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Comment Re:Not every single research project pays off... (Score 2) 92

> And finally, Americans want Tesla healthcare at Trabi prices

Actually, I think they'd mostly be happier with Toyota Camry healthcare at Toyota Camry prices instead of the Chevy Nova healthcare at Bentley Mulsanne prices they're paying now.

You know, like those people who live in countries where they can have a whole baby by cesarean in a private hospital for less than the cost of a couple of Xanax.

Comment Re:Isn't this going backwards..? (Score 2) 158

No, it makes no sense. It doesn't even make nonsense.

> The primate and artiodactyl lineages have diverged for roughly 80 million years — just the gradual accumulation of molecular differences in sperm and egg recognition proteins would mean that pig sperm wouldn’t recognize a chimpanzee egg as a reasonable target for fusion. Heck, even two humans will have these sorts of mating incompatibilities. Two species that haven’t had any intermingling populations since the Cretaceous? No way.

Comment Re: Wind and Solar are Environmental Disasters (Score 1) 502

I have seen this in action.

One bird chasing another bird. An intruder into its territory, a male chasing a female, the one that didn't get the early worm chasing the one who did, who knows, but they were going flat out. They came to a river of peak hour traffic. The one in front flies up and over the streaming vehicles. The one behind tries to cut the corner...straight under the wheels of about half a dozen cars. By the time my car rolled over that spot, there was nothing left but a cloud of feathers.

Survival of the fittest right there.

Comment Re:How fast (Score 3, Informative) 64

Relative to the centre of the Earth, which can be considered stationary for this frame of reference.

A spot at sea level on the equator is moving about 1000 miles an hour in the same frame of reference.

17,500 mph is the same speed as the ISS. At the distance of 22,236 miles, where the telecommunications satellites are, that drops to 6876 mph.

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