Graham: At this point I can only assume Nye is being blackmailed for something that happened in Vegas and didn’t stay there.
Graham: Although there’s a fair bit of [paleo]con thinking in there, it’s surprising how much of it could and should be the basis for common ground on right and left in foreign relations. Not much common ground given the left can no longer see a war it doesn’t like or the neocons either, but some. But the Cold War experience and post-CW progressive thought have tainted US government irrevocably. You can never ever wean them off the idea of strong central government with strong economic...
Alrenous: Our great etc. grandmother was a proton-powered rock.
Mike in Boston: Best thing about this bizarre spectacle is that it inspired a quip worthy of becoming an instant classic, in Alastair Roberts’s reaction: “When you encounter such a quantity of bullshit, you can usually tell that there is a herd of sacred cattle nearby.”
Faze: So where’s the life? If the ingredients of life are so easily created, why can’t we stir ‘em up and make a cell?
Isegoria: I haven’t seen Juggernaut, but now I’m intrigued.
Isegoria: I would almost expect Christian allegory from a movie with Inferno in the title.
Lu An Li: The original experiment was from way back when. All sorts of stimuli tried even then and were also found to have good results.