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Comment: Re:Hot stuff (Score 1) 211

by BotnetZombie (#47874595) Attached to: Information Theory Places New Limits On Origin of Life
I recall reading that the Goldilocks zone for dwarf stars is quite closer to the star than for our Sun. So much so that the planets in that zone would most likely become tidally locked with the star (IANAA either). That raises interesting questions on the possibilities for life there. The environment would likely be much harsher - violent wind, big temperature difference on each side of the planet, possibly compensated for with atmosphere and oceans. On the other hand, harsher environment might also be a pressure point for more intelligent life to evolve, given that life would arise to begin with.

Comment: Re:Finally! (Score 1) 474

"you can do whatever you want to your own body and mind, just don't do it to anyone else".
I think you answered your own question - you should be allowed to smoke whatever you want in your own home, except if you have children or non-accepting spouse subjected to your chosen pollution. That out of the way, I pretty much agree with your take on this.

Comment: Re:Economy is not a science. (Score 3, Informative) 290

by BotnetZombie (#42787853) Attached to: Australian Economists Predictions No Better Than Flipping a Coin

The fact that evolutionary theory doesn't have (yet) predictive power is the primary reason why ID survives. When evolutionary biology produces falsifiable hypotheses with predictive power, ID will silently go away.

You might want to reconsider that. Take a special look at the what E Coli did, as predicted.

Comment: Re:HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (Score 1) 313

by BotnetZombie (#42581461) Attached to: Learn Basic Programming So You Aren't At the Mercy of Programmers
OP stated that JavaScript is not a full blown language. If he's not talking about computability, then another criteria might be IO control which is entirely possible in JavaScript like in most other languages. If he's not talking about that either but instead some missing language/syntax feature, then probably all programming languages fail that criteria.

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo.