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#41 MovieMadness

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 11:49 AM

Pioneer Plaque Replica Shows Humanity's First Spacecraft-Flown Message to Aliens

The first NASA probes to leave our solar system carried a message for extraterrestrial life designed by Carl Sagan that would showcase Earth and humanity.

 

In 1972 and 1973, humanity launched two probes that for the first time would leave our solar system. Sending a spacecraft so far from home inspired a small group of people to wonder, what if we included a message to aliens on it? If aliens found the spacecraft, small as the chance would be, it would be a chance to showcase Earth and humanity.
 
This led to NASA including one plaque each on the Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11 spacecraft, launched by the space agency to study Jupiter and Saturn. After their primary missions were done, the spacecraft flew at escape velocity speed from the solar system. We lost contact with both spacecraft years ago due to power constraints and their vast distance from Earth, but they continue to sail silently in the cosmos.

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I can't believe they put plaques on spacecraft that shows aliens how to find us. Let's hope the aliens are all PC like NASA is.


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:50 PM

Alarmists want you to eat insects to stop global warming

You can’t make this stuff up.

Eric Worrall at Watts Up With That? highlighted in a recent post a study suggesting people consume more insects as a way to cut greenhouse-gas emissions, which some scientists believe are responsible for causing higher temperatures and all the alleged “harms” resulting from warmer climates.

The study, titled “Could Consumption of Insects, Cultured Meat or Imitation Meat Reduce Global Agricultural Land Use?,” was published on April 22 in the journal Global Food Security. The researchers, all of whom come from Europe or Australia, wrote in their abstract, “Animal products, i.e. meat, milk and eggs, provide an important component in global diets, but livestock dominate agricultural land use by area and are a major source of greenhouse gases. Cultural and personal associations with animal product consumption create barriers to moderating consumption, and hence reduced environmental impacts.”

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Is there anything left that these people have not thought of with global warming? I can already see the insect restaurants opening up in California and New York.

 

 

Sounds like a case of arrested development.



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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:30 PM

Alarmists want you to eat insects to stop global warming

You can’t make this stuff up.

Eric Worrall at Watts Up With That? highlighted in a recent post a study suggesting people consume more insects as a way to cut greenhouse-gas emissions, which some scientists believe are responsible for causing higher temperatures and all the alleged “harms” resulting from warmer climates.

The study, titled “Could Consumption of Insects, Cultured Meat or Imitation Meat Reduce Global Agricultural Land Use?,” was published on April 22 in the journal Global Food Security. The researchers, all of whom come from Europe or Australia, wrote in their abstract, “Animal products, i.e. meat, milk and eggs, provide an important component in global diets, but livestock dominate agricultural land use by area and are a major source of greenhouse gases. Cultural and personal associations with animal product consumption create barriers to moderating consumption, and hence reduced environmental impacts.”

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Is there anything left that these people have not thought of with global warming? I can already see the insect restaurants opening up in California and New York.

 

 

Wonder if the alarmist are dining of fat juicy grubs?



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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:21 PM

Alarmists want you to eat insects to stop global warming

You can’t make this stuff up.

Eric Worrall at Watts Up With That? highlighted in a recent post a study suggesting people consume more insects as a way to cut greenhouse-gas emissions, which some scientists believe are responsible for causing higher temperatures and all the alleged “harms” resulting from warmer climates.

The study, titled “Could Consumption of Insects, Cultured Meat or Imitation Meat Reduce Global Agricultural Land Use?,” was published on April 22 in the journal Global Food Security. The researchers, all of whom come from Europe or Australia, wrote in their abstract, “Animal products, i.e. meat, milk and eggs, provide an important component in global diets, but livestock dominate agricultural land use by area and are a major source of greenhouse gases. Cultural and personal associations with animal product consumption create barriers to moderating consumption, and hence reduced environmental impacts.”

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Is there anything left that these people have not thought of with global warming? I can already see the insect restaurants opening up in California and New York.


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:13 PM

Rocket Scientist: ‘No One Needs’ NASA’s Planned Moon Space Station ‘For Any Purpose’

NASA recently announced plans to build a space station orbiting the moon to help send astronauts to Mars, but one of the scientists who designed the space agency’s plans to send humans to the Red Planet thinks it’s an awful idea.

