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Re: Welcome aboard Korean Air
« Reply #80 on: April 21, 2019, 05:26:34 pm »
You need to discern whether the accolade is from an industry insider group or an independent body or watchdog.  Sure, the insider industry awards can be bought.
The Traveler's Choice Awards.
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Re: Welcome aboard Korean Air
« Reply #81 on: April 21, 2019, 08:28:45 pm »
You are in the grip of [insert name of institution here] mass media.
A popular line used by anti-vaxxers, flat-earthers, and conspiracy theorists the world over.  :laugh:

The technology needs to be refined, and better guidelines for its use need to be instated, sure. That said, genetically modified organisms are just the product of a technology. Technologies are seldom inherently good or bad. It really just depends on how they are used.

Scientists tampering with the DNA structure of crops is like a 2 year old messing with buttons of the air traffic control system. Nothing good will ever come of it.
The Internet Is the Worst Thing to Happen to Humanity.
-Andrew Keen

Television? The word is half Latin and half Greek. No good can come of it.
-C. P. Scott, 1921

"[The automobile is] one of the most contemptible soul-destroying and devitalizing pursuits that the ill-fortune of misguided humanity has ever imposed upon its credulity."
- C. E. M. Joad
    Every emergent, ground-breaking technology faces strong opposition. Sometimes for very good reasons, but sometimes also because people generally tend to be reactionary Luddites.

    Yes, I agree that the development of GMOs, like many other groundbreaking technologies, has outpaced the safety and ethical research that should accompany it. But saying that all GMOs are bad and that we as a society should not use them is throwing the baby out with the bath water.
     Clearly corporations like Monsanto are money-grubbing bastards that should be slapped down, but that doesn't mean that there's no good to be had in the technology itself. It's a tool, and we should use it (albeit, more carefully).

Back on topic, so there's some disagreement with whether or not being included on the Traveller's Choice list is significant in anyway.
But is there an industry standard rating system somewhere that *is* significant?
Considering how much time I spend on airplanes, I would love to read up on airline comparisons from a trustworthy source that clearly explains their rating system.
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