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Astronomer Phil Plait on How to Stop Asteroids

After Russia’s nervy meteor encounter last week, the following TED talk by Phil Plait is obviously important:

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Critical Thinking Tip #2: Be Alert to Your Premises

Thomas Jefferson once encountered a jaw-dropping claim. The claim that confronted Jefferson was from eyewitnesses who said that they had seen rocks fall from the sky. They even claimed to retrieve fragments from them. And here’s the kicker: the witnesses, under normal circumstances, … Continue reading

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