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Comment Re:we just came out of an ice age (Score 0) 159

Science didn't used to be a verb but now it is.

My pet peeve is people who refuse to accept that language can change. I like to point out to them that the language they think is "correct" isn't the language spoken by their parents. That the language that their parents think is "correct" isn't the language spoken by their grandparents, etc.

Comment Re:Waste of money (Score 4, Informative) 134

Wikipedia page for the F35 says: "In 2012, the total life-cycle cost for the entire U.S. fleet was estimated at US$1.51 trillion"

"Afghanistan costs 124 million a year"? Did you actually type "cost of war in afghanistan" into Google?

Some estimates put the at 14 million per hour:

Of course that's a junk new site so that figure is wrong. More reliable site put it two or three times higher than that:

Comment Re:why? (Score 1) 134

The real polluter is China, at an official 1/3, and far more likely to be close to 50%.

The one that should be putting their money into dramately lowering their emissions is China. Sadly, theirs continues to rise, while America's continues to drop.

Even now, America is under 33% coal for their electricity, while China remains around 88%.

You pulled those numbers out of your ass, eh?

Comment Re:Waste of money (Score 5, Interesting) 134

Shouldn't we be spending that money to save humanity by stopping global warming?

5 billion?

That's a drop in the ocean compared to (eg.) the military. One F35. A few days in Afghanistan. Why don't we start there instead of cutting the sciency things??

Making people interested science isn't a waste and NASA are the ones who might actually save the planet.

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