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2014-04-07 05:20:13 PM
14 votes:

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


conservative is one thing. batshiat crazy is another.
2014-04-07 05:11:01 PM
13 votes:
Geocentrism is still a thing people believe? That's off the potato scale level derp.
2014-04-07 05:31:35 PM
9 votes:
All I heard her say is "Everything we know about the universe is wrong". Considering about half the talking heads there are talking about dark matter and NOT geocentrism I think it's possible she wasn't aware of the nature of what she signed up for. I certainly think Michio Kaku can't be happy with having his position misrepresented.

Maybe they all thought it was a parody move? Or maybe it IS a parody movie?
2014-04-07 05:11:17 PM
8 votes:
I think it's her making a house payment.
2014-04-07 06:26:34 PM
6 votes:

Smeggy Smurf: It's called a paycheck submitter.  You know the kind of thing that keeps decent, hard working people off of welfare.  You should try getting one, you might like it.


Anybody knowingly pushing geocentrism in 2014 is not a "decent" person. They're either an idiot or evil.
2014-04-07 05:45:08 PM
6 votes:

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


i'm guessing a venn diagram of the two looks like a single circle.
2014-04-07 06:25:08 PM
5 votes:
"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??
2014-04-07 05:51:50 PM
5 votes:

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.
2014-04-07 05:42:55 PM
5 votes:
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!
2014-04-07 05:40:20 PM
5 votes:
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2014-04-07 06:29:15 PM
4 votes:

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.


People appearing in such films are not always told the truth about how their appearances will be presented and/or edited. Someone like Dr. Kaku might think "everything you know is wrong" it a good way to start an intellectual discussion.

/offer does not apply if Kaku is actually advocating heliocentrism in the film. DNRTFA
2014-04-07 06:26:43 PM
4 votes:
This is final proof that Voyager was, and will always be, the worst series.
2014-04-07 05:09:12 PM
4 votes:

FlashHarry: so what's the bet here? alcoholism? drug abuse? she's obviously un-hirable in hollywood.


Her voice alone makes me contemplate suicide.
2014-04-07 06:54:11 PM
3 votes:
No wonder she couldn't find her way back to the Alpha Quadrant.
2014-04-07 06:42:53 PM
3 votes:

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 06:41:46 PM
3 votes:
Her years on Star Trek made her an expert in pseudoscience.

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2014-04-07 06:38:20 PM
3 votes:
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 06:35:59 PM
3 votes:
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Don't make me slap a biatch's ass.
2014-04-07 06:23:10 PM
3 votes:
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.
2014-04-07 06:21:31 PM
3 votes:

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.
2014-04-07 06:16:32 PM
3 votes:

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

Or, as Sir Larry would say, "You show up, you remember your lines, you say the words, you pick up the check."


Or Michael Caine: "I have never seen it, but by all accounts it is terrible. However I have seen the house that it built and it is terrific."
2014-04-07 06:09:04 PM
3 votes:

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.
2014-04-07 05:59:18 PM
3 votes:

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!


well, i think it was the elliptical orbits of the planets (and the seemingly retrograde motion that caused) that got copernicus and kepler to figure out heliocentrism, so you'd need to be pretty smart to just figure it out by looking.
2014-04-07 05:48:56 PM
3 votes:

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


Or, as Sir Larry would say, "You show up, you remember your lines, you say the words, you pick up the check."
2014-04-07 05:16:10 PM
3 votes:

Confabulat: Maybe she's just insane.


this is certainly a possibility. after all, hollywood has produced class-a nutbags like michael moriarty, victoria jackson and chuck norris.
2014-04-07 05:11:38 PM
3 votes:
She stars on Orange is the New Black, which is pretty successful. I'm also currently listening to her narrate Joe Hill's NOS4A2 and she's really pretty terrific once you get Janeway out of your head.

