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Title: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on December 13, 2014, 04:51:41 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/aDDixHF.gif)
Hyaah!  Hyaah!  Hyaah!


Electronic music video whose practical effects showcase the action of sound-waves on a variety of materials:

CYMATICS: Science Vs. Music - Nigel Stanford (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3oItpVa9fs#ws)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on December 13, 2014, 04:55:55 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/MmEzCZv.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on December 13, 2014, 05:25:59 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/5Wx6nZP.gif)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Johnny Slick on December 13, 2014, 09:42:32 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/MmEzCZv.jpg)
(http://wpbusinesstips.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/mailchimp.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on December 20, 2014, 05:28:36 PM
True-color image of earth from the Japanese weather satellite Himawari-8:

(https://i.imgur.com/o1e9atI.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Johnny Slick on December 20, 2014, 06:54:45 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/MmEzCZv.jpg)
I am 98% mailkimp. :(
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Sawyer on December 20, 2014, 11:21:01 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/MmEzCZv.jpg)
I am 98% mailkimp. :(

I swore I would not buy into any forced meme, but the Mail Kimp cannot be stopped.  Mail Kimp laughs at puny skeptics and their attempts at science.  You WISH you could sort your mailbox with 98% of Mail Kimp's efficiency, don't you?
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on December 24, 2014, 01:46:33 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/z7xFAk5.png)

!!!
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on December 25, 2014, 10:48:40 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/zSDd8QU.gif)
(http://i.imgur.com/zjJ5k.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on December 29, 2014, 02:31:20 AM
Schlieren Optics (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLp_rSBzteI#ws)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schlieren_photography (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schlieren_photography)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on December 29, 2014, 04:04:16 AM
Quake on an oscilloscope (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMli33ornEU#ws)

http://www.lofibucket.com/articles/oscilloscope_quake.html (http://www.lofibucket.com/articles/oscilloscope_quake.html)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Shibboleth on December 29, 2014, 08:52:55 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odJxJRAxdFU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odJxJRAxdFU#ws)

I do not know how to post a video but this is really cool.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on December 29, 2014, 09:01:07 PM
If you drop the 's' it'll auto-embed the naked link. 
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Shibboleth on December 30, 2014, 09:44:17 AM
If you drop the 's' it'll auto-embed the naked link.

Thank you.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Gerbig on December 30, 2014, 02:51:23 PM
(http://imgur.com/fq8eKUu)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on December 30, 2014, 02:59:40 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/fq8eKUu.jpg)

Nice!
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on January 01, 2015, 05:37:15 AM
Vela Supernova Remnant:

(http://i.imgur.com/0xfziBxl.jpg)

Full Description & Full Size: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap150101.html (http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap150101.html)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: starnado on January 01, 2015, 07:07:55 AM
http://youtu.be/Lt4P6ctf06Q (http://youtu.be/Lt4P6ctf06Q)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on January 06, 2015, 08:33:18 AM
New lens:

(http://i.imgur.com/lseIWPF.jpg)

Ooh.

Page with full sizes (http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2015/01/image/c/warn/)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on January 17, 2015, 05:44:40 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/HZH8UqP.png)

I like the 80% who support labels on foods which contain DNA.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on January 19, 2015, 05:28:59 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/8WLbluq.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: arthwollipot on January 19, 2015, 06:54:38 PM
Can we get sources for some of these? I'd really like to know more about them sometimes.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Plastiq on January 20, 2015, 02:23:13 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/8WLbluq.jpg)

My god that's cool.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on January 23, 2015, 03:21:34 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/pb19t45.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on January 25, 2015, 09:48:36 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/8q2WH.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on February 03, 2015, 11:55:04 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/rJXcrPP.png)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Redamare on February 03, 2015, 12:22:32 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/rJXcrPP.png)

And here I thought that was a liberal flavor of stupid.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Pusher Robot on February 03, 2015, 01:24:42 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/rJXcrPP.png)

And here I thought that was a liberal flavor of stupid.

I think the question of "are vaccines wise?" cuts pretty evenly across ideological lines, and tends to cluster in predominantly-liberal areas.  The question of "should vaccines be mandatory?" is a somewhat different question, unless you believe that everything wise should be mandatory.  I ascribe the gap in the answer to that question to the current popularity of anti-regulatory impulses.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Redamare on February 03, 2015, 03:41:07 PM
It is not that vaccines should be mandatory because vaccines are wise. It is that vaccines should be mandatory because mandatory vaccines are wise.

I take your point, though.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Johnny Slick on February 03, 2015, 03:43:17 PM
Holy false dilemmas, Batman. I personally don't think *everything* wise should be mandatory, but vaccines sure as hell should be, or at the very least people who choose not to vaccinate their children for non-health related reasons ought to be forced to live with the consequences, such as doctors having the right to refuse service to them or being unable to place themselves or their children in public institutions such as schools.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Redamare on February 03, 2015, 09:16:12 PM
Maybe make them live on a special island.

Not to waste a tropical island, though. One of those cold, silty, shitty islands of the northern coasts.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Pusher Robot on February 04, 2015, 12:44:10 AM
Holy false dilemmas, Batman.

What's the false dilemma?  I only said that it's not the same question unless you believe everything wise should be mandatory.

I personally think mandatory generally safe vaccines for dangerous diseases are justifiable, but obviously it depends on the degree of danger.  For a disease that kills or cripples 1 in 100?  No question.  1 in 1000? I think so.  1 in 100,000?  Starts to become a closer call.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Johnny Slick on February 04, 2015, 12:46:48 AM
Buuuuuuuuuuuulllshiiiiiiiiiiiiiit. I just pointed out to you my own viewpoint, which offers a third POV that your false dilemma neglected, literally in the same exact post you quoted part of.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Pusher Robot on February 04, 2015, 12:55:26 AM
Buuuuuuuuuuuulllshiiiiiiiiiiiiiit. I just pointed out to you my own viewpoint, which offers a third POV that your false dilemma neglected, literally in the same exact post you quoted part of.

Just so we're clear, here are the two "poles" I posited:

1. You do believe everything wise should be mandatory.
2. You do not believe everything wise should be mandatory.

How is this a false dilemma?  This is elementary logic.  P and ~P cannot both be true.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Johnny Slick on February 04, 2015, 01:35:32 AM
No, it really didn't. Your poles were:

1. Everything wise should be mandatory.
2. I loev ayn rand soooooooooooooo much

Unfortunately for this dilemma, there are also a great deal of people who do in fact think that some things (such as circumcision) should not be mandatory and other things (such as vaccinations) should be, and that in the particular case of vaccinations it is something that is not only both wide and mandatory but a circumstance wherein the greatest level of wisdom is in fact in the mandatory. You imply that people who think that folks who believe "vaccination is wise" as well as "mandatory vaccination is wise" can also only believe "a stitch in time saves nine is wise, therefore pre-emptive hemming should be mandatory". It is a ridiculous position to take, which is why somebody named a fallacy after it.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Pusher Robot on February 04, 2015, 02:19:25 AM
You imply that people who think that folks who believe "vaccination is wise" as well as "mandatory vaccination is wise" can also only believe "a stitch in time saves nine is wise, therefore pre-emptive hemming should be mandatory". It is a ridiculous position to take, which is why somebody named a fallacy after it.

I don't believe I did any such thing.  I only said that only in the case that you believe all wise things should be mandatory is there not even a question of whether any given thing should be mandatory or not, once you determine whether it is wise.  In that case, the question "should it be mandatory" is redundant, because it is always the same as the question "is it wise?"  In all other cases, the question does exist and could be answered by any number of means, none of which I took any position on.

Perhaps I am just not being clear.

(http://i.imgur.com/7q3Phyk.png)

In this case, once you have answered the question, "is it wise?" you have already answered the question "should it be mandatory?"  No further inquiry is required to answer that question, thus we may say that they are the same question.

(http://i.imgur.com/GWQsKlj.png)

In this case, answering the question "is it wise?" is probative but not redundant of the question "should it be mandatory?"  Additional arguments are required to make the case that any specific wise thing should or should not be mandatory.

I hope that helps clarify the issue.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on February 04, 2015, 02:34:08 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/BZQgGq0.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Johnny Slick on February 04, 2015, 03:05:22 AM
Nice graphs, H. Ross Perwrong, but it doesn't change things. Even in a deductive sense this argument is wrong because it ignores the other variables and in fact begins with a faulty premise. In fact, nobody is saying that "all things that are wise ought to be mandatory"; what people are saying is that the group of people who think that vaccines are wise but should not be mandatory (or made essentially mandatory in the sense of giving people "the choice" to cut themselves off from many aspects of the welfare state while still being forced to pay into it) is so small as to be statistically insignificant. I could put together a graph about this I guess, but it would be stupid and would waste everybody's time, so instead here is a jpeg of a kitten that I found:

(http://sereedmedia.com/srmwp/wp-content/uploads/kitten.jpg)

The point here is not this bullshit that all things that are wise ought to be mandatory, it's that *in the specific instance of vaccines*, what makes them wise also makes them a thing that ought to be mandatory. I would have assumed going into this thread that you already knew these things but since I appear to be speaking to someone with the logical capacity of a 4th grader I will spell this out: in order for vaccines to work properly - that means making the big bad disease they try to prevent go away - a factor that is known as herd immunity must be invoked. Not everybody in society is able to take vaccines. For example, it may shock you to know that even Obamacare does not and will not require infants fresh out of the womb to be vaccinated. In fact, a baby's first vaccinations generally come well after birth. Birth is when a mommy makes a baby come out of her privates. I will not post an image f this because this is called porn. There are other people who also cannot take vaccines, for example people who are very old who were not around when the vaccine first came out (many of them also have a limited lifespan), and other people, cancer patients for example, who have their immune systems compromised. An immune system - nah, that's going to take too long to explain; you're going to need to wikipedia that shit. What herd immunity is, is a state in which so many people are vaccinated against a particular disease, that disease can't find a foothold in the human population and as a result even the very young, the very old, and the immuno-compromised don't contract it.

