Percy Q. Shunn
9/7/2011 3:49:46 AM
Translation to english: "I just use words without understanding a damn thing."
9/7/2011 3:51:53 AM
9/7/2011 4:09:02 AM
I hope I'm not the only one that finds their screen name hilariously inappropriate. I think this person was absent the day evolution was handing out enlarged cerebral cortexes.
9/7/2011 4:09:24 AM
Backwards? In relation to what?
9/7/2011 4:13:23 AM
But this "reverse landing" thing works the same way as the Apollo LEM!
Never mind, you people don't believe we went to the moon anyway.
9/7/2011 4:28:13 AM
9/7/2011 4:38:03 AM
For a moment there, I thought he was talking about the mythical creature. That just shows how long I've been on this site, if I could even contemplate anybody actually believing that phoenixes are real.
9/7/2011 5:51:00 AM
Curiously enough, the references to "landing backwards" and "goats" brought the Tintin books 'Destination Moon' and 'Explorers on the Moon' to mind (well, at least for me...)
9/7/2011 6:03:15 AM
Actually it used parachutes AND retro rockets to land in 2008, similar to the way the Viking missions to Mars landed... in 1976.
9/7/2011 6:06:07 AM
No. Please trade in your "Big Brain" for a better brain.
9/7/2011 7:16:59 AM
Oy Vey. What an idiot. ATS, you show your cremé de la cremé once more.
"Because USA have not technology to land a probe that has to land going backwards. Pure and simple."
Lemme get this straight. The United States Government has the technology to control people's minds with microchips, laser beams from space and flouridated water, they are capable and competent enough to hide the Illuminati shadow government from the public, BUT THEY LACK THE ABILITY TO LAND A PROBE BACKWARDS!?
And Goats? What the fuck!?
9/7/2011 7:26:02 AM
"Only goats refute this simple concept"
Poe. A RationalWiki Poe.
9/7/2011 7:32:53 AM
Didn't NASA land the Mars rover by parachuting it down, and then inflating some huge air bags to cushion its landing? Admittedly, I don't know anything about this Phoenix thing he's talking about, but just because NASA hasn't released photos or videos of its testing doesn't mean that it hasn't happened. The internet has a wealth of information, but every single possible piece of information that exists isn't on the internet.
And I'll second what J. James said. The government has all this incredibly complex technology to control people's minds, fly silent black helicopters all over, develop engery-based space weapons, and cover up incredibly complex conspiracies for years, but they can't develop a set of rockets to slow a space probe's fall. Only in the mind of a conspiracy theorist.
9/7/2011 7:34:03 AM
Goats? This must be satire.
9/7/2011 9:16:33 AM
If America has no technology, I wonder who does.
9/7/2011 10:46:12 AM
Here's how the lander worked. It entered Mars' atmosphere; a parachute was deployed to slow it down; at a certain altitude, rockets were fired to slow it down even further. I don't know what this "landing backwards" bullshit is, but I'm no goat and I'll refute your nonsense (and your claim to a large brain) every day and twice on Sundays.
9/7/2011 2:43:02 PM
I think this guy needs to PUT DOWN THE BONG!
9/7/2011 5:22:37 PM
Damn Chi-Coms infiltrating a perfectly good bastion of good ol'fashioned paranoia.
9/7/2011 6:08:30 PM
Nuclear bomb? Check. Cloning? Check. Landing something backwards? Fucking impossible.
Your brain really works this way?
9/8/2011 4:50:54 PM
Silver Eyed Rigaldo
@Brendan: You mean he wasn't?
9/9/2011 10:26:04 AM
Harrier Jets can land backwards.
9/9/2011 4:57:12 PM
Dr. Steve Brule
Come on people, how on earth can you not see this painfully obvious POE!? Even if you're not up speed on Rational Wiki's internal jokes, the goat should be a dead giveaway!
9/11/2011 8:43:40 PM
And you have not grammar to form sentences.
9/13/2011 6:58:29 PM
By 'big brain' do you perchance mean some sort of tumour or sanity-threatening swelling?
9/14/2011 4:10:17 AM