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20-02-2013, 06:23 PM
RE: The elegant nature of science
Fun fact: Earth is the only planet we know that can sustain fire.

Other planets certainly have magma and volcanic activety, but none can sustain fire as none have sources of fuel like we do.

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20-02-2013, 06:41 PM
RE: The elegant nature of science
(20-02-2013 06:23 PM)earmuffs Wrote:  Fun fact: Earth is the only planet we know that can sustain fire.

Other planets certainly have magma and volcanic activety, but none can sustain fire as none have sources of fuel like we do.


Actually, there's plenty of fuel (methane, ethane, etc.), but there's no free oxygen.

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23-02-2013, 08:54 AM
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Here we go : http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/201...083029.htm

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23-02-2013, 09:20 AM
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(23-02-2013 08:54 AM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  Here we go : http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/201...083029.htm
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23-02-2013, 09:27 AM
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(23-02-2013 09:20 AM)ClydeLee Wrote:  
(23-02-2013 08:54 AM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  Here we go : http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/201...083029.htm
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23-02-2013, 09:34 AM
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(23-02-2013 09:27 AM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  
(23-02-2013 09:20 AM)ClydeLee Wrote:  I hope to live long enough to be killed in the robot uprising. Bechased

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If they are Windows-based, you have little to worry about; they will be slow, muddled, and prone to crashing.

If they are xNix-based, no worries, they will be uncooperative and primitive, with very quirky behavior.

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23-02-2013, 10:58 AM
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23-02-2013, 11:18 AM
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(23-02-2013 09:34 AM)Chas Wrote:  If they are Windows-based, you have little to worry about; they will be slow, muddled, and prone to crashing.

If they are xNix-based, no worries, they will be uncooperative and primitive, with very quirky behavior.

So... they're only planning to produce theists? Blink

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23-02-2013, 09:24 PM
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Quick question.
While I have no doubt that the global warming thing is a result of humans polluting the earth even though people are too pig headed to see it, has anyone explored the possibility that the sun is expanding and thus getting closer to the earth and thus more heat is reaching us as we are a bigger target (being closer rather then further out)?

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23-02-2013, 10:04 PM
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(23-02-2013 09:24 PM)earmuffs Wrote:  Quick question.
While I have no doubt that the global warming thing is a result of humans polluting the earth even though people are too pig headed to see it, has anyone explored the possibility that the sun is expanding and thus getting closer to the earth and thus more heat is reaching us as we are a bigger target (being closer rather then further out)?
Humans have the technology now to measure the moons distance from us at better than cm accuracy. Teams of scientists whose main task is observing and understanding the sun, it's behaviour, how much energy it produces, what wavelengths, etc...

Someone would have mentioned it by now if the sun was sending more energy in the direction of the earth.

If you only look at the suns solar input we are currently in a slight cooling trend.

The only place I can find claims of increased solar energy input is the climate denial websites. I have no idea from where they base the facts. Looks like it's all fabricated.

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