So thanks to herd immunity, there are essentially 3 different groups of people on this subject:

1. People who think that vaccines are both wise and ought to be mandatory.
2. People who think that vaccines are unwise and of course shouldn't be mandatory because like autism and stuff.
3. People who have the brains of a bag of Doritos.

Doritos are a kind of corn chip sold in American convenience stores which do not generally contain brain matter. Now, you may argue that there is in fact a fourth group of people, people who think that herd immunity is a sham like 9/11. However, you will quickly see that these people are in fact a subset of group #3. Similarly, people who think that vaccines are a smart thing to do because of herd immunity but who don't think that you should actually, like, force people to do stuff they don't want to do might seem like their own group as well, but further reflection should also reveal that these people are holding an opinion that's in direct contradiction to itself and who therefore actually don't really think vaccinations are wise (so they're in group 2) or haven't put the 2.6 seconds of thought required to realize this contradiction (so they're in group 3). There are also those people who think that viruses should rule and humans should drool. I would argue that this group is also not statistically significant but am willing to be convinced by a good study or helpful picture of concentric circles.

In closing, here is a picture of a puppy that thinks vaccines are wise BECAUSE they cause autism, which technically places him into group 1.

(https://media.licdn.com/mpr/mpr/p/4/005/05b/0ad/17ef3d8.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: starnado on February 06, 2015, 03:09:44 PM
(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag156/rimbaud3000/FB_IMG_1423252729975_zpsz7g9iynx.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: teethering on February 06, 2015, 05:54:30 PM
I found Slick's first graph convincing.  The second graph... not so much.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Johnny Slick on February 06, 2015, 05:59:29 PM
Doggist. ::)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on February 25, 2015, 12:35:12 PM
Came across some nice graphics:

(http://i.imgur.com/dAOthcy.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/aqS7cK0.png)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on February 25, 2015, 05:53:18 PM
One Art:

(http://i.imgur.com/U5OC9ur.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on March 01, 2015, 08:47:24 PM
Nanoinjector action shots:

(http://i.imgur.com/xYhP37O.gif)

(http://i.imgur.com/carePfv.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/rncL5Al.jpg)

 :science:
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Plastiq on March 02, 2015, 01:22:23 PM
That's fucking cool.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on March 06, 2015, 09:45:58 PM
Curiosity drill site reveals gray-blue 'dirt' beneath Mars' oxidized surface:

(http://i.imgur.com/D8Yqcgs.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Redamare on March 07, 2015, 12:04:44 PM
That's incredible..
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on March 11, 2015, 12:52:39 AM
I've been watching this in the corner of my monitor and am about half-way through.  It's pretty neat:

The future of lighting is here: OLED (Dietmar Thomas) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxLdSaNPTP8#)

The future of lighting will be very cool!
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Plasmodium vivax on March 11, 2015, 01:17:30 AM
Curiosity drill site reveals gray-blue 'dirt' beneath Mars' oxidized surface:

Is that solid rock?  If it was dirt, it would just get blown around to mix with the topsoil, right?
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Pusher Robot on March 11, 2015, 02:30:08 AM
The future of lighting will be very cool!

Very much looking forward to getting some of these: http://weburbanist.com/2015/02/17/new-artificial-lighting-tricks-human-brain-into-seeing-sunlight/ (http://weburbanist.com/2015/02/17/new-artificial-lighting-tricks-human-brain-into-seeing-sunlight/)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: flyinjoe on March 11, 2015, 11:49:59 PM
The future of lighting will be very cool!

Very much looking forward to getting some of these: http://weburbanist.com/2015/02/17/new-artificial-lighting-tricks-human-brain-into-seeing-sunlight/ (http://weburbanist.com/2015/02/17/new-artificial-lighting-tricks-human-brain-into-seeing-sunlight/)
Cool! Need these in my basement, where we hang out.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on March 17, 2015, 03:32:48 AM
Push It to The Limit Petman, Atlas Boston Dynamics (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJckchby55E#ws)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on March 17, 2015, 07:58:44 PM
Imgur Gallery: Journey into a CPU (http://imgur.com/a/ynPeX)

It's basically money shot after money shot.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Henning on March 17, 2015, 08:32:03 PM
Curiosity drill site reveals gray-blue 'dirt' beneath Mars' oxidized surface:


That's the gooey center!

Yknow, I never quite made the connection until now that "oxidized" in reference to mars surface (and BTW, have scientists always known that it was just the surface?) meant there had to have been oxygen there at some point (Of course, not necessarily air...) But I was just reading now that where the oxygen came from to make mars red is still a mystery... water, quartz crystals, some other slow breaking-down process...?
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on March 29, 2015, 10:22:19 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/8WmbJaK.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on April 05, 2015, 04:27:26 PM
From Ok Cupid's blog:

(http://i.imgur.com/GJeuZkg.png)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on April 17, 2015, 10:51:21 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/jXVYqcf.png)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on April 18, 2015, 05:38:59 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/yNWWhiy.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on May 08, 2015, 11:45:04 PM
Apparatus for bovine methane emission capture:

(http://i.imgur.com/ug5WBy4.jpg)

Is Science going too far
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Pusher Robot on May 10, 2015, 01:48:42 AM
I say it's not going too far enough!
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: HighPockets on May 11, 2015, 12:06:31 PM
it would be awesome if they made a bag big enough to life the cow off the ground.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: brilligtove on May 11, 2015, 11:11:30 PM
it would be awesome if they made a bag big enough to life the cow off the ground.

Dammit HighPockets! I just saw this thread and was typing "JETPAX FTW!!!" when I read your post. Way to scoop. Gr.

;)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on May 14, 2015, 08:49:18 AM
The vastness of our universe - or - Why I can't take religion seriously

(Spoilered for length of image)

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on May 16, 2015, 10:59:39 AM
SpaceX has released art deco Mars travel posters!

(http://i.imgur.com/dFwl8XC.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/6WTK1rE.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/QaPgCzE.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Anders on May 17, 2015, 02:40:02 PM
Picture of the sun's magnetic fields:

(http://31.media.tumblr.com/8f8de54a488acd07e07f139b6c7e7297/tumblr_nodq4t8Uc91rnq3cto8_500.gif)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Anders on May 21, 2015, 08:13:39 AM
Girls with toys (http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2015/05/girls_with_toys_on_twitter_feminist_hashtag_shares_images_of_women_doing.html)

More women with toys in STEM fields than you can shake a slide rule at.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on May 23, 2015, 06:05:26 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/yjMTQSz.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on May 24, 2015, 04:34:49 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/NzWGcjn.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on May 25, 2015, 05:08:28 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaJSexH8LMY
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: mem_somerville on May 25, 2015, 02:54:44 PM
This just came across the twitters--the original NYT story of the indictment of Scopes in 1925. I don't know if the tweet will embed here, but in case not, here's the text:

John T. Scopes is Indicted in Tennessee for Teaching Evolution, this day in 1925. nyti.ms/1doQcLq pic.twitter.com/uOOjocT2tC

https://twitter.com/NYTArchives/status/602868021472944128
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Sordid on May 25, 2015, 07:31:38 PM
Image too big. Just click the damn link. :P

http://i.imgur.com/wdSVxmd.png
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Anders on May 26, 2015, 04:40:39 AM
(https://rnhwholesale.ras.bustores.com/media/catalog/product/s/o/som_ladies_blue_tee.png)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Vay on May 29, 2015, 11:01:16 AM
This is maybe the most subversive skeptical quote ever, by maybe the smartest skeptic, ever. 

(http://izquotes.com/quotes-pictures/quote-reason-is-and-ought-only-to-be-the-slave-of-the-passions-and-can-never-pretend-to-any-other-david-hume-89382.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Anders on June 05, 2015, 02:15:26 PM
(http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/ggmain/strips/ggmain20081205b.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Anders on June 09, 2015, 10:08:31 AM
(http://new2.fjcdn.com/thumbnails/comments/Isn+t+it+obvious+everyone+knows+that+thunderstorms+were+invented+and+_ac72ad1a6b2823cfd65f70f75c19efb4.jpg)

Benjamin Franklin acquires electricity.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on June 11, 2015, 09:39:55 AM
Modern chipped credit card:

(http://i.imgur.com/R1ezQc8.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on June 14, 2015, 09:49:35 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/B5PRarL.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on June 24, 2015, 08:42:58 AM
NASA locates headquarters of Illuminati on Ceres:

(http://i.imgur.com/q1SMqJH.gif)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on June 26, 2015, 07:07:12 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/8acpm99.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: jds22 on June 26, 2015, 11:32:47 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/B5PRarL.jpg)

We definitely won in the looks dept.  ;D
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on June 27, 2015, 08:00:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoWi10YVmfE
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: kvuo75 on June 27, 2015, 10:23:46 PM
(http://imageshack.com/a/img661/8528/DyGjW7.jpg)


i think its because of fishing.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Anders on July 03, 2015, 09:06:09 AM
I love this clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Fh_liyhIH8
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: starnado on July 03, 2015, 10:14:41 AM
(http://imageshack.com/a/img661/8528/DyGjW7.jpg)


i think its because of fishing.

