UK Politician Thinks Sun Causes Tides - Not the Moon
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21-09-2016, 03:45 AM
UK Politician Thinks Sun Causes Tides - Not the Moon
Douglas Carswell is a UK politician who defected from the ruling Conservatives to UKIP (the UK Independence Party) and was/is a prominent proponent of BREXIT.

His views on the European Union are - to put it kindly - somewhat divorced from reality and sad to say they are shared by a significant number of voters.

His knowledge of physics, gravity and the solar system seems to be as shaky as his political views. But of course rather than admit this he decides to pick a fight with a scientist.

What a twat.

http://uk.businessinsider.com/ukip-dougl...des-2016-9

Needless to say Twitter was abuzz

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21-09-2016, 04:20 AM
RE: UK Politician Thinks Sun Causes Tides - Not the Moon
Idiots argue about politicians. Facepalm

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21-09-2016, 04:32 AM
RE: UK Politician Thinks Sun Causes Tides - Not the Moon
(21-09-2016 04:20 AM)Banjo Wrote:  Idiots argue about politicians. Facepalm
Does that make it a "meta-argument"? Idiots arguing about idiots?

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21-09-2016, 06:07 AM
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It's important to remember that this idiot was brought to you by British voters.

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21-09-2016, 06:15 AM
RE: UK Politician Thinks Sun Causes Tides - Not the Moon
(21-09-2016 06:07 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  It's important to remember that this idiot was brought to you by British voters.

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Yeah, just not fit to have the franchise, just like the Rump supporters!

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21-09-2016, 06:24 AM (This post was last modified: 21-09-2016 06:43 AM by Gloucester.)
RE: UK Politician Thinks Sun Causes Tides - Not the Moon
Some time ago 600 odd of us bought a copy of "The Geek Manifesto: Why science matters".

We paid our pennies and the organisation behind the scheme individually wrapped and posted the books to every MP in the House of Clowns. My local Tory scumbag did not even thank me (a personal note was put in every book.)

They stayed very quiet about it. But they obviously never read it. Sad

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21-09-2016, 06:38 AM
RE: UK Politician Thinks Sun Causes Tides - Not the Moon
(21-09-2016 03:45 AM)Silly Deity Wrote:  Douglas Carswell is a UK politician who defected from the ruling Conservatives to UKIP (the UK Independence Party) and was/is a prominent proponent of BREXIT.

His views on the European Union are - to put it kindly - somewhat divorced from reality and sad to say they are shared by a significant number of voters.

His knowledge of physics, gravity and the solar system seems to be as shaky as his political views. But of course rather than admit this he decides to pick a fight with a scientist.

What a twat.

http://uk.businessinsider.com/ukip-dougl...des-2016-9

Needless to say Twitter was abuzz

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It's both. At the new moon and full moon, tides are higher and lower than at other times since their gravitational effects are additive.

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21-09-2016, 07:34 AM
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21-09-2016, 07:36 AM
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(21-09-2016 06:38 AM)Chas Wrote:  It's both. At the new moon and full moon, tides are higher and lower than at other times since their gravitational effects are additive.

Indeed it is, however the politician in question was pretty wide of the mark in his understanding of the matter at hand.

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21-09-2016, 09:42 AM
RE: UK Politician Thinks Sun Causes Tides - Not the Moon
You can't fix stupid; unfortunately the ambitiously stupid™ seem to, having little else to do, enter the world of politics.


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