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These Imbeciles Thought the Titanic Disaster Was Just a Movie

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posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 03:25 AM
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reply to post by RealSpoke
 


somehow, i doubt the families of 1500 victims thought it was "just a shipwreck"




posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 03:31 AM
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reply to post by biggilo
 


That's probably true... I wouldn't call these people stupid... Ignorant, yes, not stupid. Ignorance can be corrected. Stupidity cannot. Stupidity implies an inability to learn....



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 03:34 AM
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hey, fellow duck here
i used to flip through encyclopedias too.



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 03:39 AM
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It is just a shipwreck, historically speaking. The emotional context to the families doesn't change what it factually was.

I mean I guess public relations wise it would sound better if I were to say "The sinking of the Titanic was a great disaster, a cruise ship hit an iceberg that caused it to sink." What does this mean in less words? Titanic = shipwreck.

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posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 03:41 AM
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Originally posted by reficul
ha ha ha ! that IS funnyyyyyyyyy!!!

i knew a girl,who,when was boiling water for pasta, i told her to put some salt in the water to make the water boil faster.
to my surprise,she came back with ' oh thats just an old wives tale'!!!!!
i was speechless! as i picked up my jaw from the floor and shook my head at the impossible stupidity of this comment,a i asked her if she ever took science in school! i told her it reduces the boiling state of water.
she still didnt believe me,so i had to bring her out side in the winter and put some table salt on a patch of ice.
as she watched the salt slowly melt the ice,she said 'oh, in ever really knew that'!!!

any way i felt like a 4th grade science teacher with a 35 year old adult!

a lot of people are dumb and or ignorant. get use to it!!!


It may just be an old wives tale after all.

wiki.answers.com...

Technically it is negligible.




Negligible refers to the quantities so small that they can be ignored (neglected) when studying the larger effect. Although related to the more mathematical concepts of infinitesimal, the idea of negligibility is particularly useful in practical disciplines like physics, chemistry, mechanical and electronic engineering, computer programming and in everyday decision-making. A quantity can be said to be negligible when it is safe to ignore (neglect) it in the present case, within the margins for error that have been agreed to be acceptable in this case. Examples of quantities that are often considered negligible are the electrical resistance of a wire, and the mass of the electrons in an atom.


en.wikipedia.org...



Seems like you would need a hell of a lot more salt than just a pinch to make a noticeable difference.

I would not gauge a persons intellect on a single sentence containing the lack of awareness of one single event that took place in history long before they were born.
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posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 03:48 AM
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Im smarter than a bunch of 13 year old girls. Yay!



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 03:54 AM
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reply to post by Germanicus
 


You're missing the point. How old were you when you knew about the titanic? Think back. I bet it was a while before you were 13 years old.

Honestly, our education system is much more to blame than these individuals, but....



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 03:59 AM
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Originally posted by Orderamongchaos
How many of you know what the Titanic was simply because there was a movie about it? The Titanic isn't touched for more than a paragraph in most history books. The Lusitania, however, is a ship that deserves a deal of attention. I would be more sad about someone not knowing about the Lusitania than I would them not knowing of the Titanic.

I guess this is another thing where age matters? I don't know but I was just thinking as I was reading down the thread that the first movie I recall seeing about the Titanic was "Raise the Titanic"....



The 3 hour miniseries they marketed as a movie in theaters was a touching..umm..endless drama that just about left me wishing there were guidelines for movie length. I think the Weird Al parody song about sums up the recent movie best, and that sure isn't a compliment to the movie.


The thing is...I remember seeing the first movie as a kid and the general talk of the time being a 'well, who can be SURE it even broke up?'. It definitely struck me growing up as one of those legends that is just 'there'. I can't really think of a comparable one now except perhaps Amelia Earhart, but I heard something in passing on that awhile back too.

There just aren't any mysteries to stick in the public mind left anymore, come to think of it.



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 04:00 AM
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lol @ you thinking the education system should teach about the Titanic. If anything spend more time on IMPORTANT events. Out of all the things a history class should teach the Titanic would be at the very bottom.

I'm 20 so the main reason I probably even know about the Titanic is because of the 1997 movie. I don't remember it being taught in school, nor really see why it even should be.

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posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 04:03 AM
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I didn't even watch T.V when I was your age. Still don't, really. I was reading getting all the knowledge I could.... To a degree, I understand where you are coming from. However, ....I don't necessarily agree.
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posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 04:10 AM
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I have to admit my own childhood ignorance. Obviously I knew about the Titanic.

But I thought the song made famous by Billie Holiday, "Strange Fruit", was about fruit.
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posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 04:15 AM
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Well, I'm sure I don't know somethings that a lot of people would laugh about, but really, not being able to identify a picture of the President or not knowing about the titanic is just beyond the pale to me.



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 05:13 AM
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This thread seems to me, to be about a bunch of "older" age people having fun at the expense of some of the "younger" generation. It satiates that inherent desire for one to feel / consider themselves above another.

Could we look at it another way? These "imbeciles" are our collective children. If knowledge that the Titanic was real is of paramount importance to the survival, wellbeing, and ability to conduct oneself in the world, to every "young" person today, why haven't WE the "older" people taught them?