She doesn't seem to be struggling. Maybe she's just insane.
2014-04-08 05:02:03 PM
2 votes:
"I understand there has been some controversy about my participation in a documentary called THE PRINCIPLE. Let me assure everyone that I completely agree with the eminent physicist Lawrence Krauss, who was himself misrepresented in the film, and who has written a succinct rebuttal in SLATE. I am not a geocentrist, nor am I in any way a proponent of geocentrism. More importantly, I do not subscribe to anything Robert Sungenis has written regarding science and history and, had I known of his involvement, would most certainly have avoided this documentary. I was a voice for hire, and a misinformed one, at that. I apologize for any confusion that my voice on this trailer may have caused. Kate Mulgrew" Link
2014-04-07 09:04:28 PM
2 votes:
So, that Voyager episode where Janeway and Tom Paris de-evolved into slugs and f*cked and had slug babies is going to be the SECOND most retarded thing she has ever acted in?
2014-04-07 07:32:14 PM
2 votes:
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2014-04-07 07:13:51 PM
2 votes:

fusillade762: All I heard her say is "Everything we know about the universe is wrong". Considering about half the talking heads there are talking about dark matter and NOT geocentrism I think it's possible she wasn't aware of the nature of what she signed up for. I certainly think Michio Kaku can't be happy with having his position misrepresented.

Maybe they all thought it was a parody move? Or maybe it IS a parody movie?


Or quite likely the scientists suffered the same fate as David Albert in What the Bleep do we Know?  Interview is selectively edited and a scientist who thinks they are doing a documentary ends up as a figure endorsing pseudoscientific bunk.

Without seeing the film, I can sort of see where they appear to be going.  Not geocentrism in the classical sense, but rather our solar system is in the middle.  To a lay person, there is a good chunk of cosmological evidence that could be interpreted that way.  The consistent red-shift of almost everything, the fact that any direction you look is basically towards the big bang... stuff like that.  It's hard for someone who's not a high level expert who can understand at least some of the math to really get that stuff.  Most of us believe it based on the fact we trust in scientific expertise and the simplified models that are presented by good educators.  Much the same way the folks at The Secret get conscious thought and measurement using EM fields and other particles confused.
2014-04-07 07:09:35 PM
2 votes:

Close2TheEdge: Take organic products.  There really is no evidence that organic food is any healthier for you than conventional food.  But people, myself included, will often buy it because we "feel" like it must be healthier.


People buy it because certain crops contain a lot of pesticide residue and they're avoiding that with organic apples and raspberries. Not sure how that is a vague feeling about being healthier.
2014-04-07 06:59:48 PM
2 votes:
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'It is not her fault. She was not born Korean.'
2014-04-07 06:50:43 PM
2 votes:
Mercury and Venus are inferior planets...simply put their orbits are closer to the sun than ours. They show phases...you only see those planets in the morning or evening because they are closer to the sun. You never seen Mercury or Venus late at night. We can observe this because our orbit is beyond those two  planets (as we go around the sun). The superior planets..those beyond Earth...don't show phases Because their orbits are further out than Earth's.

Geocentric theory blown...

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2014-04-07 06:49:08 PM
2 votes:

Clock Spider Jerusalem: 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?


Its very easy to disprove. you dont even need actual "proof" (as in direct evidence or real data)

All that shiat that we put into space has to be programmed. The programming is done by scientists and engineers. Scientists and engineers believe the sun is at the center and the earth rotates around it. That programming is based on equations that assume that belief.

Therefore, if the stuff in the sky actually works (like, your DirectTV package that you watch the 700 club on), then the earth must revolve around the sun.
2014-04-07 06:41:50 PM
2 votes:
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 06:34:15 PM
2 votes:

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


Or Scientific Penguinism:

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2014-04-07 06:34:01 PM
2 votes:
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 06:29:17 PM
2 votes:
Um. Isn't it possible that she does not believe that shiat at all but is just getting paid for reading a script?
2014-04-07 06:23:15 PM
2 votes:
Her dog whine voice is the main reason I refused to watch Voyager.
2014-04-07 05:47:34 PM
2 votes:
In addition to Mulgrew, who played Capt. Kathryn Janeway in "Star Trek: Voyager" and "Star Trek: Nemeis," the film features several scientists, including Michio Kaku.

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"making a science movie? i'll be in it, but it'll cost you $200 and all the M&Ms i can eat."
2014-04-07 05:18:51 PM
2 votes:
I thought it was well known she's a very conservative in her beliefs.
2014-04-07 05:07:23 PM
2 votes:
so what's the bet here? alcoholism? drug abuse? she's obviously un-hirable in hollywood.
2014-04-08 10:40:53 PM
1 votes:

Degenz: LOL, people still arguing there is no difference between "rovolve," "rotate" and "orbit." This is why morons on comment boards still insist that "should of," "would of," and "could of" is acceptable while simultaneously getting butt hurt at immigrants for not speaking The Queens English.

