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['From what I remember of schoolboy physics, measuring the size of the sun, or the distance between stellar objects is quite achieveable using proven scientific methods.']

“From what I remember of schoolboy physics…” well if that is what you have to base all your opinions on then that really is not good enough, is it? I have been using proven methods of my own to measure the width of a child’s thoughts and these are just as valid as your own so called “Proven Scientific methods”. Proven how, I ask you? By the very people who come up with them in the first place and with an obvious vested interest in maintaining the public faith in their validity. If it is so proven then I think you should go ahead and prove it for yourself. Having found that it is all based on abstruse mathematics and the words of a bloke in a dress from Ancient Greece I think you will find that there may be unanswered questions. For a start, has anyone ever been to the sun to see how far away IT REALLY IS? Well? WHO?

The problem of most of you people is that you just beleive the first thing you come across without questioning any of what backs it up. Everything is based on things which are taken as given but are all, in effect, postulations that are entirely questionable. I refer you to the concept of a Hypothesis.

Angry Brian, Bad Science 28 Comments [2/22/2006 12:00:00 AM]
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Jeremy PC

The Irish sent astronauts to the sun a few years back, they touched down at night so it wouldn't be too hot. Sorry, very old joke.

At least I learnt a new word, \"abstruse\", thanks AB.

2/22/2006 2:27:45 PM

Dog

The website this is coming from is titled rather appropriately :)

2/22/2006 2:29:17 PM

Yahweh

>>I have been using proven methods of my own to measure the width of a child’s thoughts<<

Yeah, come again?

2/22/2006 2:44:18 PM

David D.G.

Oh, this is just hilarious! \"Proven how, I ask you? By the very people who come up with them in the first place and with an obvious vested interest in maintaining the public faith in their validity.\" This guy hasn't got Clue One about how competitive science is. It's the exact opposite of conspiratorial -- more like an intellectual jousting tournament going on all the time.

At least he may have a future in comedy writing. \"Having found that it is all based on abstruse mathematics and the words of a bloke in a dress from Ancient Greece I think you will find that there may be unanswered questions. For a start, has anyone ever been to the sun to see how far away IT REALLY IS? Well? WHO?\" Stop, stop, you're killing me!


~David D.G.

2/22/2006 3:16:40 PM

Zipperback

Also, interesting fact: WE HAVE SENT SATELITES AROUND THE SUN.

2/22/2006 3:26:02 PM

JustinGG

No, I refer YOU to the concept of a hypothesis.

2/22/2006 3:38:05 PM

Blind Watchmaker

Well, we have been to the Moon.
Does it mean we know how far away it really is?

No, wait, I forgot... it was all a hoax.
And geometry is of the devil, too.

2/22/2006 3:57:08 PM

Irrational Entity

I liked the \"By the very people who come up with them in the first place and with an obvious vested interest in maintaining the public faith in their validity\" part. Is he suggesting that we should trust un-educated, non-scientists? I invite him to try the first drug, drive the first car, etc. developed by these \"just as valid\" methods.

2/22/2006 4:58:02 PM

Maronan

Angry Brian is very convincing. Scientists just want us to have faith that their methods are valid, but I don't, anymore! Hah, scientists! I've never seen electricity, and neither have you, so you can't convince me it exists!
(plugs cord into outlet, strips protective insulation, and touches)
OW!
Maybe it's safe now?
OW!
Maybe now?
OW!
I'm not gonna let those scientists \"prove\" electricity!
OOW!

(pant, pant.) OK, maybe they're right. I'll go back to trusting that scientists aren't just running on blind faith.

2/22/2006 5:43:36 PM

King Spirula

Now I know why I didn't do well in geometry, it is some kinda ancient greek transvestite code. And \"Angry Brian\", we understand. It's easy to be angry about science when you're stupid.

2/22/2006 5:55:26 PM

Tig

Actually after this post I vow to buy Angry Brian the first space plane ticket to the Sun. Maybe the lava people there will give him an honorary castration and make him their queen.

2/22/2006 7:58:37 PM

ssdexecutor

Bloke in a dress from Ancient Greece? So, you base YOUR science on nationality and clothing? Well, that sounds much more reasonable. Great argument.

2/22/2006 8:08:29 PM

Sierra

Have you ever BEEN to China? Maybe it's right here in this room!

2/22/2006 8:47:27 PM

Bum

Too bad those blokes in dresses in Ancient Greece are the guys that developed the western conception of the soul, meaning that most modern interpretations of the Bible are also based on their views...

Maybe this guy shouldn't be so quick to judge those guys in dresses?

2/23/2006 5:54:51 AM

Rosie

I was pretty sure he was taking the piss..

2/23/2006 12:07:29 PM

TDR

wow. Geometry, trigonometry - they're all a conspiracy. Remember that line from Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead? - just a conspiracy of cartographers.

2/23/2006 9:19:15 PM

Aesmael

Sierra, that's going in my quote file.

Although the question at hand was a slippery issue more than a hundred years ago it is now WELL established by several methods. Speaking of which, everyone check out the transit of Venus across the face of the sun when it comes around in mid-2008 or regret it the rest of your life.

Science, whoo! AncientgreeksandbyextensionEris, whoo! Fundies, ...

Anyone?

3/24/2006 3:59:40 AM

Godbuster

"by the very people who come up with them in the first place and with an obvious vested interest in maintaining the public faith in their validity"

OF COURSE they're interested in maintaining public faith, it's that blind faith that allows them to manipulate YOU into making THEM rich. DUH!

7/28/2010 6:27:00 PM

happycheeze

my irony meter just popped

7/28/2010 7:14:56 PM

Philbert McAdamia

The problem of most of you people is that you just beleive the first thing you come across without questioning any of what backs it up.


"In the beginning..."
*Ahem*

7/28/2010 8:32:23 PM

ChristPuncher

What's Abstruse?

7/28/2010 9:52:25 PM

Quantum Mechanic

Brian's angry about his well-deserved F in 4th grade science class.

Tough shit moron.

6/4/2012 12:21:00 PM

Quantum Mechanic

Stupid Brian is more like it.

9/28/2013 2:57:30 PM

rubber chicken

We've sent radio signals to the sun and timed the return.
This, commonly referred to as radar, uses exactly the same scientific methods as those used by the military to hit things with missiles, Air traffic Control to stop planes colliding with each other, and the police to issue you with speeding tickets.
Do you deny that these things exist ?

9/28/2013 5:23:10 PM



sorry but the sun orbits the earth. You can see it rise in the east, passes overhead and sets in the west. You cant see the horses and chariot because of the glare.

bwahahahahahaaha

9/28/2013 6:33:28 PM
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