Are You Pondering What I’m Pondering?

To take my mind off of mounting car repair bills, here’s what I’m pondering:

Tom Tomorrow encapsulates almost everything that bothered me about the first J.J. Abrams Star Trek movie. True, much of this territory has been explored before, but it’s good to have it all in one place.

Atheism’s growing pains, as a political movement.

I do defend the right of the people of Georgia’s 10th congressional district to elect a man like Paul Broun to the House, but that said, it pains me to think that over 50% of voters there are this stupid.

Meanwhile, back in reality, UCLA scientists have led us to hell discovered a star perilously close to the black hole at the center of our galaxy. Studies of how this star interacts with the gravitational field of this black hole will help us test Einstein’s predictions of how black holes warp space/time.

Later.

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