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(Washington Post)   Astronomers discover "Super Earth", which may have liquid water, a population made up entirely of superheroes, and one ordinary guy who's a little fed up with being saved all the time   (washingtonpost.com ) divider line
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2011-09-12 03:21:13 PM  
When will they find Thessia?
 
2011-09-12 03:21:29 PM  
Looks like it be needing some freedom soon...
 
2011-09-12 03:24:33 PM  
...and one bicycle repairman.

chinahands.files.wordpress.com
 
2011-09-12 03:25:09 PM  
It's Super nothing. It's freaking 36 light years away.
 
2011-09-12 03:26:37 PM  
This looks like a job for ... Bicycle Repairman!

(well done improvious, excellent speed)
 
2011-09-12 03:28:18 PM  
I presume they will call the planet Levram.
 
2011-09-12 03:30:23 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: It's Super nothing. It's freaking 36 light years away.


Well, it could be as close as 35.4 light years away, so that's something. Then again, it might be 36.6 light years away.
 
2011-09-12 03:30:25 PM  
In the accelerating race to bag and tag planets outside our solar system, HD85512b marks the second super-Earth found at the right distance from its star to possibly hold water, considered a vital ingredient for life.

There is another even more important ingredient for life.
 
2011-09-12 03:31:18 PM  
Whew. Made it in before Bevets, but just *BARELY*.
 
2011-09-12 03:34:14 PM  
But a new telescope to begin construction next year, the European Extremely Large Telescope,

That's some fine telescope namin' there, Lou.
 
2011-09-12 03:34:46 PM  

dittybopper: Whew. Made it in before Bevets, but just *BARELY*.


Wrong!
 
2011-09-12 03:35:19 PM  
Christ! Not another "earth-like" planet that isn't anything like Earth...
 
2011-09-12 03:35:40 PM  

DORMAMU: Wrong!


What, he did. Look at the post above Bevets' post
 
2011-09-12 03:36:17 PM  
Why aren't we building highly-equipped probes and sending them out into the galaxy on a regular basis? I can understand not sending people to Mars or the Moon, but surely we can be blasting out long-distance Polaroids on ion-capable ships to every degree of the horizon.
 
2011-09-12 03:37:04 PM  

Bevets: In the accelerating race to bag and tag planets outside our solar system, HD85512b marks the second super-Earth found at the right distance from its star to possibly hold water, considered a vital ingredient for life.

There is another even more important ingredient for life.


It's going to be so awesome when they eventually find non-terrestrial microbes, on Mars or some other planet/moon, and people like this just completely and totally lose their shiat. I really hope I'm still alive; I might take a week off work just to bathe in the moment.
 
2011-09-12 03:37:17 PM  

dittybopper: Whew. Made it in before Bevets, but just *BARELY*.


Now, that's harsh. His citations are so objective, like his second link which leads to a Fark post by Bevets. The "THEORY" of Evolution just doesn't stand a chance.
 
2011-09-12 03:38:49 PM  

Weisenheimer: Why aren't we building highly-equipped probes and sending them out into the galaxy on a regular basis?


Because there isn't enough life on those ice cubes to fill a space cruiser.
 
2011-09-12 03:39:13 PM  

dragonchild: Now, that's harsh. His citations are so objective, like his second link which leads to a Fark post by Bevets. The "THEORY" of Evolution just doesn't stand a chance.


Brilliant!
 
2011-09-12 03:40:58 PM  

dragonchild: dittybopper: Whew. Made it in before Bevets, but just *BARELY*.

Now, that's harsh. His citations are so objective, like his second link which leads to a Fark post by Bevets. The "THEORY" of Evolution just doesn't stand a chance.


What? I wasn't arguing for or against his position, just noting that I had appeared in the thread before he did. That's the actual sport, not arguing with Steve.
 
2011-09-12 03:41:12 PM  
I'm surprised Bevets hasn't been banned yet, seeing as how his links are basically spam.
 
2011-09-12 03:42:03 PM  

jayhawk88: Bevets: In the accelerating race to bag and tag planets outside our solar system, HD85512b marks the second super-Earth found at the right distance from its star to possibly hold water, considered a vital ingredient for life.

