Ha Ha Ha Ha...
... the most recent 'experiment' Malcolm cites was conducted in 1925!!!
Ha Ha Ha ...
Crap, I think I just wet myself.
10/17/2008 8:48:47 PM
"Airey G 1871 Proc. Royal Sc. London v 20 p.35 [“Airey’s Failure” to detect any movement of the earth – it was the aether moving!]"
10/17/2008 8:53:43 PM
No, it proves you're a gullible sap, or a cretin who will cite discredited sources as long as it supports your lame position.
10/17/2008 8:55:24 PM
Oh, for crying out loud.
10/17/2008 8:56:11 PM
NASA wants a word with you...
10/17/2008 8:58:37 PM
Another of the hundreds of cranks who are convinced they've disproved Einstein. There's a whole cottage industry of them.
10/17/2008 9:02:23 PM
Jezebel's Evil Sister
"Experiments" and crank theories debunked nearly a century ago. Is that all you've got?
10/17/2008 9:25:12 PM
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA...that was tossed out of serious scientific circles like what????.... 100+ years ago??
LOL, its Cretins like this who really do credit to the Bible. They follow every verse literally.
10/17/2008 10:02:57 PM
Doesn't disprove theistic evolution, anyway.
Let me see these 4 arguments..
WTF it's a video? What a noob!
He appears to be invoking some sort of.. fucking ether?
He's talking about a metaphor where a lake is the universe and a small boat is earth.
"Put your hand in the water"
THERE IS NO WATER STUPID
He goes on to discuss the Michaelson-Morley experiment, which was supposed to prove or disprove the existence of the luminiferous ether.
Then Einstein's theory of relativity. And the ether was disproved. Well, duh.
And the rest doesn't make any damn sense, at least partially BECAUSE IT'S A FUCKING VIDEO. FUCK THAT SHIT.
Anyway, he seems to assume the ether exists and that makes it all... I couldn't even follow.
10/17/2008 10:06:30 PM
Malcolm Bowden - Consulting Civil and Structural Engineer (semi-retired).
Wonder if he knows "Dr." Garvan Ellison?
10/17/2008 10:32:25 PM
If these people are anything at all like the Flat Earth Society, they'll just feel that NASA is big conspiracy. That is being paid for by the government to brain wash people into believing that the earth moves.
10/17/2008 11:14:35 PM
Whoa! Thanks for catching me up, Malcolm.
10/17/2008 11:15:03 PM
it's bullshit, the experiments are bullshit.
what's this prove, creationists prefer bullshit to reality.
you will never disprove evolution because the theory weeds out bullshit
10/17/2008 11:41:21 PM
The video is hilarious. I'm only part-way through it, and I already know where he's going with his little "tug-boat VS large ship" scenario...
Edit: Bwaahahhaha, just as I suspected -- the Michelson-Morley experiments? Are you fucking kidding me? The only thing those experiments proved was that the "aether" hypothesis was complete bullshit.
This idiot's whole argument is based upon the assumption that "aether" exists, when it was disproved over a century ago.
But, hey, this guy is wearing a dress shirt and tie, so he MUST be right!
Edit 2: I love how he brings up the theory of relativity and claims that it's "self-contradicting", then pauses for a moment and seems to realize he doesn't actually know anything about the theory of relativity, so he quickly changes the subject.
@anonymous: Trust me, you're not alone. His arguments are so scientifically backwards that it's almost impossible to follow them.
10/18/2008 12:10:22 AM
Why does this destroy your credibility? We have the mars rover. We win.
10/18/2008 1:28:59 AM
Aether? Fucking aether?!?!
That stuff (the medium light was supposed to travel through) was disproved a long long time ago.
Bloody hell. What next? Epicycles? A firmament?
How, in this day and age, can a mind get so royally screwed up? Seriously, this dude should sue whoever did this to him. I think it qualifies as mental abuse.
10/18/2008 3:45:04 AM
Eppur, si muove -- and you suck.
10/18/2008 6:52:44 AM
The distant stars are just travelling a extreme speeds, and have rather peculiar orbits...
10/18/2008 7:19:45 AM
It proves that those who believe in a stationary earth live on another planet to the on on which I live - a planet of fools.
10/18/2008 8:27:50 AM
It is intersting to note that because they tried to do away with the Eather NSA has proposed dark matter = Eather but under another name. Further visit thr NASA web site and see the qiuestioons being asked about why thepioneer space craft are being turned from theit course. They are asking if it isn't dark matter which = Eather.
It's about time you men who are clearly still wet behind your ears start asking questions and stop regurgitating what you have studied. Show some respect. After all you knew nothing about what this man is talking about until he said it.
4/9/2012 12:04:22 PM
If not Poe:
@#1390866: Your statement is incorrect on so many levels that I cannot describe them all here, so please educate yourself. I recommend the Wikipedia articles on dark matter as a starting point, and also the article on the Pioneer anomaly (which is entirely explained by each spacecraft being hotter on the side nearest its generator and has nothing to do with dark matter or any physics beyond Maxwell's equations).
Also, your personal attacks are quite misplaced. I am a postdoctoral scholar in an astrophysics department. Asking questions about physics is how I have made my living for the last eight years. And what makes you think that I (or any of the other commenters here), am a man? You may not have heard, but there are girls on the internet.
Re. Bowden: I have no need to show respect to someone whose Arguments Are Invalid and whose statements are disproven four separate ways in every freshman astronomy class. We have Doppler shift, planetary motion, parallax, and stellar aberration. He is wrong.
4/9/2012 1:00:05 PM
The only proof I see is that it is far too easy for idiots to find food.
5/3/2013 4:17:54 PM
But what if the universe was planned to evolve?
5/3/2013 5:13:43 PM