The Daily Populous

Tuesday November 20th, 2018 evening edition

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"This whole idea of terraforming Mars, as respectful as I can be, are you guys high?"

Bill Nye says the idea of Mars colonization and terraforming – making a planet more Earth-like by modifying its atmosphere – is "science fiction.".

"We can't even take care of this planet where we live, and we're perfectly suited for it, let alone another planet.".

The famous science educator and CEO of The Planetary Society appears on National Geographic Channel's series "MARS."

While the series explores human beings living on the Red Planet and even mining it, that doesn't mean Nye buys into the idea.

"If we were to find evidence of life on Mars ... it would change the course of human history," he said. »

Farewell to the Steam Link, the best wireless HDMI gadget ever made

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Over the past couple years, it seemed like PC gaming juggernaut Valve couldn’t give away the gadget fast enough, charging as little as $2.50 for the $50 gadget on sale.

(Valve says the Steam Link is already selling out around the world, and when it’s gone, it’s gone.).

I’ve asked Valve if it can provide lifetime sales numbers for the Steam Link, and I’ll update this post if I get a reply. »

Administration Admits Border Deployment Was a $200 Million Election Stunt

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Another was that Americans could kiss their “beautiful” 401(k)s goodbye if Dems flipped just one chamber of the Congress.

The most elaborate by far, though, was about a migrant caravan made up of asylum-seekers approaching the U.S.-Mexico border.

In other words, the president spent millions in taxpayer dollars on a stunt that failed completely. »

agnosticism | Definition, Beliefs, & History

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Huxley, as noted above, demanded that a thinker recognize and accept the limits of his knowledge.

Two sections of the Enquiry refer directly to these limits: “Of a Particular Providence and of a Future State” and “Of Miracles.” »

Rep. Joe Kennedy III: Time to legalize marijuana at the federal level

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Thirty-three states and the District of Columbia have now legalized marijuana in some form — three on Election Day just this month.

To do that requires us to remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and legalize it at the federal level.

Joe Kennedy III has served as the U.S. representative for Massachusetts’s 4th Congressional District since 2013. »