“No one needs a lunar orbit space station for any purpose,” Dr. Robert Zubrin, who helped design plans for NASA’s manned mission to Mars and wrote the “The Case For Mars,” told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “We don’t need it to go to the Moon. We don’t need it to go to Mars. We don’t need it to go to asteroids. It is strictly a liability, not an asset.”

NASA plans to use the proposed lunar space station send a mission to Mars in 2033. NASA wants to launch four manned flights between 2018 and 2026 to the space around the moon in order to build a “gateway” station.

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The people who approved this idea need to be drug tested, this should have never made it past the drawing board.


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 12:04 PM

That sounds like that old 19th early 20th century anthropometry nonsense.  Head size does not correspond to intelligence.

 

http://www.smithsoni...ence-180947627/

 

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neither elephants or dolphins have built anything lately...

 

 

and their brains are larger than ours. :)


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Posted 16 May 2017 - 10:48 AM

Men ‘have bigger brains than women and higher IQs’, according to controversial study

Researchers at Erasmus University, Rotterdam, used MRI scans to measure the brains of 875 volunteers – and found that men’s brains are 14% larger.

 

 

The head with which many men think is quite small.


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Posted 15 May 2017 - 11:33 PM

Men ‘have bigger brains than women and higher IQs’, according to controversial study

A controversial new study claims that men not only have bigger brains than women – but are actually more intelligent.

But not everyone is convinced by the new study – and other scientists suggest that while men do have bigger brains, women’s may be more efficient.

Researchers at Erasmus University, Rotterdam, used MRI scans to measure the brains of 875 volunteers – and found that men’s brains are 14% larger.

 

They found that women also scored on tests of general intelligence (by 3.75 on average) – although they perform better on memory tests.

 

Lead author Dr Dimitri van der Linden said: ‘We found that men’s brains are larger than women’s and our analysis suggests this is the reason for lower average general intelligence across a range of tests.

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Either these are very honest researchers or they decided to commit professional suicide and go out famously.

 

 

That sounds like that old 19th early 20th century anthropometry nonsense.  Head size does not correspond to intelligence.

 

http://www.smithsoni...ence-180947627/

 

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 10:46 PM

Men ‘have bigger brains than women and higher IQs’, according to controversial study

A controversial new study claims that men not only have bigger brains than women – but are actually more intelligent.

But not everyone is convinced by the new study – and other scientists suggest that while men do have bigger brains, women’s may be more efficient.

Researchers at Erasmus University, Rotterdam, used MRI scans to measure the brains of 875 volunteers – and found that men’s brains are 14% larger.

 

They found that women also scored on tests of general intelligence (by 3.75 on average) – although they perform better on memory tests.

 

Lead author Dr Dimitri van der Linden said: ‘We found that men’s brains are larger than women’s and our analysis suggests this is the reason for lower average general intelligence across a range of tests.

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Either these are very honest researchers or they decided to commit professional suicide and go out famously.

 

the 50 foot woman has a bigger brain than a man.  :)


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Posted 15 May 2017 - 09:26 PM

Men ‘have bigger brains than women and higher IQs’, according to controversial study

A controversial new study claims that men not only have bigger brains than women – but are actually more intelligent.

But not everyone is convinced by the new study – and other scientists suggest that while men do have bigger brains, women’s may be more efficient.

Researchers at Erasmus University, Rotterdam, used MRI scans to measure the brains of 875 volunteers – and found that men’s brains are 14% larger.

 

They found that women also scored on tests of general intelligence (by 3.75 on average) – although they perform better on memory tests.

 

Lead author Dr Dimitri van der Linden said: ‘We found that men’s brains are larger than women’s and our analysis suggests this is the reason for lower average general intelligence across a range of tests.

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Either these are very honest researchers or they decided to commit professional suicide and go out famously.


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Posted 15 May 2017 - 09:23 PM

Al Gore’s Latest Climate-change Lie

With his lucrative climate-change agenda and predictions under water, former vice president Al Gore is pulling out all the stops to salvage his reputation and earning potential. The latest example is a spun claim that one of his (many) incorrect predictions has actually come to pass.

In his global-warming propaganda film An Inconvenient Truth, Gore spoke of how ice melt-off could lead to the flooding of low-lying areas, including Manhattan. In fact, nine years ago he warned of a high probability that the “entire North Polar ice cap” may well be gone in five years. Instead, reports are that Arctic ice is the thickest it has been in 75 years. And Manhattan? Well, it’s still dry and as all wet with liberalism as ever.

