News Briefs 06-10-2011

Thanks to Rick & Kat.

Quote(s) of the Day:

“Only in today’s skewed political landscape is “wanting a job” called ‘extreme’.

Bruce Wright (a commenter on Cartoon Brew ).

“These technologies can make life easier, can let us touch people we might not otherwise. You may have a child with a birth defect and be able to get in touch with other parents and support groups, get medical information, the latest experimental drugs. These things can profoundly influence life. I’m not downplaying that. But it’s a disservice to constantly put things in this radical new light — that it’s going to change everything. Things don’t have to change the world to be important.”

Steve Jobs.

    1. Cryptoterrestrials
      There’s also the Hopi legends telling how they spent a lot of time underground to survive a massive cataclysm. There they lived with the Ant people.

  1. The Dark Side Of The Force Be With You!:)
    Red Pill,

    Dark matter is very interesting. Next to black holes, dark matter is one of my favorite topics to study in astrophysics.

    1. Dark matter
      I think what I like the most about dark matter, is that it shows how biased our perception of the Universe is.

      [From Wikipedia] Dark matter accounts for 23% of the mass-energy density of the observable universe. In comparison, ordinary matter accounts for only 4.6% of the mass-energy density of the observable universe, with the remainder being attributable to dark energy.

      So, the stuff that we are all made of is actually less significant than these matters and energies we are too dumb to detect… and we are still calling them dark?? 😉

      It also provokes a lot of interesting thoughts about the possible existence of living entities living right under our noses. Pure Lovecraftian wonder 😉

      1. I Totally Agree With You; But,
        Red Pill,

        We call it “Dark Matter”; because, we can’t see it! We observe it indirectly by observing its effect on surrounding matter, like “Black Holes”. Another example is the “Dark Ages”. We called them the dark ages; because, we knew very little about them. But now, due to advances in science and research techniques, the dark ages are disappearing.

        The possibility of life evolving from dark matter interests me, too. I personally think that the basic assumption that life has to be carbon based is hypocritical!

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