Astronomy Forum - We need one

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    Jun 15, 2015 5:10 AM GMT
    Because apparently some people think things happening in the "heavens" (outer space) are spiritual, so it ends up getting posted in the Spirituality Forum with some voodoo witchcraft bullshit explanation.

    Just an observation...cause I kinda like "observatories." icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 15, 2015 5:28 AM GMT
    In Science & Technology: ;)

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    Jun 15, 2015 5:38 AM GMT
    OK, now I know it's time for bed. Just flipped back here from a TV program (I can alternate between both on this computer screen) and at first glance with my bleary eyes I thought this topic read:

    "Anatomy Forum - We need one"

    Maybe not a bad idea, either. I can think of endless discussions that could go into that forum. Nite-nite.
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    Jun 15, 2015 8:56 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidBecause apparently some people think things happening in the "heavens" (outer space) are spiritual, so it ends up getting posted in the Spirituality Forum with some voodoo witchcraft bullshit explanation.

    Just an observation...cause I kinda like "observatories." icon_wink.gif



    come on now, please be kind icon_wink.gif


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    Although there are documented cases where individuals claiming psychic abilities have assisted police in solving crimes, there is considerable skepticism in regard to the general use of psychics under these circumstances
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    Jun 15, 2015 3:56 PM GMT
    Astronomy messes with my head; the scales and distances involved, that is. One of the best explanations I have heard as to the scale of space is that, if our solar system were a nickel, our galaxy would be the size of the contiguous USA. Clear so far. Then try to equate that with the fact there are at least one hundred billion galaxies in the observable universe: brain melts.
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    Jun 15, 2015 4:38 PM GMT
    The gastronomy topics are in the foods & recipes department, aisles 7-13: try not to read too much into that.
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    Jun 15, 2015 8:51 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidAstronomy messes with my head; the scales and distances involved, that is. One of the best explanations I have heard as to the scale of space is that, if our solar system were a nickel, our galaxy would be the size of the contiguous USA. Clear so far. Then try to equate that with the fact there are at least one hundred billion galaxies in the observable universe: brain melts.


    You lost me at "were a nickel." icon_neutral.gif
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    Jun 15, 2015 8:55 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidAstronomy messes with my head; the scales and distances involved, that is. One of the best explanations I have heard as to the scale of space is that, if our solar system were a nickel, our galaxy would be the size of the contiguous USA. Clear so far. Then try to equate that with the fact there are at least one hundred billion galaxies in the observable universe: brain melts.
    If the milky way galaxy were single grain of sand, the universe would be all the sand on all the beaches in the world. icon_wink.gif
  • tennsjock

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    Jun 15, 2015 11:14 PM GMT
    Sigh.

    Hundreds of years ago, Isaac Newton developed a theory of gravity that describes both the motions of celestial bodies (in particular, the orbits of the planets about the sun) and the motions of terrestrial objects in the Earth's gravitational field, such as the arc of a tennis ball.

    If the forces that govern the planets also influence your personality and your fate, then wouldn't the forces that govern a tennis match or a basketball game have an equal impact on your destiny?
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    Jun 15, 2015 11:51 PM GMT
    tennsjock saidSigh.

    Hundreds of years ago, Isaac Newton developed a theory of gravity that describes both the motions of celestial bodies (in particular, the orbits of the planets about the sun) and the motions of terrestrial objects in the Earth's gravitational field, such as the arc of a tennis ball.

    If the forces that govern the planets also influence your personality and your fate, then wouldn't the forces that govern a tennis match or a basketball game have an equal impact on your destiny?
    That's a good question. But I do know that the forces that govern my phallus caused it to defy gravity upon looking at your profile picture. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 16, 2015 2:51 AM GMT
    “Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.”

    ― Albert Einstein
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    Jun 16, 2015 2:56 AM GMT
    bro4bro said“Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.”

    ― Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein was a nerd. icon_razz.gif
  • ursa_minor

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    Jun 16, 2015 2:27 PM GMT
    ooh i love astronomy

    have you seen the vid of the lady astronaut taking a bath using no-rinse shampoo

    it makes me cringe she had to do this for 200 days