Or because men blaspheme more frequently?
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Henning on July 03, 2015, 01:13:24 PM
(click to show/hide)


i think its because of fishing.

Or because men blaspheme more frequently?

I thought golf immediately, but golf courses are only 3% of lightning deaths. Soccer beats it out! Also, yes: fishing camping boating.
http://io9.com/new-statistics-on-lightning-deaths-in-the-u-s-reveal-w-560760736
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: kvuo75 on July 05, 2015, 03:16:53 PM
 ;D

(http://imageshack.com/a/img537/5921/vhQIUz.jpg)

ive seen one with kelvin too  - dead and dead

Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Shibboleth on July 09, 2015, 02:00:56 PM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-hVXlYU91Zds/U8K89I3RPjI/AAAAAAAANrM/WEyKzOb1yXs/s1600/Utah_state_pays_for_Bigfoot_vs_Nazis.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Friendly Angel on July 09, 2015, 02:50:53 PM
;D

(http://imageshack.com/a/img537/5921/vhQIUz.jpg)


One of the biggest problems with Celsius is that they used 100 degrees for boiling instead of 10 degrees... or maybe 1000 would've been OK.  Also, unit of gram is too small for the base unit - a gram should've been the mass of a liter of water, not a mililiter.

We should re-do this.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: wastrel on July 09, 2015, 07:39:46 PM
(click to show/hide)

One of the biggest problems with Celsius is that they used 100 degrees for boiling instead of 10 degrees... or maybe 1000 would've been OK.  Also, unit of gram is too small for the base unit - a gram should've been the mass of a liter of water, not a mililiter.

We should re-do this.

(http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/standards.png)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on July 10, 2015, 11:25:25 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/tI107W9.jpg)

Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on July 11, 2015, 01:05:13 AM
Pluto:
(http://i.imgur.com/71dgASR.jpg)

Suitably excited scientists:
(http://i.imgur.com/bHjr0kY.jpg)


Btw, the preceding post is from Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni, a slightly watery salt flat:

(http://i.imgur.com/NmJx2W6.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/dFr8npX.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on July 12, 2015, 02:40:58 AM
Gentlemen, Pluto's backside:
(http://i.imgur.com/SrhpvBN.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Shibboleth on July 13, 2015, 10:18:58 AM
Pluto:
(http://i.imgur.com/71dgASR.jpg)


Thank you for showing us this image before it is suppressed. It is fairly obvious that the polygon and complex figures can only be man made and are Masonic symbols.

All joking aside, I didn't know if I would ever know what Pluto really looked like in my lifetime. This is amazing and I am so excited to finally see the lost planet.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on July 14, 2015, 09:01:32 AM
From NASA's Cassini probe (Imgur (http://imgur.com/a/9QgnT)):

(http://i.imgur.com/IA3PVYnl.jpg)
Pictured: Saturn


(http://i.imgur.com/19rAtCbl.jpg)
Pictured: Prometheus perturbing Saturn's rings


(http://i.imgur.com/MzikJ6H.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/dbpy0yU.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/l3AGTnu.jpg)
Pictured: Enceladus

And more (in album above)!
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on July 14, 2015, 10:08:42 AM
Gentlemen, Pluto (again):

(http://i.imgur.com/z8reN4v.png)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Anders on July 14, 2015, 10:15:49 AM
Gentlemen, Pluto (again):

(http://i.imgur.com/z8reN4v.png)

But where are the Mi-Go?
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Shibboleth on July 14, 2015, 10:27:49 AM
Gentlemen, Pluto (again):

(http://i.imgur.com/z8reN4v.png)

Looks like no place you want to raise your kids.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Friendly Angel on July 14, 2015, 12:12:11 PM
Gentlemen, Pluto (again):

(http://i.imgur.com/z8reN4v.png)

Looks like no place you want to raise your kids.

In fact it's cold as hell.


I feel so privileged to be alive at the right space-time coordinates to witness this.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on July 19, 2015, 05:11:40 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/PC0Iixb.jpg)

:(
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: PANTS! on July 19, 2015, 05:13:52 PM
Gentlemen, Pluto's backside:

IT DOOOOO!
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on July 21, 2015, 04:21:15 AM
"First image from the Deep Space Climate Observatory Satellite (DSCOVR) 1 million miles from Earth at Lagrange point 1"

(http://i.imgur.com/LP1Y0RC.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Redamare on July 21, 2015, 09:24:46 AM
Can someone explain the difference between a Lagrange point and a Trojan point? I always get hung up on that.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: starnado on July 21, 2015, 12:33:07 PM
Can someone explain the difference between a Lagrange point and a Trojan point? I always get hung up on that.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_trojan (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_trojan)

A Lagrange point is a region of gravitational equilibrium. Trojans are asteroids that orbit the sun in a similar orbit to the Earth because they are in or near the Lagrange point. Or something. I think. Read the Wikipedia article. It knows more than I do.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on July 24, 2015, 09:50:51 PM
Gentlemen, Pluto w/true color data:

(http://i.imgur.com/tOtCIaX.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: brilligtove on July 25, 2015, 01:33:21 AM
Gentlemen, Pluto w/true color data:

(http://i.imgur.com/tOtCIaX.jpg)

Ok ok ok. How the heck did Disney get a team to Pluto to spray-paint half a planet in the shape of the dog?
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Belgarath on July 25, 2015, 06:28:15 AM
Gentlemen, Pluto w/true color data:

(http://i.imgur.com/tOtCIaX.jpg)

I think this is false color.  I saw a talk showing this image as 'false color'

Will look later when I can.

Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on July 25, 2015, 06:52:05 AM
I need to stop assuming anything's correctly labeled on the internet.

True color:
Gentlemen, Pluto (again):

(http://i.imgur.com/z8reN4v.png)

False color:
Gentlemen, Pluto w/true color data:

(http://i.imgur.com/tOtCIaX.jpg)

Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: DamoET on July 31, 2015, 09:46:24 AM
A couple of my first pics with my new camera from the backyard.

The Southern Cross:
(http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k15/Damlowet/IMG_5197_zpsz60iwh95.jpg) (http://s84.photobucket.com/user/Damlowet/media/IMG_5197_zpsz60iwh95.jpg.html)

The Galactic center un modded:
(http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k15/Damlowet/IMG_5198_zpsfjvgppgr.jpg) (http://s84.photobucket.com/user/Damlowet/media/IMG_5198_zpsfjvgppgr.jpg.html)

The Galactic center tweaked:
(http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k15/Damlowet/IMG_5198.JPGgoodcore_zps2q0xezdp.jpg) (http://s84.photobucket.com/user/Damlowet/media/IMG_5198.JPGgoodcore_zps2q0xezdp.jpg.html)

More Galactic center un modded:
(http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k15/Damlowet/IMG_5199_zpsthjs2ukq.jpg) (http://s84.photobucket.com/user/Damlowet/media/IMG_5199_zpsthjs2ukq.jpg.html)

Damo


Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: D'oh! on August 01, 2015, 03:04:27 AM
Wonderful photos!
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: brilligtove on August 05, 2015, 12:07:31 AM
(http://cdn.sheldoncomics.com/strips/main/150804_1438721062.png)

My lobes burst with the desire to make science to you.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: jds22 on August 05, 2015, 03:07:14 PM
This is a cool thought.

(http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BHdtWz9CEAA4gQG.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on August 07, 2015, 08:27:39 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/CsEM4n2.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on August 15, 2015, 02:00:33 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/vfFFbll.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Anders on August 15, 2015, 04:07:29 PM
(http://www.italian-renaissance-art.com/images/Raphael-School-of-Athens.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: brilligtove on August 16, 2015, 02:33:02 AM
Right. My art education fails me. What am I looking at here, Anders?
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on August 16, 2015, 02:36:29 AM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_School_of_Athens
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Henning on August 16, 2015, 03:04:04 AM
One of my favorites.
A who's who of secular classicism. A celebration of intellect in a world run  by mystics.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Plastiq on August 16, 2015, 11:11:58 AM
Right. My art education fails me. What am I looking at here, Anders?

Guns N' Roses album cover, of course.  ;D
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Anders on August 16, 2015, 12:37:58 PM
More on this painting:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Smd-q44ysoM
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on August 17, 2015, 05:49:10 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/mvprjqN.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on August 17, 2015, 06:14:53 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/i1zrqV0.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on August 17, 2015, 06:38:51 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/CxbrBQe.png)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: EvilNick on August 17, 2015, 09:40:39 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/CxbrBQe.png)

Love that picture.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: DamoET on August 28, 2015, 09:04:24 PM
Close to topic.
A couple of pics of the Guinness World Record attempt at most people star gazing simultaneously.  21/08/2015


At the ANU oval.
(http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k15/Damlowet/IMG_5228_zpswc17ogpp.jpg) (http://s84.photobucket.com/user/Damlowet/media/IMG_5228_zpswc17ogpp.jpg.html)

Daughter during the 'attempt'.
(http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k15/Damlowet/IMG_5240_zps1k1af1h0.jpg) (http://s84.photobucket.com/user/Damlowet/media/IMG_5240_zps1k1af1h0.jpg.html)

Daughter with the GWR bloke and certificate.
(http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k15/Damlowet/IMG_5245_zps0jvolxsj.jpg) (http://s84.photobucket.com/user/Damlowet/media/IMG_5245_zps0jvolxsj.jpg.html).


