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(BBC)   Prince William becomes a fellow of Britain's national academy of science, even though the only science he's ever studied is the science of removing a bra from an aristocratic hottie   (news.bbc.co.uk) divider line 83
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2010-06-24 10:29:58 AM
Well... it IS the "Royal" Society smitty.

/... or did you miss that?
 
2010-06-24 11:17:36 AM
Why yes there is no science involved in flying planes and helicopters. Not a bit.
 
2010-06-24 11:17:40 AM
i149.photobucket.com
AND TITTIES!!!
 
2010-06-24 11:44:24 AM
Maybe a crusty dean needs to be taken down a peg or two.
 
2010-06-24 12:03:56 PM
www.diamondring.com

For the next Queen of England, she's quite a bag of antlers.
 
2010-06-24 12:05:53 PM
sound
 
2010-06-24 12:08:12 PM
DarthBrooks: For the next Queen of England, she's quite a bag of antlers.

I believe it has been decided that Camilla will not assume the title of "Queen" so you are indeed correct. Good show old chap!

Side note: Wills is staring right at her crotch.
 
2010-06-24 12:12:42 PM
the science of removing a bra from an aristocratic hottie

It's a valid area of study.
 
2010-06-24 12:12:50 PM
DarthBrooks: For the next Queen of England, she's quite a bag of antlers.

Nice stomach, she looks fit.
 
2010-06-24 12:13:17 PM
OlafTheBent: DarthBrooks: For the next Queen of England, she's quite a bag of antlers.

I believe it has been decided that Camilla will not assume the title of "Queen" so you are indeed correct. Good show old chap!

Side note: Wills is staring right at her crotch.


And the look on his face makes you wonder if he knows what to do with it.
 
2010-06-24 12:13:59 PM
FTH: Prince William becomes a fellow of Britain's national academy of science, even though the only science he's ever studied is the science of removing a bra from an aristocratic hottie

And a fine science it is my friends
 
2010-06-24 12:15:01 PM
DarthBrooks: For the next Queen of England, she's quite a bag of antlers.

You'd prefer another squat chubby bar-stool like queen Vic?
 
2010-06-24 12:15:43 PM
So he's dividing by zero?
 
2010-06-24 12:16:19 PM
OlafTheBent: DarthBrooks: For the next Queen of England, she's quite a bag of antlers.

I believe it has been decided that Camilla will not assume the title of "Queen" so you are indeed correct. Good show old chap!

Side note: Wills is staring right at her crotch.


As are we all...
 
2010-06-24 12:16:55 PM
Well in his defense he's one of the few people that can actually set up an experiment in that understudied field of science.
 
2010-06-24 12:17:18 PM
Gwendolyn: Why yes there is no science involved in flying planes and helicopters. Not a bit.

Did he design the flying plane or helicopter? Or do any research into drastic design improvements?
 
2010-06-24 12:19:34 PM
simpsonfan: Sir Isaac Newton, inventor of the cookie which bears his name, unavailable for comment.

Probably because he didn't have any milk. Trying to eat one of those without milk is almost as bad as peanut butter crackers. Curse their tasty but dry and sticky gooeyness!
 
2010-06-24 12:23:15 PM
OlafTheBent: DarthBrooks: For the next Queen of England, she's quite a bag of antlers.

I believe it has been decided that Camilla will not assume the title of "Queen" so you are indeed correct. Good show old chap!

Side note: Wills is staring right at her crotch.


Looks to me like he's staring at the other hotty's a$$ while Kate isn't looking.
 
2010-06-24 12:24:31 PM
Aristocratic hottie thread?
 
2010-06-24 12:24:41 PM
StreetlightInTheGhetto: Gwendolyn: Why yes there is no science involved in flying planes and helicopters. Not a bit.

Did he design the flying plane or helicopter? Or do any research into drastic design improvements?


You do have to have a pretty good understanding of science to fly an aircraft. Do you honestly disagree?
 
2010-06-24 12:26:15 PM
From the back, mind you.
www.id-wall.com
 
2010-06-24 12:26:30 PM
He is well educated.
 
2010-06-24 12:27:05 PM
DarthBrooks: For the next Queen of England, she's quite a bag of antlers.

As opposed to Harry's..

www.britishroyalwedding.com

/ I would...
 
2010-06-24 12:27:06 PM
Prince William becomes a fellow of Britain's national academy of science, even though the only science he's ever studied is the science of removing a bra from an aristocratic hottie

I've always considered it more an art.
 