You're farking mental illness revolves around an inordinate sense of ego fueled by a rotating news cycle of Fox Noise echo chamber bullshiat orbiting a gaseous blob of methane.

Happy now?


I can't let this be the last post.

"REvolve"
"ARE acceptable" (X, Y, and Z ARE, not IS)
"YOUR"
2014-04-08 12:54:43 AM
1 votes:
Now will you believe it is not about sexism when I say Janeway was the worst Star Trek captain?
2014-04-08 12:27:27 AM
1 votes:
"I SAID... What do Jews need with a starship?"

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2014-04-07 11:16:44 PM
1 votes:

falkone32: stuhayes2010: Both sides are right since motion is relative to observer as stated by Galileo and Einstein.  Choose a frame of reference that suits you. It's called a Galilean transformation.

You're vaguely right.  They're both right regarding their observations, and their observations are indeed identical, differing only on what object you choose as an origin.  However, with regard to modelling the observations, the geocentrists choose the model that's more complicated and has less explanatory power.  That is, they choose the wrong model.  And the choice of model is really what is being debated here, not the observations.  So, they're wrong.

Degenz: 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.

No, they're correct. The word you were expecting is "rotate".  The Earth "revolves" around the Sun while it "rotates" around its own axis. Hypercorrection strikes again..

Circusdog320:

Geocentric theory blown...

Unfortunately, I don't know if this would be enough to convince a geocentrist (though I'm not sure if anything would convince them).  That is, the phases of Venus would appear the same whether we assumed a geocentric or heliocentric projection.  They can always weasel out and say "Oh, yeah, Venus orbits the sun like the moon orbits the earth" and they've dodged your criticism while still being able to technically claim a geocentrist view.

For me, the best approach is to simply point out that the heliocentric model is easy to describe with pretty good accuracy (just integrate position over time with regard to momentum and newton's gravity function).  Modelling the geocentric model is also easy.. you just use the heliocentric model and transform the coordinates so Earth is at the center *rimshot*.

Modelling geocentrism without defining it in terms of heliocentrism, however, requires epicycles and just isn't that accurate, especia ...


Geocentricism should be considered grounds for institutionalization. It is on the level of saying you're a pink rabbit and so everyone should call you George and worship you as king.
2014-04-07 10:47:27 PM
1 votes:

stuhayes2010: Both sides are right since motion is relative to observer as stated by Galileo and Einstein.  Choose a frame of reference that suits you. It's called a Galilean transformation.


You're vaguely right.  They're both right regarding their observations, and their observations are indeed identical, differing only on what object you choose as an origin.  However, with regard to modelling the observations, the geocentrists choose the model that's more complicated and has less explanatory power.  That is, they choose the wrong model.  And the choice of model is really what is being debated here, not the observations.  So, they're wrong.

Degenz: 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.


No, they're correct. The word you were expecting is "rotate".  The Earth "revolves" around the Sun while it "rotates" around its own axis. Hypercorrection strikes again..

Circusdog320:

Geocentric theory blown...

Unfortunately, I don't know if this would be enough to convince a geocentrist (though I'm not sure if anything would convince them).  That is, the phases of Venus would appear the same whether we assumed a geocentric or heliocentric projection.  They can always weasel out and say "Oh, yeah, Venus orbits the sun like the moon orbits the earth" and they've dodged your criticism while still being able to technically claim a geocentrist view.

For me, the best approach is to simply point out that the heliocentric model is easy to describe with pretty good accuracy (just integrate position over time with regard to momentum and newton's gravity function).  Modelling the geocentric model is also easy.. you just use the heliocentric model and transform the coordinates so Earth is at the center *rimshot*.

Modelling geocentrism without defining it in terms of heliocentrism, however, requires epicycles and just isn't that accurate, especially when you consider general relativity.  Modelling anything complex, like unstable 3+ body systems using epicycles.. well, that would melt my brain.

