Planetary Paul commented on the post, Scientists are really, really worried about Donald Trump 3 months, 3 weeks ago
This can only go from bad to worse. Carl Sagan’s words now sound more prophetic than ever………
Planetary Paul commented on the post, Trump to scrap Nasa climate research in crackdown on ‘politicized science’ 4 months ago
Regardless of pro- and con squabbles, a president should tower above them and give direction based on solid scientific knowledge and evidence. This president is radically different though. He wants to eradicate the sources of the things he simply does not want to hear.
Let the War on Science begin in ernest now!
Planetary Paul commented on the post, Turkish bill to clear men of child sex assault if they marry their victims 4 months ago
There must be a lot of child rapists in the AKP then…….
Abortion is only legal in Ireland if the mother’s life it at risk.
And we all know how that worked out 🙁
I vehemently agree with the argument made.
In The Netherlands we have (or at least had) perfect subtitling, which leaves the original soundscape intact. I can’t imagine suffering through a Dutch dubbed version of “Le Corniaud” with all its French subtleties erased. Dutch dubbing is notoriously bad. The Germans have elevated dubbing to a true art…[Read more]
Planetary Paul commented on the post, The Mystery Of Why Sunflowers Turn To Follow The Sun — Solved 7 months, 2 weeks ago
young flowers move their blooms to always face the sun
I expect nothing less of sunflowers
Brilliant! God evolved from a hairy ape into a naked sky-ape.
I’ll keep this essay handy as the final go-to guide on all things God.
And imagine this: You mention to a shrink that you are denying the existence of the Naked Sky-Ape. Would you not be considered to be certified straight-jacket material? 🙂
Planetary Paul commented on the post, Muslim mob in Egypt strips 70-year-old Christian woman 9 months, 4 weeks ago
These are the numbers I was able to find on the large primates (dots are thousands separators here):
Eastern Gorilla 6.000
Sumatra Orang Utan 6.500
Borneo Orang Utan 61.000
Western Gorilla 200.000
The numbers are probably too positive by now and the…[Read more]
Planetary Paul commented on the post, Only Hard Choices for Parents Whose Children Flirt With Terror 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Observing from across the pond it seems to me that in the US putting people in prison is just business, a way of making a buck.
Law enforcement agencies are being kept busy, DA’s get extra notches on their belts, prison companies make more money and politicians have extra enemies to scare voters with. That’s a win-win-win-win situation if there…[Read more]
Planetary Paul commented on the post, The scariest thing about Brussels is our reaction to it 12 months ago
From the politician’s viewpoint terrorists are the best thing since sliced bread. Same goes for the media.
Planetary Paul commented on the post, Students Reveal How They Broke the Lead Contamination Case in Flint, Mich. 1 year ago
To my amazement I don’t see the word ‘fraud’ anywhere….. That’s what the officials committed when they rigged their sampling procedures and excluded samples, known to be lead laden, from their reports.
Planetary Paul commented on the post, A Parasite, Leopards, and a Primate’s Fear and Survival 1 year, 1 month ago
Toxo in mice makes the mice like cats and that way the parasite ends up inside the cats. The same toxo in humans makes them prone to risky behaviour.
Planetary Paul commented on the post, “The aliens are silent because they’re dead” – Study 1 year, 2 months ago
If I were an traveler, passing through the Sol system, I’d be interested to learn about the life evolving on Sol IV. But making contact with beings whose favourite pastime is tribal (nuclear) warfare? That would […]