Damo
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: arthwollipot on August 28, 2015, 10:37:05 PM
I was considering going to that, but I didn't, because reasons.

My brother was there.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on August 29, 2015, 12:52:07 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/r26CycP.gif)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on September 02, 2015, 08:59:37 AM
CBS news spot about a vertical farm:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4Xcuz03jog
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: kvuo75 on September 02, 2015, 11:39:39 AM
from twitter

(http://imageshack.com/a/img538/5416/ZNFXcr.jpg)

 ???
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: brilligtove on September 03, 2015, 12:08:40 AM
from twitter

(http://imageshack.com/a/img538/5416/ZNFXcr.jpg)

 ???

The aerodynamics of a cow?
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: arthwollipot on September 03, 2015, 06:57:01 AM
Why not? It looks like they were probably using the cow model to test out their software for mapping airflow. Notice how the cow has its nose directly into the oncoming wind. Real cows don't do that - they tend to turn their tails to the wind.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Shibboleth on September 03, 2015, 10:16:59 AM
We are working on cow drones.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: PANTS! on September 03, 2015, 10:41:16 AM
Why not? It looks like they were probably using the cow model to test out their software for mapping airflow. Notice how the cow has its nose directly into the oncoming wind. Real cows don't do that - they tend to turn their tails to the wind.

Are you blowing smoke up my cow's ass?   :laugh:
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Anders on September 11, 2015, 09:38:42 AM
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/7824e7be14fed2dfea4d313470021d68/tumblr_n4rq36Ho6J1qdlh1io1_400.gif)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: gmalivuk on September 11, 2015, 06:29:15 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/B5PRarL.jpg)
I get that humans aren't as good at hanging around in trees as apes are, but did they really have to just impale her throat on that branch like that?

Can someone explain the difference between a Lagrange point and a Trojan point? I always get hung up on that.
The two Trojan points are among the five Lagrange points.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: UnicornPoop on September 12, 2015, 02:37:57 PM
Can someone explain the difference between a Lagrange point and a Trojan point? I always get hung up on that.
The two Trojan points are among the five Lagrange points.

As I understand it, Trojans are not really the points, but the objects that occupy the two L4 and L5 Lagrange points (leading or lagging a planet by 60 degrees). So whereas we have 5 Lagrange points, we can have thousands of objects occupying those points. I think that's how it goes.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: gmalivuk on September 12, 2015, 03:19:23 PM
In astronomy, a trojan is a minor planet or moon that shares an orbit with a planet or larger moon, but does not collide with it because it orbits near one of the two trojan points—the Lagrangian points of stability, L4 and L5—which lie approximately 60° ahead of and behind the larger body, respectively. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trojan_%28astronomy%29)

Trojans are the objects, and they sit near the Trojan points, which is what Redamare was asking about.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: UnicornPoop on September 12, 2015, 04:57:45 PM
In astronomy, a trojan is a minor planet or moon that shares an orbit with a planet or larger moon, but does not collide with it because it orbits near one of the two trojan points—the Lagrangian points of stability, L4 and L5—which lie approximately 60° ahead of and behind the larger body, respectively. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trojan_%28astronomy%29)

Trojans are the objects, and they sit near the Trojan points, which is what Redamare was asking about.

Ahhh...thanks. You're right.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: PANTS! on September 12, 2015, 07:14:51 PM
Guys, guys, guys.

Trojans are condoms.

La Grange is a song by ZZ Top
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on October 26, 2015, 06:27:15 PM
Good job, anti-vaxxers!

(http://i.imgur.com/BGgIyEkl.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: EvilNick on October 27, 2015, 09:19:45 AM
Good job, anti-vaxxers!

(http://i.imgur.com/BGgIyEkl.jpg)

Oh come the fuck on!
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on December 26, 2015, 11:59:39 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/GRom6RA.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on December 31, 2015, 08:06:23 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/qsIBKgu.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: kvuo75 on December 31, 2015, 10:17:46 PM
lolz
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on January 07, 2016, 08:05:20 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/F8SEtTO.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: mindme on January 07, 2016, 10:09:20 AM
My alt med/kpop parody:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m28DJWlixFo
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Sordid on January 09, 2016, 06:57:43 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/AReqgfP.gif)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on January 17, 2016, 08:24:40 AM
(https://40.media.tumblr.com/ed92237fdb5c70386ed9a1cb37e8cad5/tumblr_o0rf3r5qEx1r8x2ybo1_540.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on January 31, 2016, 01:04:40 AM
The Moon in True-Color™ courtesy of the Chinese:

(http://i.imgur.com/9dfK0pK.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on January 31, 2016, 11:27:43 AM
Backside of the moon courtesy of NASA:

(http://i.imgur.com/hHNIP9p.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: gmalivuk on January 31, 2016, 12:03:02 PM
Backside of the moon
You could have captioned this, "Mooned by the Moon", but you didn't. For that I will never forgive you.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on January 31, 2016, 01:08:44 PM
Continent for scale:

(http://i.imgur.com/5gh9l7O.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: brilligtove on January 31, 2016, 03:42:50 PM
Well no wonder it was so windy today.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on February 12, 2016, 10:48:40 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWqhUANNFXw
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: DamoET on February 12, 2016, 07:08:07 PM
That Chinese moon pic is clearly a fake!  Where are the stars in the night sky?   ;)

Seriously though, the rock looks like granite.


Damo
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on February 16, 2016, 05:35:19 PM
700 fps .gif of eye (https://gfycat.com/PlayfulEachIsopod). 

Spoiler: The iris jiggles.  (http://i.imgur.com/ogqKbu5.gif)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on February 19, 2016, 10:11:55 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/XYMgRMk.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: PANTS! on February 19, 2016, 10:25:00 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/XYMgRMk.jpg)

That just makes me sad.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Boßel on February 19, 2016, 10:35:43 AM
Gross parents. What a sad childhood.

 When I volunteered at the local Natural History Museum I encountered some people who didn't "believe" in evolution, but no kid ever had a problem with dinosaurs.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Henning on February 19, 2016, 09:11:14 PM
What school gets color-copy worksheets??
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on February 20, 2016, 11:26:14 PM
Earth from the ISS: https://gfycat.com/WelldocumentedWindyAlbacoretuna

This is the most POV-like POV I've seen.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on February 21, 2016, 02:07:02 PM
This is freaking me out a little:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXVspNUeiWw

Imagine what DARPA, etc. must have?  How soon until video won't cut it as evidence?
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: brilligtove on February 22, 2016, 01:51:48 PM
Yeah, that's pretty creepy.

It's not perfect, but it's impressive.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on March 25, 2016, 09:11:12 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/FGPcio0.jpg)

(^^^EM Drive)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: bimble on May 09, 2016, 11:09:13 AM
The clouds were just light enough for me to grab a photo of the transit of Mercury this afternoon :) (the dot at 9 o'clock)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7245/26880066126_e8e6e00451_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GXinaY)Transit of Mercury (https://flic.kr/p/GXinaY) by Bimble (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bimbling_along/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on May 15, 2016, 07:06:13 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/rYxJMew.gif)

Quote
...

Dr Ed Hawkins, a climate scientist at the Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading who created the visualisation, told MailOnline: 'I wanted to try to visualise the global changes we have seen in different ways to learn about how we might improve our communication.

'The pace of change is immediately obvious, especially over the past few decades, and the relationship between current global temperatures and the internationally discussed limits are also clear.'

Within the animation it is also possible to see how global events such as the El Nino phenomenon alter temperatures around the world.

For example, there is a small amount of cooling between the 1880s and 1910 due to volcanic eruptions before warming again between 1910 and the 1940s.

Dr Hawkins said this warming was due to a small increase in solar output and natural variability and recovery from the volcanic eruptions.

Temperatures also remain largely flat between the 1950s and the 1970s, he explained in his blog, because aerosols released into the atmosphere mask the impact of greenhouse gases.

But from 1980 there is strong warming with temperatures pushed particularly high in 1998 and 2016 due to strong El Nino events.

...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3587124/Climate-change-summed-one-animation-Gif-shows-world-warmed-past-76-years.html
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: brilligtove on May 16, 2016, 10:09:26 PM
"Here's your handbasket."

