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Comment: Re:Look around you (Score 1) 95

by ZorglubZ (#49105727) Attached to: Humans' Big Brains Linked To a Small Stretch of DNA

The current size of the human head is limited by the pelvic size of women

This is incorrect, the reason human babies aren't more developed at birth is because the energy required to continue development is larger than the energy the mother's body can produce. Unfortunately, my google-fu seems to be faulty; I can't find the BBC documentary where this was shown...

Comment: Newsflash! (Score 0) 109

by ZorglubZ (#48285895) Attached to: China Completes Its First Lunar Return Mission
Finally, and China got in before India!
The government - if that is the word - of the middle Northern American country, colloquially known as the Americas [sic?], has decided to refrain from participating in any so-called "Moon race" because it "reminds them too much of the novel 'The Stand'", and any reference to 'The Trash-Can Man' does NOT refer to "the National Aero-Spatial Agent... - What do you mean that's not what it's.. Turn off that micr."

Comment: Re: how many small businesses has Obama killed? (Score 1) 739

by ZorglubZ (#48285801) Attached to: Statisticians Study Who Was Helped Most By Obamacare
_So anyone expecting any of the benefits of a free market aren't going to find it._
You mean, you have to pay a premium to call it _free_? That's the most popular one I've seen... besides lowering costs for manufacturers by lowering wages. That one's a favourite!

Comment: Re: Classification (Score 1) 219

by ZorglubZ (#48285611) Attached to: Most Planets In the Universe Are Homeless
(1) A "planet" [1] is a celestial body that (a) is in orbit around the Sun, (b) has sufficient mass for its self-gravity to overcome rigid body forces so that it assumes a hydrostatic equilibrium (nearly round) shape, and (c) <b>has cleared the neighbourhood around its orbit.</b>
Does this mean that Neptune is not a planet, since Pluto, Charon et al are still bothering it!?

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