Gun Advocate, Author Of 'More Guns, Less Crime,' Gets Justice Department Job
Via: Bob Nelson • The Beacon • 6 Comments • 1 Like • yesterday
“A conservative gun advocate and vocal Trump supporter who's spread falsehoods about the 2020 election has landed a job at the Justice Department”
Christianity Does Not Solve the Problem of Evil
Via: Bob Nelson • The Beacon • 30 Comments • 1 Like • 2 hours ago
“There is at least one important truth that Christians and atheists can agree on — human beings are the primary way that goodness gets into a world...”
The "Problem of Evil" has been around since forever - at least since some people began to imagine God as a good and benign entity. "If God is good, why does She allow evil in the world?" Good question.....
Donald Trump and the murder of Iran's leading nuclear scientist
Via: Bob Nelson • The Beacon • 2 Comments • 2 days ago
“As the president lashes out wilfully during his last days in office, it seems likely that he at least gave the nod to this killing”
The Middle East as funeral pyre for Trump's Presidency.
Putting Trump behind us is like exiting an abusive relationship: it takes time
Via: Bob Nelson • The Beacon • 32 Comments • 2 Likes • 2 hours ago
“Under Trump many had a 'collective hypervigilance and anxiety of what he might do next', experts say - so how do we unpack these past four years?”
America has been in an abusive relationship. America has succeeded in throwing out the abuser. Now there's a whole process of healing that must follow.
Turning Moon dust into oxygen
Via: Bob Nelson • The Beacon • 1 Comments • 2 days ago
“British engineers are fine-tuning a process that will be used to extract oxygen from lunar dust, leaving behind metal powders that could be 3D...”
Nonobstant the American political scene... the world turns... We still dream that someday humans will go to the stars. That will start with a permanent colony on the moon, so thereare scientists and engineers working on the practical aspects of sustaining "Moon One".
Maps Of America That Will Make You See Things Differently
Via: Bob Nelson • The Beacon • 16 Comments • 3 Likes • yesterday
“The United States is made up of 328.2 million people, all completely different and unique. However, despite everyone being their own person, we...”
Another NT member sent me this URL. Apparently, I'm the "maps guy" for NT.That is an honor! It's a good mix of serious and frivolous.
You Need to Opt Out of Amazon Sidewalk
Via: Bob Nelson • The Beacon • 3 Comments • 2 days ago
“Have you heard of Amazon Sidewalk? Probably not. But there is a good chance that you or someone you know has an Amazon Echo or Ring camera. And if...”
Amazon already knows a great deal about you. Now Amazon is going to share your Internet connection with your neighbors. Or anyone who happens by... Without telling you who they are or how much bandwidth they're using.
Is this the beginning of an mRNA vaccine revolution?
Via: Bob Nelson • The Beacon • 1 Comments • 3 days ago
“No one knew whether mRNA technology would work - but it does. It's an extraordinary moment for science, says academic Adam Finn”
What is an "mRNA vaccine"? I haven't the foggiest... but in these times, my eye is drawn to the word "vaccine". Let's look into it....
3 reasons why batteries will power our future trucks, not hydrogen fuel cells
Via: Bob Nelson • The Beacon • 67 Comments • yesterday
“A lot of the technology required for successful development of electric trucks is already here. Fuel cell technology is still a long way off.”
I used to work with a couple transporters. The amortization for tractors is surprisingly short. So we could have a generation of battery-driven trucks, before the fuel cells arrive.
Rocky the owl back in the wild after Rockefeller Christmas tree rescue in New York
Via: Bob Nelson • The Beacon • 7 Comments • 2 days ago
“Good news for fans of Rocky the owl - the bird found in the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree has been rehabilitated and released back into the wild.”
It's good to have the occasional happy story! The article comes from the BBC, but their video format is not copiable. So the accompanying video is from the Ravensburger Wildlife Center, via CBS.