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Comment Re:They should have done what North Carolina did. (Score 1) 421

The only role federal government can play here legally is to put out the wild fires using helicopters and airplanes.

As a Floridian, I don't want my tax money to pay for firefighting in the west. I think the western states should be able to take care of that on their own. Why does the federal government need to get involved? Just let nature take its course.

Comment Re:I think they messed up their dates (Score 2) 31

If you look at the universe as having one frame of reference (which it doesn't) then you would simply add the 6MY to the 5MY to mean that the stars formed 11MY ago.

Astronomers refer to events as happening relative to when we observe them, so 5MY ago, those stars' first light would have reached Earth.

Physics 101

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