Comments for Interstellar Politics™ http://interstellarpolitics.com Where Politics and Geek Collide Wed, 30 May 2012 04:40:48 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.com/ Comment on The Farscape Effect: The Science in the Fiction by tardisdoctor http://interstellarpolitics.com/2012/05/29/the-farscape-effect-the-science-in-the-fiction/#comment-64 Wed, 30 May 2012 04:40:48 +0000 http://interstellarpolitics.com/?p=551#comment-64 Hello eporter70!

Thank you for your comment and for your kind words. I am so glad I could be of service :) Farscape changed my life, and I just thought I’d share what SciFi did to me with everyone else. Who knows, maybe it will get a handful of others to watch Farscape and have the same revelations I did.

Also, Fanfiction is tops. I used to write a bunch of Fanfiction for Charmed, but that was long ago. I am still an avid reader of fanfiction every now and then. I was actually thinking about a Doctor Who and The Avengers cross over. IKNOWRIGHT? Quite crazy.

The Doctor

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Comment on The Farscape Effect: The Science in the Fiction by eporter70 http://interstellarpolitics.com/2012/05/29/the-farscape-effect-the-science-in-the-fiction/#comment-63 Wed, 30 May 2012 04:31:46 +0000 http://interstellarpolitics.com/?p=551#comment-63 Love your dissection of my favorite show ever, and also your links to science-y stuff. I actually write a lot of fanfiction set in the Farscape universe (yes, indeed, I typed those words “I write fan ficiton”); knowing more about wormholes and such might actually make me sound smart. So thanks for that too!

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Comment on Mass Effect 3: (un)Being Commander Shepard by tardisdoctor http://interstellarpolitics.com/2012/05/28/mass-effect-3-unbeing-commander-shepard/#comment-59 Tue, 29 May 2012 09:24:33 +0000 http://interstellarpolitics.com/?p=531#comment-59 I like this post. Personally, what really hit home for me was this excerpt: “The games felt different: Mass Effect was a game, Mass Effect 2 was a world, and Mass Effect 3 was a movie [...]“. I thought this was beautifully put. I feel the exact same way, but this was just highly poetic.

Also, you didn’t play ME1 first? Tsk Tsk Tsk!

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Comment on Mass Effect: Shep and Femshep by Mass Effect 3: (un)Being Commander Shepard | Interstellar Politics™ http://interstellarpolitics.com/2012/05/25/mass-effect-shep-and-femshep/#comment-53 Mon, 28 May 2012 09:30:51 +0000 http://interstellarpolitics.com/?p=458#comment-53 [...] Mass Effect games. If you are unfamiliar with the Mass Effect universe, I will direct you over to tardisdoctor‘s post, which gives a general introduction in the beginning. Also, play the [...]

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Comment on Baseless and Ignorant Attacks on Islam by Baseless and Ignorant Attacks on Islam | iKnowEverything Sun, 27 May 2012 16:58:47 +0000 http://interstellarpolitics.com/?p=372#comment-49 [...] [...]

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Comment on Global Warming “Doesn’t Matter” by grampachiefy http://interstellarpolitics.com/2012/02/08/global-warming-doesnt-matter/#comment-48 Sun, 27 May 2012 16:20:12 +0000 http://interstellarpolitics.com/2012/02/08/global-warming-doesnt-matter/#comment-48 Dave, religious conservatives are not “fighting against warming”, they are fighting the scientific data and models that show that global warming is happening and that humans are causing it. Environmental “wackos” have not stopped progress on nuclear energy—the nuclear industry did that to themselves, with the help of short-sighted politicians. Nuclear accidents are rare, but when they happen are devastating, as we have seen. Nonetheless, it would be a viable source of energy, if the huge problem of safe disposal of nuclear waste is addressed. EPA’s intention, I’m sure, is not to “screw us over”, but to protect us from careless business practices. There is plenty of money going into promoting “clean coal”, but no plans on how to make that economically feasible. What is being “crammed down our throats” is the business-as-usual plan of the fossil fuel companies and their bought off politicians.