#TheFarSide
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on November 06, 2016, 04:39:09 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vj1G9gqhkYA
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Igor SMC on November 10, 2016, 10:39:08 AM
(https://scontent-gru2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14732353_10206005102886333_1461714311350482975_n.jpg?oh=512f94816829e91c5aaafe5a8894b379&oe=58C5B423)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on November 12, 2016, 07:12:55 PM
(https://i.redd.it/j26s8sm207xx.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Henning on November 18, 2016, 01:16:59 PM
Been trying to vet that graph before I post it on FB... ^
The NSIDC is neither confirming nor denying nor caveat-ing yet...
http://www.theverge.com/2016/11/17/13667630/global-sea-ice-concentration-graph-science-twitter
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on November 21, 2016, 09:26:41 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSaLDI4bE7M
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on December 01, 2016, 12:02:03 AM
Scientist describing a possible positive-feedback loop in carbon emissions/warming via ↑warming to ↑soil emissions to ↑↑warming to ↑↑soil emissions and so on:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrKOpPJIbXA
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on December 10, 2016, 03:03:34 AM
Smattering of fun stats about [see title]:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANUoAdXfA60
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on December 10, 2016, 03:58:56 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/BUHzLqO.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on December 16, 2016, 09:59:19 PM
More than half of 2016 constituted historic daily lows in Arctic sea-ice extent:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Czz3L1sUQAQfb0f.jpg)

Edit:

I've read that:At this point, a 'Climate_Change.jpg' thread implicitly about panic and live-blogging the end of the world would probably be sustainable
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on December 31, 2016, 07:01:26 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/EbOGgifl.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: werecow on January 02, 2017, 01:16:41 PM
(https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xpf1/t51.2885-15/e15/10706759_682736291833956_238499483_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on January 04, 2017, 09:03:43 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/K0l77Sb.png)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Morvis13 on January 05, 2017, 09:45:03 AM
reminder for me to post something later.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on January 08, 2017, 02:43:56 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/rWJEFDI.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: werecow on January 08, 2017, 12:59:57 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/UPpdJmS.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ukMZ3sV.png)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Redamare on January 09, 2017, 01:14:37 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/EbOGgifl.jpg)

What is that a picture of?
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Shibboleth on January 09, 2017, 01:16:59 PM
I am guessing that it is God Emperor of Dune.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Morvis13 on January 09, 2017, 01:21:18 PM
Not a preventable disease at all. It is a Hydrothermal worm.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Morvis13 on January 09, 2017, 08:53:23 PM
Molten salt in water.

(https://giant.gfycat.com/RegularUnequaledDungenesscrab.gif)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Shibboleth on January 10, 2017, 11:25:45 AM
Molten salt in water.

(https://giant.gfycat.com/RegularUnequaledDungenesscrab.gif)

Is that from the quick and massive release of steam or a chemical reaction due to the sodium?
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Redamare on January 10, 2017, 11:44:14 AM
It's just thermal.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: werecow on January 10, 2017, 11:49:54 AM
It's just thermal.

What's causing the delay there? It sits in the water for about a second, with nothing happening, and suddenly WHOOMPH!
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Morvis13 on January 10, 2017, 11:54:15 AM
It's just thermal.

What's causing the delay there? It sits in the water for about a second, with nothing happening, and suddenly WHOOMPH!

that's 5000 frames per second. "Time is an illusion. Lunch time doubly so."
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: werecow on January 10, 2017, 12:14:57 PM
It's just thermal.

What's causing the delay there? It sits in the water for about a second, with nothing happening, and suddenly WHOOMPH!

that's 5000 frames per second. "Time is an illusion. Lunch time doubly so."

Found the original:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDRWQUUUCF0
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: gmalivuk on January 10, 2017, 01:12:36 PM
It's just thermal.

What's causing the delay there? It sits in the water for about a second, with nothing happening, and suddenly WHOOMPH!

that's 5000 frames per second. "Time is an illusion. Lunch time doubly so."
We can see when the video slows down. That still doesn't explain why it falls into the water a ways before exploding.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Pusher Robot on January 10, 2017, 01:27:37 PM
Probably the Leidenfrost Effect. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leidenfrost_effect)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: gmalivuk on January 10, 2017, 01:42:56 PM
So pouring molten [anything else] into water would have the same explosive result?

No, I think there's a chemical reaction going on.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: werecow on January 10, 2017, 01:49:23 PM
So pouring molten [anything else] into water would have the same explosive result?

No, I think there's a chemical reaction going on.

Watch the original video I posted above (http://sguforums.com/index.php/topic,43247.msg9470889.html#msg9470889); he compares the reaction of sodium to this explosion, and they're very different. He concludes that it's a physical reaction, with water entering an indentation in the salt, becoming superheated, expanding and driving the salt bubble outwards, getting it into contact with more water, and so on.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Redamare on January 10, 2017, 07:33:08 PM
So pouring molten [anything else] into water would have the same explosive result?

False. This ignores issues like capacitance, conductivity, and surface area. You can walk on hot coals without injury, but don't try it on a hibachi.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: arthwollipot on January 11, 2017, 02:30:16 AM
The sodium wouldn't react with the water because it's chemically bonded to the chlorine. Even heating it to molten won't demolecularise the salt.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: werecow on January 11, 2017, 07:09:09 AM
The sodium wouldn't react with the water because it's chemically bonded to the chlorine. Even heating it to molten won't demolecularise the salt.

It's not a molecular compound though, but an ionic one... What happens to the ionic bonds when you melt an ionic compound? I assume they must be broken for the lattice structure to give out.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on January 11, 2017, 07:18:12 AM
Yeah, salts are ionically bonded compounds subject to dissociation in solution/water.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Redamare on January 12, 2017, 12:24:17 AM
Yes, salt is ionic, but it doesn't have the reaction you get with water and pure sodium. Sodium ions in solution with complimentary chlorine ions don't react that way just because you apply heat before you dissolve them.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: arthwollipot on January 12, 2017, 03:38:42 AM
To be fair, I know little more than high school level chemistry.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on January 12, 2017, 04:22:36 AM
Yeah, I doubt that's enough heat to make a difference. 

The difference is that sodium reacts out like:

Na + H2O -> Na+ + OH- + H2

Whereas the sodium in sodium chloride is already an Na+ so the water molecules just get in there and separate the two and they all benignly float around.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Redamare on January 12, 2017, 06:43:51 AM
Yeah, that.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Noisy Rhysling on January 12, 2017, 06:52:26 AM
it would be awesome if they made a bag big enough to life the cow off the ground.
I would immediately invest in car wash company stock.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Belgarath on January 12, 2017, 01:12:23 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170112/37cbd497ba88d056a2ae6c01dba2eaab.jpg)

I'm skeptical. 


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Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on January 12, 2017, 01:41:31 PM
Huh, [H2]-infused water.  I'll have to see if there's any good studies on this later. 

Quote
HFACTOR infuses pure hydrogen into water via patent-pending natural methods, unlike other hydrogen products which are manufactured utilizing magnesium and chemical processes.

https://h-factor.com/faq/
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: estockly on January 12, 2017, 02:06:53 PM
"That's no space station, It's a small moon."

(https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1701/PIA20515MimasMountain1020.jpg)

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap170111.html
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Ah.hell on January 12, 2017, 02:07:12 PM
Wait, what's extra hydrogen suppose to do for you?
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Belgarath on January 12, 2017, 03:20:34 PM
Wait, what's extra hydrogen suppose to do for you?

Very good question


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Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Morvis13 on January 12, 2017, 03:23:20 PM
Wait, what's extra hydrogen suppose to do for you?

Very good question


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Bind to the harmful oxidizers in your body to create more hydrating water.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Colonel Panic on January 12, 2017, 04:15:38 PM
It's just thermal.

What's causing the delay there? It sits in the water for about a second, with nothing happening, and suddenly WHOOMPH!

that's 5000 frames per second. "Time is an illusion. Lunch time doubly so."

Found the original:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDRWQUUUCF0

Compare:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEC64Bqeajs
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: brilligtove on January 12, 2017, 04:37:10 PM
Compare what? It's the same video.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Colonel Panic on January 12, 2017, 04:43:58 PM
Compare what? It's the same video.
Oops, sorry about that. I went back and fixed it.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: werecow on January 12, 2017, 04:58:08 PM
Wait, what's extra hydrogen suppose to do for you?

Hydrate you of course. Duh. It's like, in the name, and stuff.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: estockly on January 26, 2017, 02:03:36 PM
(https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1701/ab_moon_from_geo_orbit_med_res_jan_15_2017.jpg)

What a nice image!
 Moon over Planet Earth  (https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/)
Explanation: Launched last November 19 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the satellite now known as GOES-16 can now observe planet Earth from a geostationary orbit 22,300 miles above the equator. Its Advanced Baseline Imager captured this contrasting view of Earth and a gibbous Moon on January 15. The stark and airless Moon is not really the focus of GOES-16, though. Capable of providing a high resolution full disk image of Earth every 15 minutes in 16 spectral channels, the new generation satellite's instrumentation is geared to provide sharper, more detailed views of Earth's dynamic weather systems and enable more accurate weather forecasting. Like previous GOES weather satellites, GOES-16 will use the moon over our fair planet as a calibration target.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Andrew Clunn on January 26, 2017, 02:08:51 PM
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/603502/two-infants-treated-with-universal-immune-cells-have-their-cancer-vanish/ (https://www.technologyreview.com/s/603502/two-infants-treated-with-universal-immune-cells-have-their-cancer-vanish/)

