Afftrax
Afftrax
Jun 10
2

Just because something is legal doesn’t make it less disgusting or cowardly.

Jun 9
11

Won’t someone think of all the desperate, pathetic, loser hunters??!!

Jun 5
3

That was only about a metre high. More of an anxiety bird than a terror bird.

May 28
3

Tabor, who isn’t not affiliated with the new research, told Gizmodo. Read more

May 27
2

This is why I don’t buy into conspiracy theories. This universe is not ruled by powerful entities, it’s ruled by cold, random chance. Dinosaurs were the dominant species on this planet for 65 million years (compared to maybe 200,000 years for humankind). And still, a unfathomably low-odds event happened, and then Read more

May 26
7

At this point, it isn’t even clear that having coronavirus makes an individual immune to reinfection; maybe we shouldn’t be relying on the oh-so-perfect human immune system until we totally understand the effects of this new virus.

May 15
3

Why do modern humans get so butt-hurt by conclusions based upon sex?
Men are generally larger than women. Deal with it.

May 15
6

But if you wear a mask, baby Jesus cries and the terrorists win!

May 12
2

Phylogenetic bracketing, with parsimony, is a useful tool in these cases.

May 3
1

Oy! I must have been hasty when I finalized editing this last night. Replace 4 orders of magnitude range for “10,000 orders of magnitude range” and so on.

May 2
3

The US Navy is not experts on astrobiology. And due to the value of our universal speed limit (light speed in vacuum), stars are widely spread and inaccessible (and even if they could be visited - we don’t know that yet - they would be uneconomical to visit). Read more

May 2
1

A personal opinion on sillyness notwithstanding, the peer reviwed publications such as the one described in the article are multitudinous. That shows the experts find the topic useful and based on enough information to do work. Read more

May 2
1

Like Sandberg I didn’t love the new Whitmire study for reasons that he mention, but unlike him I loved the 2015 Dayal study. The latter did look back further than Sun is old and even saw some indications the “fundamental metallicity relation” that tracks the entire formation history of galaxies works over many mergers. Read more

May 2
2

“For all we know there is metallic based molten life forms living in the mantal of this planet. “ Read more

Apr 26
31

You might want to check local building codes. They’re probably not OK with “I piled up some garbage and plastered over it, so now that’s a wall.” Read more

Apr 24
1

last thing anyone gives a shit about right now is how people celebrate their imaginary sky friend