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Earlier this year scientists presented evidence for Planet Nine, a Neptune-mass planet in an elliptical orbit 10 times farther from our Sun than Pluto. Since then theorists have puzzled over how this planet could end up in such a distant orbit. New research examines a number of scenarios and finds that most of them have low probabilities. Therefore, the presence of Planet Nine remains a bit of a mystery.
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It's a little crazy how recently this was a really difficult, if not impossible challenge. 
After spending 72 hours watching human drivers, Nvidia's GPU-based computers were able to construct a road-worthy driverless car system.
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In theory, the rise in patent litigation could reflect growth in the commercialization of technology and innovation, as lawsuits increase proportionately as more and more companies turn to intellectual property (IP) protection to safeguard their competitive advantages. In reality, however, it's a very different story. Researchers point out that the majority of recent patent litigation has been driven by 'nonpracticing entities' (NPEs) -- firms th...
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+Steve Greene​ there are Buddhist sects that are technically atheist. The terminology gets a little fuzzy when you talk about the divine but they (meaning some) don't mean what Western cultures think divine means. It's more a translation issue than deistic belief.
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Canadian scientists are now allowed to speak out about their work — and the government policy that had restricted communications.
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If you live in one of these states, you might want to get involved! It's our job to save the planet for the future!
By Staff of Center for Biological Diversity - The 10 states highlighted in Throwing Shade: 10 Sunny States Blocking Distributed Solar Development—Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, Oklah...
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Analyses of ancient DNA from prehistoric humans paint a picture of dramatic population change in Europe from 45,000 to 7,000 years ago, according to a new study. The new genetic data reveal two big changes in prehistoric human populations that are closely linked to the end of the last Ice Age around 19,000 years ago.
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Astronomers have discovered three planets orbiting an ultracool dwarf star just 40 light-years from Earth. These worlds have sizes and temperatures similar to those of Venus and Earth and are the best targets found so far for the search for life outside the Solar System. They are the first planets ever discovered around such a tiny and dim star.
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In which the intelligent design creationist (Tom Gilson) engages in one of the routine charades of trying to pretend that intelligent design creationism doesn't have anything to do with creationism (despite the fact that the staff members of the Discovery Institute are a number of young earth creationists and old earth creationists, and they published an intelligent design creationist textbook by taking a young earth creationist textbook and just editing it to take out all all direct references to young earth creationism).

But actually the meat of this link is not the essay itself in which the intelligent design creationist engages in his charade - it's in the response comments, especially those by Nick Matzke, that dismantle and destroy the whole charade.

#creationism   #intelligentdesigncreationism   #intelligentdesign   #apologetics   #christianapologetics
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Atlanta, Georgia - San Jose, California - Abilene, Texas - Molalla, Oregon
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I've been programming computers since the 1970s starting as a hobby in high school, and since the 1980s professionally. I read lots of books and magazines, especially on science and science fiction. I really enjoy things like spending a nice summer day canoeing/kayaking down a river, but it's a rare time I get that kind of opportunity. I play pool - I used to play pool in a league in Eaton County, Michigan, but now just play once in a while, since I moved. I was born in Marshall, Michigan, but grew up in Texas, Oklahoma, and Oregon, and I've also lived in California and Georgia, as well as Michigan. Recently I've set my sights on Florida - specifically, the Miami metro area. I had wanted to move to Arizona, but I finally realized I wanted to be not just in a warmer climate in the winter, but also close to the ocean.
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I bought a Yamaha FZ6R in June 2013 - and having an awesome time!
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Computer programming - data processing; automated processes (C/C++, Perl); database design and coding (SQL).
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