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2014-04-07 06:29:38 PM  
So Red is the new Black?
 
2014-04-07 06:31:17 PM  

SnakeLee: "About one in four believe in geocentrism, which places the Earth at the center of the universe and the sun, planets, and stars revolving around it."

WTF??


This - seriously WTF.
 
2014-04-07 06:31:24 PM  
FTFA: A new documentary film, narrated by a former Star Trek actress, promotes the long-ago disproven idea that the Earth revolves around the sun

Check me if I'm wrong, Sandy, but isn't that idea still in play?
 
2014-04-07 06:32:24 PM  
Zariski-Riemann space? Affine space?

Who knew that Kate Mulgrew was the next Leonhard Euler!!!!!
 
2014-04-07 06:33:00 PM  
Before you deride geocentrism you should know that it's an established theory with as many followers in the scientific community as those who deny the myth of climate change, and is almost at the number of scientists who believe in creationism and alchemy. It's a hell of a good theory and one that I'd be proud to teach my children if the stork ever brought any to me.
 
2014-04-07 06:33:25 PM  

Jument: SnakeLee: "About one in four believe in geocentrism, which places the Earth at the center of the universe and the sun, planets, and stars revolving around it."

WTF??

This - seriously WTF.


I've heard of a lot of crazy theories but never heard of this one. Yeah. WTF?
 
2014-04-07 06:33:42 PM  

cannotsuggestaname: where do they fit in as compared to Flat Earthers though? That's the real question here.


Good catch. "[Y]oung-earth creationism, geocentrism, and flat-earthism are respectively the liberal, moderate, and conservative branches of the Bible-science tree." See  http://www.salon.com/2014/04/03/creationists_endure_rough_few_weeks_w h y_the_flat_earth_crowd_is_in_trouble/
 
2014-04-07 06:34:01 PM  
Kind of sounds like she's just narrating a show, and one guy who happens to be in the show is a nutter?

BTW, didn't Science Channel get in trouble for some slight shadiness on The Universe series a few years ago? Seems like they had Michio and crew talking about parallel universes in a theoretical manner, then recut all their parts to make it seem like they figured it was all basically fact?
 
2014-04-07 06:34:13 PM  

Bedurndurn: Gecko Gingrich: Eddie Adams from Torrance: To see that the the planets orbit about the Sun, all you have to do is go outside and farking LOOK!

Really? I would submit that, one, that's precisely what got us an Earth-centic model of the universe to begin with, and two, even if one were to agree with the current "Earth is not the center of the universe" model we have, simply walking outside and looking would be but the first in a very long and somewhat complicated list of steps one would need to accomplish.

You do have to do more than merely look. You also have to write down what you've seen over a long enough period of time to figure out the pattern.

/The looking part is pretty important though.



It's impressive how well they kept the geocentric model holding on; retrograde motion was a clue that something wasn't right but they predicted the shiat out of it anyway. I suppose "go outside and farking look" could also include measuring stellar parallax, but for most people that's unrealistic. I did go outside and farking look at the most recent transit of Venus, though.
 
2014-04-07 06:34:15 PM  

groppet: Why not just bring the flat earth socity in this as well.


Or Scientific Penguinism:

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2014-04-07 06:34:23 PM  
how can "Everything we know about the Universe" be "wrong"?  If that Assumption were true, then it would be false because that assumption would be true.

fark it... might as well be flat-earthers eating lead paint chips for all I care.
 
2014-04-07 06:34:50 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: Geo-centrists might actually be dumber than Creationists.

At least with creationism, it's all about interpreting (well ignoring actually) evidence of the past.

To see that the the planets orbit about the Sun, all you have to do is go outside and farking LOOK!


Kepler is rolling in his grave
 
2014-04-07 06:35:11 PM  

Jument: SnakeLee: "About one in four believe in geocentrism, which places the Earth at the center of the universe and the sun, planets, and stars revolving around it."

WTF??

This - seriously WTF.


Typo. They meant 1 in 4,000,000. Right? Guys?

Goddamnitsomuch.
 
2014-04-07 06:35:18 PM  
I'll admit it. I'm part of the one in four who believes that the sun - and the entire universe - revolves around the Earth.

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Look at this diagram. Earth is clearly in the center. I don't know how you can argue with that.
 
2014-04-07 06:35:24 PM  
I clicked the link for the trailer and got a trailer for Draft Day as a pre-roll ad.

"Yo dawg, I heard you like trailers...."
 
2014-04-07 06:35:26 PM  
"About one in four Americans believe in geocentrism, which places the Earth at the center of the universe and the sun, planets, and stars revolving around it."

This is the point for me where the article officially became Onionesque.  People can come up with statistics to prove anything, 14 percent of all people know that.
 
