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I mean.. Im only 15 and Im only doing Standard Grade Physics but even I could disprove almost everything he said from some common sense!
Anyway, lets face it, the world isnt going to end in 2012. Its a random date that is backed by some true, but misunderstood facts that people are using to cause general panic and maybe get you into buying things. Its a troll attack on quite a large scale.
Plus, do you see Mayan tribes kicking around these days? No. So they obviously didnt know enough to survive long enough to see this prophecy fulfilled so just lemme eat their chocolate and live in peace :D
Someone didn`t take enough science in school.
I think I got that right...
Radius - The distance from the center of a circle to it`s outside edge.
You should learn the words before you just throw them around. Did you mean to say "on the alignment of earth sun and center..."
"It has do with the relative position of the Earth, in relation to it`s position within the thickness of the disk of our Galaxy."
English mothaf`r DO YOU SPEAK IT. Did you mean to say, `The position of the Earth relative to the thickness of the disk of the galaxy`?
The position of our tiny tiny planet in relation to something several lights across is hardly changing at all. Gravity is a tiny tiny force, don`t worry.
"As no orbit is ever absolutely perfect, there is wobble."Orbit and wobble are not related. Wobble is the result of 2 major gravitational forces (sun and moon in the case of the earth) at work on a non-spherical object (the eart
Gravity is a force whose strength is inversely proportional to it`s distance, the farther you go, the less it pulls on you.
Centrifugal force doesn`t exist. It`s a false force. Perhaps you mean centripetal force.
I really hope you`re just a troll.
may? MAY? are you kidding me! it wont dammit! i can debate this all night if i would i i have other better stuff to do than to prove it WONT end...
I fail to understand why this has got any resemblance of credence among rational adults. I despair for the race.
Hint: We`re OK.
"if you people weren`t a bunch of meat puppets"Ad hominem attack on all users who thought this guy was logical"Instead of attacking the facts of my argument you use ad hominem to prove your point." Saying that using ad hominem attacks are bad."Ladies and Gentleman, I present too you, the Talking Monkeys!"Direct ad hominem attack on sugaman and TopperHey"But you see the difference in my statement and yours are that I back mine with grounded principles of physics."Where did you ever state grounded principles of physics?"clearly show that you’re a meat puppet."direct attack against Davy and Bored"I wasn`t talking directly to you, you have now chosen to get directly into the discussion"you directly called anyone who thought this intelligent meat puppets originallycontinuing on next
When (if) you come back, I advise that you come back with a different attitude.
You`ll notice that I never once placed a statement on one side of the arguement or another. Like I said, I have a PhD in Geophysics (although you don`t believe me and have personally ridiculed me for making such outlandish claims). I`m just trying to moderate here.
[quote] Davymid... As you don’t seem to understand what the comment “ad hominem” means and you like to be a stickler for correctness, Ad Hominem literally translates to “to hominem” or “to man”. [/quote]
I took latin for six years. I know perfectly well what it means.
From Wikipedia- “ An ad hominem argument, also known as argumentum ad hominem (Latin: "argument to the man", "argument against the man") consists of replying to an argument or factual claim by attacking or appealing to a characteristic or belief of the source making the argument or claim, rather than by addressing the substance of the argument or producing evidence against the claim.The process of proving or disproving the claim is thereby subverted, and the argumentum ad hominem works to change the subject. “
So there has been no disparity in my posts.
Here is a picture of the Milky Way, with our position marked.
Now the miniscule change that any particular orbit of Earth brings about in this system will clearly make roughly bugger-all difference to anything.
Do you have any idea how quickly gravitational forces decay with distance? Even the Alpha Centauri star system exerts negligible gravitational pull on us, and it`s only 4 and a bit light years away.
(as my professor)
I just look at some American calandars from the year 2009 and guess what... the calandar ends exactly on december 31.
IT`S THE END OF THE WORLD!
I actually thought that was the one you linked (and good thing it wasn`t).
Maddog, I don`t hear many facts from you at all, I hear a lot of vitriol, flaming of other users, and trolling. Almost every post you`ve made has been insulting, from "Meat Puppets!!" to "Talking Monkeys!", to suggesting others stick to playing videogames, to insinuating that I`m lying about my qualifications (my PhD is in Geophysics (a science) from the University of Aberdeen in the UK).
