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Onslaught from fools prompts Popular Science website to eliminate its comment threads
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By Pat Cunningham
Sept. 25, 2013 6:21 p.m.

The folks at THIS REVERED INSTITUTION have had enough of the nonsense from the flat-earthers who refuse to accept even bedrock scientific doctrine:

Comments can be bad for science. That’s why, here at PopularScience.com, we’re shutting them off.

It wasn’t a decision we made lightly. As the news arm of a 141-year-old science and technology magazine, we are as committed to fostering lively, intellectual debate as we are to spreading the word of science far and wide. The problem is when trolls and spambots overwhelm the former, diminishing our ability to do the latter.

That is not to suggest that ...

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