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You thought the stars were.....WHAT!?

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posted on Apr, 24 2015 @ 11:34 AM
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I had a girl laugh at me for being silly when I called the sun our star.
"The sun isn't a star. It's way too big."
Ugh.
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posted on Apr, 24 2015 @ 11:38 AM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

Ah, True, thank you for my astonished moment of the day. Just when you think you begin to know someone too. You light your cig with a magnifying glass sometimes! One just has to wonder why, lol. A bit of showing off from the humble True? Or could it be the cost of lighters? If so, perhaps you're really a closet Scot?




posted on Apr, 24 2015 @ 11:52 AM
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originally posted by: Shepard64
a reply to: TinfoilTP

I doubt she feels insignificant. If anything I showed her how beautiful our universe really is.


Ya you showed her alright.
As you showed her your superior understanding, barely holding your laughter.
Then took her by the hand to the holy grail of Youtube in triumph leaving only a shattered remnant of her former self. You typed in the searches nimbly as to avoid porn stars and vast expanses of a different kind.
Your stardust is definitely superior to hers, may your hydrogen particles shine brightly again some day as they birth forth from a stellar nursery.



posted on Apr, 24 2015 @ 12:03 PM
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I try and have interesting conversations with guys I work with sometimes. There are very few that actually will. Most either don't want to hear it or are very set in their ways and are content without wondering about the universe. If it's not sports or hunting talk at least half of the guys don't want to hear it. I hung out with a friend yesterday and we just ended up talking about all sorts of interesting things and it was great. It doesn't happen much in my daily life and it is very frustrating when your topic gets shut down because it sounds taboo or crazy. Op, it was a great idea to show her Hubble pics and videos.
These posts reminded me of some jack Johnson lyrics.
And there were so many fewer questions when stars were still just the holes to heaven.



posted on Apr, 24 2015 @ 12:31 PM
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This is not a joke. My mom used to take care of a woman in her 80's. She was actually a pretty sharp old girl, except she thought the reason the moon moved across the sky at night, is because it is supported in a sling of some kind, and swings like a pendulum. I didn't tell her any different. She had believed that for decades. Why spoil it for her in her late 80's.



posted on Apr, 24 2015 @ 12:42 PM
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The other day, my wife and I were out with a couple of friends on a double date. I brought up a topic of how one of the guys I went to school with thinks the world is flat. My wife questioned me "Well it is, isn't it?" I had trouble keeping my head together at that point as I tried to distinguish flat from round for her. We exchanged many words about my attitude after we got home that night lol



posted on Apr, 24 2015 @ 12:50 PM
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originally posted by: Shepard64
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"I don't know...craters or something".
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And there are people who still don't understand why it is I've got no faith in humans.

Craters. Or something. Really shiny ones. In the sky, which is clearly just a large cardboard box, where our flat earth resides.

Did you happen to ask this woman how much time she spent at church in a given month?



posted on Apr, 24 2015 @ 12:50 PM
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a reply to: Shepard64

Why are all the "misinformed" in these stories women? As a women, this is very depressing to me.



posted on Apr, 24 2015 @ 01:09 PM
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a reply to: Shepard64

You should show your co-worker some of the pictures that the Hubble has taken and watch her reaction!



posted on Apr, 24 2015 @ 01:12 PM
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a reply to: lordcomac

She never goes to church actually lol When she said "crater" that made me wonder what she thought the sky was. Did she think it was a massive planet or...something I really don't understand why she said craters. I really don't think she has ever thought about and just blurted that out to be honest, she might not even know what craters are.



posted on Apr, 24 2015 @ 01:13 PM
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originally posted by: frostie
a reply to: Shepard64

You should show your co-worker some of the pictures that the Hubble has taken and watch her reaction!


Oh I did
she really enjoyed them!



posted on Apr, 24 2015 @ 01:14 PM
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originally posted by: eeyipes
a reply to: Shepard64

Why are all the "misinformed" in these stories women? As a women, this is very depressing to me.



I gave an example on page 1 of a man that was uniformed. Fear not, ignorance knows no gender



posted on Apr, 24 2015 @ 01:28 PM
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I thought stars were something Hollywood created. I guess I live in the dark ages.



posted on Apr, 24 2015 @ 01:40 PM
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a reply to: Shepard64



Have any of you met someone like this?


All the time.



Someone so ignorant of science and space? How did you deal with them?


You need to realize that people have more pressing concerns like their children or careers. I get into heated discussions with a friend about the intricacies of space colonization all the time- but he is a father and even though he has a simple grasp he doesn't have the time to do the research.

If you can educate someone, then educate them and take pleasure in doing so because there are holier than thous that look down upon others without helping them.


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posted on Apr, 24 2015 @ 01:44 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12
a reply to: Shepard64

How can anyone go thru the public educational system and not know how the universe is constructed?



I think I know the answer.



posted on Apr, 24 2015 @ 01:47 PM
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Thought this opinion would be entertaining.



posted on Apr, 24 2015 @ 01:50 PM
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a reply to: Thecakeisalie

Your exactly right! After the initial frustration left me I really enjoyed educating her on the subject whether she absorbed it or not. I said previously that I could use less time wondering about space so I could focus more on my life down here but I find that hard. They have it the other way around which is actually a good thing. At least compared to my situation.
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posted on Apr, 24 2015 @ 02:00 PM
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a reply to: skalla

Good! Someone put that clip up. I was going to look for it if you hadn't beat me to it.



posted on Apr, 24 2015 @ 02:03 PM
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originally posted by: TinfoilTP

originally posted by: Shepard64
a reply to: TinfoilTP

I doubt she feels insignificant. If anything I showed her how beautiful our universe really is.


Ya you showed her alright.
As you showed her your superior understanding, barely holding your laughter.
Then took her by the hand to the holy grail of Youtube in triumph leaving only a shattered remnant of her former self. You typed in the searches nimbly as to avoid porn stars and vast expanses of a different kind.
Your stardust is definitely superior to hers, may your hydrogen particles shine brightly again some day as they birth forth from a stellar nursery.




Narrowly avoiding porn stars



posted on Apr, 24 2015 @ 02:06 PM
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Sort of like this scene?

The converse is when you hit those moments when you sort of flip something out in stride that you thought was total common knowledge and suddenly you realize that no one is saying anything anymore because they're all looking at you like you've grown two heads.



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