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  1. The bombing of Tokyo? All war is basically immoral.
  2. BH's or more correctly, "gravitationally completely collapsed Objects" simply curve/warp spacetime, such that at a parameter called the Event Horizon, the escape velocity equals "c" The Sun/Stars are simply nuclear fusion furnaces that create photons/light.
  3. Thanks for that informative rundown, particularly the highlighted part. In even more recent times, I remember at school [a Catholic school] how with reference to the Vietnam war, the now discredited "domino theory" was shoved down our throats. That of course was shown to be wrong, with the western leaders lead by Einsenhower mistaking their thought processes re the spread of communism, with the real facts of Ho Chi Minh wanting independence for Vietnam and as a united nation.
  4. Nor mine when as a teenage I fell of a second story balcony, or the time I was bowled arse over head by a motor vehicle.... Seriously probably the nearest "death like" experience I have realy had was when under general anaesthetic for a procedure...It was like a slice out of my life...no memory, no recall, no feeling, just blank. I imagine death like that. We are a product of evolution to a stage where we are able to reason, think logically [some of us] have feelings, love, hate, etc
  5. The first militarisitc question in my mind is concerned with more recent times...Like the many times asked question, was the US morally and/or tactically correct in dropping Little Boy and Fat man? Considering what I do know, such as Pearl Harbour, the fanatical "hari kari" approach of Japan in preference to capture or defeat, and consequently the numbers of Allied forces that may have been lost, if invading Japan had of eventuated, the already achieved situation of the Allies having driven Japan back to their homeland and already near actual defeat, tells me sadly, that they really had
  6. While it only has less then 5% of the total rotational angular momentum of the Solar System. http://www.zipcon.net/~swhite/docs/astronomy/Angular_Momentum.html Plus of course the hottest Planet isn't the one closest to the Sun.
  7. One [religion] was invented/created to explain the natural wonders around him/her, before we had the accumulating scientific knowledge to explain it by thinking logically. The scientific methodology is thinking logically and may change as our knowledge through further observational and experimental data is extended. It is a result of our so called intelligence, and the general desire in how we evolved to our current stage of thinking.
  8. https://phys.org/news/2021-06-subatomic-particle-antiparticle.html Subatomic particle seen changing to antiparticle and back: Physicists have proved that a subatomic particle can switch into its antiparticle alter-ego and back again, in a new discovery revealed today. The extraordinarily precise measurement was made by UK researchers using the Large Hadron Collider beauty (LHCb) experiment at CERN. It has provided the first evidence that charm mesons can change into their antiparticle and back again. Mixing phenomenon For more than 10 years, scientists have
  9. https://phys.org/news/2021-06-source-gw190814-event-black-hole-strange.html JUNE 8, 2021 Could the source of the GW190814 event be a black hole-strange quark star system? On the 14th of August 2019, the LIGO-Virgo collaboration detected a gravitational wave signal believed to be associated with the merging of a binary stellar system composed of a black hole with a mass of 23 times the mass of the sun (MβŠ™) and a compact object with a mass of about 2.6 MβŠ™. The nature of GW190814ΚΌs secondary star is enigmatic, since, according to the current astronomical observations, it could be t
  10. My remark [along with the wink] was made due to the gradual thinning ranks of our annual [plus birthdays] old school boy reunions. The 11 has thinned to 9 with two deaths, the 9 has thinned to three of us left in good health, with one confined home with dementia, two others in nursing homes, one with broken hip, two with quadruple heart by pass surgery, and one with ALS [Lou Gehrig's/Stephen Hawking's disease] Out of the three left, one has "controlled" diabetes leaving two of us in good heath. We all have put in $100 each with last one standing to collect. πŸ˜… I'm favourite to collect. πŸ˜‰
  11. Join the club. Granted and correct. But irrespective, our solar system, galaxy and universe all have a use by date. While we may move beyond our system, in time, the same situation will always present itself. Yep correct and understood. We wont actually have any terrestrial planets left in our system, to settle...perhaps Titan, Saturn's largest moon?
  12. We already see various stages of stellar evolution as we are exploring the heavens. Why would our system be any different? According to the observational evidence yes. Future great scientists more then likley could see human civilisation flourish on another planet to extend our species...Mars for example... Even if any future advanced civilisation achieves any of what you suggest, our solar system, our galaxy and our universe, all have a "use by date" Nothing gloomy about it, just plain ordinary fact/s based on current scientific knowledge and observational data. We al
  13. Survival; and learning, achieving, loving, and having fun in that endeavour. I plan on living forever...so far I'm doing OK!πŸ˜‰
  14. The following details how and why Trump was being egregious in the extreme in ignoring the science, and how Biden followed the science. https://phys.org/news/2021-06-biden-administration-key-environmental.html JUNE 5, 2021 Biden administration will restore key environmental protections: The administration of President Joe Biden on Friday announced it would restore protections under the Endangered Species Act, a law credited with saving iconic animals like the gray wolf and bald eagle, which were loosened by his predecessor Donald Trump. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
  15. Yes, as happens often on science forums...game time for the kiddies!
  16. Hmmm, do you understand why others may laugh/snigger and dismiss that rant as totally nonsensical?
  17. On the present subject of the pandemic, Trump said something along the lines of injecting disinfectant, and during many of his meetings/addresses/gatherings etc, mask wearing and social distancing was not evident. He also ignored the advice of science in many other areas, particularly with regard to pollution and climate change. Biden does not seem to be egregious at all, despite your inferences, and is following the science, and the recomendations of science as our knowledge of this virus improves. Of course, I speak as an outsider [not from the USA] but it is worth noting that even my o
  18. Sure it is!! If you are able to support it with credible evidence.
  19. I don't see that as an all out mathematical revolt, and certainly will not stop the LHC and its continued application to the science of sub atomic particles and the early universe.
  20. What revolt? The LHC has now been operational for many years without any mishap, and given us great knowledge of the sub atomical world, as well as great discoveries like the Higg's particle. And obviously it is far from being small with a 27 kilometer main ring. More info and facts to be found here, including the operational safety..... https://home.cern/science/accelerators/large-hadron-collider/safety-lhc extract: "LSAG reaffirms and extends the conclusions of the 2003 report that LHC collisions present no danger and that there are no reasons for concern. Whatever the LHC will do,
  21. A correction...Mini/microscopic/quantum BH's are still hypothetical and none have ever been seen, or obviously created. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micro_black_hole
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