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Comment remember Plato and Thales (Score 2) 73

There are echoes of multiple catastrophes like "The Deluge" and Thera in legend. No telling what we will find when the archeology of the last 25,000 years is recovered from the flooded ice age shores in 300-400 ft of water. Thales awed warring Greeks to scamper away from battle in 585 BC with his showmanship about blotting out the sun, showing us he could predict total eclipse. Bits of math and astronomy might be precious surviving threads no telling how far back. Plato's claim of priests' families handing down secret history / legends across the millenia might not be total bs. Time immemorial indeed.

Comment AR vs flying hazards and pervs (Score 1) 108

Most people are not live firing their assualt rifles up and down the street in the their urban neighborhoods every weekend. No AR owners are looking at my daughter sunbathing in our atrium through their gunsights. No one sees weekly reports of AR being dropped from a height on passersby. There are traceable gun records for original shop sales, too.

Comment wasting time & money (Score 1, Interesting) 162

Expensive science NASA wasted it's slim credibility on the CAGW scam. We need a different funding and reward model for ***successful*** science talent. More prizes, fewer sinecures. Let industry tackle Mars, asteroids and / or the Moon for profits, we already have the basic technologies. A smaller NASA should focus on science beyond Jupiter or inside Venus orbits, and the stars.

Drilling for oil is boring.