Long-term Study Finds That the Pesticide Glyphosate Does Not Cause Cancer by [deleted] in science

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meh, using statistics to deceive and obfuscate sounds about right to me. I will need double-blind placebo-controlled studies before I sign off on roundup being wholesome and part of this nutritious breakfast, myself.

Map of Israeli Expansionism by magnora7 in maps

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might as well go with one state solution and solve apartheid. as long as we pretend that there are two viable states, we help perpetuate this conflict.

Great ape teeth: Discovery in Germany could re-write human history by magnora7 in science

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yes. I feel the same way about prehistory. we call it prehistory because we don't have an accurate appraisal of the state of affairs.

Great ape teeth: Discovery in Germany could re-write human history by magnora7 in science

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our picture of the past is anything but complete and settled, despite the authoritarian certainty of our history teachers.

Alarm over decline in flying insects-75% over 30 years by muad_dib in science

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saw that. the times they are a-changin'

shipyard at L-5 by knowbodyelse in pics

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looking more at L-4 it seems like the natural high ground, allowing the occupant to drop rocks (or payloads) toward any terrestrial location with the least addition of energy. if (as harry stine suggests) we use perishable cutting tools (sawblades and machinist tools etc) as an industry to recoup the financial expenditure required to explore and develop our local gravity well, L-4 will probably be the departure point for shipping down to the planet.

Alarm over decline in flying insects-75% over 30 years by muad_dib in science

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yeah, that's right there at the broad base of the food chain (web). the number of species looks to be about to drop precipitously. we live in interesting times.

Yellowstone Supervolcano Could Erupt Sooner Than Expected by magnora7 in science

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wow, the comment thread on that rather dry and matter of fact article escalated quickly. very little (maybe none) at the top of the pyramid.

How did natives deal with Washington by Saweslengt8226 in askhistorians

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all of the above? If this is a lever to out bot accounts, I think it has hit the jackpot

shipyard at L-5 by knowbodyelse in pics

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yes. this point has the moon clearing things for it like a bulldozer. of course fast movers are still a challenge, but there is no getting around that yet.

shipyard at L-5 by knowbodyelse in pics

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I had failed to sub to anything beyond the default. (oops). it really doesn't fit there, does it? L-5 is the ideal position because of its stability: once we get something there, its tendency will be to remain there and be somewhat sheltered. this is true to a lesser extent with the other lagrange points. the L-5 society :http://www.nss.org/settlement/L5news/L5history.htm has been on the path to this end since the '70s, and theoretically is closer than ever.

Tig Notaro's Lessons In Remaining Present by magnora7 in funny

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never heard of this person before, but the bit is spot on, and the timing is perfect

Countries with a smaller population than Uttar Pradesh by magnora7 in pics

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talk about passive infrastructure! turns out, being on the downhill sunny slope beneath a glacier makes lots of sense if you are looking for a place to live together with lots of other people. perhaps the world's largest democracy can lead the way in how to rationally deal with the situations we have created.

The Pyramid of Debate by magnora7 in pics

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I disagree, a direct refutation does not require anything but a statement that can be refuted, and the willingness to do so. it seems to me to be the reverse: the lower levels need the upper levels to function. oh, wait, in my haste to disagree, I skimmed over the 'funny' interpretation caveat. everyone's idea of what is funny is a little bit different, carry on.

The Pyramid of Debate by magnora7 in pics

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I like this concept. I guess affirmation is acclaim and upvotes. have an upvote.