Author Archives: thomashobbes

Could Trump and Xi Jinping Have Made a Deal Over North Korea?

Having been closely following the news on the Korean peninsula over the last few weeks, a thought occurred to me, one I hadn’t exactly seen suggested elsewhere. In many ways, the situation in N. Korea greatly resembles the Cuban Missile … Continue reading

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What Would A New American Civil War Look Like?

(The below scenario was written just before the 2016 election. With Trump’s victory, it remains untested…for now) Writing this the day before the 2016 US election I find myself wondering, along with many others, exactly what the result will be … Continue reading

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Passengers: An analysis

Having recently watched Passengers I have to agree with the reviews, its simply not the best movie. Passengers is a film that almost – almost deals with some very fundamental ideas about humans, sex and our relationships with each other. Unfortunately, these ideas … Continue reading

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Why Human Beings Will Never Colonize Other Planets

Nobody remotely interested in space will have failed to notice the headlines that pop up every few months about scientist’s latest discovery of a ‘potentially habitable planet’ – ‘Hey look, we found a planet only twice as large as the … Continue reading

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What if the Axis Had Won World War Two?

In the genre of ‘alternate fiction’ there’s probably no possibility more commonly pondered than how the Axis countries might have won WW2 and what the resulting world would have looked like. Many authors have tackled this subject and there’s a … Continue reading

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How “The Big Bang Theory” And Other Sitcoms Lie To Men

I used to be a fan of The Big Bang Theory. In the days of my innocent youth, it was one of those shows I used to binge watch, along with Friends or Seinfeld. Since I hadn’t watched it in a … Continue reading

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People Have Always Thought The World Was Ending

Now that the 2012 phenomenon is behind us, perhaps its time to pause, take a breath, and ask the question—why were so many people so willingly duped? What is the cause of this mass hysteria? If the (relatively) educated people … Continue reading

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Top ten misconceptions about interstellar warfare

We all love a good space war right? From the final battle in the film ‘Serenity’ to the climatic Battle of Endor in the last Star Wars’ movie, the sight of hundreds of advanced starships engaged in an almighty interstellar … Continue reading

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Why the Relativistic Projectile Will Always get Through

Of all the terrifying (and yet still realistic) weapons dreamt up in science fiction, perhaps none are more devastating than the concept of relativistic bombardment. Einstein taught us that the closer you accelerate an object to light speed, the greater … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Most Extraordinary Things About The Battle Of Stalingrad

Stalingrad by Antony Beevor is a book every man should read. The brutal, five-month struggle between the German Wehrmacht and the Red Army broke new records in human brutality. The Soviet counter-offensive towards the battle’s end, trapping and annihilating the Sixth Army, … Continue reading

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