I guess we are blaming it on a number of things, such as:

a) it was taught in every school on earth and they happened to be texting a mate and didn't notice;
b) when they saw the movie (knowing nothing about it beforehand) they should have gone out to google it to see if it was real. This means every movie they see such "Harry Potter"; and,
c) they should have had their heads in books all the time and talked to their equally bookish friends and somehow found out about it.

If you look at the last item above, you'd have to be dreaming to think that a child of the modern age particularly without monetary and social priveledges has the opportunity to develop their knowledge.

We, their collective parents, have allowed them to be bombarded by hours upon hours of inane television programmes that teach them nothing. It is OUR fault!

We, their collective parents, have delegated the responsibility of their learning and their desire to learn to teachers and schools. It is OUR fault!

What also saddens me about some of the subsequent comments, is the equating of intelligence to known information. I know countless people with copious amounts of knowledge of this, that, and the other, but with no intelligence whatsovever. Just because you don't know something, does not always mean you are not intelligent. It may mean you either have not had the opportunity to find the knowledge; or the knowledge has been hidden from you.

I genuinely feel sorry for the kids and youth of today. I grew up without any of the mindless distractions that they are bombarded with. We didn't have a television in our home until I was 16 I think. We did however have the full compendium of Encyclopedia Britannica. Not that I made full use of it but at least it was there.

They on the other hand, I feel, are on a hiding to nothing when judged by us who do not know their pressures and also leave them to it as adults. Hell sometimes we are even so tired ourselves after a day's work that we feel compelled to leave them to devices (PSP, TV, internet, Facebook etc) rather then spend time telling them what we know.

Oh God rant over! I really did not mean to write so much but I'm going to post it now that I've got so far!



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 05:31 AM
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my personal thought is...if you are bright enough to use a pc and facebook and twitter.you are probably not actually educationally subnormal.if you dont know titanic was real and own one lady gaga album you should actually be euthanized....just saying if you are that pointless and worthlessdont be a drain on the resouces of the planet.



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 05:52 AM
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"Just" a shipwreck in which 1500 people died...

in that case:

Katrina was "just" a hurricane in which 1500 people died
Hindenberg "just" an airship crash.. hell only 36 people died in that one
Chernobyl "just" a nuclear catastrophe...

Who are you to say what is important and what is not in history..
It is in fact this outlook on learning that will cause the younger generations to forget about what has happened in the past and for history to repeat itself one way or another.

It's not like the Titanic should be a subject of its own but it is a very important part of Maritime History whether you are interested in it or not.



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 06:09 AM
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Originally posted by reficul
ha ha ha ! that IS funnyyyyyyyyy!!!

i knew a girl,who,when was boiling water for pasta, i told her to put some salt in the water to make the water boil faster.
to my surprise,she came back with ' oh thats just an old wives tale'!!!!!
i was speechless! as i picked up my jaw from the floor and shook my head at the impossible stupidity of this comment,a i asked her if she ever took science in school! i told her it reduces the boiling state of water.
she still didnt believe me,so i had to bring her out side in the winter and put some table salt on a patch of ice.
as she watched the salt slowly melt the ice,she said 'oh, in ever really knew that'!!!

any way i felt like a 4th grade science teacher with a 35 year old adult!

a lot of people are dumb and or ignorant. get use to it!!!


Actually the girl was right....It is an old wives tale. The salt lowers the freezing point of water, but at the same time raises the boiling point.....Which means it makes snow melt, and makes water take longer to boil. Don't take my word for it though!
Here's some scientists for ya!


www.newton.dep.anl.gov...
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posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 06:11 AM
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next is the Holocaust....was that real??? there are plenty of movies. but the yoounger Gen will probably forget....

LOL how though You can own the movie and not know is beyond me... don't they have special features about The real Titanic??? I bet a lot of people believe Jack and Jill there were real and the love story really happened...but hey never liked that movie...sooooo many many things I don't like about it..



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 06:12 AM
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It's admirable jumping to these kids defense but some things are inexcusable.

It is true that some people don't know what coal is, because they have never seen it and it doesn't affect them.
There are people who admit to never reading books.

Doesn't excuse their ignorance, or the utter fail of those older around them to at least try to inspire some interest.
I'm not sure what's worse, the fact they don't know such basic things or the fact they are so happy to admit it. Like being stupid is a badge of honour these days.



posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 06:14 AM
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Originally posted by Silcone Synapse
Some of those comments may have been from people who have not had an education,or from distant lands where they do not teach about the Titanic.

I actually know someone who was told at school in the far east,that dinosaur bones were forged and buried "a hundred years ago"by our ancestors,to trick us in the future.

True story...and you should have sen his face when I tried to explain what he was looking at when I showed him the Hubble ultra deep field image..


Its all about what you are taught..
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Did I ever tell yo about the time my then 4th grader wanted to do her science fair project on the Einstein Rosen bridge theory and found out that her science teacher thought worm holes had to do with earthworms....

Once my daughter schooled him on what it actually was we both got told that she wouldn't be allowed to use that topic for her project because the theory was above her... Ahem really? I was a bit angry but at the same time I had to laugh cause a 9 year old showed up the teacher.

I wish I had money to homeschool, truly I do!


ETA: And this was in America!!
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posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 06:26 AM
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So you're really trying to tell me that you don't think the French Revolution, Magna Carta, WWI, WWII or the Revolutionary War doesn't hold more historical importance than a shipwreck?





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