Yes such as the Hubble telescope for one having the incorrect focal length. In that case of course it was fixable but not without an expensive repair mission.
I’m coming late to this post being a little draw with the time I’ve had this week to the issues around the Catholic church lately so I hope you are still following the tread. Can I ask in relation to Trump protecting your boarders
I support Trump. Because I would support anyone that promised and endeavoured to protect me from…
Reckless Monkey commented on the post, 7 percent of Australian Catholic priests accused of abuse 1 week, 6 days ago
They are also into young priests ingratiating themselves with frustrated old widows who have inherited money from rich husbands, – widows who then leave the money in wills to the church to help ease their passage into an imaginary afterlife!
A proud tradition that the like of Cardinal Pell (now the Popes top financial a…[Read more]
Reckless Monkey commented on the post, 7 percent of Australian Catholic priests accused of abuse 2 weeks ago
I don’t know how celibacy was introduced in church (probably by impotent mens),
My understanding is it was a move to keep inheritance in the church. If you have married priests what wealth they acquire would go to the family.
Reckless Monkey commented on the post, 7 percent of Australian Catholic priests accused of abuse 2 weeks, 1 day ago
I really don’t know that much about this issue.
I think this is nub of the problem, I feel exactly the same way. You could read popular news articles for days about pedophiles but struggle to find much in the way of good information about the issue. There seems to be so little science or research on the problem. We had a show in A…[Read more]
Well Ulrigh Utiger, you’ve come to the right place for a debate if you want one. The Mod’s are only going to remove comments if they are offensive to people, you can attack evolution all you like if that’s what you intent is (it’s unclear from your comment). I come here in part to have my beliefs challenged and tested so I’d be more than happy…[Read more]
We need to get self assembling machines going as soon as possible then certainly mining asteroids and manufacturing in space would be needed for anything like the scales we’re talking about here. It’s hard to fathom how far away this all looks but there was a great bit in “In the Shadow of the Moon” where one of the Apollo…[Read more]
Reckless Monkey commented on the post, 7 percent of Australian Catholic priests accused of abuse 2 weeks, 2 days ago
You are of course right that they can and many do not sustain their celibacy. However many especially in the era of Cardinal Pell, were at seminary during their early sexual development. So the opportunity may not be there to mix with women for example. They may be teaching at a Catholic Boys school then off rectory (or whatever the…[Read more]
How to figure out then a way for humans to travel there if it had similar conditions to Earth (“travel in an envelope”).
Exciting, but a too far future it seems.
Humans become exponentially more tricky for a number of reasons. 1) no one wants to really be accelerating for any period of time at greater than 1 G. The adv…[Read more]
Sounds like they’d really need some sort of course correction also. All very difficult. Still thinking at the fringes will often give benefits even if not directly for this project.
Could you use Proxima Centuri’s Sun to slingshot it back or would it have to get too close. The problems are eminence when you thing about it, the sail would be effected by the solar wind while in the solar system, and the solar wind of Proxima Centuri would also influence it, any tiny fluctuation would blow it off course by an enormous amount.…[Read more]
Glad to hear you are out of the worst of it. All the best for the recovery.
Hi I see you are using the is-ought distinction. I thought Sam Harris handily dealt with this in “The Moral Landscape”. Worth a look even if you don’t agree in the end. Basically, provided you accept that the foundation of any morality that matters to anyone is to do with the suffering of creatures capable of suffering then…[Read more]
I add my sympathies for your illness as well Olgun, hope it all works out. Can’t pray for you but I sympathise for what it is worth.
Reckless Monkey commented on the post, 10 Easy Ways You Can Tell For Yourself That The Earth Is Round 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Thank’s for that Ohooligan,
I think you are right, I’ve seen a couple of flat Earther’s argue that the world is a flat plate accelerating upwards at 1 g explaining gravity in their minds and other arguments about the Sun moving around the Earth or the Earth spinning. So my normal error correction seems to have misfired in this case.
Reckless Monkey commented on the post, Earth Sets a Temperature Record for the Third Straight Year 3 weeks, 5 days ago
since in the cretacious period, the ocean level was about 160′ higher than today, I doubt that 2016 is anywhere near a global record.
Yes but you have to remember most of the changes in global temperatures happened over very long periods of time so let’s say for example a gradual warming over a 500 year period gradually melting the ice etc. a…[Read more]
That said we must agree that Trump has been a fantastic problem solver in many fields to build his empire. And please remember that technology dwarfs science and feeds science with its problems for the most part.
I think you have this around backwards. Technology is often not made possible for some decades after the fundamental…[Read more]
Reckless Monkey commented on the post, 10 Easy Ways You Can Tell For Yourself That The Earth Is Round 1 month ago
Most flat earthers i talk to don’t believe in an edge,they say the land is fast and our earth is one of many ponds.
I was re-reading the posts and found this bit I’d missed. So the Earth is fast? Yes the Earth is fast but Newton shows us that as the air and us are moving with it the relative movement doesn’t matter. So first here i…[Read more]
My sister who used to live in the US and has just moved back down under was back over Christmas and broke her leg in 20 places in a skiing accident. There was some issue over her cover with her insurer over here fortunately even though she wasn’t on a plan that covered skiing as she had stated that they were skiing and they hadn’t asked her to…[Read more]
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