What I Hate Most About BigThink...
The SEND button... it's just so final.
Have you ever had the feeling of wishing you never said that? Luckily, I haven't, but because of taking night-classes in "Empathy", I can understand the problem. Where are all those obligatory warnings that anything we say can be used in evidence? Why aren't we advised that we are responsible for the actions of our own mouths? Unless you have White-House privileges, things put to the Internet can hang around for a very long time.
But on a positive note, I have observed a pleasant degree of civility in most contributions.
It's unlikely that there's anything on the planet that is worth the cost of shipping it back
- Privatized mining on both Mars and the Moon is likely to occur in the next century
Moon rock on display at US Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL (Big Think/Matt Carlstrom)In 1973, NASA valuated moon rocks at $50,800 per gram –– or over $300,000 today when adjusted for inflation. That figure doesn't reflect the value of the natural resources within the rock, but rather the cost of their extraction.
It's an asteroid, it's a comet, it's actually a spacecraft?
- It's pronounced: oh MOO-uh MOO-uh.
- It's well known that abusive comments online happen to women more than men
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