It all depends on what the meaning of IS, is-(well known Slick Willie prevarication observation)
 August 24, 2016 at 9:54pm
That’s apparently what our “leaders” thing.
That we belong to them, I mean.
And some of them are way out there, so maybe….
 August 24, 2016 at 9:52pm
Yes, y’all, I totally understand. I’ve taught science for over 30 years.
I was being totally sarcastic, but apparently – obviously – some of you didn’t pick up on it.
And I was also poking fun at the artist’s rendering. Obviously that artist has NO CLUE whatsoever what that planet looks like, yet he was able to paint a picture of it.
 August 24, 2016 at 6:52pm
Looks like Clinton’s server wasn’t secure either.
Oops. Typed that and then went back and read the comments others made. Consider mine to be straight from the Department of Redundancy Department.
 August 24, 2016 at 6:50pm
Gotta quit chopping onions when watching these feel good videos that actually make me feel good.
Some Navy chiefs could use a fitness program though.
 August 24, 2016 at 6:44pm
She didn’t think they’d do something like that to her.
You must realize, woman, that rats will eat their own.
And if, like you, someone puts in any effort to make their own life better, the rats will eat those first.
 August 24, 2016 at 6:42pm
Wheeleze, the solution isn’t to regulate the helpers with more laws.
The solution is to pass a Good Samaritan law that holds harmless any reasonable, best effort to help.
 August 24, 2016 at 6:35pm
“…scientists are not yet sure if Proxima b has an atmosphere.”
Well, duh! Just look at dat picture der, Mr. Scientist. Doesn’t it show clouds in the sky, snow in the canyons, and fog in the valleys? Can’t have clouds and fog without an atmosphere now, can ya? And the only way to get snow is from an atmosphere.
Obviously it DOES have an atmosphere!
But on earth, life in human wombs isn’t life unless momma says so, right?
dude!!!! the picture is an artists rendering….in other words they ain’t got a freakin’ clue…
Aparently, neither do you!!!
@vocalpatriot, "Aparently, neither do you!!!"
You may want to rethink the whole being vocal thing.
You don't... you don't really think there was something on the planet that took that picture... do you?...
Sorry brigott....there is no telescope powerful enough to get a picture of a planet like that from 4.2 lightyears away. If it's even a planet. All it is is a reflection of something they're theorizing to be a planet. Know way to ever know in this lifetime.
Yes, y'all, I totally understand. I've taught science for over 30 years.
I was being totally sarcastic, but apparently - obviously - some of you didn't pick up on it.
And I was also poking fun at the artist's rendering. Obviously that artist has NO CLUE whatsoever what that planet looks like, yet he was able to paint a picture of it.
The 'Mr. Scientist' kinda got me to laughing. I read it as pure sarcasm.
And the point goes to.... Vocalpatriot!! It's so real thatthey had to use an artist's rendering rather than an actual photo roflmao. Kool-aid anyone??
No they know it’s a planet. They probably discovered it by viewing slight oscillations in the star as the planet orbited. They’ll also be able to figure out if it has an atmosphere (as well as what it’s atmosphere is comprised of) as soon as that planet passes between us and its sun. They measure how the light emitting from the parent star shifts ever so slightly. If it becomes slightly bluer – Oxygen, slightly yellower – Chlorine, etc.
Pretty creative stuff.
Encourage your kids to pursue careers in STEM!
 August 24, 2016 at 2:12pm
Some people are just plain stupid.
And it seems like colleges make them even more stupid.
And the longer they stay on most campuses, the stupider they get (see their “professors” for details).
 August 24, 2016 at 1:50pm
Even Klinger was appalled when someone thought he really was *****.
 August 24, 2016 at 1:48pm
I do expect that God will have that discussion with Obama one day, though.
I suppose it will be a rather one-sided “discussion,” though, as God says, “Depart from me into everlasting torment. I never knew you.”
 August 24, 2016 at 1:43pm
“…and I have student who’s biologically a male,….”
So is that what the “educator” (a.k.a. “chief communications officer”) wrote or how the reporter (or someone else) transcribed it?
Either way, it’s horrendous!
And doesn’t a title like “chief communications officer” for a school system sound like some title right our of the Third Reich (or are we now building the Fourth Reich)?
 August 24, 2016 at 1:41pm
Shouldn’t have shown that video on campus, right, Hillary?