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Someone phone Ken Ring on this!

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I think someone needs to remind our Italian cuzzies that Terrestrial science is not yet capable of predicting earthquakes. That kind of technology won’t be around for a few decades more.

But if those crazy Italians want to ‘spook’ their scientists into heading overseas – they’re going the right way about it.

In a way, this case – along with ‘junk science’ and alternative ‘remedies’ – shows up one simple fact; that when people don’t have a firm understanding of science,   they revert to simplistic notions.

Like those individuals who believe that the moon landings were a hoax. They point to the supposedly “fluttering flag” planted by US astronaut, Neil Armstrong. They insist that, because the Moon has a near vacuum instead of an atmosphere, that it would be impossible for the flag to “flutter”.

Well, in a way, they are right. There is no appreciable atmosphere on the Moon. So flags don’t “flutter”.

But, being made of a fabric with  a wire mesh sewn into it, the material still moves with a motion imparted from the rod that it is attached to, as the astronaut is handling it, and trying to bury it into the lunar soil. More here .

Even in a vacuum, objects will move, once energy is applied. (“Energy” in this case being momentum.) Otherwise, of course, rockets wouldn’t work in the vacuum of space, would they?

But back to the case of the trial in Italy. One hopes that the presiding judge will see this as the lunatic situation that it truly is, and dismiss it within about ten seconds. Otherwise every scientist in Italy will  probably consider packing their suitcases and buying a one-way ticket out of the country.

I’ve heard of anti-intellectualism (eg; the Scopes Monkey Trial) – but this is one firmly out of the “Strange & Stupid” Files…

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See Also: Moon Landing Hoax Conspiracy

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  1. Gosman
    23 September 2011 at 10:14 am

    Finally something we can both agree on 😉

  2. Deborah Kean
    23 September 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Yes, it’s completely insane isn’t it! I asked my Italian friend what he thought, and he was uncharacteristically quiet about it – very embarrassed I assume… None of my Italian friends agree with this bizarre trial – and I have a feeling they would not admit it if they did!

    • 23 September 2011 at 7:09 pm

      I think he probably was feeling quite sheepish about it, Debbie. It’s not something that one might expect from a Western society…

      Though I guess if a society can elect someone like Silvio Berlusconi… 😮

  3. Sheldonfan
    1 October 2011 at 11:38 pm

    @fmacskasy : You failed to mention Ken Ring’s world renowned book on “pawmistry” – hope the Italians don’t catch wind of it…. Cat lovers all over Europe will be prosecuted for failing to predict their pets’ futures and and keeping them from potential harm, not to mention harnessing their hidden potentials and unlocking inner secrets.
    I love cats myself (own two scruffy SPCA moggies) – but have to admit I’m appalled I never knew felines may have 7 different types of paws (linked to different earth elements or something like that I think…sounded clever anyway – a bit over my head I’m afraid). Probably never look at them quite the same way again – that’s for sure!
    May have to consult a cat whisperer.

  4. 1 October 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Plenty of material there to consider, Sheldonfan…

    Seven different types of paws?! I’ve heard of six-toed cats – polydactyl (sounds like a prehistoric flying pterosaur!) and a friend of ours has one…

    Pawmistry…! Oh dear… *raises eyebrow, Spocklike*

  5. Sheldonfan
    3 October 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Interesting….have to wonder if this cat was born close to a cell tower hehe…

    BTW – glad I stumbled across your site – you make me laugh!

    I certainly don’t agree with all your views, but anyone who : a) likes The Doctor! b) questions pseudoscience, alternative medicine and conspiracy theories and c) thinks its important to be nice to each other and protect animals , is OK in my book!

    Keep up the good work.

  6. 3 October 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Sheldonfan :

    Interesting….have to wonder if this cat was born close to a cell tower hehe…

    BTW – glad I stumbled across your site – you make me laugh!

    I certainly don’t agree with all your views, but anyone who : a) likes The Doctor! b) questions pseudoscience, alternative medicine and conspiracy theories and c) thinks its important to be nice to each other and protect animals , is OK in my book!

    Keep up the good work.

    Thanks, Sheldonfan!

    And when faced with giant, atomic polydactyl cats – as the Doctor sez – RUN! 😀

  7. Sheldonfan
    3 October 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Thanks for the the heads up – fortunately, we have in our back garden, our very own TARDIS for this exact purpose…:-)

    • 4 October 2011 at 12:29 pm

      Not one of the old Type 40, Mark 3’s, I hope? They tend to be a bit noisy on take-offs and landings… 😉

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