James Randolph

Petersburg, MI, United States

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James Randolph
Posted about 2 years ago
Should Americans eliminate the Electoral College and elect their presidents through simple majority vote?
I thought it should be abandoned originally but I now realize this issue is more complicated then I had originally imagined. It's something I would need to reflect on a little further. In cases where the popular vote is almost evenly split it seems unfair that a candidate without popular vote should be elected. I believe it should be updated if not removed.
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James Randolph
Posted over 2 years ago
Seth Shostak: ET is (probably) out there -- get ready
For this to work we must first "entangle" two particles or be lucky enough that ET has a particle already entangled with one we have. Even then how would we identify a single entangled particle? With our current understanding the only way this could work is if ET sent us a quantum entanglement radio or perhaps they will send us an instuctable on how to make quantum entanglement radio. For now all we can do is listen.
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James Randolph
Posted over 2 years ago
Seth Shostak: ET is (probably) out there -- get ready
It's true that we need a faster then light medium for two way communication but for now we are just trying to see if there is anyone out there to talk to. In his talk you hear the word "eavesdropping" which seems more appropriate then communication. Considering the time it will take for a signal to reach us from the next habitable planet the originator of the signal will have likely either moved on or become extinct anyway. Kind of a bitter sweet victory.