This Week in Comments: September 4th—September 10th

Another week, another thrilling installment of our Comment of the Week feature with handpicked favorites from our Facebook page. 

Another week, another thrilling installment of our Comment of the Week feature with handpicked favorites from our Facebook page. 

Climate Change Will Lead to the Largest Transfer of Wealth in the Country's History

Jody Pace: The states with the most climate change deniers are the states that will be most affected. Toche mother nature...touche.

Would You Kill Baby Hitler?

Tyler JamesNope. I'd kidnap him and make sure he was raised by a family that would encourage him to finish Art School. 

Derick La PointeBaby Adolf did nothing wrong. It was middle-aged Adolf that started doing shit. So, I'd rather not kill a baby.

12 Reasons We Should All Be More Impractical in Life

Say Keng Lee: In fact, these two traits (reading and imagination) were part of Albert Einstein's powerful habitual domain ever since the compass first fascinated him since he was a young teenager. To me, reading enriches the mind. Imagination stretches the mind.

Why Silicon Valley Titans Train Their Brains with Philosophy

David Chen: If you are really good at building machines that can do anything, at some point, you have to wonder what are all the possible things that the machine can do. Enter philosophy.

Elon Musk Warns U.S. Governors That AI Poses An "Existential Risk" to Humanity

Joyce Rasic Etter: There comes a point that humans will rely too much on technology. Rather than have machines thinking for us, we need to invest ourselves in critical thinking. Already, you see signs of people unable to problem solve the simple tasks in their lives. Invest in education.

Why a federal judge ordered White House to restore Jim Acosta's press badge

A federal judge ruled that the Trump administration likely violated the reporter's Fifth Amendment rights when it stripped his press credentials earlier this month.

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 16: CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta (R) returns to the White House with CNN Washington bureau chief Sam Feist after Federal judge Timothy J. Kelly ordered the White House to reinstate his press pass November 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. CNN has filed a lawsuit against the White House after Acosta's press pass was revoked after a dispute involving a news conference last week. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Politics & Current Affairs
  • Acosta will be allowed to return to the White House on Friday.
  • The judge described the ruling as narrow, and didn't rule one way or the other on violations of the First Amendment.
  • The case is still open, and the administration may choose to appeal the ruling.
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How to split the USA into two countries: Red and Blue

Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.

Image: Dicken Schrader
Strange Maps
  • America's two political tribes have consolidated into 'red' and 'blue' nations, with seemingly irreconcilable differences.
  • Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country each
  • Based on the UN's partition plan for Israel/Palestine, this proposal provides territorial contiguity and sea access to both 'red' and 'blue' America
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Scientists just voted to change the definition of a kilogram

The definition of a kilogram will now be fixed to Planck's constant, a fundamental part of quantum physics.

Greg L via Wikipedia
Surprising Science
  • The new definition of a kilogram is based on a physical constant in quantum physics.
  • Unlike the current definition of a kilogram, this measurement will never change.
  • Scientists also voted to update the definitions of several other measurements in physics.
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