundum crystals, colored by various natural impurities.  We call them rubies and sapphires.

    "We are not entitled to our opinions; we are entitled to our informed opinions. Without research, without background, without understanding, it's nothing."

    by Serpents Choice on Tue Jan 04, 2011 at 07:47:49 PM PST

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    •  Thank you! (0+ / 0-)

      For taking your time to address this.

      Research can lead to some 'interesting' information.

      It's good to have a scientist available to ask.


      It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

      by War on Error on Tue Jan 04, 2011 at 08:42:43 PM PST

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