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Discussion in 'Casual Photo Conversations' started by Sanford, Aug 8, 2022.

  1. Renowned scientist passes off photo of a slice of sausage as a newly discovered planet. We could have saved Billions on that telescope and had left over pizza.
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  2. Humor? Because I find it so. :p
     
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  3. Sandy Vongries

    Sandy Vongries Administrator Staff Member

    A sauced Sage?
     
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  4. The photo was represented as the star, Proxima Centauri, a red dwarf, and closest star to the earth.
     
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  5. Hmm, I couldn't find Proxima Centaui on Grubhub. Darn!
     
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  6. Transit of Malus domesticus computerii
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  7. PapaTango

    PapaTango I See Things

    All vocations have their own humor. This one is great!

    Sadly, this will only stir up and make stronger those souls who believe that we never landed on the moon--that it was all done on an MGM sound stage and in the Arizona desert. Don't feed the fools... :rolleyes:

    I know for a fact that the government has a secret facility down in the heart of the old Cheyenne Mountain Complex that has a working portal to other planets in the galaxy. Here is a picture of it:

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  8. Probably true. But I'm a big advocate of living my life (our lives) according to reason, which can include humor, sarcasm, irony, and all the other previously-considered human traits without worrying about what the conspiracists or kool-aid drinkers will do with any of that. If we try to adjust our lives not to feed the fools, it will be us who will then starve ... and it won't work anyway. And shouldn't the Virgin Mother's face be visible somewhere here?
     
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  9. The only image of a star's disc I recall is that of Betelgeuse (Orion's right shoulder), and it looks remarkably similar to a slice of chorizo. Betelgeuse is much further than Proxima Centauri (600 LR v 3.6 LR), but it is huge (larger than the orbit of Saturn) and wildly unstable.
     
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  10. More troubling is this - one of the news articles said that even many scientists believed the image, only because it was coming from someone renowned in the field. No-one questioned that, given the current technology and size of the object, its highly unlikely to achieve this level of details from this far. Even if its a new telescope, the leap in technology is just too good to be true. Going purely by someone's credentials without looking at the validity of the presented facts has always landed us in trouble.
     
  11. I'm reminded of the famous Surgeon's Photograph of the Loch Ness Monster, taken by a respected London surgeon. It was discussed at great length by many LNM experts who took it very seriously although to be fair, none of then accepted it without question, if I recall correctly. Some years ago it was revealed that it was made with a toy submarine with a monster addition.
     
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  12. PapaTango

    PapaTango I See Things

    It's easy to fool the "experts." Here is an example that I pulled off in 1973 when I was 16 years old. Nothing more alien than the top of a cigar humidor, some meteorite samples, and a bottle of Wild Turkey was involved. Fools still believe it today--and there is no setting them right.

    UFOs & Water Case, Bradenton, Florida | Tall white aliens
     
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  13. Here is the image at,
    https://www.space.com/37344-alma-captures-clearest-image-of-betelgeuse.html
     
  14. And here is proof there is a river on the moon...they even wrote a song about it.
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  15. It's right there in that slice of salami, along with Jesus, John Lennon, two Leprechauns, a ghostly face at a window and an obscure message in Arabic script.
     
  16. Oh, I forgot the obvious one; a chimpanzee doing an impression of Homer Simpson, or maybe the other way round.
     
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  17. There are likely many life forms living on that slice of sausage.
     
  18. "Follow the settled science" is the mantra of the brainwashed these days.
     
  19. That experts can occasionally be deliberately fooled may be cutesy but doesn’t undermine my trust in expertise or in decades of scientific research and widespread scientific consensus. Mostly, science works, despite someone using an anecdote to try to prove a point which, as any scientist or even student of science will tell you, is no proof at all.
     
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  20. While on the 'anti science' trail.
    This morning I overheard a conversation that went ".. If you look at the statistics for cancer deaths, those people that have never been vaccinated against anything don't die of cancer.... So all this blaming cigarettes, red meat, etc. for cancer is all twaddle." - except a slightly stronger word than 'twaddle' was used. And the recipient of this piece of wisdom grunted and nodded approval. Unbelievable!

    I had to walk away before I got involved with the
     
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