George Carlin’s best three minutes.

George Carlin: “The American Dream” “There's a reason education SUCKS, and it's the same reason that it will never, ever, ever be fixed. It's never going to get any better, don't look for it, be happy with what you've got. Because the owners of this country don't want that. I'm talking about the REAL owners, […]

Cosmic Energy inventory.

H/T Patty Golden for finding pearls in the sand.  This is certainly one. http://www.universetoday.com/92299/guest-post-the-cosmic-energy-inventory/ Especially interesting is the first reply from Torbjörn Larsson: This inspires me to add to the inventory an estimate of the fraction of cosmic energy in life. – Kepler gives ~ 600 terrestrials (assuming 1/2 of superEarths are not neptunians) out of […]