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Curious layman

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  1. Made me depressed reading this, the Chinese claim to have successfully tested one in space, must be talking out of their ass. they claim- input power of 2.5kw, their 2.45GHz em drive produces 720 mN of thrust.
  2. Payback for what? Not thinking like you. pretty sure this would encourage home grown terrorism. Fighting the man so to speak. Might give us some good music though. And prison systems are hugely expensive, and despite them (prisoners) being isolated from us history has shown that we're not isolated from them- The Aryan Brotherhood being a good example.
  3. Angela's Ashes! Your crazy! I want to fight you.... one of my favourite books, can't believe you don't like it Finnegans wake - James Joyce thought I'd start reading serious novels instead of magazines to make myself more interesting. Won't make that mistake again. Would of been easier to learn Chinese than to try an understand that.
  4. Ok, just wanted to get my facts straight. I think its important to note that the program was entertainment focused I reckon tysons opinion on who the "designer" is is a lot different from who the religious people think it is. To put them in the same group isn't fair in my opinion. An incompetent buffoon. I disagree. You've got to remember that the majority of his audience are just ordinary people who wouldn't understand if he went into to much detail.
  5. Don't forget about all the galaxies we can't and never will see! also I've read that 90% of the galaxies we can see have already passed the point of no return and are not really there anymore (past the edge of the visible universe where it's faster than light) Maybe the above point would be a good motivator to leave your galaxy. Even travelling at slow speeds you would still have enough time to get here. I think alien life will more like the Heptpods in the film Arrival than green men
  6. I think no one can argue this. They are in no way responsible for their government. maybe UK or France but not North Korea.
  7. Was thinking more about collateral damage caused by excessive/indiscriminate bombing like in Syria- just flatten the whole place, it'll be worth it in the long run...
  8. I'm not sure I follow, are you suggesting that it points towards evidence of god? the article does but what about you?
  9. But some threads which are frozen have some really good arguments in. Is it not possible to separate the good points and then ban the pot stirrers from participating? Answers my question.
  10. It's especially disturbing when you think about the persecution North Korean citizens suffer daily. To be thought of as irrelevant like that. The word Collateral Damage springs to mind. Whoever came up with the word collateral damage to replace murder is a piece of s#*t in my opinion.
  11. Today I learned that the Molecular motor is a truly wonderful beautiful thing. Amazing. And loads about DNA.
  12. Thank you. And that discussion above (and below) is one of the best lessons about genetics I've had. Very interesting I think. Especially the molecular motor.
  13. Why don't we try listening instead? It's called Democracy, I don't agree with them but I feel it's important that they can if they want to. At what point does someone become racist enough to go to prison? What about Trump supporters, there not all racists but some of them come close, where's the line. I'm pretty sure at some point we'd all come close. American prison gangs and their impact would be a good example why prison would be a bad idea. Although that's American prisons. Norway prisons have some of the safest and lowest re-offending rates in the world (20%) by focusing on rehabilitation and restorative justice which is basically education (to me). Any examples of less important things? Your English is fine.
  14. News post practice: Skylon space plane. The Skylon space plane is a British single stage to orbit space plane currently being developed within Europe between several countries. t's key features are it's 2 SABRE (supersonic air breathing rocket engine) engines, Hydrogen fuelled these engines take the plane to a speed of Mach 5.4 at an altitude of 85000 feet (16mi/26km) before switching the engines to rockets to reach an altitude of between 2000km (LEO) and 42 164km (GEO) depending on cargo (between 7.3-17 tonnes). It's ceramic composite skin is hoped to give the Skylon space plane at least 200 orbital flights per plane. It is hoped this will bring down the cost of payload to LEO to £650/kg with costs falling when initial expenditure is recouped. The total cost of the program is expected to be around $12bn. The SABRE engines will hopefully be running unmanned tests by 2025. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skylon_(spacecraft) What do you think? Any good?
  15. The message I left in The Genetics thread wasn't aimed at anybody. Just the explanation bit I liked. Apologies if anyone offended.

  16. Eise, you said you only taught for a short time. Wrong. You still do.
  17. No, it's a lot easier to have an opinion on line. There's no way I would ask some of the questions I've asked to the people that have replied if we were face to face, Would feel like an idiot. forums like this let you be yourself more, but it's a lot easier to behave differently. Some of the things I've said to people online or through texting I would never say face to face. Being online makes it too easy to avoid the consequences of what you type.
  18. Just can't gat enough of this guy.
  19. Today I learned 2 things dont mess with sfn women, they bite. It's not just science you learn here (English, Music, History, Literature, Jokes) you name it....
  20. diff comp I hope it doesn't merge again It did
  21. Blood Meridian or The Evening Redness in the West. By Cormack McCarthy A Western about scalp hunters. cant recommend this enough Also try The Road by the same author.
  22. I have no recollection of typing that!!!! And that's not the quote I picked!!! Is something wrong with the site ?
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