2010-06-24 12:31:27 PM
GIS for "aristocratic hottie":

www.yourfashion.com.au

/as hot as a real aristocratic hottie
 
2010-06-24 12:32:04 PM
Famous people get honorary degrees all the time.
 
2010-06-24 12:37:52 PM
FAP
www.noticiasfamosos.com
 
2010-06-24 12:38:52 PM
Hey that take scientific skill to get a clean drop and not to damage the twin subjects it carries,cause nothing sucks more than damaged knobs.
 
Ral
2010-06-24 12:40:40 PM
IIRC, William is a flight lieutenant in the RAF. He has training and experience in both fighters and helicopters. Regardless of whether his education was genuine, you can't fly either of those planes without killing yourself without a lot of talent and knowledge.

RAF officers must meet stricter requirements academically and physically than regular soldiers. To fly a fighter, you have to take -- and understand -- a lot of meteorology, aeronautics, and other junk. Tons of math and science, no way around it.

Face it, the guy is smart and hardworking.
 
2010-06-24 12:41:08 PM
ttintagel: Famous people get honorary degrees all the time.

Uh, he went to University of St. Andrews and received a degree in geography, with honours.
 
2010-06-24 12:41:38 PM
Gwendolyn: Why yes there is no science involved in flying planes and helicopters. Not a bit.

I've known some fighter pilots who were not "scientists", if you get my drift.

Sample maintenance gripe: "Radar does not work in O-F-F position."...
 
2010-06-24 12:49:26 PM
Gwendolyn: Why yes there is no science involved in flying planes and helicopters. Not a bit.

Yeah, I drive a car, so of course I am an automotive engineer, as well as an expert on oil spills.
 
2010-06-24 12:49:44 PM
Rank has its privileges.
 
2010-06-24 12:55:51 PM
The Zen Philosopher Basho

Thanks. I might have to leave work for a bit now!
 
2010-06-24 01:01:19 PM
Here cums the science?
 
2010-06-24 01:04:20 PM
The Prince has degrees from Eton & St. Andrews. At the Royal Society he will be exposed to science and leading scientists. This is a good thing for the heads of state, even the figure heads of state. Unless that State is Kansas.
 
2010-06-24 01:08:42 PM
89 Stick-Up Kid: The Zen Philosopher Basho

Thanks. I might have to leave work for a bit now!



I do what I can. Leaving work first might be a good idea. :)
 
2010-06-24 01:14:47 PM
red5ish: The Prince has degrees from Eton & St. Andrews. At the Royal Society he will be exposed to science and leading scientists. This is a good thing for the heads of state, even the figure heads of state. Unless that State is Kansas.

One thing I like about the British monarchy is that there's an expectation that they learn some sort of useful skill. Queen Elizabeth worked as a mechanic during World War II:

i139.photobucket.com
 
2010-06-24 01:25:51 PM
Not bad for a guy whose mom was clinically insane.
 
2010-06-24 01:26:15 PM
Mishno: Gwendolyn: Why yes there is no science involved in flying planes and helicopters. Not a bit.

I've known some fighter pilots who were not "scientists", if you get my drift.

Sample maintenance gripe: "Radar does not work in O-F-F position."...


Ah yes, that's good one that got passed around alot in the Air Force except it goes like:

Pilot: "RADAR does not work in the 'official' position"

Crewchief: "excuse me Sir... the 'official' position?"

Pilot: "Yes. You know, the one marked O-F-F"

Yeah, that's a classic.
 
2010-06-24 01:41:18 PM
Ral: IIRC, William is a flight lieutenant in the RAF. He has training and experience in both fighters and helicopters. Regardless of whether his education was genuine, you can't fly either of those planes without killing yourself without a lot of talent and knowledge.

RAF officers must meet stricter requirements academically and physically than regular soldiers. To fly a fighter, you have to take -- and understand -- a lot of meteorology, aeronautics, and other junk. Tons of math and science, no way around it.

Face it, the guy is smart and hardworking.


Just having scientific knowledge doesn't make you a scientist. I don't care if you've memorized On the Origin of Species or A Brief History of Time, unless you do something with that knowledge and participate in that community doing what scientists do, you aren't a scientist. The philosopher Daniel Dennett has a large scientific knowledge base and is a tremendous thinker and explainer, but he's not technically a scientist.

It's not what you know that makes you a scientist, it's what you DO.

