If dog, wolf, and coyote can interbreed and produce fertile offspring how are they different species, and not simply variants of the same species? A wolf, a coyote, and a German Shepard look a whole lot more like similar animals that a German Shepard and a Dachshund.
In the field of econimics, one thing is for sure - and that is that Marxisn and Keyensianism are complete failures. That does not bother some, they simply double down claiming they didn't implement it hard enough--Cuba/Venezulea I'm looking at you.
Greedy People love monopoly whether its corrupt politicians, corrupt corporate presidents, oligarchs, you name it. "Real communism" doesn't exist, never has existed, and will never exist. Consider the latest example of a country going down this path--Venezuela. How can a govenment supposedly for the people allow the late leader's daughted amass a $4 billion fortune.
Attribute it to lawyers. A police department gets sued by a family member of someone who dies in a hostage situation because they claim the the police department did not do all that in necessary to save the life of the victim. All it takes is one of these kind of suits (and there probably has been one) and to avoid it police will over react.
Not a problem, really, the IOC will make the State of Washington change all the names. Oh yeah, heaven help anyone who tries to revive "Olympia Beer" brand. The so-called "Olympic Movement" is a farce, and nothing but a means to get money, sort of like all the other international sports governing bodies like FIFA (football), FIA (auto racing), UCI (cycling). Generaly a bunch of self-interested bureaucrats (and generally European) who mulct these sports for all they are worth.
One post here points out:"Simply stating a hypothesis without any corroborating data gleaned from experimentation is just speculation."
And the article: " Some theorists argue that their theories to explain the universe may not be verifiable by observations"
The post has it correct. The article should have said:" Some theorists argue that their hypotheses to explain the universe may not be verifiable by observations"
The word theory, unfortunately, does not have a single meaning. On one hand there is the usage of a proven scientific body of facts like "Number Theory" This is not to say that the body of facts explains every thing. Then there is the meaning equivalent in many respect to the word "philosophy" examples: "Marxist Theory". So, the theory of multiverses or dark matter or dark energy are hypotheses that attempt to explain observations or failings of a current theory. These maybe consistent with our current understanding, but are unproven. Unfortunately, some of these hypotheses must be agrees to, or you will not be able to get any funding for your research, try to get funding for work that attempts to disprove "string Theory".
Why the scare quotes around scandal? Afraid the the Clinton machine will get you, or just habit. Interesting that both NYT and WaPo have reported this. More evidence of how manifestly corrupt and unqualified Ms Clinton is. She should stick to overpriced contentless speaches at $200,000 a whack. But I suppose the brass ring of being the first womyn president is just to hard to resist.