Professor Leonid Sokolov of St. Petersburg State University says casually of Asteroid Apophis, “Its likely collision with Earth may occur on April 13, 2036.” His nonchalance stems from the belief that scientists by that time will have found ways to prevent the collision. N.A.S.A. scientists are equally insouciant to our potential dinosaur demolition. In 2009, N.A.S.A. scientists disclaimed the chances of Apophis hitting earth in 2036, and adhere to their position still today. Donald Yeomans, head of NASA’s Near-Earth object Program Office said that “technically” the Russian scientists are correct.
We can never hope for a future with no problems. The solutions to problems create new problems, which in turn require new solutions.
Fiona Broome remembered Nelson Mandela dying in prison in the 1980s (he didn’t). Oddly, many people had the same false memory.
People think that unhappiness causes our minds to wander, but what if the causation goes the other way?
They say that nobody understands quantum mechanics. But thanks to these three pioneers in quantum entanglement, perhaps we do.
There were many other species of human on the planet. Svante Pääbo discovered one of them.