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Comment on Global Warming “Doesn’t Matter” by grampachiefy http://interstellarpolitics.com/2012/02/08/global-warming-doesnt-matter/#comment-47 Sun, 27 May 2012 16:05:13 +0000 http://interstellarpolitics.com/2012/02/08/global-warming-doesnt-matter/#comment-47 “…the people who shout most loudly about their “concerns” on the issue all seem to have one thing in common: they’e statists, and would love the idea of using a global catastophy to centralize authority.” Allen, I see no evidence that this is true. There are indeed some “alarmists” distorting the data, but the sources I use, the ones that merely present the latest findings rationally, would seem to have no interest in one world government, or some such nonsense. Global warming is not a hoax—that idea is absurd. Global warming is what is happening, according to the best data we have available, and we do have lots of good data.

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Comment on The Word War: Tolerance Versus Acceptance by Cecilia http://interstellarpolitics.com/2012/05/25/the-word-war-tolerance-versus-acceptance/#comment-46 Sun, 27 May 2012 10:42:10 +0000 http://interstellarpolitics.com/?p=382#comment-46 I found this blog to make a very valid and I would say correct way of putting awareness to the way we should address this social issue..I agree..tolerating something and accepting something is very different when you sit down and think about it
–nice job Doc :)

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Comment on Global Warming “Doesn’t Matter” by Dave http://interstellarpolitics.com/2012/02/08/global-warming-doesnt-matter/#comment-45 Sun, 27 May 2012 02:03:24 +0000 http://interstellarpolitics.com/2012/02/08/global-warming-doesnt-matter/#comment-45 @ToniGoodman Toni the premise of the piece was why are people against global warming and why do republicans and religious conservatives fight against the idea. You had an interesting point about green power but that and the other issues are not correct statements. Steve, who replied to your blog online, made several points that I had in mind. That said, the common “left” lie that republicans are against clean water, air, ground, etc is utter BS. Just because it keeps getting repeated doesn’t make it true. Saying santorum doesn’t care about the environment, Americans, or their gods creation is wrong in so many levels. You have no idea what is in santorums head, but i know he is more level headed than most of the left nut jobs. (And by your statement on “thier gods”, i see that you believe in something else besides god.) That goes for religious conservatives. Why might they fight against warming? Maybe, along with most people that can think instead of using emotional thinking, can see through the lies and all the rigged results that have been proven wrong. There is nothing wrong promoting alternative energy, as a matter a fact I support it every day. (the word green is funny to me since there is no such thing) Yes you got off topic with your rant. That is the problem most of the time. Keep to the facts. Don’t put down oil. It is a way of life. Do we need to wean off of it, sure. But technology isn’t there. Nuclear energy would of got us off coal but the environmental wackos have seen to stop this. So we use more coal. EPA has now set out to screw us over on coal. We will see rolling blackouts sooner than later. That is why people fight against things. It all gets rolled up and crammed down our throats as global warming. And that does not hold water.

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Comment on What Makes News, “News?” by writinginmy http://interstellarpolitics.com/2012/05/26/what-makes-news-news/#comment-43 Sat, 26 May 2012 18:49:16 +0000 http://interstellarpolitics.com/?p=514#comment-43 Yes, it’s all about money. Yahoo! is making money off of advertising, but it’s not without knowing what the public wants. I also understand that it’s not really Yahoo’s goal to provide “real news.”

I should have been more clear, but I was also writing from the perspective of the fact that the public in general regards this as news, and that the public in general will take soundbites and tidbits at face value, listen to what is said to them without reconsideration. If the suppliers fail to give us “real news” because of their money-grabbing tendencies, the readers also fail to process it critically. The readers stay reined in.

I suppose my point is that regardless of what is “news” and isn’t, and no matter who is supplying it to us in whatever form or for whatever purpose, readers have the responsibility and power to not only see that but to also read differently so that news can become “real news.” That can be the first step away from considering garbage = news, and the first step away from Yahoo! if you’d like. If I didn’t fully respond to your reply, please let me know! I’m a little drowsy..

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