@Garrick, thanks very much for your insights and contribution. Much appreciated.
I support the Theory offered by crookedshoes and I think Reckless Monkey’s hypothesis about sexual repression is an accurate explanation of phenomenon.
“…apart from a few reports of rumors and gossip, very little
evidence exists of any such…
I’m curious then. What exactly was the discussion about?
Aardvark, Raphael Lataster’s research illustrates the mythical nature of Christ. His dad (biblegod) and the ghostly ‘designer’ god are therefore mythical too. They’re merely Santa Claus for incredulous adults. Also, your fear of science is unwarranted.
If you had any e…[Read more]
@Arkrid Sandwich #96
Simply superb post that was – Bravo! I think you nailed it.
Trump … fills his cabinet with people who either don’t like or want
the departments they’re now in charge of or, in one famous case,
couldn’t even remember its name.
‘Trump to appoint dingo to watch baby’
Fadeordraw and Melvin illustrate why meeting 1.5 or 2 degrees of warming won’t be achievable under Trump.
Both reject the findings of climate science in favour of the dogma of endless economic growth, simultaneously complaining about population growth.
Trump won’t endure much protest from the average American, who remains obsessed with…[Read more]
@Robert Firth #11
“climate activists have so utterly failed to make their case.”
Their case is irrefutable. The science is unequivocal, despite the Archdruid’s and your own inability to accept it.
“…on both sides of this debate, we are too irrational,”
The illusion of debate exists only in the minds of irrational Deniers, many of…[Read more]
Melvin, your paternalistic, conditional support for abortion is inconsistent with your calls for population reduction. You incongruously claimed elsewhere that we have “a stubborn sense of embarrassment about telling couples how many children to have,” while simultaneously opposing the reproductive rights of women.…[Read more]
Melvin, you’re badly off-target describing Leonardo and Al as false prophets. They have each correctly attributed the cause of climate change to our carbon emissions. Neither of them promote the delusional belief that population controls can meaningfully assist. That seems to be a diversion or delaying tactic employed by those who…[Read more]
@Melvin #11 “No one seems to get why I’m so obsessed with population reduction.”
Any attempted analysis by Conservatives (Republicans in the US, Liberals in Australia) is bound to lack perspective, as very few demonstrate any scientific literacy. Some have begun to tentatively accept “the vague process” of climate science but most continue t…[Read more]
“…a vague process that apparently proceeds at a snails pace over the human lifetime.”
Urgent action is required immediately, including closing coal mines withing a decade. Conservative (Republicans/theists) diversionary tactics, such as the population crisis, deliberately disguise the urgency to act now.
“scientists who clear…[Read more]
“Why not “practice” landings and furthering research for deep space
exploration by sending manned spacecraft back to the Moon on a
regular basis at a minimum cost and risk to human life?”
We don’t need to practice something we learned how to do halfway through the last century. Your suggestion is like conducting sea…[Read more]
I (Melvin) said: “we need to entertain a cost-benefit analysis that
launches actual projects.”
A cost-benefit analysis of Elon Musk’s Interplanetary Transport System could be compared to military procurements. Musk estimates his Mars project will cost $10 billion. Critics suggest the likely figure to be more like three or…[Read more]
It may be helpful to keep in mind the initial question of why NASA has not returned manned spacecraft to the moon for 44 years.
No, the article was about the aspirations of one private individual, who has never sent anyone to the moon. You appear to have neglected reading Eric Berger’s article.
“The estimated flight time…
By definition Conservatives are fearful of change. They frequently envy clever, can-do people like Musk, who can effect change. Modern technology terrifies them, hence their obstinate Denial of renewable solutions to the climate crisis. Fortunately progress will continue anyway, thanks to individuals like Musk, and our own Phil Rimmer.
This will be very handy for me.
I’m currently engaged, single-handedly, against a handful of homeopathy supporters at New Matilda. This will be beneficial.
The article itself is interesting. We’ve just had a census in Oz and some have complained that a Spiritual but not Religious category was needed.
The author included homeopathy among the…[Read more]
Reckless is absolutely correct about Elon Musk I reckon.
“whatever the other manufactures will need to buy his technology or the rights off him” – although Musk made Tesla technology Open Source, which is available for anyone to use free of cost.
Humans have visited the moon three times as frequently as Melvin imagines, in the Apollo missions…[Read more]
Lee Alderman is fixated on suicide too, although that wasn’t the substance of the OP.
US citizens are 177 times more likely to die from gunshot than are the Japanese. Nearly all gun deaths […]
Please cut it out (Len), or explain what it means to “suffer
disproportionately from FIREARMS. (?)…statistics are faked or
misrepresented…a list of false statistics and false s […]
Lee, again I’ll remind you that the study cited is American and apolitical. It refers to “America’s love affair with firearms” which is a euphonious alternative to a ‘fetish.’ Dr. Grinshteyn’s case […]
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