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Laziness and arrogance. [Aug. 9th, 2007|01:03 pm]
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In the 6th century BC Greek mathematician Pythagoras said that earth is round - but few agreed with him. Greek astronomer Aristarchos said in the 3rd century BC that earth revolves around the sun - but the idea was not accepted. In the 2nd century BC Greek astronomer Erastosthenes accurately measured the distance around the earth at about 40,000 km (24,860 miles) - but nobody believed him. In the 2nd century AD Greek astronomer Ptolemy stated that earth was the centre of the universe - most people believed him for the next 1,400 years.

What is your scientific prediction or belief? Are you more of a Ptolemy or Pythagoras?

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[User Picture]From: electrosoundwav
2007-08-09 06:18 pm (UTC)
I believe that the universe was sneezed out of the nose of the Great Green Arklesiezure. And that we should all fear the coming of the great white hankercheif.
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[User Picture]From: electrosoundwav
2007-08-09 06:19 pm (UTC)
and I wish we could edit comments for typos
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-08-09 06:40 pm (UTC)
lol, it's all good.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-08-09 06:40 pm (UTC)
LOL. Awesome. I will bear that in mind.
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[User Picture]From: silent_despair
2007-08-09 10:16 pm (UTC)

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Ah, I love those books.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-08-10 12:10 am (UTC)

Re: -

Oooh, I didn't know there was a book. Now I look foolish.
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[User Picture]From: luludi
2007-08-09 06:24 pm (UTC)
"Center of the universe" is an abstract concept, so it can be anywhere you want it to be. We see the universe from our perspective, so in that we are the center. Looking at it objectively, I think it would be hard to determine where the center is since we don't know how far and where it extends.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-08-09 06:42 pm (UTC)
It's definitely all about perspective.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-08-09 06:52 pm (UTC)
lol. Awww. Poor guy. He never gets no love.
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[User Picture]From: zibacco
2007-08-09 07:00 pm (UTC)

The world of tomorrow-o-o-o-o!

My predictions:

1. Faster than light travel will be possible using either some kind of wormhole gate system or a drive that alters the properties of space-time surrounding a craft, but no matter where we go in the galaxy all the gift shops will have the same crappy souveniers.

2. By the time we're our grandparents' age we should be able to upload our minds and live as long as we like in computer generated virtual realities with full sensory experience and no material worries, but you'll still have to wait in virtual line to get into the virtual bathroom at virtual sporting events.

3. For the next two hundred years the Presidency of the United States will switch between a member of the Bush and Clinton families until President Chelsea the 7th is assasinated by her own clone in 2202.

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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-08-09 07:13 pm (UTC)

Re: The world of tomorrow-o-o-o-o!

LOL.

You always manage to make me smile.

That's awesomeness, all around.
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[User Picture]From: zibacco
2007-08-09 07:21 pm (UTC)

Re: The world of tomorrow-o-o-o-o!

Awww. Thanks :)
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[User Picture]From: adaveen
2007-08-09 07:24 pm (UTC)
I just know the next biggest tech boom will probably be environmental and will probably involve bio-engineering on the nanoscale.

But then, I love Pythagoras and geometry. You can stuff algebra, though - work of the heathens, that is.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-08-09 07:38 pm (UTC)
Totally. *nod*

And I actually prefer algebra to geometry. lol. I'm weird.
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[User Picture]From: poop_on_a_stick
2007-08-10 05:11 am (UTC)
What's you icon from? *thinks* I've heard that before... i think... :-\
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-08-10 05:18 am (UTC)
Shakespeare. :) That play about that Emperor dude ;)
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[User Picture]From: poop_on_a_stick
2007-08-10 05:29 am (UTC)
That's lovely. It was starting to make me crazy. :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-08-10 05:30 am (UTC)
lol. ;)
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[User Picture]From: marguerlucy
2007-08-10 01:58 pm (UTC)
I'm definitely not a Ptolemy. We are so insignificant in the grand scheme of things that I'm seriously wondering why the hell I am continuing to wake up every morning and come into my job and worry about how little money I'm making. Who cares?? If there is an alien race out there, I sincerely hope they've achieved greater things than Earth and somewhere laugh at our foibles and idiocies.

;)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-08-10 08:04 pm (UTC)
I agree. lol. I hope they get it right, because we haven't.
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[User Picture]From: vulcmoto
2007-08-10 02:13 pm (UTC)
I think that we're such poor stewards of the earth that by the year 2150, there will be no life left on this planet. Maybe some sea life will make it, but certainly no land based life.

I think the reason people believed the earth was flat and also the center of the universe is because of the bible and the influence of the church. After all, we still have people insisting the earth is only about 6,000 years old based on their belief that the bible is inerrant.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-08-10 08:05 pm (UTC)
*nod* I heard there's a creationism museum that has dinosaurs with saddles...

I...
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