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Message 4 of 1042 (648196)
01-13-2012 7:56 PM

Kids say the darnedest things
My 5 Year old, Tyler (while looking at a clothes hanger): Hey you could use this as a cooperang
Me: What's a cooperang?
Tyler: Well, if there is a bad guy who likes to hurt kids, then you could throw it at him and hit him in the neck!
Tyler: Dad! Did you see that blue and red light (in the sky)?
Me: No? What was it?
Tyler: I don't know.
Me: Maybe it was a alien spaceship.
Tyler: Nah, it was something way cooler than that.
From a children's book, Junie B. Jones, that I was reading him.
Mother (on the phone) "I had better not get another call from the principal, Junie B. Do you understand me? Do you, Do you?"
Junie B. looks at the principal
"My mom says not to call her anymore."

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Message 16 of 1042 (649993)
01-26-2012 9:50 PM
Reply to: Message 10 by Dr Adequate
01-23-2012 3:26 AM

I'll see your Comfort book and raise you: Sun 500 miles away
Just when you think: "No, no, they can't get any stupider" ... they get stupider.
franko mentioned this website on another thread, so I checked it out (I should have known better). I have never seen such ridiculousness in all my life! At first I thought it was just a joke, but I think these people are truly serious. Here is just one out of a boat-load of absurdity.
The Sun: Millions of miles away?
Praise the Lord! He has shown me how to prove scientifically that the sun is no more than 500 miles overhead.
Here is the proof:
To start off with, the sun is hot enough to glow yellow, so we can use Wein's Displacement Law to determine the temperature.
Wein's Displacement Law:
Peak Wavelength in meters = displacement constant / temperature in Kelvin
Yellow light has a wavelength between 570nm and 580nm, so we'll solve for 575nm. Since we are working with nanometers rather than meters, we'll simplify the math by multiplying the displacement constant by 10^9.
575 = 2897768.5/T
575 * T = 2897768.5
T = 2897768.5/575
T = 5039.6 K (8611.6 F)
So the sun is about 5039.6 Kelvin.
Now, the average temperature of the earth is 59 F, or about 288 K. The mean temperature gradient of the troposphere is 6 K/km, so let's solve for the distance.
d = (5039.6 - 288)/6
d = 791.9 km (491.1 miles)
There you have it. The sun is roughly 491.1 miles overhead. Depending on the exact shade of yellow (whether it's closer to 570nm or 580nm), this figure could be off by as much as 5 miles. However, I don't have a spectrometer handy, and I'm willing to live with an uncertainty of 5 miles. It's not like I'm planning to visit anytime soon -- my shoes would melt .
The LORD is so good to me. Praise the sweet name of Jesus.
Pastor Billy-Reuben
Upon request I will cite scripture for all these facts in God's Holy Word.
And keep in mind .... these people reject ALL science - not just science that disagrees with the Bible, but ALL science. So I wonder what scripture reveals the wavelength of yellow light??? Bizarre. Totally Bizarre.

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Message 18 of 1042 (649996)
01-26-2012 10:38 PM
Reply to: Message 17 by Dr Adequate
01-26-2012 10:21 PM

Re: I'll see your Comfort book and raise you: Sun 500 miles away
LoL. Oh good. I had never heard of it.
It's still funny though
It's a strange world we live in.
Yes it is.

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Message 1005 of 1042 (712175)
11-28-2013 9:23 AM
Reply to: Message 1003 by frako
11-28-2013 1:36 AM

Re: I have a corn on my 12"
You know the meter is based on some abstract length from the equator to the pole whereas the foot is based on something tangible - a foot!
Seriously, I worked in the automotive industry for 20 years and witnessed the "transition" from imperial system to the metric system in that industry. So what happened was that instead of a dimension like 1.875 inches it would be 47.63 mm, so not that much easier to manipulate. In addition, all my hand measuring instruments were in inches, so all metric dimensions needed to be converted to inches - an added pain-in-the-ass step. Even prints that came directly from a company that uses metric (like Japanese manufacturers) used odd-ball metric dimensions (like 28.32 mm - how does that make it easier?)
Now I am working in science and everything is done in metric, so I constantly have to make mental conversions. (ie. I know what 8 inches looks like but what does 20 cm look like? or I know what 100 deg F feels like but what does 40 deg C feel like?)
I too wish we would have just made the leap to the metric system 20 years ago, but it met with too much resistance, so here we are - still in the middle ages And now elementary students have to learn both systems - twice the work.

Whoever calls me ignorant shares my own opinion. Sorrowfully and tacitly I recognize my ignorance, when I consider how much I lack of what my mind in its craving for knowledge is sighing for. But until the end of the present exile has come and terminated this our imperfection by which "we know in part," I console myself with the consideration that this belongs to our common nature. - Francesco Petrarca
"Nothing is easier than to persuade people who want to be persuaded and already believe." - another Petrarca gem.

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