Nonetheless, Gore insists in his latest environmental monetizing effort, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, that Manhattan did in fact end up under water, as per his warning. His reasoning?

Super-storm Sandy caused Big Apple flooding.

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If you believe Al Gore and his predictions then I have some swamp land I want to sell you for $1 million dollars an acre.


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Posted 15 May 2017 - 12:14 PM

I think scienc oughta look for a way to stimulate growth and size in the human pituitary gland (especially in women)...

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 11:11 AM

U.S. Drought at Lowest Level in Nearly Two Decades

After years of intense, record-setting drought across the U.S., particularly in the Great Plains and California, the country is now experiencing its lowest level of drought in the 17 years since the U.S. Drought Monitor began its weekly updates.

Less than 5 percent of the U.S. was in some stage of drought as of May 4, the most recent update, compared to the 65 percent mired in drought in September 2012.

 

“I have been an author of the U.S. Drought Monitor since 2005 and we have had very few instances where there was so little drought, and to see the changes we have in the last year, especially out West, it does astonish me,” Brian Fuchs, of the U.S. Drought Mitigation Center, said in an email.

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They can't scare us about climate change and drought for the rest of this year now, they will have to come up with some other crisis to get money from us.


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Posted 12 May 2017 - 11:07 AM

Obama Used Private Jet, Helicopter, and 14 Cars During Climate Change Event

Barack Obama arrived in style at the “Seed & Chips: The Global Food Innovation Summit” in the city of Milan on Monday, soaring into the Italian town on a private jet and using 14 different vehicles along with helicopter protection to make his grand entrance for lecture on global warming.

During the speech, Obama warned that a world-wide meat ration may be enforced by global powers to limit the amount of methane gas he says is causing the Earth to heat up.

“As people want to increase meat consumption, that in turn is spiking the growth of greenhouse emissions coming out of the agricultural sector,” he said.  Therefore, more advanced countries, he said, would have to teach people to “have a smaller steak.”

Obama also pocketed over $3 million in ticket sales from the event for his personal foundation.

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Even Obama is getting rich off of the global warming scam, pocketing $3 million dollars himself in one event. He also used 14 cars and a private jet to arrive there, polluting the planet in the process.


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 09:31 PM

Boiling Blood and Radiation: 5 Ways Mars Can Kill

"If you are unprotected on Mars … your blood would boil, even at ambient temperature," said planetary scientist Pascal Lee, who's based at NASA's Ames Research Center and the SETI Institute, both in California.

 

"Like popping a can of Coke, you would fizz to death," Lee said. "And that's within seconds." 

So low atmospheric pressure would kill an unprotected Mars explorer faster than anything else. The four other ways the Red Planet can get you, listed in chronological order, are, according to Lee:

 

 1. Carbon dioxide atmosphere - "We need to breathe oxygen," said Lee. "There's no free oxygen in the Martian atmosphere. You cannot breathe this gas. You would die of hypoxia within minutes."

 

2. Freezing temperature - During a summer day on Mars, the temperature at the equator can reach as high as 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celsius), but the nighttime temperatures are deadly. On average, the temperature plunges to about minus 80 degrees F (minus 62 degrees C).

3. Dust - Mars is covered with toxic dust that is also finely grained and abrasive, and all of those traits are bad news for human lungs, Lee said. "You would die over the course of weeks if you were exposed to Martian dust," he said.

 

4. Radiation - The lack of a global magnetic field on Mars, coupled with the planet's thin atmosphere, means that high-energy cosmic rays and solar particles shower the Martian surface.

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Just wait until we get people on Mars and they start dying with no way to return home. This is another big waste of money thanks to NASA.

 

Now they're realizing this? :wacko:

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 06:21 PM

And now for something actually happening in the real world.------

 

The Great Gluten-Free Farce.

 

A local news station's "In Good Health" segment reported findings supposedly reported in the New England Journal of Medicine  that a high "gluten-free" diet was found not to be as healthy as thought.  Foods proccessed as "gluten-free" are found to be higher in fat, calories and cholesterol and lower in protien than foods not proccessed as "gluten-free".   

 

"Gluten-Free" foods were found to have no specific health benefits except for those who Celiac disease or some other intolerance to gluten.  Some people following strict gluten free diets with no special need to were found to suffer other forms of abdominal distress and weight gain and it's now believed the national "trend" towrads "gluten-free" foods might be a contributor to the national rise in obesity levels..

