So, you have condemned the human race and much of the biosphere to extinction. Billions dead today vs. everyone and everything dead in 1000 years. As I said - this is where priorities become plain.
How about we just stop dumping CO2 into the atmosphere and see how that goes? If not, why not? Then the real priorities are revealed.
We call them COURSES.
based on Energy Return on Energy Invested. Our civilisation is doing a fantastically poor job of switching away from fossil fuel.
Why is everyone so uncomfortable with the idea that something can be lost forever? How is that a problem? I'm perfectly sanguine with the idea that information can be lost or irretrievable. I'm perfectly sanguine with the idea that the universe will die of heat death. I'm also down with the idea that the Big Rip will swallow everything up in several billion years - talk about information loss... It just strikes me as fatuous and arrogant that humans think the universe has to work a certain rational, logical, way - like the universe gives a shit one way or the other.
Um, no. We're not going to the moon or anywhere like it. The economy will likely collapse again before the end of the decade. There won't be the money or the resources. Sending robotic missions makes more sense. Sending people is a dumb idea. We evolved to live here. We are expensive to travel and hard to settle. Machines are constructed to do certain things in certain environments. They are more capable than humans in that regard. Send them to get fried by coronal mass ejections.
No shit. I would have put it more like this:
"different approach to international diplomacy"
in other words: Ain't Gonna Happen.
We go there for vacation whenever the fuck we want. Americans need to get fucking clue and get over themselves. It's just fucking Cuba. No big deal. America has relations with China, and they've executed WAY more political prisoners than Cuba has, and you;re probably reading this on a Chinese built computer. So bag the anti-communist BS and grow up.
um, yes. corporatisation means academia feeds the interests of neoliberalism. Education is not a business. It is a social service and a fundamental right.
BAN for profit universities and require more tenured faculty teach classes.
They don't have to be that hot. They just have to be in a super tight orbit and be there for ELEVEN BILLION YEARS.
I use Windows 7. I am waiting for Windows 9. I'm not interested in a GREAT start menu - I just want one that works really well. IT doesn't have to be perfect - it has to be good enough.