|Mr. Purple Cat Esq. - 2012-02-28 |
aaaahhhh my brain!!! I'm just glad im not a physicist or cosmologist, this might give me an aneurysm!!
Also gotta admire his subtle segue from fairly rational theory to craaazyy!!
|Riskbreaker - 2012-02-28 |
Let's see, should i trust centuries or scientific research, made by some of the most brilliant minds of our world, or trust mr mullet man over here? Decisions decisions.
For astronomy I always turn to Eric Idle:
The words "Truth", "Wisdom" or "Patriot" in a username are a form of aposematism. They advertise to potential debate opponents that everything this person says is wrong and arguing with them will only hurt your head so don't even bother.
|SteamPoweredKleenex - 2012-02-28 |
It's scary how many more comments on THIS tripe have been removed or flagged as spam than the ones on even more dubious religious videos.
There's the usual religious anti-science mindset that can't deal with real-world repeatable phenomena contradicting their holy books, then there's this stuff, where people want to believe that somehow reality is part Narnia, part Sandman, and all run by cosmic steampunk machines. The latter camp seems the most vigorously angry. Maybe it's because they buy fake medieval swords at conventions.
I should have included "on the internet."
Again, you're probably not going to see explosives out of this bunch so much as threats to duel you with a bat'leth or replica of a sword from Highlander.
|Sputum - 2012-02-28 |
Isn't this technically true? stars, including the sun. are moving within the galaxy, and galaxies are moving in relation to each other too. The sun is hurtling through space as we orbit it, so in 3 dimensions the path our planet travels is like a cork screw, not a circle.
my point is nothing about this goes against the current scientific understanding, so this video is just kind of boring.
There's absolutely no proof that Earth is on a course for Space Mecca, if that's what you're asking.
I just thought he seemed like a hilarious old stoner wizard telling us something that's usually only spoken of in dark corners of smokey rooms.
But yeah it's also neat to think about spiraling through the galaxy. Isn't that worth all the stars in the galaxy?
you can't OWN stars man. They're not yours to give. If you trace a stars path back through space and kinda squint in the 4th dimension a little it looks just like your DNA, you fascist.
|StanleyPain - 2012-02-28 |
This guy is a "Unified Field" quantum magic bullshitter of the "What The Bleep Do We Know" type. He sounds like he knows what he's talking about because he uses lots of big words you might find in a physics book.
For these ideas to be correct, it would have to overturn thousands of years of astronomical observation. Nearly everything we understand about astrophysics would be completely incorrect which, if it were the case, would mean none of the related science or math would actually function properly.
SPOILERS: The ultimate conclusions of all his books and videos that you have to buy to learn the secrets to everything is: since there is energy produced in the body, our cells are like mini-black holes (because there's energy inside them, see) and since black holes exist in space WE ARE ALL ONE WITH THE UNIVERSE AND EVERYTHING IS INSIDE US IN THE COSMOS AND OH WOW MAN I'M LIKE TOTALLY TRIPPING...
|Redford - 2012-02-28 |
The astrolabe, which was first invented around 150BC, uses the static and predictable positions of the stars in the sky to determine the current time and latitude.
I would really like to enjoy this guy's explanation of how the entire seafaring era managed to avoid getting lost because the ancient astrolabe is actually a conspiracy created by the government because they use chemtrails to mask your universal DNA signature spiral thus ensuring when we enter the 5th dimension of time that the aliens will punish us by refusing to enlighten our eternal soul.
Or something like that.
We are moving at something like 40000 mph towards the constellation Lyra as I'm typing this (this is as related to other stars nearby, it's basically impossible to calculate the 'actual' vellocitiy of something vs. background nothingness). So the stars the sailors see every night are technically in a different position than they were last night.
However, we aren't actually moving all that fast, all things considered, and what skews the night sky even more since 150BC is the progression of the axial procession of the earth. Our wobbly axis has caused the night sky to shift so much that we technically would all have different astrological signs than we would have in 150BC. If you've heard of the cult of Mithras, it also has to do with the founding of that. The vernal equinox used to take place when the sun was in Taurus, but since we move around in space, it's now in Perseus. Thus, mithras killing the bull. Yes I know astrology and ancient cults aren't good references.
|FatFatuousNation - 2012-02-28 |
Well, he's right that the solar system is moving, and that the planetary bodies form a spiral, not circular, path, relative to a static frame. This is indeed a mildly interesting thing to think about, and I rather like the thought of a interstellar pilgrimage with our solar system. However, he stunk it up with mysticism.
I don't think that bit at the end was supposed to taken literally.
He's just pointing out that it's sort of cute to make a connection between the distance we travel and the time we travel. It's like taking a road trip across the country and somebody asks when the last time we had gotten gas was, and responding with "2 states ago".
I am starting to feel uncomfortable defending this guy, because I don't know anything about him and he's probably an internet crackpot. I don't think that because of anything he said, but how he says it, and his stupid hair.
pic showing how our system is oriented looking at it from the centre of the galaxy:
Is mysticism ever literal? I think even the people who talk about it are vaguely aware that if you look too closely, it disappears, so they prefer to keep it at a poetic distance. For me, though, it's not poetic -- it's religion light, and it detracts from and befuddles things that are genuinely beautiful, like our solar system spiraling through space. He's latched onto something good there, but you're right, the hair is definitely a strong indicator that something is amiss.
|memedumpster - 2012-02-28 |
Who isn't taught the sun orbits the center of the galaxy?
|Snakeweapon - 2012-02-29 |
One day humankind will discover that everything in the universe revolves around the one true space-beard paradimensional hippie god just riffin' out with a chorus/delay pedal chromakeyed over fractal images and Hubble photos in the centre of the universe since the big bang. Then finally the sciency people and the religiony people can at least agree on how bad they were punk'd and french kiss eachother maybe.
|chumbucket - 2012-02-29 |
All seemed interesting and kind of plausible up until 3:26 on where the incense somehow came through his nostrils and up into the deep parts of his brain to cause a mini-stroke.
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