There will be some repetition here since I came in under a few different identities.
Was there a scientifically good reason Pluto was “downgraded” to “dwarf planet” status in 2006 instead of “promoted” to, say a “Oort boundary world” in anticipation of public reaction?
What is “information” as used in physics in the statement that: Information cannot be lost?
What are the operations of central banks?
What decides how much oxygen can dissolve in water?
Temperature, pressure and pH. To dissolve more you want lower temperature, higher pressure and higher pH.
If we could bring kilometres deep ocean water instantly to the surface, no doubt it would fizz over with all the dissolved CO2 making its way out. Which is the only real clue as to the soaring and crashing CO2 levels in the pre-NOAA record.
Who are the most respected economists in South America?
Hernando De Soto is not only respected. In many circles, that can range a good way across the political spectrum, you would have to describe him as ‘beloved.’
What are comets made of?
One large rock. A collection of other rocks and dust trailing. These items so far come just from gravity. But a number of other items build up in the comet created by the comet falling through the solar wind and discharging the inner solar systems electrical capacitance
The solar wind supplies both the protons and the electrical pressure for effortless fusion. Out of this fusion comes chiefly water vapour. But also hydrocarbons.
Some people think also that viruses come out of this process.
How does paper money get its value?
Pure fiat money derives it’s value ultimately from its status as tax voucher. Also fiat money is effectively subsidised and legally favoured as compared to potential competitors. Since we need a medium of exchange, giving this seemingly worthless paper an edge over competition, helps give fiat its paradoxical value. Value which will prove to be temporary I would suggest
Where did the materials that made up the Big Bang come from?
Like all production processes, creation is not instantaneous but continual. An inbred banking oligarch claps his hands and things get done and he tells himself that it is the poor people, and not he, that is the parasite. So the big bang is suited to his blood-sucking genetically-poisoned mentality. For this and other reasons we are stuck with this lie. It was designed to be impossible and there has never been a shred of evidence for it.
Is our earth getting heavier or lighter?
Heavier. This planet has hit a sweet spot in its growth. The radius of the earth grows 22mm per year.
What is an intuitive explanation of the Cosmic Microwave Background?
What do you think the stars do 24/7?
Anyone attaching the CMB to creation myths is pretty dopey.
Light is shockwaves through the lumimiferous aether. This aether holds all nucleons in the same gravitational network.
Supposing that they have gotten their readings right? Then the CMB would simply be the resonant frequencies of the aether given the energy output of the stars.
Now if it weren’t for some old guys who ought to be in stress positions at Guantanamo, we could take this information and use it to further model how much more densely packed the visible universe is …….. And we could be unlocking a better understanding of the aether itself.
What are the worst disincentives to capital formation in law and tax policy?
Taxes on retained profits for sole traders. Get rid of this and there will be so much capital formation, that there will be ubiquitous labor shortages at the lower socio-economic levels in short order.
What is more you can tax the crap out of the big end of town, and it just won’t matter, so long as there is this one tax free zone.