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SYFY WIRE Bad Astronomy

We Have to Be Better Than This

By Phil Plait

I had an astronomy article lined up to post Friday, but after the events of the past two days it feels wrong to go about business as usual. Tomorrow, maybe, but not today.

As I write this, we still don't have a lot of information about the sniper attack on the otherwise peaceful Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas, and I refuse to speculate. I saw a lot of hate flowing on social media Thursday night, and a lot of speculation based on ignorance and fear. The speculation is natural, perhaps, but we have to be better than that. We have to be.

I plan on spending today listening, reading, and hoping. If the situation warrants I'll update this page.

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