No, this isn’t about CO2. Historically, drought is the norm for California, but people think that their own personal memories are more important than actual history.
There’s not enough CO2 there. Doesn’t seem like a problem to me; just import carbon and oxygen (and hydrogen) from carbonaceous asteroids in the belt. And of course, they have to throw this in:
If you believe it’s possible to terraform Mars, you also must believe in human-caused climate change, because it’s the same process. Even if it’s impossible to terraform Mars, it’s clearly possible to areoform the mid-latitudes of Earth. Because people are doing it.
Ummmmm…no. We’re not.
Meanwhile, Tim Fernholz says we’re going to have to be careful to not contaminate the water there.
This is a pretty weird story. If I had more time, I’d be doing a lot of Sokalesque spoofing of these “academic” “journals.” They seem like real suckers for it.
Mark Tapscott has what he thinks are the five best ones. I find none of them particularly compelling, and the third one is very weak.
As I note in comments (the discussion has been going on for a couple weeks), science is orthogonal to the issue of whether or not God exists, and (as I argued with Hugh Hewitt years ago) the desire of believers to misuse/misunderstand the nature of science to validate their religious beliefs is indicative of a certain lack of faith. And of course, the fallacy of the blind watchmaker appears, in which I have to point out that rolexes don’t replicate with random errors to improve the breed.
No, this isn’t about the upper stage. Glad someone is asking the important questions:
Serious question for #medtwitter: If you show up at a code, and the patient is a centaur who had a cardiac arrest, ignoring the joules question, where do you think the defib pads should go? A, assuming the heart is in the human part, or B, assuming the heart is in the horse part? pic.twitter.com/OJt9haEgx3
— Fred Wu, MD (@FredWuMD) July 28, 2018
The replies are great.
Why is that mice get all the fun? I guess they suffer a lot, too, though.
…with gene therapy. At some point, some of these things are going to help humans. Faster, please.
More from Brian Wang on not just life extension, but age-reversal. Human trials to start in maybe a couple years. But as previously noted, starting with dogs is a useful way to get around the FDA.
A long essay, from James Poulos. I assume that this will be in the same issue mine and Zubrin’s will be.
[Update a couple minutes later]
Scratch that last. This was apparently in the Spring edition. Ours will be in the Summer edition.
A weekly link roundup from Judith Curry.