posted on Sep, 13 2011 @ 08:57 PM
Originally posted by ecoparity
Is that when the vampire flying dinosaur things come up out of the termite mound looking structures and start eating all the Atheists, Muslims and
I don't have long to kill a few people, get sent away to a slam where I'll never see the light of day again, and pay 20 menthol kools to have my
Oh well, I'll just make sure I have enough extra batteries for all my flashlights
Originally posted by David291
Just remember we once thought the world was flat and that the sun orbited us.
Gosh I wish people would stop saying this. It's a very misleading statement.
You know who is to blame for the whole flat earth and sun orbiting the Earth thing? The church. People who were actually "in the know" were well
aware the earth was round, and it orbited the sun. They kept their mouth shut, for the most part, to avoid being murdered by the church. Nobody who
most would consider a "respectable" scientist seriously thought the earth was flat and the sun orbited the earth. Heck, ancient civilizations knew
that the earth was round and orbited the sun.
We sure as hell don't know everything, but we have a pretty decent grasp on physics which allows us to estimate size of a celestial object to a
pretty good degree of error. If Elenin was ANYWHERE near large enough to eclipse the sun, then it would be having massive gravitational effects on
planets in our solar system. It's not, so it isn't that large. Just some common sense being used here.
I've always loved the saying "keep an open mind, but not so open your brain falls out" and I think it's very appropriate for these types of
"ideas" I'm all for exploring alternative theories and ideas, but this whole Elenin thing is nothing but a fantasy for some people very bored with
It's akin to me saying "if I breathe out REALLY hard I can blow the earth out of it's current orbit" If someone said "Uh, no, you can't. Your
wrong" would you defend this asinine idea by saying "Oh yeah because us humans know everything, lets explore this idea, it's very possible that you
can knock the earth out of orbit by violently exhaling?" I sure hope not, but then again, maybe you would.