Don't flatter yourself. Yes, you--even you--approach the world with a set of biases.
Yes, skepticism is easy, self-skepticism is hard. Both skills are required for "critical thinking" to take place.
we are talking a little warmer for a few days in the Antarctic at this point
In this case a few days is roughly two months. I agree we have to start adapting now, but this is because politicians failed to act 30yrs ago. We are now at the stage where the longer you work on adapting to the problem the less resources you have to fix the problem. For example, sea walls don't work if they are built on limestone, so you can save some money now by kissing Miami goodbye or start calling it Venice.
So yah, your professor did a great job of teaching you what to think and never got around to teaching you how to think. Sorry you didn't have me in college, I would have at least given you a fighting chance to think critically instead of regurgitating what your echo chamber of friends and you all think.
Feeling insecure? Need a hug?
explain WTF "blockchain" is in words of one syllable
An audit trail.
Sea water has salt. Salt kills plants.
No way, salt is an electrolyte, electrolytes are good. - Idiocracy
Don't need smart devices, just smart people to configure it properly
Smart devices are easier to make than smart people.
That's pretty awesome, its one thing to use a machine to do something faster than a human can, its completely different thing do use a machine to do what human doesn't know how to do.
Indeed! I would go so far as to say that if the IBM's Watson/Jeopardy stunt doesn't impress you, then you haven't understood the problem.
this "pick up the species and move" in the next 1,000 years seems silly
Indeed, terraforming Mars for human habitation won't happen until we work out how to fix/maintain the life support system on this planet.
Which other Western Countries?
All of them? - Most EU nations, the UK, Canada, Australia, and NZ all have hate speech laws. There is no nation on earth that has absolute free speech, even the US bans certain types of speech such as the classic "yelling fire in a theatre" and the eternally popular prohibition on child porn.
The shortest distance between two points is under construction. -- Noelie Alito