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my most goosebumpy cinema moment carl sagans contact seti director asleep in open car hears 1st alien signal t
My most goosebumpy cinema moment. Carl Sagan’s Contact. SETI director, asleep in open car, hears 1st alien signal through headphones, races back to base screaming NUMBERS: “Right ascension,” “Declination”. The poetry of numbers!
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cohort is a collective noun referring to a group originally a roman military unit statisticians often use it o
“Cohort” is a collective noun, referring to a group. Originally a Roman military unit, statisticians often use it of an age group, eg "the cohort of millennials”. Yet I keep hearing “cohort” used to refer an individual, a “companion.” Is this now standard in American English?
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join the liberal democrats the only realistic party fighting for what most people want today now that we know


Join the Liberal Democrats, the only realistic party fighting for what most people want today (now that we know the details), rather than what we wanted on a passing day in 2016 (when we didn’t).
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well of course its the same story as for gordon brown amp lord home except they inherited proper majorities so
Well OF COURSE it’s the same story as for Gordon Brown & Lord Home (except they inherited proper majorities). So the present shenanigans anointing new PM is constitutional according to UK (unwritten) constitution. My point is, that makes it a bloody awful constitution.
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british democracy next pm will be chosen by 034 of the population many of them ukip members who just joined to
British Democracy
Next PM will be chosen by 0.34 % of the population, many of them UKIP members who just joined Tories for the purpose

These people think it’s “democratic” to refuse the whole electorate a final vote on Brexit
Just look at those smug faces
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only 2 days to go amp ill be in zurich just look at the uniquely amazing list of speakers 9 nobel scientists t
Only 2 days to go & I’ll be in Zurich #Starmus2019
Just look at the uniquely amazing list of speakers

9 Nobel scientists talking to 16 astronauts listening to 2 rock musician intellectuals called Brian
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the origins podcast is launching tomorrow lawrence krauss will be in conversation with a series of interesting
The Origins Podcast is launching tomorrow. Lawrence Krauss will be in conversation with a series of interesting people over the coming months. Including Noam Chomsky, Ricky Gervais and many more. Filmed by the team that made The Unbelievers.
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reading her phone as she crossed the road yet she still won compensation when hit by cyclist described by judg

Reading her phone as she crossed the road, yet she still won compensation when hit by cyclist described by judge as “a calm and reasonable road user”, who sounded his horn, shouted, swerved and braked. Reading her phone as she crossed a busy road!
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a surprise finding is always worth examining carefully however counter to dominant orthodoxy here the surprise
A surprise finding is always worth examining carefully, however counter to dominant orthodoxy. Here the surprise is that selective schools do better than non-selective, not just because of better teaching & home culture but because they admit genetically cleverer pupils.

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national pride has evil consequences prefer pride in humanity german pride gave us hitler american pride gave
National pride has evil consequences. Prefer pride in humanity. German pride gave us Hitler, American pride gave us Trump, British pride gave us Brexit. If you must have pride, be proud that Homo sapiens could produce a Darwin, Shakespeare, Mandela, Einstein, Beethoven.
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saw a down and out in seattle last night his sign said not i need food or i need a job but i need a fat bitch
Saw a down-and-out in Seattle last night. His sign said not "I need food" or "I need a job" but "I need a fat bitch". What could this mean?
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to become a brain surgeon bridge designer airline pilot ships captain you need rigorously examined qualificati
To become a brain-surgeon, bridge-designer, airline pilot, ship’s captain, you need rigorously examined qualifications, fitting the serious responsibility. To lead a major country with nukes & a trillion-scale budget … er … let me see, what are your qualifications?
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there there i do understand taking away your guns is like taking away your comfort blanky youll feel bereaved
There there, I do understand, taking away your guns is like taking away your Comfort Blanky. You’ll feel bereaved. Tell you what, though. We know how to deal with bereavement. We’ll send you our thoughts and prayers. Then you’ll feel better.
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tories will be toast if they dont deliver brexit yes and britain will be toast if they do which do you most ca
Tories will be “toast” if they don’t deliver Brexit. Yes, and Britain will be toast if they do. Which do you most care about, the future of the Tory party or the future of Britain?

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this is your captain ive no flying experience or qualifications but boundless confidence in my ability no need
This is your captain. I’ve no flying experience or qualifications but boundless confidence in my ability. No need to fasten your seat belts.
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to vote for trump as a protest against clintons faults would be like cutting ones throat to lower ones blood p
“To vote for Trump as a protest against Clinton’s faults would be like cutting one’s throat to lower one’s blood pressure” (The Atlantic).
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brett kavanaugh is wholly unsuited to be a supreme court justice not because he was a very nasty teenager but
Brett Kavanaugh is wholly unsuited to be a Supreme Court justice, not because he was a very nasty teenager but because he is a very nasty, and injudicious, 53-year-old, with no capacity to rise above party politics, which is – after all – a main point of the Supreme Court.
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ashamed to be american dont be the majority of you voted against this narcissistic xenophobic vainglorious ign
“Ashamed to be American?” Don’t be. The majority of you voted against this narcissistic, xenophobic, vainglorious, ignorant 2-year-old.
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