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Go to: Celebrating Curiosity on Twitter

Cook@Tahiti's Avatar Jump to comment 6 by Cook@Tahiti

America has succeeded where Russia's recent Mars mission (Fobos-Grunt) failed. And Britain's Mars mission (Beagles II) failed. And most of Japan's recent missions have had major problems.

After no Mars missions in the 1980s and a few failures in the 1990s, JPL-NASA have had flawless landings for Spirit & Opportunity, Phoenix and Curiosity. Good on 'em. They do it better than any other country.

Where's China?

Mon, 06 Aug 2012 15:26:02 UTC | #950431

Go to: Rise of religion in Russia

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As standard of living declines, religiosity increases, and vice versa. It's one of those sociological inverse correlations.

Wed, 01 Aug 2012 12:28:29 UTC | #950355

Go to: Conspiracies taking over where religion left off

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The reason why there's no evidence to all this stuff (e.g. reptilian overlords, chemtrails, 9-11, fake moon landings, face on Mars, Bilderberg Group, Alex Jones, Glenn Beck, Trilateral Commission, Rothschilds controlling world banking, Area 51, ancient aliens, Atlantis, etc) is that it's been covered up.

You're either a sheep (wake up sheeple!!) or you're in on it.

Remember, you only see what they want to you see. Everything happens is for a reason.

There's no evidence because they control the media, the government, the internet... everything.

Sure, it's unfalsifiable, but how else are you going to explain what's REALLY happening?

Sun, 22 Jul 2012 16:37:20 UTC | #949849

Go to: The Dark-Matter Ages

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Comment 12 by Red Dog :

Comment 10 by Ornicar :

Sorry Mr. Krauss but who cares ? Research is important. Physics, darn important. But would next discoveries be made in Brasil, India or Angola doesn't matter for science.

You know, it's a tiny ball of rock in the middle of a huge, cold, hostile and expending universe. South Dakota or Vladivostok is all the same from a Big Bang point of view.

I agree that from the standpoint of science it doesn't matter where new results come from. But research funding isn't a zero some game. If the US stops a serious commitment to basic research there is no guarantee that someone else will pick up the slack. And while it doesn't matter to science or to the world as a whole it should matter to any US citizen who loves their country and wants to see it prosper in the future. In the past science and new technology were always one of the main drivers of the US economy. For selfish reasons its ridiculous for the US to abandon that now.

Stop voting for the same two parties if they keep letting you down. Seems ridiculous to complain the government is doing x & y, and then vote them in again.

Sun, 17 Jun 2012 00:46:22 UTC | #947732

Go to: Is Pleasure a Sin?

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Puritanism - the fear that someone, somewhere is happy

Wed, 06 Jun 2012 22:10:38 UTC | #945965

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