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Thread: The thrust of curiosity that leads men to try to go where no one has gone before. (The Space thread)

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    In a flat earth, Autumn wouldn't have the greatest lighting effects in the meso-tropical band of this lovely planet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by speedpimp View Post
    The video of it is a bit rough to watch.
    Maybe Karma will catch up to me but I thought it was hysterical. Guy was a total f'in moron.

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    He truly is the flattest of flat-earthers.

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    That is actually kinda funny, but I really don't want to laugh.

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    Freman Dyson dead at 96.


    Rest in stars, starmaker.
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    A quote by Freeman Dyson:
    Technology is a gift of God. After the gift of life it is perhaps the greatest of God's gifts. It is the mother of civilizations, of arts and of sciences.
    Interesting, I always thought my Dyson vacuum cleaner was man made and purchased by my own money. But anyways, thanks God!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazed_Insanity View Post
    Interesting, I always thought my Dyson vacuum cleaner was man made
    That would be Sir James Dyson...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dicknose View Post
    Flat Earth is kinda funny. ok its complete nutballs. They have no coherent replacement. It involves way too many conspiracies and usually assumes the "southern hemisphere" is a hoax.
    I particularly like the "no flights go from Australia to South Africa or South America - its faked with actors". Hmm - no one paid me to pretend those flight went direct when I was on them.
    Oh man the Flat Earth stuff is beyond stupid.

    There's a YouTube channel called Professor Dave Explains, who has absolutely destroyed these Flat Earth imbeciles more than once. Flat Earth is not the focus of his channel, he's a chemist and does a lot of tutorials on chemistry and other areas across the wide spectrum of science and maths. Really smart guy.

    I've been meaning to post his Flat Earth stuff for a while, but today is the perfect day since he posted his fourth video on the subject just yesterday.

    Here's the first one, which is just a general debunking of the stupidity. He doesn't insult anyone and just looks at it from a strictly academic point of view:



    The YouTube channel Globe Busters responded with an idiotic three hour long video deconstructing Dave's video. I won't post that, but I will post Dave's response to that, which includes excerpts of their ridiculous comments. It's about 45 minutes, but I highly recommend it because it's so comprehensive, and I love the way he brutally puts those monkeys in their place:



    Then a few months later he released another video, in which he was especially savage. Here it is:



    A quick note: Dave does make a mistake in this third video when he says buoyancy is not a force, when apparently it is. He admitted the mistake in a chat on another channel. I think he said he was using the dictionary definition of buoyancy, but admits it is a real force. *shrug*

    So just yesterday he released his fourth video to mark the almost one year anniversary of his first one. It's quite good:



    So that's the Professor Dave stuff. I love re-watching these from time to time. I also am regular follower of SciManDan, who is one of the best on YouTube at debunking Flat Earth, and other pseudoscience bullshit. I recommend checking him out. I'm not a scientist at all, and have only rudimentary knowledge, but I have gained some good knowledge on astronomy and astrophysics watching these guys. There's a lot of good information out there, and these guys are the source of a lot of it.

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    I haven’t watched this yet (I am planning to today) but knowing the quality behind the Smarter Every Day YT channel, this will be highly entertaining.


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    What? No chatter about the upcoming return to US manned space flight!?!

    Im excited. Although I actually suppose to be flying Chicago to San Fran today, so I would have been more excited to swap that for a side trip to Florida.
    Oh well I guess its interwebs time for a launch viewing. Thats also cheaper and less disappointing if its postponed.

    This is actually a pretty momentous occasion. First manned US flight in almost 10 years. Their first new style space craft in about 40 years. First private operation to launch to orbit.
    Go SpaceX!

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