Fuck yeah.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on January 29, 2017, 11:22:52 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/CX57yWF.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Igor SMC on January 29, 2017, 12:50:41 PM
Well... some crystals really do have some energy in it... they are called.. Piezoeletric. Apart from that.... yeah, they dont do shit (except enrich the exoteric pseudoscience shop owners). lol
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Noisy Rhysling on January 29, 2017, 01:36:06 PM
Yer usin' them wrong. Note the shape. It's obvious where they go.  ;D
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Nemmzy on January 29, 2017, 08:39:19 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/CX57yWF.jpg)

Too be fair they do make lovely jewelry. I like shiny rocks! ;)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: estockly on January 31, 2017, 08:19:38 PM
(https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1701/EclipseClouds_MODISanderson_1415.jpg)

 Where to see the American Eclipse  (https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Noisy Rhysling on January 31, 2017, 09:23:42 PM
Max time of eclipse, Paducah, Kentucky.  Book now, the motel will fill up quickly.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: brilligtove on February 01, 2017, 01:06:18 AM
(https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1701/EclipseClouds_MODISanderson_1415.jpg)

 Where to see the American Eclipse  (https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/)

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: estockly on February 02, 2017, 11:10:39 AM
She is great!

https://weather.com/news/news/breitbart-misleads-americans-climate-change?cm_ven=FB_SCI_JK_120616_4 (https://weather.com/news/news/breitbart-misleads-americans-climate-change?cm_ven=FB_SCI_JK_120616_4)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Ah.hell on February 02, 2017, 11:20:03 AM
(https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1701/EclipseClouds_MODISanderson_1415.jpg)

 Where to see the American Eclipse  (https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/)

(click to show/hide)
My wife's uncle is renting a cabin in the zone, we plan on spending the weekend with them for it. 
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: werecow on February 02, 2017, 11:47:32 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/tQoqKWS.jpg)

SEEMS LEGIT.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Morvis13 on February 02, 2017, 12:58:57 PM
I was just thinking this morning..."Huh, I wonder how they make non-organic tea."
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Johnny Slick on February 02, 2017, 12:59:42 PM
Put lead flakes in water? I mean, it'll make your complexion nice and pale, and after a while you won't really care about how it tastes...
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: HighPockets on February 02, 2017, 06:20:49 PM
Kilauea spewing lava into the ocean.

https://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/multimedia/uploads/multimediaFile-1623.mp4
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Noisy Rhysling on February 02, 2017, 08:52:04 PM
I was just thinking this morning..."Huh, I wonder how they make non-organic tea."
They use pianos.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Billzbub on February 03, 2017, 09:31:58 AM
Sexy AF:

(http://hbz.h-cdn.co/assets/17/05/980x490/landscape-1485895883-hbz-bill-buzz-index.jpg)

Bill Nye and Buzz Aldrin on NY Fashion Week runway
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: brilligtove on February 04, 2017, 11:26:20 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/o1490ps.gif)
https://i.imgur.com/o1490ps.gifv

ETFix gifv to gif
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Noisy Rhysling on February 05, 2017, 07:33:15 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/o1490ps.gifv)
https://i.imgur.com/o1490ps.gifv
I wish I could think of some biting comment to post...
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Morvis13 on February 05, 2017, 09:07:45 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/o1490ps.gifv)
https://i.imgur.com/o1490ps.gifv
I wish I could think of some biting comment to post...

You'll be long in the tooth before anything comes to you.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Noisy Rhysling on February 05, 2017, 12:40:39 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/o1490ps.gifv)
https://i.imgur.com/o1490ps.gifv
I wish I could think of some biting comment to post...

You'll be long in the tooth before anything comes to you.
Fangs for the sharky reply.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Boßel on February 05, 2017, 01:03:57 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/o1490ps.gifv)
https://i.imgur.com/o1490ps.gifv
I wish I could think of some biting comment to post...

You'll be long in the tooth before anything comes to you.
Fangs for the sharky reply.

I'm trying to find the wisdom in these posts.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Noisy Rhysling on February 05, 2017, 01:15:28 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/o1490ps.gifv)
https://i.imgur.com/o1490ps.gifv
I wish I could think of some biting comment to post...

You'll be long in the tooth before anything comes to you.
Fangs for the sharky reply.

I'm trying to find the wisdom in these posts.
You should hire a retainer to work that out for you.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: werecow on February 05, 2017, 01:42:33 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/o1490ps.gifv)
https://i.imgur.com/o1490ps.gifv
I wish I could think of some biting comment to post...

You'll be long in the tooth before anything comes to you.
Fangs for the sharky reply.

I'm trying to find the wisdom in these posts.
You should hire a retainer to work that out for you.

(click to show/hide)

Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: brilligtove on February 05, 2017, 04:38:39 PM
This thread is practically transcend dental.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Gerbig on February 05, 2017, 07:15:55 PM
This thread is practically transcend dental.

Can I join the pun parade or should I bite my tongue?
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: brilligtove on February 05, 2017, 11:16:38 PM
This thread is practically transcend dental.

Can I join the pun parade or should I bite my tongue?

Keep a stiff upper lip and champ on!
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Nemmzy on February 08, 2017, 09:39:30 PM
(https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1701/EclipseClouds_MODISanderson_1415.jpg)

 Where to see the American Eclipse  (https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/)

(click to show/hide)
My wife's uncle is renting a cabin in the zone, we plan on spending the weekend with them for it.

We just booked our VRBO.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Noisy Rhysling on February 09, 2017, 07:32:01 AM
"Brace yourselves, eclipse coming."

And then he dies.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: estockly on February 10, 2017, 02:22:33 PM
(https://cdn.theconversation.com/files/156104/width754/image-20170208-17349-193kp0t.jpg)

Quote
Every movement that has rejected a scientific consensus, whether it be on evolution, climate change or the link between smoking and cancer, exhibits the same five characteristics of science denial (concisely summarized by the acronym FLICC). These are fake experts, logical fallacies, impossible expectations, cherry picking and conspiracy theories. When someone wants to cast doubt on a scientific finding, FLICC is an integral part of the misinformation toolbox.
What do gorilla suits and blowfish fallacies have to do with climate change?
https://skepticalscience.com/gorilla-suits-and-blowfish-fallacies.html
 
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Billzbub on February 14, 2017, 10:56:49 AM
Quote
Every movement that has rejected a scientific consensus, whether it be on evolution, climate change or the link between smoking and cancer, exhibits the same five characteristics of science denial (concisely summarized by the acronym FLICC). These are fake experts, logical fallacies, impossible expectations, cherry picking and conspiracy theories. When someone wants to cast doubt on a scientific finding, FLICC is an integral part of the misinformation toolbox.
What do gorilla suits and blowfish fallacies have to do with climate change?
https://skepticalscience.com/gorilla-suits-and-blowfish-fallacies.html

That was a very good article, thanks.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: lonely moa on February 16, 2017, 10:35:10 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/UqrwHFH.jpg)

Not all that sciency, but this panel runs a fist sized pump that pumps (in good sun) 20L/min 400m horizontally and 12m vertically.  A mains powered sutup was going to cost $11,000 and about $50/mo... this was $1,000 and $0/month.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: werecow on February 17, 2017, 10:47:59 PM
(http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/001/223/603/a12.jpg)

He done been skeptimathized.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on February 20, 2017, 06:20:35 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/fNPdJia.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on February 22, 2017, 07:18:44 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/UI2NNFV.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on February 23, 2017, 10:33:49 AM
It's suspected that the President watches Infowars and talks to Alex Jones.

This is Alex Jones.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Km5UVbP2Fs

"How did the pedophiles get an AI?"
- Joe Rogan, to Alex Jones
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: ProgrammingGodJordan on February 23, 2017, 10:46:43 AM
(https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/800/1*jLYR8P33NtXUEmon2AF2IA.png)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: gmalivuk on February 23, 2017, 10:54:23 AM
That's...not how the uncertainty principle works
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Friendly Angel on February 23, 2017, 11:52:21 AM
That's...not how the uncertainty principle works

Traffic Cop:  So, Mr. Heisenberg, do you know how fast you were driving?
Werner:  I know EXACTLY how fast I was going, but I have NO IDEA where I am!
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Noisy Rhysling on February 23, 2017, 12:17:16 PM
That's...not how the uncertainty principle works
Yeah, it properly reads "Am I going to get laid tonight?"
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: werecow on February 23, 2017, 01:32:44 PM
It's suspected that the President watches Infowars and talks to Alex Jones.

This is Alex Jones.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Km5UVbP2Fs

"How did the pedophiles get an AI?"
- Joe Rogan, to Alex Jones

(https://pic60.picturetrail.com/VOL1697/8702320/23451851/408476393.jpg)

I've seen some of Alex Jones before but.... damn.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: estockly on February 23, 2017, 02:13:14 PM
That's...not how the uncertainty principle works
Yeah, it properly reads "Am I going to get laid tonight?"

...and the answers "Yes I am going to get laid tonight" and "No, I won't get laid tonight" are both true.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Johnny Slick on February 23, 2017, 03:52:13 PM
That's Schroedinger's Cat, not the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle. The HUP states that, essentially, it is impossible to know, for very small objects (like subatomic particle levels of smallness), exactly where the object at the time of detection *and* its speed. There are ways you can figure out either one individually but not both at the same time.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: estockly on February 23, 2017, 05:11:13 PM
That's Schroedinger's Cat, not the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle. The HUP states that, essentially, it is impossible to know, for very small objects (like subatomic particle levels of smallness), exactly where the object at the time of detection *and* its speed. There are ways you can figure out either one individually but not both at the same time.


