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JEROME DA GNOME
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Posted - 07/10/2007 :  06:31:47  Show Profile Send JEROME DA GNOME a Private Message  Reply with Quote
"Astronomers using a giant telescope say they have found glimpses of the most distant -- and oldest -- galaxies ever seen, it will be reported Tuesday evening."

http://www.drudgereport.com/flash3ga.htm






Is this far away of long ago?


What a man believes upon grossly insufficient evidence is an index into his desires -- desires of which he himself is often unconscious. If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way. - Bertrand Russell

BigPapaSmurf
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Posted - 07/10/2007 :  10:07:09   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send BigPapaSmurf a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The writeup in that blub is distrubingly ignorant, here's the quote...

Astronomers using a giant telescope say they have found glimpses of the most distant -- and oldest -- galaxies ever seen, it will be reported Tuesday evening.

The light researchers viewed has been traveling through distant space for billions of years, it will be claimed.


And yes Jerome, is is far away of long ago, near the Death Star.

-Im guessing its probably 13.5 billion years old, and is much farther away than that by now.

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filthy
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Posted - 07/10/2007 :  13:57:07   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Didn't we run a thread on that sometime back? I seem to remember one...




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Dude
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Posted - 07/10/2007 :  14:07:45   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Dude a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Drudge.... HAHAHA!

That guy is such a clown.


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Randy
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Posted - 07/10/2007 :  14:14:29   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Randy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Bombastic, to say the least. Must be a slow news day at the National Perspirer.

"We are all connected; to each other biologically, to the earth chemically, to the rest of the universe atomically."

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Kil
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Posted - 07/10/2007 :  16:34:46   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It might have come over the news wires. We will have to wait and see if this is something new. I agree that Drudge is a joke, however.

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Why not question something for a change?

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Cuneiformist
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Posted - 07/10/2007 :  18:09:30   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Cuneiformist a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well, over at Scientific American, they've got something on the topics:
Astronomers say they have discovered a handful of relatively small galaxies that date to 500 million years after the big bang, or several hundred million years earlier than the previous oldest galaxies. The ancient objects may have initiated a key event called reionization that led to the clumping of small galaxies into larger ones.

Confirming the finding will take additional work, but if true, "it's scratching the edge of the universe," says astronomer Richard Ellis of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, who took part in the research. "We're really pushing out our telescopes to new limits to find these objects."
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JEROME DA GNOME
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Posted - 07/10/2007 :  18:40:41   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send JEROME DA GNOME a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dude

Drudge.... HAHAHA!

That guy is such a clown.





What is wrong with the Drudge report? It mostly links to news articles. Both sides of the political aisle leak information through him.

I am confused.


What a man believes upon grossly insufficient evidence is an index into his desires -- desires of which he himself is often unconscious. If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way. - Bertrand Russell
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JEROME DA GNOME
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Posted - 07/10/2007 :  18:45:19   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send JEROME DA GNOME a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Kil

It might have come over the news wires. We will have to wait and see if this is something new. I agree that Drudge is a joke, however.



Looks like Drudge was ahead of the curve thanks cune.


What a man believes upon grossly insufficient evidence is an index into his desires -- desires of which he himself is often unconscious. If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way. - Bertrand Russell
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Cuneiformist
The Imperfectionist

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Posted - 07/10/2007 :  20:21:27   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Cuneiformist a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by JEROME DA GNOME
What is wrong with the Drudge report? It mostly links to news articles. Both sides of the political aisle leak information through him.

I am confused.
It's been well documented that Drudge will, well, link to news articles that further a certain (*ahem*right-wing*ahem) agenda over others (e.g. here, for starters).
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Dude
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Posted - 07/10/2007 :  20:29:39   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Dude a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The fact that you have to ask what is wrong with the Drudge Report, Jerome, tells us much about you.


Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong.
-- Thomas Jefferson

"god :: the last refuge of a man with no answers and no argument." - G. Carlin

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JEROME DA GNOME
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Posted - 07/10/2007 :  20:53:16   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send JEROME DA GNOME a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Cuneiformist

Originally posted by JEROME DA GNOME
What is wrong with the Drudge report? It mostly links to news articles. Both sides of the political aisle leak information through him.

I am confused.
It's been well documented that Drudge will, well, link to news articles that further a certain (*ahem*right-wing*ahem) agenda over others (e.g. here, for starters).



Apparently, you do not read the report; only reports about the report.

Not very skeptical.


What a man believes upon grossly insufficient evidence is an index into his desires -- desires of which he himself is often unconscious. If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way. - Bertrand Russell
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JEROME DA GNOME
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Posted - 07/10/2007 :  20:58:03   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send JEROME DA GNOME a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dude

The fact that you have to ask what is wrong with the Drudge Report, Jerome, tells us much about you.




GOP SEX from the drudge report!

One must read before claiming knowledge of the text. I get tons of amusing stories about the follies of the GOP.


What a man believes upon grossly insufficient evidence is an index into his desires -- desires of which he himself is often unconscious. If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way. - Bertrand Russell
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Dude
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Posted - 07/10/2007 :  21:08:00   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Dude a Private Message  Reply with Quote
So shat?

Drudge is an imbecile, and the fact that you don't notice any problems with him or his site is a telling bit of data about you, Jerome.


Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong.
-- Thomas Jefferson

"god :: the last refuge of a man with no answers and no argument." - G. Carlin

Hope, n.
The handmaiden of desperation; the opiate of despair; the illegible signpost on the road to perdition. ~~ da filth
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JEROME DA GNOME
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Posted - 07/10/2007 :  21:12:20   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send JEROME DA GNOME a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dude

So shat?

Drudge is an imbecile, and the fact that you don't notice any problems with him or his site is a telling bit of data about you, Jerome.




Why would you discount someone who is provided advance information from both sides of politics?

Are you still angry over the dress?


What a man believes upon grossly insufficient evidence is an index into his desires -- desires of which he himself is often unconscious. If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way. - Bertrand Russell
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Dr. Mabuse
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Posted - 07/11/2007 :  04:40:13   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by JEROME DA GNOME

Originally posted by Dude

So shat?

Drudge is an imbecile, and the fact that you don't notice any problems with him or his site is a telling bit of data about you, Jerome.




Why would you discount someone who is provided advance information from both sides of politics?

So, you think that the presentation of the earliest know galaxy is a political statement?


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