For fun, here's a simulation recorded with the earth as center.

http://youtu.be/bloVS0GPbiU

When viewed on the scale of years, it's plain to see how absurdly complex the geocentric model would need to be in order to be correct.  Especially compared to heliocentric motion, which I didn't include because it'd just be a bunch of unchanging ellipses.
2014-04-07 10:28:41 PM
1 votes:
286 posts and I'm the first? Fark, I am disappoint.

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2014-04-07 09:29:35 PM
1 votes:
A town not too far from where I grew up was the home of one of the early luminaries of the Flat Earth Society.  There is an event honoring him every year, along with some debate as to whether or not he was trolling.

As for Mulgrew, feh.  She was perfect for that annoying hypocrite Janeway, and is the sole reason I stopped watching Voyager.

And Avery Brooks can be as insane as he wants, as long he keeps his lovely voice.
2014-04-07 09:26:54 PM
1 votes:
1 in 4 don't know the Earth orbits the Sun? Bullshiat. No way. Even if Farkers are 4 times as smart as the average American you'd have heard from a dozen or so in this thread. Think about it. Do any of you KNOW anyone who is a geocentrist? I know 911 Truthers, UFOlogists, and people who plan their life by the tarot, and I STILL don't know anyone who thinks everything revolves around the Earth.
Anybody know a geocentrist? Anybody?

You got trolled.
2014-04-07 08:44:37 PM
1 votes:

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.


Surely he had no idea that this nut job was going to be pro-geocentrism!!! I hope....
2014-04-07 08:25:15 PM
1 votes:
I know I'm late to the thread.  Sorry if this has been addressed.  Wouldn't successfully sending numerous satellites out to the remote planets disprove the geocentric universe by experiment?
2014-04-07 07:59:30 PM
1 votes:

untaken_name: "What orbits what" is a function of your frame of reference, nothing more. Makes more sense to have a geocentric perspective, considering that we, you know, live on Earth.


Except, um, no.

Your perception of an orbit may change depending on your frame of reference, but in terms of mathematics an orbit is pretty much absolute.

(Technically any two objects orbit around each other, but when the center of their orbits is located INSIDE one of those objects, it's pretty safe to say the smaller object orbits around the larger.)
2014-04-07 07:47:04 PM
1 votes:

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


You need to look around the political landscape. That's very nearly a bag with a string in the Tea Party. Remember, even more Americans think "Noah" is a documentary and that Putin's a great guy.
2014-04-07 07:32:51 PM
1 votes:

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


There's a difference between "conservative" and "believes the Sun goes around the Earth and the Church was right to burn Bruno and Galileo was wrong" which is what this group says (hint: galileowaswrong.com)

Or maybe I'm just giving to much farking credit to the farking dimwitted brainwashed jesus-gobbling conservatives
2014-04-07 07:26:51 PM
1 votes:
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TEACH THE CONTROVERSY!
2014-04-07 07:26:00 PM
1 votes:
That Kate Mulgrew is narrating isn't too much of a problem. An actor saying things that they don't believe and aren't true on TV? That's what actors are for.

The issue is all the physicists. When an astrophysicist is seen in the trailer as talking in favor of geocentrism, he either had no idea what he the interview was about and is being heavily edited and taken out of context, and hopefully suing for defamation; or it's a parody mockmentary.
2014-04-07 07:22:52 PM
1 votes:

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

On the plus side, it made sextants work...

No, really.

If geocentrism made sextants work, navigators could have used the planets as references. The reason they used stars is because stars are so distant that the difference between the two models (parallax error) is too small to make a difference.


Spatial parallax. That was the equation. Always wondered why things as bright as planets weren't used as much as the stars were used.

But the Vikings had go and ruin things with a board and a nail.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Viking-Sun-Compass/
2014-04-07 07:11:24 PM
1 votes:
Unless you business is politics, mixing business and politics is a bad idea. 99 times out of 100, it winds up harming your brand in the long run.
2014-04-07 07:10:48 PM
1 votes:

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: 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.


We could have had Susan Gibney.  She was on the short list until Mulgrew up and Melisandre'd her way into the captain's chair.  :(

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2014-04-07 07:04:55 PM
1 votes:

Gyrfalcon: Marcus Aurelius: FlashHarry: so what's the bet here? alcoholism? drug abuse? she's obviously un-hirable in hollywood.

Her voice alone makes me contemplate suicide.

I could never watch Voyager because of her voice. The show was okay; but listening to her just made me want to choke someone--anyone--to death.