That's Schroedinger's Cat and the Uncertainty Principle.

If you try to see whether or not you will get laid tonight, that will have an effect on whether or not you will get laid tonight.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: brilligtove on February 27, 2017, 11:29:27 PM
That's Schroedinger's Cat, not the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle. The HUP states that, essentially, it is impossible to know, for very small objects (like subatomic particle levels of smallness), exactly where the object at the time of detection *and* its speed. There are ways you can figure out either one individually but not both at the same time.


That's Schroedinger's Cat and the Uncertainty Principle.

If you try to see whether or not you will get laid tonight, that will have an effect on whether or not you will get laid tonight.

There are other paired properties that are collectively indeterminate. From the Complementarity (physics) page (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complementarity_(physics)) of Wikipedia:


I would personally add
but I might be a bitter sod.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: estockly on February 28, 2017, 12:35:08 AM
There is all the observer effect, where actually observing something changes its nature.

Sometimes it seems there's more uncertainty than certainty.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Billzbub on February 28, 2017, 10:58:56 AM
There is all the observer effect, where actually observing something changes its nature.

Sometimes it seems there's more uncertainty than certainty.

I don't know about that.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: estockly on February 28, 2017, 11:23:20 AM
There is also the observer effect, where actually observing something changes its nature.

Sometimes it seems there's more uncertainty than certainty.

I don't know about that.

Well, I'm not certain.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: gmalivuk on February 28, 2017, 01:27:44 PM
There is all the observer effect, where actually observing something changes its nature.
The idea that a particle has an exact momentum and position and we just can't pin down one without messing up the other is a common misconception.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: estockly on February 28, 2017, 01:49:58 PM
There is all the observer effect, where actually observing something changes its nature.
The idea that a particle has an exact momentum and position and we just can't pin down one without messing up the other is a common misconception.

I think the idea is that we can know a sub-atomic particle's position or it's momentum, but if we know one we can't know the other. You think that's a misconception?

Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Redamare on February 28, 2017, 02:05:02 PM
Estockly is correct. That is not a misconception, but is almost certainly the fact of the matter.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: PANTS! on February 28, 2017, 08:00:36 PM
I think it is more subtle than that.  There is a certain amount of uncertainty inherant between position and momentum.  A threshold beyond which you can not drop, represented by the plahnk constant.  The more sure you become about one of these variables, the more of that uncertainty gets forced onto the other variable.

Conservation of uncertainty.   ;D
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: gmalivuk on February 28, 2017, 08:30:48 PM
There is all the observer effect, where actually observing something changes its nature.
The idea that a particle has an exact momentum and position and we just can't pin down one without messing up the other is a common misconception.

I think the idea is that we can know a sub-atomic particle's position or it's momentum, but if we know one we can't know the other. You think that's a misconception?
The misconception is that a particle has an exact momentum and position. Which is why I said that.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Redamare on February 28, 2017, 08:58:11 PM
Imagine you want to use a laser beam to clock the speed of a car.

On the scale of a car, there is no problem identifying both it's speed and it's position. This is because the effect of the photons on the car is trivial.

Now, imagine that the only way to measure the speed of a car was to slam an identical car into it at speed and measure the properties of that car's rebound.

This is the problem we run into when we try to measure tiny particles like photons and electrons. The smallest thing we have to measure it with is another photon. The impact of the particles changes things.

Despite what Jeff Goldblum might tell you, Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle had no applicability to dinosaurs on Isla Sorna.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: gmalivuk on March 01, 2017, 12:04:41 AM
What position do you think you're arguing against?

I never said that actively measuring subatomic things doesn't have an effect on them.

I just pointed out that there's a common misconception that this is the only reason we can't pin down position and momentum at the same time. The misconception is that a particle has an exact momentum and position. I keep repeating that because I don't know how to say it more simply.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Redamare on March 01, 2017, 07:45:58 AM
The point of view from which you call that a "misconception" is just a small set out of many different interpretations of QM. We don't know that there isn't a definite position for the particle; some theorists just want to insist upon it.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: gmalivuk on March 01, 2017, 08:40:45 AM
The uncertainty principle is still not the same as the observer effect, even, I'm pretty sure, for theories that include hidden variables.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Redamare on March 01, 2017, 12:20:34 PM
Oh, that's true, but in Lost World he specifically refers to Heisenberg.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: gmalivuk on March 01, 2017, 12:36:41 PM
I mean, sure, whatever, I was never talking about Crichton or about crashing cars into each other. My initial response was to estockly's claim that it was the observer effect.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Redamare on March 01, 2017, 02:15:08 PM
Well, you're taking one side of a controversy (which is fair enough) and then calling the other side a "misconception" (which is no settled matter).
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Noisy Rhysling on March 01, 2017, 02:25:37 PM
Despite what Jeff Goldblum might tell you, Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle had no applicability to dinosaurs on Isla Sorna.
His is position was similar to "if we observe the Andromeda Galaxy we have affected the Andromeda Galaxy." Stupid on the face of it.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: gmalivuk on March 01, 2017, 03:36:29 PM
Well, you're taking one side of a controversy (which is fair enough) and then calling the other side a "misconception" (which is no settled matter).
Didn't you just say "that's true" when I said it wasn't the observer effect, and now when I repeated that you're saying it's not settled?
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: estockly on March 01, 2017, 10:34:51 PM
What position do you think you're arguing against?

I never said that actively measuring subatomic things doesn't have an effect on them.

I just pointed out that there's a common misconception that this is the only reason we can't pin down position and momentum at the same time. The misconception is that a particle has an exact momentum and position. I keep repeating that because I don't know how to say it more simply.

A particle can have a precisely calculated momentum. A particle can have a precisely calculated position. A particle cannot have both at the same time, is my understanding of this particular issue.

The observer effect relates to the mechanisms used to observe subatomic particles as well. Our methods for observing them affect their behavior. Not distant galaxies.

The observer effect has been rightly or wrongly applied in other areas, like social science, where simply measuring public opinion by taking a poll has an effect on the results.

Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: gmalivuk on March 03, 2017, 12:37:57 AM
A skeptical love story:

(http://www.smbc-comics.com/comics/20120415.gif)

(I know it's super old. I recently decided to do a bit of an archive binge because it's been years since I made the effort to keep up to date with each new comic.)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Morvis13 on March 06, 2017, 11:05:42 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/klKShkp.gif)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Noisy Rhysling on March 07, 2017, 06:47:44 AM
And some people still think there's no God!
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: bimble on March 07, 2017, 02:43:06 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/klKShkp.gif)

I saw the opening bit of that and was just waiting for a starship to fly through...  ;)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gX9FU8bmxQs
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: werecow on March 09, 2017, 08:05:02 PM
(https://img-9gag-fun.9cache.com/photo/aVq0Ao2_460s.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: werecow on March 14, 2017, 08:46:01 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/kmOCYky.jpg)

(http://www.livememe.com/udxaoqp.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: estockly on March 17, 2017, 03:08:14 PM
Air Force's X-37B Space Plane

(https://img.purch.com/w/640/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5zcGFjZS5jb20vaW1hZ2VzL2kvMDAwLzA2My82OTcvaTAyL25hc2EteC0zN2Itb3R2LmpwZz8xNDg5NzE4MTQ1)

Air Force's Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Nears Orbital Record
http://www.space.com/36101-x-37b-military-space-plane-nears-record.html
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Redamare on March 17, 2017, 03:38:27 PM
That website is a terrible spam trap.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: werecow on March 17, 2017, 05:07:31 PM
That website is a terrible spam trap.

Maybe for internet n00bs without noscript and an adblocker it is. >}|:o)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: teethering on March 17, 2017, 07:52:39 PM
And some people still think there's no God!

I know you're joking, but it's precisely images like that that reinforce my non-belief.  The incongruity of the tininess and insignificance of organisms in an impossibly thin organic layer on a small rocky planet in this endless sea of nothingness teeming with galaxies filled with billions of stars with the idea that these organisms are somehow significant is just absurd.  We're the bacteria on a speck of dust in a cathedral and we think the music is playing for us.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: werecow on March 17, 2017, 09:21:01 PM
And some people still think there's no God!

I know you're joking, but it's precisely images like that that reinforce my non-belief.  The incongruity of the tininess and insignificance of organisms in an impossibly thin organic layer on a small rocky planet in this endless sea of nothingness teeming with galaxies filled with billions of stars with the idea that these organisms are somehow significant is just absurd.  We're the bacteria on a speck of dust in a cathedral and we think the music is playing for us.

