National Science Fiction Day 2018 is on Tuesday, January 2, 2018: Science fiction movies?

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 is National Science Fiction Day 2018. National Science Fiction Day is unofficially celebrated by many science fiction fans in the United States on January 2, a date that was chosen to correspond with the official birthdate of famed science fiction writer Isaac Asimov.

National Science Fiction Day:

National Science Fiction Day is unofficially celebrated by many science fiction fans in the United States on January 2, a date that was chosen to correspond with the official birthdate of famed science fiction writer Isaac Asimov.

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Science fiction movies?

I Am Legend

2007 28 Weeks Later

2007 30 Days of Night

2007 Resident Evil: Extinction

2006 Children of Men

2003 Underworld

2000 Cast Away

1998 Dark City

1998 Blade

1987 Near Dark

1978 Invasion of the Body Snatchers

1968 Night of the Living Dead

1968 Planet of the Apes

Indiana Jones

2006 The Da Vinci Code

2005 Sahara

2004 National Treasure

1992 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Chapter 20 - Mystery of the Blues

1986 Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold

Flubber

1996 The Nutty Professor

1992 Honey, I Blew Up the Kid

1989 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

1951 The Man in the White Suit

1950 Le Passe-muraille

1949 It Happens Every Spring

Global warming; Fact or fiction?

Global warming; Fact or fiction?

A theory with overwhelming evidence.

The number of climate scientists who debate it is quite small. Most of the real debate these days is more about effects and their severity.

"The conclusions reached in this document have been explicitly endorsed by ..."

Academia Brasiliera de Ciências (Bazil)

Royal Society of Canada

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Academié des Sciences (France)

Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina (Germany)

Indian National Science Academy

Accademia dei Lincei (Italy)

Science Council of Japan

Russian Academy of Sciences

Royal Society (United Kingdom)

National Academy of Sciences (United States of America)

Australian Academy of Sciences

Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and the Arts

Caribbean Academy of Sciences

Indonesian Academy of Sciences

Royal Irish Academy

Academy of Sciences Malaysia

Academy Council of the Royal Society of New Zealand

Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

"In addition to these national academies, the following institutions specializing in climate, atmosphere, ocean, and/or earth sciences have endorsed or published the same conclusions as presented in the TAR report:

NASA's Goddard Institute of Space Studies (GISS)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

National Academy of Sciences (NAS)

State of the Canadian Cryosphere (SOCC)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Royal Society of the United Kingdom (RS)

American Geophysical Union (AGU)

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

American Meteorological Society (AMS)

Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS)

skeptic argument: there is no consensus

"People that say this often have little or no grasp of the science and are using denial to avoid having to face a danger. Fix the denial mechanism by showing them this list of sustainable/green technologies. Then make them read this consensus and say the following quote out loud: "I don't know anything about science, so given the choice of trusting 99.9% or 0.1% of the experts, I'll go with the 0.1%". If still they don't think that sounds silly and they don't start to ask questions then you are wasting your time trying to educate them. This ratio is correct because there are 12,301-14,305 members of the AGU and who knows how many European experts on climate. As Eli Rabbet says "if you ain't a member of the AGU you ain't no damn climate scientist in the US, just like the AMA". Also keep in mind that with the tens of thousand of climate change skeptics on the planet if only %1 of them are corrupted by the $10,000 payment (or bribe) currently being offered by Exxon through AEI then you will have at minimum 200 skeptics/deniers. So far 200 skeptics/deniers have not turned up."

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... The Cold Truth about Global Warming by Joseph Romm

What scares you about a national healthcare system?

What scares you about a national healthcare system?

Nobody has ever suggested a national HEALTH CARE system...nobody! What has been suggested is Medicare for All....a universal HEALTH INSURANCE system. Everyone pays, nobody pays too much and everyone is covered. Even if everyone can't contribute the full amount all the time, almost everyone can contribute something MOST of the time.

Why is this necessary? Nobody needed HEALTH INSURANCE before WW2 because there was almost nothing that medical science could do to treat most problems. ALL of the medical procedures, medications and medical equipment such as MRI machines that exist today were science fiction even a half century ago. Medical insurance after WW2 was cheap because insurance companies didn't really pay out that much. Underwriting rules were fairly slack and what was covered was limited by the available science of the day.

Today HEALTH INSURANCE companies really don't have a viable business plan. Way too much money goes out and they can't raise premiums at 10% or more a year for too many more years. Most Americans are priced out of the market already. HEALTH INSURANCE companies operate on a 43% overhead. Forty three dollars out of every $100.00 in premiums goes for overhead and profit. Medicare runs on a 3% overhead....only three dollars for every one hundred dollars in premiums, ant there are few underwriting rules as the point is to cover everyone, not make a profit off of everyone.

The reactionaries of the right keep telling people that the plan is to have the government own the hospitals and put doctors on the public nickel. That's total BS. In any event the private HEALTH INSURANCE system is heading for a situation where nobody can afford their product, at least not in the numbers needed to keep an insurance company solvent. Once we hit that wall nobody will be able to pay their medical bills and the HEALTH CARE side of the equation will begin to fold up for lack of payment. The Affordable Care Act will help for awhile, but it isn't the real answer to this question no matter what you hear from the right wing radio dummies, FOX or the GOP/Tea/Fox/Jesus party.

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