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Think the Polar Express from Hell.

What is it? It’s a South Korean, science fiction action film that stars Captain America, takes place entirely on a train, and has become the “little film that could” of the moment. Deservedly so. It has something on its mind, and profound or not, it offers a degree of layered oddities so beautifully filmed it reminds one why movies are such a cherished medium.

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Freeman Dyson on Global Warming and The Importance of Heretics in Science

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Freeman John Dyson Fellow of Royal Society Member is an theoretical physicist and mathematician, famous for his work in quantum electrodynamics, solid-state physics, astronomy and nuclear engineering.



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GLOBAL WARMING: Penn State Researcher Cleared Of Wrongdoing

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Just a blurb here: According to this story, the Penn State researcher who was accused of manipulating data to support the whole "Global Warming" thing has been cleared of any wrongdoing. Check it out:
http://www.centredaily.com/2011/08/23/2886753/bloomberg-news-penn-state-...

Why do I mention this?

Several reasons:

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America’s Love Affair With The End of the World

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People haven’t always had a fascination with the end of the world. It’s not an inherent thing, it’s a learned behavior , but as with all the things we pick up and take for granted in our march through time, it can be damn hard to un-learn again. Particularly if you’re American: Americans have always been crazy for the end of the world. We love it. We always have, really.

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ASK KRISTINE N. ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING!

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My own beliefs on Global Warming are kind of heterodox: I *do* believe it happens, but I *don't* believe humans are causing it. I think it's a natural phenomenon that is part of the wax and wane of the natural world for the last three million years, and I *don't* really think it's happening now.

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Wait, now the planet is too cold? Make up your minds, aready!

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So the economy is in the crapper, gas prices are super-high, the space program is being shut down for half a decade, and we've got an unpopular one-term democratic president who ran a brilliant campaign, but is a total writeoff in office. Sound familiar? (Cough-Cough: Jimmy Carter). 

As if you needed any more proof that the present is essentially a dance remix of 1978, scientists are now beginning to conclude that Global Warming is a paper tiger, and what we really need to worry about is...

Dun-dun-DUNNNNNNN

...Global Cooling!

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