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Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
« Reply #870 on: May 22, 2019, 09:27:24 PM »
It's a somewhat flawed argument, but it made me laugh anyway.

Not only is he a libertarian, he's a full-on Ayn Rand Objectivist...
...and an eager swallower of Cato bullshit on climate change.   He is an object lesson for all skeptics lest they get too smug about how woo-woo proof they are.

He made some fairly ignorant comments at TAM6, which people called him out on, so he made some further statements at TAM7 (I was there) which pretty much retracted all of them. I'd be pretty surprise if he still believed that climate change isn't real.
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Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
« Reply #871 on: May 22, 2019, 11:12:44 PM »
It's a somewhat flawed argument, but it made me laugh anyway.

Not only is he a libertarian, he's a full-on Ayn Rand Objectivist...
...and an eager swallower of Cato bullshit on climate change.   He is an object lesson for all skeptics lest they get too smug about how woo-woo proof they are.

Yeah... If I'm not mistaken, he is or was actually a fellow at Cato. My info there might be a little out of date as I kind of gave up on that duo after reading about that while I was delving into climate science. Sacred cows, I guess.

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Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
« Reply #872 on: May 23, 2019, 12:11:06 AM »
Wikipedia does say that he is still a fellow at the Cato Institute.
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« Reply #873 on: May 23, 2019, 04:11:35 PM »
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« Reply #874 on: May 23, 2019, 04:22:52 PM »


(Note, it is about the entire species and planet.)
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« Reply #875 on: May 24, 2019, 07:31:29 PM »
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Explanation: An abundance of boulders litters the surface asteroid 101955 Bennu in this dramatic close-up from the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft. Taken on March 28 from a distance of just 3.4 kilometers (2.1 miles) the field of view is about 50 meters across while the light colored boulder at top right is 4.8 meters tall. Likely a loose conglomerate rubble pile asteroid, Bennu itself spans less than 500 meters. That's about the height of the Empire State Building. Mapping the near Earth asteroid since the spacecraft's arrival in December of 2018, the OSIRIS-REx mission plans a TAG (Touch-and-Go) maneuver for July 2020 to sample Bennu's rugged surface, returning the sample to planet Earth in September 2023. Citizen scientists have been invited to help choose the sample collection site.

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Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
« Reply #876 on: May 24, 2019, 07:42:13 PM »
I've been wondering is that loose rocks and boulders on the surface, or is it loose rocks and boulders all the way down?
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« Reply #877 on: May 24, 2019, 08:24:36 PM »
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« Reply #878 on: May 24, 2019, 09:00:35 PM »
I've been wondering is that loose rocks and boulders on the surface, or is it loose rocks and boulders all the way down?
Either way or something in-between.
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Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
« Reply #879 on: May 25, 2019, 09:46:34 AM »
How much gravity would it take to crush a random collection of rocks into a solid core?

And why are they rocks anyway?
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« Reply #880 on: May 25, 2019, 10:39:54 AM »
How much gravity would it take to crush a random collection of rocks into a solid core?

And why are they rocks anyway?
How much of a disturbance would it take to break up a random collection of rocks?


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« Reply #881 on: May 25, 2019, 11:10:05 AM »
How much gravity would it take to crush a random collection of rocks into a solid core?

And why are they rocks anyway?
How much of a disturbance would it take to break up a random collection of rocks?


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Sorry, I wasn't clear.
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« Reply #882 on: May 25, 2019, 10:30:30 PM »
Just a guess, but it might be like dust accumulation on a bigger scale. The dust on the surface is always loose, but as more dust gets piled on top, the aggregate weight from above causes the inner material to be compressed tighter and tighter into a solid mass.

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« Reply #883 on: May 25, 2019, 10:46:55 PM »
And why are they rocks anyway?
What else would they be?
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