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Seems to be impossible to either prove or disprove.

But is it all that different from religious beliefs, like some bloke "resurrecting"?
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Indeed.

If only they'd cremated Jeebus...
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Barrier-grid animation, also known as a kinegram or picket-fence animation
Or moiré effect.

Akin to the Vernier scale.

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Light never ceases to surprise:


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That was pretty fucking neat. It might take the next 20 years but something useful will come of that.

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Yep. Could also be restructured as "Every other science. Physics. Math." But lots of chemists, biologists, etc. would get all pissy about that, so we'll let it be.
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Anaxagoras wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:24 am
I remember back in 8th grade being told by my social studies teacher that there was a "flat earth society" but that it was all just for fun and of course none of them actually believed it.
Around a similar time, I knew a lad who said his father belonged to one, and it was basically an excuse to drink as college students. I recall that they joked that Columbus did not sail off the edge of the Earth because Newton had not invented gravity yet.

Years later I encountered a student who tried to claim that the P Creation Myth was accurate since gravity did not exist back then. He was, unfortunately, serious.

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The flat earth thing is what made it obvious that an intelligent educated person can believe the most absurd nonsense, and they are not kidding.
oh really?

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It’s not even stranger than a highly educated surgeon who also believes that Jesus Christ rose from the dead and will return and the dead will rise in the whole Christian thing, they actually believe that.
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They provisionally buy it because the reward is eternal life and they're scared shitless of death. The whole goddamned mess is motivated by fear. Sorry chreeeeeeeeeeeestians. You get to die just like everyone else. :)

Getting back to all the other idjit bleeeeeeefs, when did we start glorifying teh dumbth and why? I could be wrong, but I recall a time in this fucking country when we thought highly of better and better education and those who pursued same were rewarded and respected for same. The youngsters coming up now all seem to be in a race for the stupidest sumbitch on the planet and proud of it. Not all of course, there's the occasional young person who makes a life for themselves with a major part of that being a higher education and those are quite refreshing. Always great fun to talk with and not just because they can form real sentences without additional help from Dick and Jane. And you've just got to smile at the dumbest of the dumb when they get on a tirade about not being able to find rewarding work.
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What is it and where can I get some? :)
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The Blob. Antarctica.

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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:37 pm
What is it and where can I get some? :)
Some kind of magnetic goo. Fucking magnets. How do they work?
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Anaxagoras wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:57 am
Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:37 pm
What is it and where can I get some? :)
Some kind of magnetic goo. Fucking magnets. How do they work?
I get that much.

I want a product name so I can shop for it online. 8)
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Maybe something like this:

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
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oh really?

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