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At the current rate are we going run out of fossil fuels by 2060?
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No First, this figure is for petroleum. For coal, the figure is much larger. Some of the figures I found for coal were 133 years, "anywhere from 68 years to a hundreds of years", and 357 ...

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Does the third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine "boost antibody levels"?
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There's some data that suggests that a third dose increases efficacy. 90 participants received a third dose and antibody titres were significantly higher following a third dose (FRNT50 612 [IQR 351-...

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Is the incidence of CVST in vaccinated persons any higher than would be expected normally?
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107 to 130 cases of potentially deadly blood clots occurred each year per 100,000 Caucasian individuals from 1985 through 2002. This translates into about 1 to 3 cases per 1,000 people. https://www....

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Is there less than a one in a quadrillion chance of Biden winning states where Trump held the early lead?
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First of all, the first step in hypothesis testing is ... to have a hypothesis. You start with a "null hypothesis" that lays out some random process that the recorded data is hypothesized to ...

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Are results of carbon dating cross referenced by other methods?
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According to this chart, writing is contemporary to about 5kya, paleomagnetic, dendrochronolgy, radiocarbon, and amino acid racemization are contemporary to more than 10kya (generally accepted as an ...

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Is Shiva Ayyadurai's statistical analysis of the 2020 election evidence of widespread fraud?
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Your original question said: Is there an innocent explanation for this strange-looking pattern? It could be the case that this trend actually does exist, and that Republicans in predominantly ...

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Do vote counts for Joe Biden in the 2020 election violate Benford's Law?
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According to Wikipedia: Benford's law, also called the Newcomb–Benford law, the law of anomalous numbers, or the first-digit law, is an observation about the frequency distribution of leading digits ...

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Did the Quran predict the speed of light?
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In "geocentric" frame, the moon travels at a velocity of about 27 km/sec, so if we multiply that by 365k, we get around 98 million km/s, which is quite a bit higher than the speed of light. ...

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To what degree do facemasks protect against COVID-19?
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WTHR did a fact check on this image in May 2020: “CDC can’t confirm the accuracy of the numbers reflected in this image,” they said in a statement. “Currently we are not finding any data that can ...

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Did German troops ignite pools of kerosene on a ship in March 1943?
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If you're looking for a historical answer, I don't have that, but if you're asking about the scientific side of it, the temperature of the weather is irrelevant to whether a fire could be sustained; ...

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Is Covid-19 the biggest ever killer of Americans (mutatis mutandis)?
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As of writing this answer, the official number of Americans killed by COVID is around 200,000 Americans, although it would not be unreasonable to put an order of magnitude error range around that. The ...

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"Applicants for asylum must prove that they have fifteen family members in the Netherlands."
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It's not entirely clear what "Applicants for asylum must prove that they have fifteen family members in the Netherlands." means. Taken literally, it means that a person must prove this claim to apply, ...

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Did hundreds of thousands of people die due to lack of seat belts in the period before they were made mandatory?
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It would help to see the text of the interview, or at least a clear statement of the claim. Your phrasing "He claims that would have caused hundreds thousands of deaths (not clear, US or worldwide)." ...

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Can light travel at 30x the speed of light?
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An analogy: suppose there's a long line of swings. You run along the line, pushing each swing as you go. This will result in each swing being slightly out of phase with the one before it. There will ...

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Can you extract over 500 gallons of water from the air a day for a few cents per bottle?
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Can you extract over 500 gallons of water from the air a day for a few cents per bottle? Well, first, the "500 gallons" part is an irrelevant distraction. If there's a machine that can extract 1 ...

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Did all iron on Earth come from outer space?
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The mass of the Earth is approximately 5.98×10²⁴ kg. In bulk, by mass, it is composed mostly of iron (32.1%), oxygen (30.1%), silicon (15.1%), magnesium (13.9%), sulfur (2.9%), nickel (1.8%), calcium (...

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Does a cruise ship emit as much particulate per day as one million cars do?
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Taking a "tonne" as being a metric ton, 150 tonnes is 150 Mg, or 150 million grams. So for this to be a true, a car would have to burn 150g/day. http://www.autonews.com/article/20150325/OEM06/...

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Does Russia consider it unconstitutional to extradite its citizens?
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It is generally harder to get a country to extradite its own citizens; extradition is usually done when a citizen of the requesting country has fled to the requested country. It is not uncommon for a ...

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Do reverse phone lookup services work?
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If the phone call is from a "legitimate source", then it is likely that there will be some record connecting the number to the person. However, if it's from a telemarketer, they will likely avoid ...

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Did the National Rifle Association (NRA) block research into statistics related to gun control?
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To claim that no gun research is allowed with public money is imprecise at best, and a lie at worst. No advocacy of gun control is allowed with federal money. The Dickey Amendment states: "none ...

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Is immigration the cause of bad traffic on Queenslands M1 freeway?
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I see two main questions: how much of the traffic can be attributed to immigrants (although the question also mentions "migrant"; the former generally means people from other countries, while the ...

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Were nuclear weapons not effective in ending WWII?
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There was never any question whether Japan could withstand total war with the US, the only question was whether the US would be willing to engage in total war against Japan. The attack on Pearl Harbor ...

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Have four out of five systematic reviews concluded that homeopathy works?
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The claim is loosely worded, but a reasonable interpretation is that there are only five systematic reviews (otherwise, the whole point of avoiding cherry-picking a study is negated). This meta-meta ...

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Were there depictions of Donald Trump holding Hillary Clinton's severed head?
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This Twitchy article quotes a tweet from Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale denying the claim: I inspected anti-Clinton merchandise very hard in 2016, and I didn't see any such t-shirts around the ...

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