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The Rat
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Posted - 02/16/2014 :  05:56:42  Show Profile  Visit The Rat's Homepage Send The Rat a Private Message  Reply with Quote

You won't believe some of the ignorance of basic knowledge that is displayed in this thread I plucked from NASA's Google+ account. People actually seem worried that crashing an asteroid into the Moon will destroy it. They seem to miss the fact that it's covered in craters.

Bailey's second law; There is no relationship between the three virtues of intelligence, education, and wisdom.

You fiend! Never have I encountered such corrupt and foul-minded perversity! Have you ever considered a career in the Church? - The Bishop of Bath and Wells, Blackadder II

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On fire for Christ
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Posted - 02/16/2014 :  06:48:47   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send On fire for Christ a Private Message  Reply with Quote
depends on the size of the asteroid.

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The Rat
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Posted - 02/16/2014 :  06:56:21   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit The Rat's Homepage Send The Rat a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by On fire for Christ

depends on the size of the asteroid.


If it was big enough to destroy the Moon, it would be too big to deflect into it in the first place.

Bailey's second law; There is no relationship between the three virtues of intelligence, education, and wisdom.

You fiend! Never have I encountered such corrupt and foul-minded perversity! Have you ever considered a career in the Church? - The Bishop of Bath and Wells, Blackadder II

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Edited by - The Rat on 02/16/2014 07:39:12
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On fire for Christ
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Posted - 02/16/2014 :  07:01:50   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send On fire for Christ a Private Message  Reply with Quote
it might be big enough to cause debris which could then hit the Earth

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The Rat
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Posted - 02/16/2014 :  07:41:29   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit The Rat's Homepage Send The Rat a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by On fire for Christ

it might be big enough to cause debris which could then hit the Earth


Which has happened before. There are plenty of meteorites of lunar origin. But few survive passage through Earth's atmosphere.

Bailey's second law; There is no relationship between the three virtues of intelligence, education, and wisdom.

You fiend! Never have I encountered such corrupt and foul-minded perversity! Have you ever considered a career in the Church? - The Bishop of Bath and Wells, Blackadder II

Baculum's page: http://www.bebo.com/Profile.jsp?MemberId=3947338590
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On fire for Christ
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Posted - 02/16/2014 :  07:44:32   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send On fire for Christ a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by The Rat

But few survive passage through Earth's atmosphere.


if one of those few hit your house, you might have a change of heart.


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The Rat
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Posted - 02/16/2014 :  10:50:54   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit The Rat's Homepage Send The Rat a Private Message  Reply with Quote

Why don't you comment on that page? You would fit right in.


Bailey's second law; There is no relationship between the three virtues of intelligence, education, and wisdom.

You fiend! Never have I encountered such corrupt and foul-minded perversity! Have you ever considered a career in the Church? - The Bishop of Bath and Wells, Blackadder II

Baculum's page: http://www.bebo.com/Profile.jsp?MemberId=3947338590
Edited by - The Rat on 02/16/2014 10:51:16
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On fire for Christ
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Posted - 02/16/2014 :  17:45:30   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send On fire for Christ a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Good answer. Totally rebuffed me.

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BigPapaSmurf
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Posted - 02/18/2014 :  08:34:55   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send BigPapaSmurf a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yeah, it's a losing battle it seems... The media does not help. I read an article that said... '25% don't know the Earth revolves around the Sun!'

Of course it revolves around it's axis and orbits the sun, but whoever said the details were important to science.

Of course I didnt bother to tell them that their own stupid survey is partly to blame. If perhaps you would word the questions correctly the ignorance might wane a bit.

"...things I have neither seen nor experienced nor heard tell of from anybody else; things, what is more, that do not in fact exist and could not ever exist at all. So my readers must not believe a word I say." -Lucian on his book True History

"...They accept such things on faith alone, without any evidence. So if a fraudulent and cunning person who knows how to take advantage of a situation comes among them, he can make himself rich in a short time." -Lucian critical of early Christians c.166 AD From his book, De Morte Peregrini
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