/not a scientist.
 
2010-06-24 01:51:48 PM
Slamguy: It's not what you know that makes you a scientist, it's what you DO.

I DO believe he DO be the next king of England. That DO seem to be enough.
 
2010-06-24 01:53:31 PM
Forty-Two: red5ish: The Prince has degrees from Eton & St. Andrews. At the Royal Society he will be exposed to science and leading scientists. This is a good thing for the heads of state, even the figure heads of state. Unless that State is Kansas.

One thing I like about the British monarchy is that there's an expectation that they learn some sort of useful skill. Queen Elizabeth worked as a mechanic during World War II:


A lot of people seem to overlook the history of Royalty, why it came about, and why it's survived as a system so long.

Claims of divinity aside, monarchies essentially sign social contracts with their subjects. In return for their taxes and subservience, when push comes to shove, it's the crown's responsibility to protect the people. And, traditionally, the king's heirs are the people who take the lead - particularly princes.

In return for wearing the crown and living in the castle, in times of war the royal family takes up their primary role as 'protectors of the realm'.
 
2010-06-24 01:56:42 PM
redmid17: FTH: Prince William becomes a fellow of Britain's national academy of science, even though the only science he's ever studied is the science of removing a bra from an aristocratic hottie

And a fine science it is my friends


Take THAT, Intelligent Design retards!
 
2010-06-24 02:00:43 PM
Tom_Thump: Mishno: Gwendolyn: Why yes there is no science involved in flying planes and helicopters. Not a bit.

I've known some fighter pilots who were not "scientists", if you get my drift.

Sample maintenance gripe: "Radar does not work in O-F-F position."...

Ah yes, that's good one that got passed around alot in the Air Force except it goes like:

Pilot: "RADAR does not work in the 'official' position"

Crewchief: "excuse me Sir... the 'official' position?"

Pilot: "Yes. You know, the one marked O-F-F"

Yeah, that's a classic.


Umm, I was a radar tech, it happened. I didn't keep the VIDS-MAF of the incident, but I did hold it in my two hands. And laugh.

/MCAS El Toro - '77-'82
 
2010-06-24 02:01:46 PM
PIP_the_TROLL:
In return for wearing the crown and living in the castle, in times of war the royal family takes up their primary role as 'protectors of the realm'.


Yep. It's kind of like why CEOs are SUPPOSED to be paid the big bucks. Because when everything goes wrong, it's SUPPOSED to be their responsibility/fault/whatever.

Of course now that we've uncoupled the risk from their compensation, they have no reason to be paid so much.

/Rather fond of QEII
 
2010-06-24 02:02:29 PM
Actually, the form was just a MAF, the VIDS part was the big board the forms were tucked into to organize them.
 
2010-06-24 02:12:42 PM
Aidan: PIP_the_TROLL:
In return for wearing the crown and living in the castle, in times of war the royal family takes up their primary role as 'protectors of the realm'.

Yep. It's kind of like why CEOs are SUPPOSED to be paid the big bucks. Because when everything goes wrong, it's SUPPOSED to be their responsibility/fault/whatever.

Of course now that we've uncoupled the risk from their compensation, they have no reason to be paid so much.

/Rather fond of QEII


I am too. Always did love the Queen.

Though she was just Princess Elizabeth at the time, she did serve in WWII. And her parents as well, after a fashion. As reigning monarchs, the royal family set an example that inspired the British people and helped them deal with the horrible destruction they were experiencing on a daily basis.

Upon trying to convince the elder Queen Elizabeth (QEII's mother, not QEI)to leave London or send her children to safety, she replied with something along the lines of "My children go nowhere without me, I will not leave my husband, and my husband will not leave."
 
2010-06-24 02:18:56 PM
Glenford: ttintagel: Famous people get honorary degrees all the time.

Uh, he went to University of St. Andrews and received a degree in geography, with honours.


Yes, that's right. Your point?
 
2010-06-24 02:26:09 PM
Thunderpipes: StreetlightInTheGhetto: Gwendolyn: Why yes there is no science involved in flying planes and helicopters. Not a bit.

Did he design the flying plane or helicopter? Or do any research into drastic design improvements?

You do have to have a pretty good understanding of science to fly an aircraft. Do you honestly disagree?


You need basic mechanics of flight and understanding of navigation, map reading and a certain amount of meteorology. But certainly not degree-level. Thousands of NCO pilots in WW2 attested to that.
 
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