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Science

A change in the weather

Yeah, yeah, sure, I know "weather" is not the same thing as "climate," but you gotta admit this is funny:

The “Gore effect” has struck again, this time forcing thousands of Canadian eco-activists to march through the snow over the weekend, rallying against global warming on a cold Quebec City day.

Would you kill Hitler?

What would you do for the greater good?

Here's a question; if you could go back in time and kill Hitler - likely saving millions of lives - would you do it? Your answer, researchers were surprised to find, might depend on your gender.

Posted in: Science

Green vs. green

Want to see a really good case of cognitive dissonance? Just ask one of those Gaia Movement freaks to read this:

Yes, your imminents

Oh, Dear God in Heaven, please save us!

Researchers Predice 'Imminent Collapse' Of Universe After Period Of Rapid Expansion

Oh, wait.

Size matters

Juxtaposition of the day. First up, from Slate:

Can you hear me now?

Do we really want to know if we're not alone in the universe?

Now some SETI researchers are pushing a more aggressive agenda: Instead of just listening, we would transmit messages, targeting newly discovered planets orbiting distant stars. Through “active SETI,” we’d boldly announce our presence and try to get the conversation started.

Bangless

Take your best shot

You know I appreciate Rand Paul's libertarian instincts, but this is just stupid:

“I have heard of many tragic cases of walking, talking, normal children who wound up with profound mental disorders after vaccines.”

Bell, unrung

You can't unring a bell. You can't call back the arrow. What's done is done. Measure twice and cut once. Our language is full of phrases urging great though before we act, because once we've acted there is no turning back.

But, well . . .

Doom!

Oh, for God's sake:

The Doomsday Clock’s minute hand has been moved two minutes closer to midnight as experts warn we are closer than ever to a global catastrophe.

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