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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 24 Jun 22

Rockets ain’t gonna cut it. We’re gonna need a “bigger boat”. We need to take on the issue of *whether* we humans can get out of here to diversify our risk using *physics*. Not rockets. Rockets only buy us Mars. If that. Think bigger. #Physics https://t.co/GAU1SjQZSl Quoted tweet from @DrBrianKeating: Launched 45 years, 16,436 days ago, traveling 10 miles/sec, the farthest human technology has ever gotten from Earth is less than 1 light-DAY. The nearest exoplanet (Proxima Centauri b) is 1778x farther away. Voyager would take 80,000 years to arrive. Space is unimaginably vast twitter.com/nsfvoyager2/st…

Rockets ain’t gonna cut it. We’re gonna need a “bigger boat”. We need to take on the issue of *whether* we humans can get out of here to diversify our risk using *physics*. Not rockets. Rockets only buy us Mars. If that. Think bigger. #Physics https://t.co/GAU1SjQZSl Quoted tweet from @DrBrianKeating: Launched 45 years, 16,436 days ago, traveling 10 miles/sec, the …

Rockets ain’t gonna cut it. We’re gonna need a “bigger boat”.

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 23 Jun 22

It is just possible that smartphones & social media aren’t actually good for mental health.

It is just possible that smartphones & social media aren’t actually good for mental health.


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 22 Jun 22

“Russia will never invade Ukraine.” Look, I don’t know what is about to happen. But the difference is that I know that I don’t know. Many of you are absolutely sure of one thing or the the other about Russia and Putin. And the truth is that if that’s you, you don’t know either. https://t.co/hzQo2Et56P Quoted tweet from @GBNEWS: Russia says UK will ‘physically cease to exist’ in fresh nuclear war warning gbnews.uk/news/russia-sa…

“Russia will never invade Ukraine.” Look, I don’t know what is about to happen. But the difference is that I know that I don’t know. Many of you are absolutely sure of one thing or the the other about Russia and Putin. And the truth is that if that’s you, you don’t know either. https://t.co/hzQo2Et56P Quoted tweet from @GBNEWS: Russia …

“Russia will never invade Ukraine.”

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 22 Jun 22

@Plinz We used to hold hearings frequently that such people didn’t want. What changed? And when did it change?

@Plinz We used to hold hearings frequently that such people didn’t want. What changed? And when did it change?


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 22 Jun 22

As a parent? I’m lost. I don’t hear a conversation. I’m used to the austere language of DALYs / QALYs, tradeoffs, expected value, disease burden, Iatrogenics, etc. I’m used to the language of adaptive landscapes / viral evolution. But this style thinking is *unknown* in science.

As a parent? I’m lost. I don’t hear a conversation. I’m used to the austere language of DALYs / QALYs, tradeoffs, expected value, disease burden, Iatrogenics, etc. I’m used to the language of adaptive landscapes / viral evolution. But this style thinking is *unknown* in science.


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 22 Jun 22

This is like your uncle telling you “You need to put your entire retirement account 100% in crypto. Right now. I’ll tell you which ones are hot. We are wasting time. I’ll show you. I’ll do it right now. What’s your password for your retirement account? I’ve got a browser open…”

This is like your uncle telling you “You need to put your entire retirement account 100% in crypto. Right now. I’ll tell you which ones are hot. We are wasting time. I’ll show you. I’ll do it right now. What’s your password for your retirement account? I’ve got a browser open…”


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 22 Jun 22

Look. In this analogy, maybe your uncle is right. I don’t know. He *has* made good calls before. But he’s also made bad calls before. And this isn’t the way we typically act when we really know what we’re doing. So I don’t know. This feels like pressure on loving parents.

Look. In this analogy, maybe your uncle is right. I don’t know. He *has* made good calls before. But he’s also made bad calls before. And this isn’t the way we typically act when we really know what we’re doing. So I don’t know. This feels like pressure on loving parents.


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 22 Jun 22

To sum it all up: the advice to vaccinate with really new types of pharmaceuticals should feel like it comes from scientists who are *100%* on their game as scientists. Instead it feels like a call center overseas trying to pressure your widowed great aunt to buy gift cards.🙏

To sum it all up: the advice to vaccinate with really new types of pharmaceuticals should feel like it comes from scientists who are *100%* on their game as scientists. Instead it feels like a call center overseas trying to pressure your widowed great aunt to buy gift cards.🙏


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 22 Jun 22

I was listening to NPR just the other day. It was phrased in something like the following way as I remember it: “Good news for parents, the long wait for vaccines for their young children is finally over.” Completely dissing parents with concerns about vaccinating low risk kids. https://t.co/J7BuDSLx98 Quoted tweet from @keith_hebert: @EricRWeinstein What about the sudden emergency to get young children vaccinated?

I was listening to NPR just the other day. It was phrased in something like the following way as I remember it: “Good news for parents, the long wait for vaccines for their young children is finally over.” Completely dissing parents with concerns about vaccinating low risk kids. https://t.co/J7BuDSLx98 Quoted tweet from @keith_hebert: @EricRWeinstein What about the sudden emergency to …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 22 Jun 22

The way I hear it: we assume the argument that all good parents agree: “COVID vaccines = Clear Pure Good. Slam dunk. Costless & Riskless. No Brainer. Science.” “Vaccine concerns = Right Wing / AltRight, anti-science mental illness. Fox Newsesque. MAGA Adjacent. Anti-American.”

The way I hear it: we assume the argument that all good parents agree: “COVID vaccines = Clear Pure Good. Slam dunk. Costless & Riskless. No Brainer. Science.” “Vaccine concerns = Right Wing / AltRight, anti-science mental illness. Fox Newsesque. MAGA Adjacent. Anti-American.”


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