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Defending Trump

Defending Trump

By: TᵢG  •  Critical Thinkers  •  444 Comments  •  2 days ago

Trump has announced his candidacy.   He is yet again running for PotUS.   He seeks the GoP nomination. Most people recognize that Trump will likely lose in a general election.    Thus if the GoP...
NASA's DART mission successfully knocks asteroid off course, Earth can now defend itself

NASA's DART mission successfully knocks asteroid off course, Earth can now defend itself

Via: Freewill  •  Critical Thinkers  •  16 Comments  •  2 months ago

Interesting milestone today in the name of planetary defense, but is the technology capable of stopping or redirecting much larger asteroids or planetary killers and avert an extinction level event...
American states are now Petri dishes of polarisation | The Economist

American states are now Petri dishes of polarisation | The Economist

Via: Freewill  •  Critical Thinkers  •  161 Comments  •  3 months ago

Interesting article about our worsening political polarization.  And the solution sounds similar to things I have proposed here in the past regarding electoral reform.  Although I would add that...
Evident #1:   Harris' Vaccine Vow

Evident #1: Harris' Vaccine Vow

By: TᵢG  •  Critical Thinkers  •  53 Comments  •  8 months ago

This is issue #1 in a series intended to debunk silly talking points. During the VP debate, the following exchange took place: Q:  If the Trump administration approves a vaccine before or after...
Is "Whataboutism" Always a Bad Thing?

Is "Whataboutism" Always a Bad Thing?

Via: Steve Ott  •  Critical Thinkers  •  14 Comments  •  8 months ago

Quite often, it seems to me, the point of raising such “what about…?” questions isn’t to try to end the conversation. It’s to start a real conversation.
The James Webb Space Telescope is fully deployed. So what's next for the biggest observatory off Earth? | Space

The James Webb Space Telescope is fully deployed. So what's next for the biggest observatory off Earth? | Space

Via: Freewill  •  Critical Thinkers  •  14 Comments  •  11 months ago

Without much fanfare, and as most of us were still sleeping on Christmas morning 2021 an Ariane 5 rocket launched from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, at 7:20 a.m. EST (1220 GMT;...
Bonhoeffer's Theory of Stupidity

Bonhoeffer's Theory of Stupidity

Via: TᵢG  •  Critical Thinkers  •  66 Comments  •  last year

Does this ring as true to you as it does to me?
Small Modular Reactors: Is Micro-Nuclear an option for Net-Zero Microgrids?

Small Modular Reactors: Is Micro-Nuclear an option for Net-Zero Microgrids?

Via: Freewill  •  Critical Thinkers  •  49 Comments  •  last year

This technology has promise in terms of both distributed grid generation (as opposed to large centralized plants and long distribution systems) and for inexpensive power for remote or underserved...
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