There is another even more important ingredient for life.

It's going to be so awesome when they eventually find non-terrestrial microbes, on Mars or some other planet/moon, and people like this just completely and totally lose their shiat. I really hope I'm still alive; I might take a week off work just to bathe in the moment.


Im buying stock in popcorn.

/in a way hopes trabaggers r still round
// kinda hopes not
 
2011-09-12 03:42:56 PM  
humordistrict.com is annoyed with that planet
 
2011-09-12 03:43:03 PM  
I just want to know which mod he is
 
2011-09-12 03:43:04 PM  

Shazam999: I'm surprised Bevets hasn't been banned yet, seeing as how his links are basically spam.


He gets clicks
 
2011-09-12 03:43:12 PM  
One guy being tired of being saved?

I assume the planet looks like this, then:
media.giantbomb.com
 
2011-09-12 03:44:39 PM  
In the accelerating race to bag and tag planets outside our solar system, HD85512b marks the second super-Earth found at the right distance from its star to possibly hold water, considered a vital ingredient for life.

Bevets:

There is another even more important ingredient for life.

jayhawk88:

It's going to be so awesome when they eventually find non-terrestrial microbes, on Mars or some other planet/moon, and people like this just completely and totally lose their shiat. I really hope I'm still alive; I might take a week off work just to bathe in the moment

Dont hold your breath. If microbes ever were discovered, the discovery would not rule out a designer.
 
2011-09-12 03:46:54 PM  

Bevets: In the accelerating race to bag and tag planets outside our solar system, HD85512b marks the second super-Earth found at the right distance from its star to possibly hold water, considered a vital ingredient for life.

Bevets:

There is another even more important ingredient for life.

jayhawk88:

It's going to be so awesome when they eventually find non-terrestrial microbes, on Mars or some other planet/moon, and people like this just completely and totally lose their shiat. I really hope I'm still alive; I might take a week off work just to bathe in the moment

Dont hold your breath. If microbes ever were discovered, the discovery would not rule out a designer.


Good point.

However, given the track record of human society, are you saying that there wont be plenty of individuals that go off the deep end of nutz?
 
2011-09-12 03:47:13 PM  
Well one thing this thread reminded me of was I haven't put Bevets on ignore yet. *click click* OK took care of that. You know people, if you simply ignored him, he would go away.
 
2011-09-12 03:47:19 PM  

Bevets: Dont hold your breath. If microbes ever were discovered, the discovery would not rule out a designer.


Is there anything that WOULD rule out a designer?

=Smidge=
 
2011-09-12 03:50:58 PM  

Smidge204: Bevets: Dont hold your breath. If microbes ever were discovered, the discovery would not rule out a designer.

Is there anything that WOULD rule out a designer?

=Smidge=


No. Religion and science are irrelevant to each other.
 
2011-09-12 03:51:19 PM  

Bevets: Dont hold your breath. If microbes ever were discovered, the discovery would not rule out a designer.


I guess not, but it's certainly a huge hole in the "We're special" doctrine, and would, at a minimum, force various Churches to ask and answer some very hard questions, something that historically they are not very good at doing.
 
2011-09-12 03:51:31 PM  
posting in a Bevets thread!!!

/watching him quote himself as scientific evidence is a sight to behold
//would Mr. J. Christ approve of acting in such a fraudulent manner?
 
2011-09-12 03:51:50 PM  

Smidge204: Bevets: Dont hold your breath. If microbes ever were discovered, the discovery would not rule out a designer.

Is there anything that WOULD rule out a designer?

=Smidge=


The babel-fish...

Or Vogon poetry used as a serman.
 
2011-09-12 03:52:15 PM  

Bevets: In the accelerating race to bag and tag planets outside our solar system, HD85512b marks the second super-Earth found at the right distance from its star to possibly hold water, considered a vital ingredient for life.

Bevets:

There is another even more important ingredient for life.

jayhawk88:

It's going to be so awesome when they eventually find non-terrestrial microbes, on Mars or some other planet/moon, and people like this just completely and totally lose their shiat. I really hope I'm still alive; I might take a week off work just to bathe in the moment

Dont hold your breath. If microbes ever were discovered, the discovery would not rule out a designer.


