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Come on, guys, a Death Star isn’t THAT expensive!

Some economics students from Lehigh University made the news a few weeks ago with their estimate that the raw materials (a quadrillion tons of steel) in the Death Star would cost £541,261,000,000,000,000 at today’s prices — a billion, billion dollars. Of course … Continue reading

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B.C.E. is Christian

“B.C.E.” is for posers. The historical abbreviation B.C.E., for “before the common era”, is supposed to institute a secular alternative to “Before Christ”. But you know what? It still indexes time by the birth of a certain well-known Nazarene Jewish … Continue reading

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