Carbon dioxide is the basis for all life

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Carbon dioxide is not the building block of all life.

Carbon is. Big difference.

That’s like saying we are made of 60% H2O2, and then when it’s pointed out that that is hydrogen peroxide, saying “same difference”
Carbon based life. Half uses carbon and drops O2, the other half uses O2 and adds the carbon as waste.

So, really, at best your argument is semantics.
 
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Funny. He is saying the scientists are wrong at the same time he displays that he didnt pay attention in science class.

It is about as dumb as when it gets cold somewhere and deniers use that as example that the planet is not Warming.

The deniers need to let the glaciers know that are not supposed to be melting. Maybe the scientific community has perpetrated a fraud and is secretly doing something to make the ice melt.

Is that what the chemtrails are for? ;)
 
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Carbon based life. Half uses carbon and drops O2, the other half uses O2 and adds the carbon as waste.

So, really, at best your argument is semantics.

A carbon molecule is comprised of one atom of carbon and 2 atoms of oxygen.

Basically you are comparing a molecule to atoms. They are both small things but in science there is a huge difference between molecules and atoms.

If you were taking a science test and answered that atoms and molecules are basically the same thing then the teacher would mark your answer as wrong.
 
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What if Obama had confused carbon (a solid eliment) with carbon dioxide (a gas) ?

Would you be debating about this and basically saying that they are the same thing?

You don’t have to answer because everybody already knows.
Given the context, I don't generally split hairs unless it's towards a distinction that makes the difference.

At least you admit that the complaint is political not technical.
 
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A carbon molecule is comprised of one atom of carbon and 2 atoms of oxygen.

Basically you are comparing a molecule to atoms. They are both small things but in science there is a huge difference between molecules and atoms.

If you were taking a science test and answered that atoms and molecules are basically the same thing then the teacher would mark your answer as wrong.
You mean,a carbon DIOXIDE molecule is comprised of one carbon atom. And two oxygen atoms.