Thoughts to live by:
You see, one thing is, I can live with doubt and uncertainty and not knowing.  I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong.  I have approximate answers and possible beliefs and different degrees of certainty about different things, but I'm not absolutely sure of anything and there are many things I don't know anything about, such as whether it means anything to ask why we're here....  I don't have to know an answer.  I don't feel frightened by not knowing things, by being lost in a mysterious universe without any purpose, which is the way it really is as far as I can tell.  It doesn't frighten me." ... Richard P. Feynman  .....and I might add:  In the almost 30 years since Feynman's death, the fathomable and unfathomable complexity of this universe continues to unfold at a breathtaking pace, which can only invoke the Wonder Of It All in anybody who cares to contemplate it.  I am jealous of what my children/grandchildren will know, in the space of a measly 100 years!  What about 1000 years from now?  Surely this is a religious expression of the highest caliber.  And I think it is even more in evidence today that there do not appear to be certain truths.  And this even now applies to Feynman's discipline of physics.  It is all magic I fear!  Depends on your frame of reference!  ....I am a little frightened, unlike Feynman, to be sure, but mostly by so many people who think they are in possession of the truth, and who continue to threaten my freedom to think this.  I don't think this existed in his day to the degree we see it now.  
"The demand for certainty is one which is natural to man, but is nevertheless an intellectual vice. So long as men are not trained to withhold judgment in the absence of evidence, they will be led astray by cocksure prophets, and it is likely that their leaders will be either ignorant fanatics or dishonest charlatans. To endure uncertainty is difficult, but so are most of the other virtues."  Bertrand Russell
"The Universe is stranger than any kind of fiction we could imagine," he says. "I mean it's preposterous."  Saul Teukolsky - Cornell Theoretical Astrophysicist. 
"Cosmology - it's a kind of religion for intelligent atheists"  ...Stephen Hawking in "The Theory of Everything"
"There are no answers, only choices" ...Stanislaw Lem writing in "Solaris"
"I am a deeply religious non-believer"  ...Albert Einstein
"Does everything need an explanation? Some people think so. I wonder how they endure looking at the stars."  ...Roger Ebert
"I am a materialist.  But even I can see that priests are a kind of bacteria that enable people to find life digestible." ...Dr Iannis in "Corelli's Mandolin"
Lubos on Feynam and not knowing
Thoughts to think about:
"Thus, the amount of ionization in the lower atmosphere is almost entirely governed by supernova explosions that took place in the solar systems galactic neighborhood in the past twenty million years or so."  ...Nir Shaviv ...and ionization affects clouds and climate.  Supernovas governing climate!  It's the suns stupid!
"Anyone worried about small rises and falls of the ocean over centuries are silly. Adjusting to this can be done at a leisurely pace. There is near zero time to adjust to an earthquake/volcanic tsunami event. Anyone living near the ocean has to understand one can be easily wiped out in an instant. At least with hurricanes, one can flee in good time if there is a weather warning...  poster on
People in Chicago live on a spot that was covered with a sheet of ice one mile thick just 15,000 years ago.
"Climate models have demonstrated no skill whatsoever at predicting the climate."  Eric Worall on WUWT 1-27-2016
"And so we are all aware that we're unfortunately safer if we block ads because it is now a delivery conduit for malware"  -- Steve Gibson 1-2016 Securitynow
An electromagnetic pulse from a nuclear weapon being detonated in space would in essence fry the nation's electrical grid.
"What it could do, these various threats, is black out the U.S. electric grid for a protracted period of months or years," warned Peter Pry, executive director of the EMP Task Force, a bipartisan congressional commission.  "Nine out of ten Americans could die from starvation, disease and societal collapse, if the blackout lasted a year."
"Science doesnt approach certainty until it can be reduced to engineering" ...Glen Reynolds
"We cant apply conventional intuition to quantum systems  they do not recognise human ideas such as the past... Andrew Truscott, Australian physicist"
"Electromagnetic waves travel in space-time, whereas gravitational waves are a disturbance of space-time itself"  Sabine Hossenfelder on Backreaction.
Finally someone "explains it all!" liberalism explained  Murdoch explains liberalism The British Empire and now America....
"Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers." - Aristotle ..Sometimes I think we should revert to the original intent of the framers - property owners vote. 
We were all slaves or masters at one time in the past......
"Socialism ends when you run out of other people's money. It has happened in Greece" Lubos Motl
"Every communist nation in the history of the world has been a police state. All communist rulers murdered their way into power and murdered and jailed opponents to stay in power."  Michael Totten
"The United States had great success with the Melting Pot, but that pot is being overwhelmed with numbers, and the schools are teaching diversity, not assimilation.  I doubt any of us will live to see the denouement of that."  Jerry Pournelle
"I think that if you want to win the hearts and minds, you need to unfortunately come up with a compelling emotional counter-narrative, and that is that the world is more in danger from climate change alarmists than from climate change itself. That is the simplest message that will do the job." Leo Smith on WUWT 4-2016
"This matter of choice versus predetermination is central to the progressive worldview. On every issue including sexual orientation, transsexuality, even drug and alcohol abuse, the virtue or fault is never in us or our choices. While the conservative or religious person sees free will with all of its challenges and tests, the progressive or atheist sees inescapable tendencies born of ancient ancestors rubbing sticks together." David Marcus The Federalist
Physics is Religion:

Time Entanglement:  "Quantum computers are sometimes described as performing a series of operations on all possible data at once, but they might also be able to perform all possible operations at once."
Mark Steyn: We are doing an an "affirmatively bad job" of educating the next generation, Steyn said, because it's not just that our children are ignorant of the glories of Western civilization, it's that we are actually teaching them to hate those things.
Moynihan pointed out long long ago that the black family survived slavery, Jim Crow, segregation, general neglect, and other stresses; it took The Great Society and welfare to destroy it.
There is a reason for all the random electrical acts:
Sorry, honey, the feminists have decided that the only acceptable role for a Strong, Independent Woman is victim. 
Glenn Reynolds on Instapundit
might, for example, be an example of the emergence of a new entity in the Universe not contained in the laws of particles" Adam Frank
"We know that matter remains mysterious
just as mind remains mysterious, and we dont know what the connections between those mysteries should be." Adam Frank
"Edward Snowden showed theres a quid pro quo among western spy agencies that have in the past allowed the UK or Australia to intercept communications of U.S. citizens just as the NSA can intercept UK private communications  and send it on to GCHQ. There are no innocents in this CIA story."
 Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers. The prospect of domination of the nations scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present  and is gravely to be regarded. Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.  Eisenhower Jan 17.1961

"Tracking and IQ have been outlawed in these United States. The result is that no child can get ahead; and of course that is the real meaning of No Child Left Behind."   Jerry Pournelle
"this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal" Barrack Obama, sometime at beginning of his presidency.
 "How when you are basically reporting what the IPCC said, you can still be accused of and target for denialism."  Comment on WUWT by Michel 3-29-2017
Obamacare was rigged to fail.   Weeklystand quoting Harry Reid.
*A footnote: roughly half of all of the substances on Earth are carcinogenic. The proportion is the same in natural and man-made substances. The overwhelming majority of carcinogens that humans ingest come from beer, wine, mushrooms and peanuts. This is not because of additives, etc., but rather because those foods are inherently carcinogenic. Any carcinogens that we ingest via additives, preservatives, etc., are at most a footnote. Does that mean that I have stopped drinking beer and wine? Um&.no. But I take it easy on the mushrooms.  John Hindraker, Powerline blob 6-19-2017