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unknownskywalker:Carl Sagan Quote Print for The Planetary...

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Carl Sagan Quote Print for The Planetary Society by Thomas Romer

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"We know that President is undergoing a major, public ego injury tantrum because he has failed to..."

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“We know that President is undergoing a major, public ego injury tantrum because he has failed to manage any major legislative accomplishments in his first 100 days in office. The scale of the failure is so total one would almost need a Kelvin Scale of fail to capture its full extent.”

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Trump: I’m Not Even At 100 Days, You Miscounted

“The scale of the failure is so total one would almost need a Kelvin Scale of fail to capture its full extent.”

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Between the Rings

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Between the Rings On April 12, as the Sun was blocked by the disk of Saturn the Cassini spacecraft camera looked toward the inner Solar System and the gas giant's backlit rings. At the top of the mosaicked view is the A ring with its broader Encke and narrower Keeler gaps visible. At the bottom is the F ring, bright due to the viewing geometry. The point of light between the rings is Earth, 1.4 billion kilometers in the distance. Look carefully and you can even spot Earth's large moon, a pinprick of light to the planet's left. Today Cassini makes its final close approach to Saturn's own large moon Titan, using Titan's gravity to swing into the spacecraft's Grand Finale, the final set of orbits that will bring Cassini just inside Saturn's rings.
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Are you taking part in the March for Science this weekend? Here are ten ways chemistry impacts our day-to-day lives! https://t.co/oRzLsOeWoM

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Survivorship Bias

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They say you can't argue with results, but what kind of defeatist attitude is that? If you stick with it, you can argue with ANYTHING.
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FarrelBuch
7 days ago
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Survivorship bias is just the beginning. We humans love stories, particularly about just one person. Alas, only systematic review of ALL the data is the only hope of seeing effects that are not random chance and seeing how big those effects are.
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
CallMeWilliam
7 days ago
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Applies to actively managed funds too, of course.
dukeofwulf
7 days ago
Basically just another lottery.
elwillow
7 days ago
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Applies to jobs search too.
Ottawa, Ontario
alt_text_bot
8 days ago
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They say you can't argue with results, but what kind of defeatest attitude is that? If you stick with it, you can argue with ANYTHING.
Covarr
8 days ago
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I'd rather see speeches about how it's okay not to be a massive success. "Statistically, kids, some of you won't ever make it significantly above the poverty line. But you'll keep going, and raise a family, and when you look back on your life in the end, you'll realize that at least you were a more likable person than Justin Bieber.
Moses Lake, WA
sfrazer
7 days ago
Such a low bar, and most of reddit will still fail to meet it.

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