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Started by GyratingTrampoline on Apr 1, 2020 11:33:49 AM
Everything is fine - scientists

A groundbreaking new study has conclusively shown that despite pandemic, climate change and rightwing nationalism, everything is fine

GyratingTrampoline - 01 Apr 2020 11:33:56 (#1 of 14)

HerrWalrus - 01 Apr 2020 11:36:30 (#2 of 14)

Minus ten points, was sure this was a Bossab thread.

DesEsseintes - 01 Apr 2020 11:36:50 (#3 of 14)

Bit obvious - I have missed the old april fools today though.

Don't seem many about.

Arjuna - 01 Apr 2020 11:40:22 (#4 of 14)

Have any of the papers gone for the 'Coronavirus cured' gotcha?

cozzer - 01 Apr 2020 11:41:01 (#5 of 14)

This one looks like it might be legitimate

ReverendBlueJeans - 01 Apr 2020 11:42:37 (#6 of 14)

Agaliarept - 01 Apr 2020 11:50:47 (#7 of 14)

cozzer - 01 Apr 2020 11:41:01 ( #5 of 6)

Anyone know what this phrase means?

This is an example of “maladaptation” where species’ responses to cope with changing conditions end up causing them harm.

Surely all evolution does a species 'harm' if you take harm to mean it doesn't exist as it used to?

Not arguing against the fact that climate is causing this but if the species adapts to its environment and changes to something completely different...isn't that just evolution? IANAS.

cozzer - 01 Apr 2020 12:08:28 (#8 of 14)

From the BBC live news feed:

Cracking down on April Fools' jokes

Some countries are not messing around when it comes to April Fools' Day this year.

A few countries have gone as far as threaten jail time for those attempting any pranks today, deeming them inappropriate and dangerous.

India's Maharashtra state said "strong action" would be taken against "miscreants", who use the day to spread fake news.

The state's police also took to Twitter, asking residents to "not be a fool" and maintain social distancing.

Thai authorities have warned that those spreading misinformation on Covid-19 could be penalised under its strict Computer Crime Act and face up to five years in prison.

And the no-joke rule has been adopted by certain corporations too. Earlier in the week, Google cancelled its infamous April Fools' tradition. According to an internal email obtained by Business Insider, Google will “take the year off from that tradition out of respect for all those fighting the Covid-19 pandemic."

I would have thought that non-viral jokes might be just what we need to introduce a moment of levity at this time.

bossab2 - 01 Apr 2020 12:30:16 (#9 of 14)

Is it April already ?

If the Graun Nightingale story is an April Fool - I fell for it.

I'm trying to find any news items which dont mention CV.

RosyLovelady - 01 Apr 2020 12:50:50 (#10 of 14)

The Llandudno goats.

Electro2 - 01 Apr 2020 12:56:04 (#11 of 14)

April Fool’s! It’s actually March 1st.

TheExcession - 01 Apr 2020 13:18:08 (#12 of 14)

Some countries just don't know how to take the piss in a crisis.

IT'S HOW WE WON TEH WAR!!!! etc. etc.

GyratingTrampoline - 01 Apr 2020 13:47:02 (#13 of 14)

Anyone know what this phrase means?

The explanation in the article was that multiple traits are controlled by a linked set of genes. So if it is evolutionarily helpful for one trait to change then the linked genes change, to the detriment of another trait.

GyratingTrampoline - 01 Apr 2020 13:49:28 (#14 of 14)

I can't do april fools jokes IRL because I can't help smiling which gives me away.

MsTrampoline april fooled me be telling me that my daughter's rabbits had nibbled a hole in the skirting board I've been painstakingly fitting. The seriousness of her face made me think someone had died.

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