Traveller Store CotI Features New Posts Mark Forums Read Register


Go Back TravellerRPG.com > Citizens of the Imperium > General Traveller Discussions > The Lone Star

The Lone Star Meet, greet and socialize with your fellow Travellers in the Lone Star Lounge. Random Topics.

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old July 9th, 2010, 11:03 PM
DFW
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Gallery :
Default The problem with...

using data from only a speck in our galaxy, which is just a speck itself, to formulate theories...

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/...est=latestnews
  #2  
Old July 10th, 2010, 01:00 AM
ShapeShifter's Avatar
ShapeShifter ShapeShifter is offline
Citizen: SOC-13
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: The Bo÷tes Void
Posts: 724
Gallery : 0
ShapeShifter Citizen
Default

Wait a minute! The earth isn't flat?! WTF, man?!?

All my neat, orderly theories must now be defenestrated!

Aaarrrgh!

*throws reams of equations out window*
__________________
This Is Your Captain Speaking...Your Captain Is Dead.
  #3  
Old July 11th, 2010, 03:42 PM
Mark Morgan's Avatar
Mark Morgan Mark Morgan is offline
Citizen: SOC-10
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 75
Gallery : 0
Mark Morgan Citizen
Default

whrn the speck is all you have you use it
  #4  
Old July 13th, 2010, 12:04 PM
DFW
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Gallery :
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark Morgan View Post
whrn the speck is all you have you use it
Sure, but don't hold it as being true and teach it in schools as being anything other than an uneducated guess. That's where myopic scientists fall down.
Received Warning
  #5  
Old July 13th, 2010, 02:43 PM
Blix Blix is offline
Citizen: SOC-12
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 105
Gallery : 0
Blix Citizen
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DFW View Post
Sure, but don't hold it as being true and teach it in schools as being anything other than an uneducated guess. That's where myopic scientists fall down.
And you know better than they do? It sounds like you think there is a campaign to mislead students in schools and that is not the case at all. And that article summarizes things that have been known about for some time now, this hasn't been hidden from students of the subject.
  #6  
Old July 13th, 2010, 03:38 PM
DFW
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Gallery :
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blix View Post
And you know better than they do?
Obviously, when it comes to painting something as fact for the entire universe before the data is in. Any other questions?
Received Warning
  #7  
Old July 13th, 2010, 04:03 PM
Blix Blix is offline
Citizen: SOC-12
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 105
Gallery : 0
Blix Citizen
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DFW View Post
Obviously, when it comes to painting something as fact for the entire universe before the data is in. Any other questions?
Yes. Provide evidence for your claims.
  #8  
Old July 13th, 2010, 04:27 PM
DFW
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Gallery :
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blix View Post
Yes. Provide evidence for your claims.
Read the article...
Received Warning
  #9  
Old July 13th, 2010, 06:46 PM
aramis's Avatar
aramis aramis is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Anchorage, AK, USofA
Posts: 29,531
Gallery : 56
Visit aramis's Blog
aramis has disabled reputation
Send a message via ICQ to aramis Send a message via AIM to aramis Send a message via Yahoo to aramis
Default

Thread closed due to antagonistic posts, pending further moderator discussion and/or action.
__________________
~ Aramis
aramis.hostman.us /trav
Smith & Wesson: The Original Point and Click interface!

Archduke of Sylea (CORE 2118)
Duke of the Third Imperium (SPIN 0534)
Count Terra (SOLO 1827)
Count Gorod (REFT 1302)
Count of the Third Imperium (SPIN 2232)
Viscount of Adabicci (SPIN 1824)
Marquis of the Solomani Rim (SOLO 0606)
Marquis of the Third Imperium (SPIN 2410)
Baron of the Third Imperium (SPIN 2231)
Knight of the Iridium Throne (CORE 1434)
Sir William Hostman (OLDE 0512)
Sir William Hostman (DAGU 0622)
Knight of Deneb (REFT 2239)
Knight of Deneb (Spin 2532)
SEH w/Diamonds for Extreme Heroism - Battle of Boughene
MCG - Battle of Boughene
TAS: William Hostman (CORR 2506)
TAS: Bearer (DAIB 1326)
IMTU ct+ tm++ tne tg-- tt+ tmo+ t4- t20+ to ru+ ge+ 3i+ c+ jt au ls pi+ ta he+ st+
Wil Hostman 0602 C539857-9 S A724
OTU: 95% 3i an+ au+ br- cpu▒ dt▒ f+ fs++ ge▒ ih- inf▒ j▒ jf+ jm+ jt+ ls- n= nc+ pi+ pp-- tp+ tr+ tv- vi-- xb+-
Unless there is bold red text, presume my posts to be my personal material only.
  #10  
Old July 14th, 2010, 10:17 PM
far-trader far-trader is offline
Noble
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Regina Subsector aka SK, Canada ;-)
Posts: 13,724
Gallery : 12
Visit far-trader's Blog
far-trader Citizen
Default

Thread reopened to permit corrections and continued civil discussion.
__________________
Dan "far-trader" Burns

Original material in this post may be employed for personal non-profit use with the origin noted. Any other use is subject to permission from the author. Contact me through the private message feature of this board.

Fund Rare Bard Rants - Donate your unused rants today!

Musings of an old Trader... (my CotI Travellog) updated - May 3 2012
Closed Thread

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Possible Store Problem? Kilo T20 - Traveller for the D20 System 4 December 29th, 2007 10:47 PM
Problem trader jim Random Static 13 July 7th, 2007 04:53 AM
Math problem Zparkz Traveller: The New Era 1 May 16th, 2006 02:25 AM
The problem with T5 Supplement Four Pre-Release Discussion 95 May 8th, 2006 01:50 PM
Main problem kafka47 Imperial Interstellar Scout Service 0 September 4th, 2001 11:10 AM

This website and its contents are copyright ©2010- Far Future Enterprises. All rights reserved. Traveller is a registered trademark of Far Future Enterprises .
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright (c) 2010-2013, Far Future Enterprises. All Rights Reserved.