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  •  There's Probably No Way to Be Stupider Thn Douthat (14+ / 0-)

    yet being able to produce prose. I mean other than Noonan.

    We have almost no ability to discover planets less than 10x the size of earth wherever they may orbit. We discovered the first extrasolar planet 20 years ago.

    What were we doing with electricity 20 years after Franklin proved that lightning was electricity?

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sat Apr 20, 2013 at 09:42:05 PM PDT

    •  I think Friedman is a major contender (3+ / 0-)
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      for the challenged thinking yet major writing gigs prize.

      There are moments when the body is as numinous as words, days that are the good flesh continuing. -- Robert Hass

      by srkp23 on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 06:07:08 AM PDT

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    •  We've only been looking for a few years (0+ / 0-)
      If Earth-like planets are relatively common, as scientists increasingly believe, then where are all the Earth-like civilizations?
      Including the SETI efforts from before the discovery of the first exoplanets, the search is significantly younger than I am, and I'm not an old man...not yet anyway.

      The time to ask "Where is everyone?" hasn't arrived.  It won't arrive for at least the next thousand years.

      Tell me what to write. 'To know what is right and to do it are two different things.' - Chushingura, a tale of The Forty-Seven Ronin

      by rbird on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 08:03:19 AM PDT

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      •  Assuming humanity survives that long. (2+ / 0-)
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        The time to ask "Where is everyone?" hasn't arrived.  It won't arrive for at least the next thousand years.
        Which, frankly, doesn't look like anything close to a sure bet.  

        Renewable energy brings national global security.     

        by Calamity Jean on Mon Apr 22, 2013 at 09:07:34 AM PDT

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