2014-04-07 06:35:38 PM  

WTFDYW: Um. Isn't it possible that she does not believe that shiat at all but is just getting paid for reading a script?


It is one thing to lend your voice to a fantasy film.  It's another thing to lend your voice to a "documentary" that is pure fantasy.

Sorry, she doesn't get off the hook on the excuse of picking up a check.  If she actually believes this nonsense, I've lost all respect for her as a person.
 
2014-04-07 06:35:59 PM  
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Don't make me slap a biatch's ass.
 
2014-04-07 06:36:08 PM  

groppet: Why not just bring the flat earth socity in this as well.


If you do that, you will need to give equal time to the other side.
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2014-04-07 06:36:59 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: Geo-centrists might actually be dumber than Creationists.

At least with creationism, it's all about interpreting (well ignoring actually) evidence of the past.

To see that the the planets orbit about the Sun, all you have to do is go outside and farking LOOK!


Eh, that's what got us into this in the first place.  You go outside and look and from our perspective the sun goes around us.

Obviously, they need a different perspective.  They need to be able to see the big picture.  So, I'd suggest launching them into space on trajectory to meet up with the Voyagers, where they should be able to get a real good, long look at the whole picture.
 
2014-04-07 06:37:05 PM  
Has reality gone on farking holiday for these people?
 
2014-04-07 06:37:17 PM  
well... the theory of relativity suggests that the entire universe is centered at the point immediately between my eyes. I've demonstrated this in numerous experiments. I stand still, yet the planets and stars alter their positions.
 
2014-04-07 06:37:21 PM  

FlashHarry: optikeye: I thought it was well known she's a very conservative in her beliefs.

conservative is one thing. batshiat crazy is another.


Sometimes its the same thing. Next up its the flat earthers. No not Thomas Friedman thats another thread.
 
2014-04-07 06:37:43 PM  
Your coordinate system can have an origin anywhere.  Doesn't make a whole lot of difference where you put it:  Inside the sun, center of the milky way, some other galaxy, the earth, mars, just some random spot in the middle of nowhere.

I believe the origin of the universe's coordinate system just happens to be the chair that I'm sitting upon at any given moment.  Prove me wrong.
 
2014-04-07 06:37:49 PM  

Uzzah: DjangoStonereaver: She's got to be just picking up a cheque.

Not knowing anything else about her, if I were offered a gig to narrate something like this, I'd do it for exactly that reason. The chances that the filmmaker will actually convince of his dumbass theory is low, so the "harm" you're doing is relatively inconsequential. And it's always advisable to take the opportunity to separate a nutcase from his money whenever possible, lest he spend it on something that might actually be effective. And hey, you get a nice little paycheck out of it to boot.


In the short term, sure.  But once it's released, she'll be known as "that bag o' hammers that thinks the sun revolves around the earth".  And not just in the real world, they'll think that even in Hollywood.  She just doesn't have the level of celebrity or hotness that people are willing to let it go.
 
2014-04-07 06:38:03 PM  

SnakeLee: "About one in four believe in geocentrism, which places the Earth at the center of the universe and the sun, planets, and stars revolving around it."

WTF??


I wonder what the age of the people polled was?

I remember believing that. when I was about 5 years old.  Except God was also making those celestial bodies move around us.

/ahh childhood, everything is so whimsical
 
2014-04-07 06:38:04 PM  

Astorix: Her dog whine voice is the main reason I refused to watch Voyager.


Agreed. And it isn't like she's a good actor with a grating voice. She's terrible. It is incredible that anyone ever gave her a role in anything.
 
2014-04-07 06:38:09 PM  
I honestly thought this was a troll headline about Patrick Stewart having a voice-over role on Cosmos.

Wow.
 
2014-04-07 06:38:20 PM  
FTA :

About one in four Americans believe in geocentrism

I don't believe that for a moment.
 
2014-04-07 06:38:20 PM  
We proved this shiat wrong hundreds of years ago. There is no point in arguing about it anymore.

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2014-04-07 06:39:06 PM  

Ivo Shandor: groppet: Why not just bring the flat earth socity in this as well.

If you do that, you will need to give equal time to the other side.
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At least that is entertaining.
 
2014-04-07 06:40:17 PM  

Uzzah: Eddie Adams from Torrance: To see that the the planets orbit about the Sun, all you have to do is go outside and farking LOOK!

No, to see that, you have to be willing to adopt some sort of external frame of reference. If you operate from the perspective that the Earth occupies a fixed point in space, then yes, everything does orbit around it.


Even from this point of reference, the retrograde motion of nearby bodies means that they've got to have some FUNKY orbits (as in, tight spirals) to be orbiting us. This isn't obvious to us 'cause few of us are charting the relative position of the planets on a regular basis, but it happens, and it's obvious when you see it.
 
2014-04-07 06:40:41 PM  

ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha: Geocentrism is still a thing people believe? That's off the potato scale level derp.


