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Atheists who love Science!

A group for science enthusiasts of all types -- professionals, amateurs, students, anybody who loves science.

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Whether you're a professional, a student, an amateur, an enthusiast, whatever! Lots of atheists love science. Might as well have a group for it!

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9/28/2008
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Comment by A Former Member on October 10, 2009 at 5:46pm
I don't know who wrote this, but it is in response to the discovery of Saturn's new ring. - DG

When Galileo told the Pope
“Here, look into my telescope—
You’ll see much beauty there, I hope.”
His Holiness, the Pope, said “Nope.”

“Now kiss my ring, instead, and swear
That nothing of the sort is there—
I know you think it is not fair,
But I’m the Pope, as you’re aware.”

The Pope’s command was quite absurd,
But Galileo gave his word,
(Though some report him undeterred:
“E pur si muove” overheard.)

In hindsight now, with great delight,
We know, despite his Papal might,
That evidence would come to light
To prove the heretic was right.

With Urban’s ring already kissed,
The chance to get it right was missed,
Just one more error on the list—
But now, we find another twist!

What wonders will the cosmos bring?
Now Saturn sports another ring!
Much bigger than the Pope’s, this thing
Is interplanetary bling!

Four centuries have come to pass
Since Galileo ground his glass;
Far too much time for him, alas,
To tell the Pope to kiss his ass.

But now, the kids will learn in school:
That Saturn sports another jewel;
That telescopes are really cool;
One may be Pope, but still a fool.
Comment by Aiden on October 9, 2009 at 3:19pm
Astronomers creating 3D map of the universe

Team hopes that the map can help in the hunt for more data about mysterious dark energy
Comment by Aiden on October 9, 2009 at 2:07pm
Considering how quick conspiracy nutters are to jump on any little/remote piece of evidence in order to support their claims, I think it's relatively reasonable to say they would have said something before 23 years had gone by.
Comment by Boothby171 on October 9, 2009 at 12:05pm
@Aiden--I'm not sure how critical it is regarding how long the intelligentsia have known about a thing (for instance--I just learned of it on this thread!). The timer begins from when the morons in the conspiracy theory nut-house find out about it.
Comment by Aiden on October 9, 2009 at 11:27am
@Boothby

I would doubt that, considering we've known about Cruithne since 1986.
Comment by JayBarti on October 9, 2009 at 11:24am
@Boothby: I think your two week estimate is a rather generousness one.

@ Stephan: I know how I made the mistake. I saw the second animation of the orbit and completely missed the point. I think I will blame the cats for this one, they were distracting me with cuteness and the need to sleep at the time.
Comment by Boothby171 on October 9, 2009 at 10:55am
I give paranoid schizophrenics two weeks before this becomes the next "Planet X"
Comment by JayBarti on October 9, 2009 at 8:46am
Damn your right, that will teach me not to post stuff when I am tired. Doh
Comment by John Secular Smith on October 9, 2009 at 1:00am
@JayBarti

The link you posted specifically says that the asteroid does not orbit the Earth.

Cruithne and Earth appear to "follow" each other in their paths around the Sun. This is why Cruithne is sometimes called "Earth's second moon". However, it does not orbit the Earth and is not a moon.
Comment by JayBarti on October 9, 2009 at 12:09am
Interesting things I never knew before...

The Earth has more then one natural satellite that orbits it. That is to say we have a second moon (asteroid actually).

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