Aw isn't that cute. Your belief that earth must have been made by Allah or whatever your call your deity and is therefore unique has more holes in it than a Korean prostitute and your response is to just change what constitutes proof to you?

How cute.
 
2011-09-12 03:53:23 PM  
They find the Nazi or Cowboy planet yet?
 
2011-09-12 03:54:53 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: How cute.


You're wasting your time, his wharrgarble has less sense than the incoherent ramblings of the people who regularly hang outside crackmacs
 
2011-09-12 04:00:59 PM  
I'm still waiting for them to find Mega Extreme Earth.
 
2011-09-12 04:01:33 PM  
Bevets:

Dont hold your breath. If microbes ever were discovered, the discovery would not rule out a designer.

Smidge204:

Is there anything that WOULD rule out a designer?

Your question cuts both ways. Is there any evidence that would convince you that life requires a designer?
 
2011-09-12 04:05:10 PM  
Submit Darkwing Duck headline.

Get Bevets.

Can't explain that.
 
2011-09-12 04:08:23 PM  

Bevets: Is there any evidence that would convince you that life requires a designer?


Sure.

Provide physical evidence of the designer.

I'll wait.
 
2011-09-12 04:08:45 PM  

Bevets: Dont hold your breath. If microbes ever were discovered, the discovery would not rule out a designer.


Nothing can rule out a designer - it's not falsifiable. That's why creationism and intelligent design are in the realm of religion and faith (which I fully respect) and not science.
 
2011-09-12 04:11:20 PM  

the_sidewinder: Representative of the unwashed masses: How cute.

You're wasting your time, his wharrgarble has less sense than the incoherent ramblings of the people who regularly hang outside crackmacs


Hey now, the people outside of the Crackmacs aren't quite as crazy as Bevets...
 
2011-09-12 04:11:45 PM  

improvius: ...and one bicycle repairman.

[chinahands.files.wordpress.com image 360x254]


ah. there it is.
 
2011-09-12 04:13:53 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: Hey now, the people outside of the Crackmacs aren't quite as crazy as Bevets...


He's not crazy at all.

He is driving traffic to his comments and to his website. Much of it is repeated content from years past with limited need to update it. I just wonder if he gets paid as the sheer boredom from playing this character for years has got to be tiresome.
 
2011-09-12 04:14:14 PM  
you could die to find out if there is a god or not, you just wouldn't be able to inform the rest of the universe
 
2011-09-12 04:16:26 PM  
In a teleconference, Kaltenegger said that the planet is at the warm edge of its star's habitable zone, as if "standing next to a bonfire." That means the planet would require a lot of cloud cover - which reflects starlight - to keep the surface cool enough to prevent any water from boiling, she said.

But I thought water vapor was a primary greenhouse gas and too much of it would cause the planet to warm. Which one is it?
 
2011-09-12 04:17:03 PM  

Best response to fanatic fruit-cakes:

Just talk to the hand.
img38.imageshack.us

Anyone who still insists that evolution isn't happening belongs on the same bus as the flat-earthers. Science has all the evidence it needs at this point.
 
2011-09-12 04:24:36 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2011-09-12 04:25:43 PM  

Bevets: There is another even more important ingredient for life.


No, there isn't
 
2011-09-12 04:28:11 PM  

Bevets: Your question cuts both ways


Actually it doesn't; The claim is that life is designed. Is that claim falsifiable? Is there any evidence that could be presented that would convince you to say "okay, well, I guess maybe it wasn't designed." ? The answer, of course, is "no" - because since the intelligent designer claim makes no testable predictions, anything that is presented is excused away by saying "well that's how it was designed." And this ignores the fact that the only reason to suppose a designer in the first place is a textbook example of argument from ignorance.

The alternative claim - that life evolved through natural processes - CAN be falsified. Ironically many of the things that creationists insist must be shown to PROVE evolution would actually falsify it. For example, a dog giving birth to a cat, or an animal that is half duck and half crocodile. If that happened, then I (and everyone else) would be forced to scrap the theory of biological evolution and come up with something else.
=Smidge=
 
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