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Astronomers have never seen anything like this before: Seven Earth-size alien worlds orbit the same tiny, dim star, and all of them may be capable of supporting life as we know it, a new study reports.
[quote user=deokanon]^Geez, you jumped to Trump administration defense so fast.We have all read about the muzzling of the EPA and USDA. NASA also has programs that are related to climate research, and these things are very vulnerable to fund scraping once Trump administration mandates NASA to focus their priorities to match the political vision. So yeah, it wouldn't surprise me if all branches of NASA are scared shitless and tries to sensationalize every interesting discovery so they won't be swept up in the clean up.In any case, this is deja vu. Stephen Harper, former Canadian prime minister, did similar things to the research sector (except whatever was related to national defense). Although, this was during the time of financial troubles. I guess I'll give Trump the benefit of the doubt... dunno.[/quote]
And we are still recovering from all the damage that fuck tard did to our service sector. He crippled canada in the name of saving money. Hope Trump's business mind works out. Who fucking knows. maybe in four years he'll be hailed as something revolutionary and we were all slackjawed idiots.
[quote user=deokanon]Just pointing out your strong bias, I am asking you to tone it down a bit, it's ugly. [/quote]Ahh so my bias for is bad, but your bias against is good?
[quote user=deokanon]ROFL. So that's the kind of Trump supporter you are.[/quote]
Oh? What kind is that?
[quote user=deokanon]That is old news. Did you read the article?[/quote]
Old news? It was 5 days ago?
What in that article disputes my point, that Trump is making cuts across the board, and not just to science?
I am pretty sure that freemarket doesn't dump money into something unless there is foreseen return on investment.So the governments and instutes have to dump money into these fundamental sciences that bring no immediate return, like CERN.And the biggest governments HAVE TO do that to keep technological edge, super weapons of mass destruction and counter measures to the super-weapons.And the super weapons of mass destruction are our greatest technological achievement.We as humanity are totally able to radically change the climate and radioactive background of this planet. At one push of a button.
And that makes me proud to be human, if nothing else.And this is exactly how Nationalism ties it all together.^The phrase I like to misattribute to Diogenes of Sinope.
[quote user=Brig]It's fine that you want to pummel the message across that you're keeping yourself at arm's-length from nationalism[/quote]I don't think it's efficient, but it sometimes builds roads and gets things done. I share Lith's concern that it's also dangerous. [quote user=Brig]If it weren't for your occasionally(lately) callous disdain for writing an explicable sentence which doesn't resemble something Cyril head-butted out on his keyboard.[/quote]
Yeah, I don't visit much but I am pretty amazed TAN isn't completely anti-Trump, considering his authoritarian and pro-censorship policies.[quote user=Brig]And the "my dad worked for NASA" is something you need to stop doing forever.[/quote]Fair enough.
Yeah, I don't visit much but I am pretty amazed TAN isn't completely anti-Trump, considering his authoritarian and pro-censorship policies.
I am pretty sure that freemarket doesn't dump money into something unless there is foreseen return on investment.