December 27th, 2016

let it be written. i. am an ass.

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on most days that aren't christmas i like having no snow mind you.
but year after year of christmas without snow in the upper midwest and lower midwest....
and tonight, the day after christmas it is 64 degrees at midnight with a storm coming through, and a week ago it reached 57 degrees also at midnight, the day after 14 degree weather and before it dipped back down to the low 30s the next day.
another december with barely a day with snow...and no highs below 38 for the next nine days...
even i have to admit
something isn't right
fucking magnets!

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“if somebody were to come to you and say, ‘the solar system doesn’t work on an inverse-square law, really it’s an inverse-cube law, but there’s dark matter that’s arranged just so that it always looks inverse-square,’ you would say that person is insane,” he said.


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yes...well...that's probably because 99% of the people on the planet would think that you were spouting gibberish. but i suppose if he replaced his second-person personal pronouns with 'astrophysicists'...

though this be madness
pearl of wisdom

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and even while i'm acknowledging new evidence, i would still cross-apply this from the comments section to that article, from a comment by eric deblackmere:

"if this were any other topic or area in any other field of science, this would never have passed for science. but when it comes to [insert theory] well, i'm sorry, but circumstantial evidence and a lot of people agreeing with each other does not equal good science. in cases like this, i am reminded of two important things that carl sagan said:

1) extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
2) being a genius is no guarantee against being dead wrong.

if there's one thing in all of this that is true, it's this: there is something about the way our universe operates that we haven't got right."