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    Hey how about a Spoiler alert! Someone may not have seen that episode from 1962 yet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GAD View Post
    You're on a tear today!
    Double-dipping, even:

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    I'm not a big science fan, but I do recall Mr Hawkings stating that the gold record placed on the voyager probes showing Earth's location my not have been the smartest move on mankind's part. You never know who is coming home for dinner.
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    It was pointed out to me that my earlier post on this subject may have crossed the line on our agreement not to discuss politics or religion, so I have deleted it. I value this forum for not descending into the constant bickering of social media, and my intent was not to start an argument.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dreadnut View Post
    It was pointed out to me that my earlier post on this subject may have crossed the line on our agreement not to discuss politics or religion, so I have deleted it. I value this forum for not descending into the constant bickering of social media, and my intent was not to start an argument.
    hey dread...fwiw I didn't take offense to your comment nor did i think you were in any way looking to start an argument. i thought your comment was completely in line with the debate about the desceaseds scientific observations. but it got me wondering: if the the good dr happened to gaze into a telescope one night and observe something radically undiscovered do you suppose he was more of a "wtf" guy than an "omg" guy?

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    I've been an amateur astronomer since I as a kid. Still an amateur, LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Antney View Post
    .....but it got me wondering: if the the good dr happened to gaze into a telescope one night and observe something radically undiscovered do you suppose he was more of a "wtf" guy than an "omg" guy?
    What's crazy is, it wasn't that long ago that we didn't know any of the rather amazing things we know today - as far as just the scope of our universe, our huge galaxy is but one among billions? Looks like there's lots of other planets out there, in other star systems. The cosmic microwave background radiation fairly well nails down a very hot, dense "beginning" of essentially hydrogen and helium gas about 14 billion years ago? We're living in an era of precision cosmology!
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    Happen to see "Into the Universe with Stephen Hawkings" on Discovery channel last night. Excellent show to cover all the theory and physics in terms and examples that use practical examples. Missed some of the early parts of the show. Apparently in was a show initially released in 2010.
    If you can find it on a rebroadcast (thats a obsolete term that has become applicable again due to online streaming!) it is worth your time.

    It is so interesting to see how human conscienceness leads all cultures to seek the ultimate answer. We may never be intelligent enough to grasp the ultimate answer.

    I remember when I was in college and we were studying "wave-partical duality". For those not familiar with the term it is based in the concept that sometimes matter looks like a partical, ie throwing a baseball, or a wave, ie a surface wave of water in a pond that simply bends around an obstruction.
    Both particles and waves reflect but waves diffract, refract and interfer constructivly and deconstructivly.
    The professor made the the profetic comment we as humans can't comprehend the true nature of matter so we have to look at in different ways, particle or wave, depending on the situation.
    I found that concept to be enlightening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cougar View Post
    We're living in an era of precision cosmology!
    Yep.
    Just ask RuPaul

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    Quote Originally Posted by adorshki View Post
    Yep.
    Just ask RuPaul
    Or ask the "Human Ken Doll"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by walrus View Post
    Or ask the "Human Ken Doll"...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WRQRNkpDh4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antney View Post
    if the the good dr happened to gaze into a telescope one night and observe something radically undiscovered do you suppose he was more of a "wtf" guy than an "omg" guy?
    If he saw the Human Ken Doll, I'm sure it was both.
    Although passing aliens might consider that look good enough to eat.
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