Monthly Archives: June 2012

A Better Way To Discuss Controversies

Polarization is a great thing when it is used to keep the sun out of your eyes, or as a way to measure quantum mechanical effects. In public debate? Not so much. All to often extremeĀ  and often simplistic positions … Continue reading

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The South Watch

Yesterday an asteroid shot past the Earth at a distance of 5.4million km, about 14 times as far away as the Moon. Such events are pretty common, but what makes this 2012 LZ1 stand out is that the object involved … Continue reading

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