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The Divine Princesses find your lack of faith disturbing...
 
2014-04-07 06:40:42 PM  
SnakeLee
"About one in four believe in geocentrism, which places the Earth at the center of the universe and the sun, planets, and stars revolving around it."

WTF??


If it makes you feel better, you can pretend that about 3 in 4 of those 1 in 4 were just skimming the question, picked up the keywords "Sun", "Earth" and "revolving", were like "Yeah, correct, they're not all hanging stationary in the sky over a flat Earth" and marked the checkbox without paying enough attention to process who actually is moving around whom in the stated question.
 
2014-04-07 06:40:58 PM  
It scaresme how far we've regressed...
 
2014-04-07 06:40:59 PM  

buntz: She's a bag of nutbars.  Her, Sisko, they both done lost their minds (have you seen Shatner's "documentary" The Captains?  MAN Sisko is bonkers).

Hell, even Stewart seems to be losing it with his goofy Gandalf selfies!

Who would have thought Shatner and/or Bakula would be the normal ones??


I thought it was going to be about Sisko before I clicked. That guy is certifiable.
 
2014-04-07 06:41:06 PM  
Eh, whatever. Voyager wasn't a real Star Trek series anyway, everyone knows women can't be Starship Captains...
 
2014-04-07 06:41:38 PM  
So when we send probes to the planets we must be punching holes in those crystalline spheres! God is gonna be PISSED!
 
2014-04-07 06:41:46 PM  
Her years on Star Trek made her an expert in pseudoscience.

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2014-04-07 06:41:50 PM  
Dumbass news writer. The Earth doesn't "revolve" around the Sun, it orbits our Sol (star). Celestial bodies revolve upon an axis and orbit other bodies of greater mass and gravity.
 
2014-04-07 06:41:57 PM  
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2014-04-07 06:42:10 PM  

SnakeLee: "About one in four believe in geocentrism, which places the Earth at the center of the universe and the sun, planets, and stars revolving around it."

WTF??


I questioned that statistic as well.
 
2014-04-07 06:42:53 PM  

fusillade762: cannotsuggestaname: Eddie Adams from Torrance: Geo-centrists might actually be dumber than Creationists.

At least with creationism, it's all about interpreting (well ignoring actually) evidence of the past.

To see that the the planets orbit about the Sun, all you have to do is go outside and farking LOOK!

where do they fit in as compared to Flat Earthers though? That's the real question here.

The Flat Earth thing should be out the window after your first plane ride. Geocentrism isn't quite as easy. So Flat Earthers are dumber.


The flat earth thing was out the window since at least the greeks. And, hell, since ANYONE SAILED EVER.

"Wait, we cast a circular shadow on the moon, when the sun is behind us. That.. OOOH WE'RE A SPHERE. Huh. I wonder how big we are." *Calculates do within a thousand or so miles*
 
2014-04-07 06:43:44 PM  
I know my names Truther and all, but WTF?

"1 in 4 Americans believe the Sun revolves around the Earth".

REALLY? That's not a joke??

/flabbergasted
 
2014-04-07 06:43:51 PM  

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: I'll admit it. I'm part of the one in four who believes that the sun - and the entire universe - revolves around the Earth.

Look at this diagram. Earth is clearly in the center. I don't know how you can argue with that.


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I prefer my diagram
 
2014-04-07 06:43:52 PM  

Pimparoo: Much more bothered by the fact Dr. Michio Kaku would be in something like this. The Star Trek lady can say she was just acting.

You would hope a theoretical physicist would be smarter than this.


Michio Kaku is a brilliant guy, but the dude is bordering on savant territory. He can recite (and then correct and rewrite) science textbooks by heart, but he can't remember people he met dozens of times before. He is also easily startled and confused a lot. I wouldnt be surprised if he has no idea what the film is about outside of his segment.
 
2014-04-07 06:44:00 PM  

fartacus: Eh, whatever. Voyager wasn't a real Star Trek series anyway, everyone knows women can't be Starship Captains...


There was a damn good reason for that.

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2014-04-07 06:44:16 PM  
hope they paid her well

for a career-killing role
 
2014-04-07 06:44:46 PM  

Felgraf: "Wait, we cast a circular shadow on the moon, when the sun is behind us.


A platter, oriented on a parallel plane to that of the moon, would also cast a circular shadow on the moon.
 
2014-04-07 06:45:06 PM  

OddLlama: Jument: SnakeLee: "About one in four believe in geocentrism, which places the Earth at the center of the universe and the sun, planets, and stars revolving around it."

WTF??

This - seriously WTF.

Typo. They meant 1 in 4,000,000. Right? Guys?

Goddamnitsomuch.


You guys didn't think our politics were as farked up as they are by sheer coincidence did you?
 
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