1249: "Meteor Showers"

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Re: 1249: "Meteor Showers"

Postby PinkShinyRose » Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:36 pm UTC

brenok wrote:
PinkShinyRose wrote:
pkcommando wrote:
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Wnderer wrote:
ijuin wrote:
Greyjoy wrote:Is there a clever reason that I'm missing for why Dromaeosaurids is out of sequence?


I think it's a paleontology joke referring to fossils being found "out of sequence" (i.e. buried in anachronistic rock strata). For example, if a hole develops in an older rock layer that is later filled with newer material including fossils, then you get what appears to be a fossil embedded in a rock that formed before the fossil itself existed (e.g. Cretaceous fossils in a Triassic rock layer). Young-Earth proponents often point to this jumbling of different-aged materials as evidence that stratiographic dating methods are faulty.


What do you mean out of sequence? They are in chronological order. Last time I checked July 22nd came after July 19th and before August 12th.

I was thinking the same thing until I saw explain xkcd:
http://www.explainxkcd.com/wiki/images/ ... howers.png
Apparently, it was a different date that has since been corrected(?).


For those who didn't see it, or need a reminder: it said June instead of July.


Even if you correct the month, the day is still out of order


Right, it was June 12th :P.

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Re: 1249: "Meteor Showers"

Postby Himself » Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:27 am UTC

geospacedman wrote:You can get stationary meteors - they're called 'point source meteors' and occur when the meteor is heading straight for you.

Better hope it's not a Chelyabid, then.
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Re: 1249: "Meteor Showers"

Postby shpoffo » Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:45 am UTC

Beta Partids: may be blocked by aluminum foil or textbooks.

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Re: 1249: "Meteor Showers"

Postby da Doctah » Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:29 am UTC

Drieds Quids: Settle to Earth very slowly, like snowflakes. Bring a butterfly net.

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Re: 1249: "Meteor Showers"

Postby orthogon » Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:02 am UTC

Vermicious Knids! That's what all shooting stars are anyway!

For me, Vermicious Knids always had something of the Eldritch Abomination about them. Even now, more than 30 years after reading the book, I feel a mild terror just thinking about them.
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Re: 1249: "Meteor Showers"

Postby Kit. » Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:23 pm UTC

shpoffo wrote:Beta Partids: may be blocked by aluminum foil or textbooks.

Aren't those Conspirids?

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Re: 1249: "Meteor Showers"

Postby mschmidt62 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:43 am UTC

I was kinda hoping for a Leonid Brezhnev joke. He was in power in 1966, and killing God would have been consistent with Soviet ideology.

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Re: 1249: "Meteor Showers"

Postby Davidy » Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:52 am UTC

wizpretz wrote:... I can't wait to see the Perseids in 3 days!


You will have to *Wait for it*.
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Re: 1249: "Meteor Showers"

Postby Kit. » Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:40 am UTC

mschmidt62 wrote:and killing God would have been consistent with Soviet ideology.

Not at all. You cannot kill what doesn't exist.

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Re: 1249: "Meteor Showers"

Postby addams » Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:45 pm UTC

Kit. wrote:
mschmidt62 wrote:and killing God would have been consistent with Soviet ideology.

Not at all. You cannot kill what doesn't exist.

Yeah. You are correct. They can't kill God.
No one can. You and me, on the other hand.

What will happen first; The Meteor, World Peace, God?

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