Hawaiian court throws out Thirty Meter Telescope building permit >https://archive.is/P41N4
>Excerpts: Hawaii's Supreme Court has ruled that the construction permit for the $1.4bn Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on top of Mauna Kea mountain is invalid. Construction of the telescope has been on hold since March, when hundreds of native Hawaiians and their supporters protested and prevented building crews from entering the site. The court ruling is a fresh blow to the project, with the telescope's backers... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>7707566 In its ruling on 2 December, the court claimed that Hawaii's Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) should not have approved the permit in 2011 because it failed to follow due process when awarding it. "Quite simply, the board put the cart before the horse when it issued the permit before the request for a contested case hearing was resolved and the hearing was held," the ruling notes. "Accordingly, the permit cannot stand."
The court decision now requires the TMT to go through... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>7707567 Groups opposed to the TMT's construction have, however, welcomed the decision. Kamahana Kealoha, head facilitator of Sacred Mauna Kea Hui, says the group is "elated" at the move to annul the permit, which he says has been acquired "through an immorally and unethically manipulated process that has been negligently overseen by the BLNR". "Our goal has always been to systematically secure the Mauna," Kealoha told physicsworld.com. "The revoking of the construction permit is essential for us to succeed in protecting the mountain summit and the endangered-species environment from further development by this 18-storey monstrosity." >Apparently, locals feelings trump scientific advancement...
Kealoha adds that they now hope that TMT's backers will "see red flags and pull out". "Quite frankly, the resistance is here to stay, and we plan to see to it that the TMT is not built," he says. "This could be more costly than the $1.4bn already appropriated and, speaking for myself and my group, we will continue to make sure the TMT being built on our sacred summit is not a profitable venture for investors, as we already have." >...because getting in the way of the progress of human knowledge has worked in the past.
This makes me want to cry. This next generation of telescopes is going to incredible, and these fuckwits can only worry about "oh no muh island". Besides, it's not like they stopped it, only delayed. It's obviously just going to be approved anyway in a year or so.
If your oxygen mask isn't tight enough the air pressure will cause it to leak like 90%. If it's too tight it's gonna fucking hurt. Skin surface capillaries will dialate in reappnse to low preasure causing a slight drop in blood pressure, headaches, and possible blood clotting. Eyes will lose all moisture. This would be the absolute worst. Perpetually hyper dry eyes. They may swell because of the vacuum, and may blees becauae of the swelling plus dialated capillaries that're super close to the surface. If you get stressed, and you will like this, you won't... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
This guy has got some pretty good points. I think it is a very interesting read. Any other intellectuals agree? I read science papers once a week and it has honestly helped me really understand what is happening in this world for real. Check him out. Basically, it confirms what I know about animals and how humans are different. Smart guy. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1955772/#B21
He has proof for every point, sir. Did you even read it? And referencing yourself is completly valid, you toolbox. It's peer reviewed, so what is the problem? Stop being such a fag and try to learn something.
What does /sci/ think of Intuitionist mathematics? I mainly work in functional analysis, so proof by contradiction is pretty essential. I want to convince myself rejecting the principle of excluded middle is stupid.
>>7707156 intuitionistic logic doesn't *have* to drop the law of the excluded middle, it just isn't axiomatic.
the fun is finding out how much you need it and in what form. you should look at topos theory. it was started by grothendieck (who started in functional analysis), and we now have a pretty good grasp on topoi enough to name some qualitative properties which will give you say, excluded middle, or choice.
a topos is "essentially" the model categories of intuitionist theories (and the... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>7707172 From a very cursory look at these topos, I don't really see what makes them distinct from sets of axioms besides semantics. That being said, I'll definitely have to take a look a deeper look.
I wasn't very clear in my original post, but I guess I'm more curious about Intuitionism (especially Brouwer's philosophy) as it relates to altering the logical basis of math. Classical predicate logic maintains the principle of excluded middle as axiomatic, so what are the arguments for why mathematics... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>7706901 The North Pole isn't solid ice on a foundation of land like Antarctica; it's temporary, shifting sea ice that shrinks and grows with the seasons. This makes building a railroad over it impractical.
And the obvious place to link North America and Asia would be from Alaska to Russia, and the American/Russian relationship along that psuedoborder is chilly at best.
>>7706911 Oh, and nobody fucking lives in those places, because it's too cold. There's no roads up there, which means you have no infrastructure to actually take people to the parts of America people actually live in once they'd gotten there from Russia.
And in the end, railways are so much slower than planes that it wouldn't get you there any faster, especially considering the huge detour you have to make to take the overland route.
>>7706845 >Why do people look down on drug use? Societal delusion and a perception of life destroying side effects. While destroying people's lives to prevent this self harm and perceived collateral damage to their families and those around them.....
And all the whole guzzling down caffeine to a point where you can't stop without pounding headaches. How coherent, and certainly not disjointed in any capacity.
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