 

That's Americans for ya.....

 

Just make something SOUND as if it's healthier for them, and they'll spend BILLIONS thinking it's doing them some good. 

 

 

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 11:02 AM

Boiling Blood and Radiation: 5 Ways Mars Can Kill

"If you are unprotected on Mars … your blood would boil, even at ambient temperature," said planetary scientist Pascal Lee, who's based at NASA's Ames Research Center and the SETI Institute, both in California.

 

"Like popping a can of Coke, you would fizz to death," Lee said. "And that's within seconds." 

So low atmospheric pressure would kill an unprotected Mars explorer faster than anything else. The four other ways the Red Planet can get you, listed in chronological order, are, according to Lee:

 

 1. Carbon dioxide atmosphere - "We need to breathe oxygen," said Lee. "There's no free oxygen in the Martian atmosphere. You cannot breathe this gas. You would die of hypoxia within minutes."

 

2. Freezing temperature - During a summer day on Mars, the temperature at the equator can reach as high as 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celsius), but the nighttime temperatures are deadly. On average, the temperature plunges to about minus 80 degrees F (minus 62 degrees C).

3. Dust - Mars is covered with toxic dust that is also finely grained and abrasive, and all of those traits are bad news for human lungs, Lee said. "You would die over the course of weeks if you were exposed to Martian dust," he said.

 

4. Radiation - The lack of a global magnetic field on Mars, coupled with the planet's thin atmosphere, means that high-energy cosmic rays and solar particles shower the Martian surface.

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Just wait until we get people on Mars and they start dying with no way to return home. This is another big waste of money thanks to NASA.


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 10:54 AM

Ability to 'print off' new body parts within next 10 years as 3D bioprinting continues to grow

The 3D bioprinting market is predicted to be worth $1.8bn (£1.4bn, €1.7bn) by the year 2027, as we speed toward a future in which replacing damaged body parts will be as easy as printing off new ones – or so say experts.

 

According to a report from IDTechEx, the 3D bioprinting industry is on the verge of a 'rapid expansion' during which the technology will become affordable and more widespread across industries.

 

Most promising is its potential applications within healthcare, where 3D printing is poised to open up a new age of regenerative medicine allowing doctors to print off human cells.

 

3D bioprinting is the process by which 3D printing technology is used to create artificial tissue. Recent advancements in the field have enabled researchers to 3D print living human skin, blood vessels and even a human ear.

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It's too late for Michael Jackson but many others will be waiting in line for this.


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Posted 10 May 2017 - 11:38 PM

He isn't a scientist, and never was one. Mechanical engineering has nothing to do with what he claims to be.

 

 

Mechanical engineering can involve scientific research and by that a mechanical engineer will sometimes be considered a proper scientist. This is true mostly in aerospace and nuclear fields wherein a mechanical engineer might devise experiments which contribute to material science or physics.

 

I do not know this person's academic or professional history but I have never heard of his involvement in such work as would qualify him to be a scientist rather than an engineer.

 

I must admit that such things can be quite fluid. My degrees are in physics and biology but I am neither a physicist nor biologist. It is of greatest importance what a person does with their degree rather than the type of degree. I know a young man who received an Electrical Engineering degree because that has the least onerous qualifications for graduation but his work now is in physics and he is in all regards a scientist.


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Posted 10 May 2017 - 10:17 PM

Bill Nye Defends His ‘Science Guy’ Title on ‘The Late Show’

Bill Nye the Science Guy has been under fire lately for possibly not really being a science guy. Nye has taken a strong stance on things like climate change, and people who disagree with him have been questioning his credibility. So during his visit to The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Nye defended science cred.

 

Nye graduated from Cornell with a BS in mechanical engineering, and even took an astronomy class with the legendary Carl Sagan while he was attending the Ivy League school. When Colbert mentioned that there had been chatter on the Internet about Nye being the “engineering guy” and not the “science guy,” Nye quickly defended himself. He said, “OK, everybody! A mechanical engineer — it’s physics for four years, it’s physics! I’m sorry, I took six semesters of calculus. Is that enough?” And if that wasn’t enough, Nye talked about how the class he took with Sagan led him to join The Planetary Society — which led to him now being the CEO of The Planetary Society.

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He isn't a scientist, and never was one. Mechanical engineering has nothing to do with what he claims to be.


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