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Comments of the Week #172: From sodium-and-water to the most dangerous comet of all

13 Aug 2017, 17:19 UTC
Comments of the Week #172: From sodium-and-water to the most dangerous comet of all
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“Life is not a miracle. It is a natural phenomenon, and can be expected to appear whenever there is a planet whose conditions duplicate those of the Earth.” ―Harold Urey
It’s been yet another fascinating week of scientific stories here at Starts With A Bang! But as of the last 48 hours, there’s something I absolutely have to talk about: the “Unite The Right” hate rally in Virginia, accompanied by violence and murder. They say that in order for evil to triumph, all that you need is for good people to stand by and do nothing. When I was a kid — small, young, weak, inexperienced — I saw lots of people get beaten up, taken advantage of, mugged, robbed… and I didn’t do anything. Why? Because I was afraid for myself, for what would happen to me if I did. But I look at the world now, and I see it differently: what happens to us all if I don’t do anything? What happens if none of us stop this madness? It’s time to stand up alongside one another and demand equal treatment, legally, for everyone.
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