Let`s cut down on the flames and keep it civil.
p.s. Vorpal, as Peloos said, browser hijackers are not cool. Anyways, let`s move on...
All of those things would have worked fine.
I`ve seen DeGrasse speak somewhere before and my brain`s being racist and mixing them up.
and there is the proof.he has actually unlocked the secret of time travel, and a future version of himself sent information back to tell him the dec. 21, 2012 stuff was bull. God I love reverse temporal engineering.
“p.s…you like how I incorporated “you’re” as many times as I could? Didn’t want you to think I’m a meat puppet.&
I have a PhD in science. I`m a professional scientist. I absolutely guarantee I am not dense, nor a "meat puppet".
And I was not making an attack on you, nor was I making any comment on the validity of the video one way or the other. I`m a moderator, I was moderating, in this case pulling you up for making personal attacks on other users and then complaining when they attack you in return.
p.s. It`s "you`re too dense", not "your to dense".
too bad im not good in math or physics :-(
the universe hates me!!
Just like Y2k, the world is not going to end in 2012, but after the mythical crisis (based on the fact that the Mayans didn`t believe the earth would last this long, either that or were lazy) then people are going to predict the year 2023, then 2035, and next 2043. It`s just going to keep going. There are predictions every decade or so that will keep occurring.
I don`t know why people keep predicting something, do they really wanna be the one standing there like an ass hole saying "told ya so" as a meteor crushes them?
Yea, he does run his own planetarium, but I don`t know about the pluto thing. I would hope he would keep pluto out of it. I mean, you wouldn`t have socks in a Shoeatarium or Dinosaurs in a nascaritarium.
Yellowsquare- In that you at least attempted to have a rationale arguement instead of the Talking Monkeys, I will show you the same respect in kind. Your own observation should be able to answer part of your question. Given someone with, "decades of peer reviewed research"; shouldn’t he be able to list off the problems with the whole Galactic alignment theories? Please name one fact he presented in his diatribe that remotely explains why he`s right? As to him being a Professor at Princeton, this is the only proof that I need to know? More importantly, where did I go into his motives? I don`t know his motive(s), nor do you! My comments were based on everyone positive statements as to his likablity versus the substance of his arguement. <
either "well trolled, sir" or "lol u lose at life, science, concept of time and OMFG! YOUR OVER 40 AND ON TER INTERNETS!!!z!"""
either way, whatever you where trying to do.. just .. wow.
The professor of astronomy/physics/whatever from Princeton University (a very prestigious institution) who has decades of peer-reviewed research under his belt is not to be listened to because he didn`t explain his opinion in great scientific detail because he secretly knows the world will end on Dec 21 2012 but he doesn`t want anyone to know about it?
Is that what you`re saying?
In CrakrJack`s context, it`s the same as quoting Shakespeare. He`s not using it as scientific basis, he`s using the biblical verse as a way to express HIS feelings that no one knows for certain when Earth will cease to exist.
And I think Dec 21 2012 is a big deal for everyone because we haven`t had a chance to be worried about a catastrophic event in awhile. The Y2Kers were getting bored and antsy.
Actually, in my lifetime, I think I can recal 8 times when it was supposed to happen. Yeah, I`ve just stopped caring now.
Frankly, we shouldn`t be worried about tomorrow, since the only moments we have any control over are right now. The future is not yet here, and the past is gone. Call it adherence to the teaching of Yeshua Ben Jose (Christ) or the linear flow of the fourth dimension.
Lets not turn this into a religion vs. atheism argument. Two different people. Two different opinions. Don`t go about shouting accusations of crazy and being offensive.
Genesis 9:12-17 Rainbows appear when it rains as a sign of God`s promise not to flood the earth.
Except we know that`s not how rainbows work. I can make rainbows with my garden hose on a sunny day, but the earth is in no danger of flooding from my hose.
Let`s not bring that crazy book into something involving science, shall we?
People will still be caught up in all of the BS though. I never thought I`d go through Y2K again.
lol, I don`t believe any of that crap. The world has ended at least 5 times since I can remember.
Hes on TV alot..particiularly the science channel..anything about space, hes pretty much guaranteed to be there.