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Choking Chakotay is okay.
2014-04-07 06:54:49 PM
1 votes:

Colin O'Scopy: So lemme make sure I get you:

An ACTOR spoke and people are believing what is being said.

By. An. ACTOR.


Some people don't vaccinate their kids because of what an ex porn star said on TV
2014-04-07 06:53:02 PM
1 votes:

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


We have people, right now, in space, actually watching, first-hand, the Earth orbit the Sun, and yet this foolishness still persists because it's coupled to the one thing that festers in the human psyche: religion. Religion is the anti-logic. It's why the vast majority of such things - spontaneous generation, geocentrism, creationism, the "young earth" foolishness - are typically rolled together with a belief system. Without the belief system, such things can be easily countered with logic and observation. With the belief system, such things cannot be countered because the logic-defying belief in them is viewed as "faith," and any attempt to counter them, even with direct observation, is seen as "temptation" or "weakness."

The only way to eradicate ignorance is to prevent its spread. Thanks to the efforts of the Bush administration and its various "faith-based" initiatives, combined with the morons now in Congress, our ignorance is here to stay, and stay for at least a span of generations.
2014-04-07 06:53:00 PM
1 votes:
So lemme make sure I get you:

An ACTOR spoke and people are believing what is being said.

By. An. ACTOR.
2014-04-07 06:52:43 PM
1 votes:
Somewhere Kirk Cameron's agent is getting a VERY thorough screaming-at.
2014-04-07 06:48:10 PM
1 votes:
Even though it has been conclusively proven by Voyager I and II, Mariner, Viking, and about a dozen other probes I can name?  Oh, AND THE MOON LANDINGS?  Really?  This isn't junk science, its bad comedy.  Scratch that, this gives bad comedy a bad name.  This is just a waste of precious natural resources that could be better used by other people.

What next, a movie supporting the earth is flat even though we currently have a space station orbiting it?  Maybe we should make a counter movie to this with Ric Romero narrating named, "This Just In: The Earth Orbits the Sun and the Earth Is Round."
2014-04-07 06:45:06 PM
1 votes:

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?
2014-04-07 06:44:00 PM
1 votes:

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 06:43:52 PM
1 votes:

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 06:41:57 PM
1 votes:
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2014-04-07 06:40:58 PM
1 votes:
It scaresme how far we've regressed...
2014-04-07 06:40:42 PM
1 votes:
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 06:38:20 PM
1 votes:
FTA :

About one in four Americans believe in geocentrism

I don't believe that for a moment.
2014-04-07 06:38:09 PM
1 votes:
I honestly thought this was a troll headline about Patrick Stewart having a voice-over role on Cosmos.

Wow.
2014-04-07 06:37:43 PM
1 votes:
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 06:37:05 PM
1 votes:
Has reality gone on farking holiday for these people?
2014-04-07 06:36:08 PM
1 votes:

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.
i.imgur.com
2014-04-07 06:35:38 PM
1 votes:

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 06:35:26 PM
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"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 06:34:50 PM
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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 06:34:23 PM
1 votes:
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 06:33:42 PM
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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 06:32:24 PM
1 votes:
Zariski-Riemann space? Affine space?

Who knew that Kate Mulgrew was the next Leonhard Euler!!!!!
2014-04-07 06:31:17 PM
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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 06:28:01 PM
1 votes:
I didn't like her before... now I like her less.
2014-04-07 06:27:53 PM
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Pimparoo: Smeggy Smurf: It's called a paycheck submitter.  You know the kind of thing that keeps decent, hard working people off of welfare.  You should try getting one, you might like it.

Anybody knowingly pushing geocentrism in 2014 is not a "decent" person. They're either an idiot or evil.


Or a fool.  She's just helping separate a fool from his money by taking a paycheck from him.  I say good for her.  It beats welfare
2014-04-07 06:26:27 PM
1 votes:
To boldly derp where no man has derped before
2014-04-07 06:26:15 PM
1 votes:
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??
2014-04-07 06:21:30 PM
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It's called a paycheck submitter.  You know the kind of thing that keeps decent, hard working people off of welfare.  You should try getting one, you might like it.
2014-04-07 05:40:37 PM
1 votes:
She's got to be just picking up a cheque.
 
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