Well, not to equate them to bacteria, but I have in the past on occasion sung for my guppies.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on March 25, 2017, 03:19:38 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/CyGgLlF.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: werecow on March 29, 2017, 09:00:38 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C8BN7OqXwAQQHSA.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: werecow on April 01, 2017, 08:49:10 PM
(http://globalwarming-factorfiction.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/spratti-gw-toon1.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: werecow on April 08, 2017, 02:58:37 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/5IV0Po9.jpg)

(http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/JhT143MvWoFAu0xhpikhxw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NQ--/http://globalfinance.zenfs.com/en_us/Finance/US_AFTP_SILICONALLEY_H_LIVE/We_just_spotted_our_favorite-feccac426bc9c7f0caf139e5eecf1101)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on April 11, 2017, 02:04:27 PM
On the importance of fact checking:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C9DxXWvXoAA0Ble.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: werecow on April 11, 2017, 02:32:11 PM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/18/Cognitive_Bias_Codex_-_180%2B_biases%2C_designed_by_John_Manoogian_III_%28jm3%29.jpg/1500px-Cognitive_Bias_Codex_-_180%2B_biases%2C_designed_by_John_Manoogian_III_%28jm3%29.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: HighPockets on April 17, 2017, 03:22:57 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C3g4pKgWEAAE_In.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: werecow on April 20, 2017, 05:12:06 PM
(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17951557_1221056934673159_2918563514172688066_n.jpg?oh=fba6f8e13f00743c358481cf7ae5b072&oe=5984A0D2)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: estockly on April 21, 2017, 01:34:27 PM
Science in America - Neil deGrasse Tyson - YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MqTOEospfo

I liked this.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: werecow on April 22, 2017, 09:54:46 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/iM2kss8.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Redamare on April 22, 2017, 10:32:58 PM
Hah!
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Noisy Rhysling on April 23, 2017, 05:50:07 PM
We ain't have'n no bad effect on the planet!

(https://media.giphy.com/media/xTk9ZPSV1TLrKjONO0/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: werecow on April 23, 2017, 06:35:06 PM
That place must have either really bad tires or really bad roads.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Noisy Rhysling on April 23, 2017, 06:40:26 PM
That place must have either really bad tires or really bad roads.
Or neither. They were collected to be recycled. Then lightning hit the pile and it ignited. (Assuming it's the tire conflagration I'm familiar with.) Those industrial-strength rubber mats that are used to soften the floor a bit for workers are made out of old tires, and there are other uses as well.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: arthwollipot on April 23, 2017, 08:51:44 PM
To be fair, that image alone doesn't prove climate change, or really anything other than tyres, when burned, produce black smoke. It could be argued either that the smoke is not harmful, or that it dissipates into the atmosphere, or something like that. Then you have to go and find some actual data.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Noisy Rhysling on April 23, 2017, 10:00:43 PM
To be fair, that image alone doesn't prove climate change, or really anything other than tyres, when burned, produce black smoke. It could be argued either that the smoke is not harmful, or that it dissipates into the atmosphere, or something like that. Then you have to go and find some actual data.
Did I say it did?
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: arthwollipot on April 24, 2017, 01:25:03 AM
To be fair, that image alone doesn't prove climate change, or really anything other than tyres, when burned, produce black smoke. It could be argued either that the smoke is not harmful, or that it dissipates into the atmosphere, or something like that. Then you have to go and find some actual data.
Did I say it did?
Did I say that you said it did?
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Noisy Rhysling on April 24, 2017, 07:30:55 AM
To be fair, that image alone doesn't prove climate change, or really anything other than tyres, when burned, produce black smoke. It could be argued either that the smoke is not harmful, or that it dissipates into the atmosphere, or something like that. Then you have to go and find some actual data.
Did I say it did?
Did I say that you said it did?
"To be fair..." is a code for "You're wrong and here's why."
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: arthwollipot on April 25, 2017, 12:13:11 AM
To be fair, that image alone doesn't prove climate change, or really anything other than tyres, when burned, produce black smoke. It could be argued either that the smoke is not harmful, or that it dissipates into the atmosphere, or something like that. Then you have to go and find some actual data.
Did I say it did?
Did I say that you said it did?
"To be fair..." is a code for "You're wrong and here's why."
To be fair, the caption given with the image kind of did make the suggestion that a ton of black smoke produced by burning tyres was causally connected to global warming. Which it is.

What I'm arguing is that if you really wanted to deny global warming (which I don't), you could make a case for that particular image not being demonstrative of anything.

Now I'm wondering exactly what it is you are actually arguing with me about.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Henning on April 29, 2017, 12:06:13 PM
(https://img-9gag-fun.9cache.com/photo/a7rGL7m_460s.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: werecow on May 09, 2017, 01:02:13 PM
(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/s960x960/16112975_782345671913162_6021301098486079798_o.jpg?oh=6cd6753f25fb5a51abb294fdeee13836&oe=5981BD09)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on May 10, 2017, 12:36:36 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C_b2BGCXoAE0xWb.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on May 12, 2017, 07:18:47 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/ZTajzCB.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Noisy Rhysling on May 12, 2017, 08:41:05 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/ZTajzCB.jpg)
♫Little brown jug, oh I love you!
Little brown jug, and mutate too!♫
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: estockly on May 15, 2017, 01:19:28 PM
Thunderbolts and lightning, very, very frightening...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxJTQuWISbk
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on May 16, 2017, 01:47:46 PM
Hot Take:

(http://i.imgur.com/log7TmE.png)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Friendly Angel on May 16, 2017, 02:14:14 PM
Hot Take:

(http://i.imgur.com/log7TmE.png)

I think whoever made that chart should learn 1.00 or 2.00 things about sig figs.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: werecow on May 18, 2017, 07:07:26 AM
(https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18485571_1724865680862665_3497430446224930562_n.jpg?oh=4d2059c9d256a01036df0cfd52733ac4&oe=59A4EA47)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on May 24, 2017, 11:27:45 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/Bj6BjN9.png?1)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on June 06, 2017, 09:53:09 PM
AeroFarms, a vertical farm in New Jersey:
(http://i.imgur.com/pmIkyAD.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Noisy Rhysling on June 07, 2017, 10:33:37 AM
AeroFarms, a vertical farm in New Jersey:
(http://i.imgur.com/pmIkyAD.jpg)
Ah, "city farms" prototype?
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: estockly on June 07, 2017, 11:55:24 AM
AeroFarms, a vertical farm in New Jersey:
(http://i.imgur.com/pmIkyAD.jpg)
Ah, "city farms" prototype?

I've seen similar facilities (but smaller) where they plant seeds, get them  to sprout and grow then plant the sprouts in the ground to get a jump start on the growing season or to fit more crops into the same year.

Is that what this is?
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on June 07, 2017, 02:04:41 PM
LED based growlights are changing the math of greenhousing.  They last a long time, use little energy, generate little heat and can be made to emit on those specifics frequencies used for photosynthesis.  The technology had made greenhousing economically viable in certain markets for certain kinds of produce and the technology is only getting cheaper. 

This is amazing because greenhousing like this uses negligible amounts of water, nitrogen and real estate compared to fields.  You're pretty much restricted to small plants which grow rapidly under unlimited-water conditions, though.  So the theoretical future would be a food infrastructure peppered with spinach, herb, etc. facilities which improve food quality, decrease environmental impact, cut x% of food-miles and obviate x% of current cropland. 

It's really cool stuff and it's just taking off now. 
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: arthwollipot on June 07, 2017, 07:20:18 PM
It also occurs in three dimensions instead of two, which expands the space available for growing.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on June 07, 2017, 07:30:10 PM
And because it's (ideally) a closed-environment, you don't have agricultural run-off or pesticides.

You can also keep the temperature/humidity/air ideal year-round and tightly control day-night cycling. 

They're basically super cool, high-tech, ultra efficient greenhouses. 

And something I didn't know before doing a little reading on these is that greenhouses already have a significant presence in crop production.  One of the best examples would be the UK's Thanet Earth (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanet_Earth), which is a single greenhouse complex that accounts for ~10% of Britain's annual tomato, capsicum and cucumber production.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWKAY9mI0xc

Edit:

More of Thanet Earth:

(http://i.imgur.com/Zc3z1WC.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/fWyU4iW.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/nzW6tpH.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/8uzrzD9.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on June 07, 2017, 09:42:47 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Xx5AUfp.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: estockly on June 07, 2017, 10:14:34 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/Xx5AUfp.jpg)

1912! Holy shit I thought the earliest predictions were in the 30s!
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: werecow on June 08, 2017, 07:16:37 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/Xx5AUfp.jpg)

1912! Holy shit I thought the earliest predictions were in the 30s!

Svante Arrhenius predicted climate change based on his experiments with CO2 as early as 1896.

EDIT: Actually, correction; apparently that's not quite true (http://www.rsc.org/images/Arrhenius1896_tcm18-173546.pdf):

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Arrhenius’s paper is the first to quantify the contribution of carbon dioxide to the greenhouse effect (Sections I-IV) and to speculate about whether variations in the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide have contributed to long-term variations in climate (Section V). Throughout this paper, Arrhenius refers to carbon dioxide as “carbonic acid” in accordance with the convention at the time he was writing.

Contrary to some misunderstandings, Arrhenius does not explicitly suggest in this paper that the burning of fossil fuels will cause global warming, though it is clear that he is aware that fossil fuels are a potentially significant source of carbon dioxide (page 270), and he does explicitly suggest this outcome in later work.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Morvis13 on June 08, 2017, 10:40:39 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/37zfZNo.gif)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: arthwollipot on June 09, 2017, 02:08:08 AM
Holy crow that took a long time to load.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Noisy Rhysling on June 09, 2017, 06:27:37 AM
Holy crow that took a long time to load.
Odd, it went like clockwork for me.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on June 10, 2017, 01:13:57 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DB5b51uUMAAkWFw.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on June 16, 2017, 03:08:33 AM
Elephant Foot | Human Foot:

(https://i.imgur.com/zlyjVev.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Noisy Rhysling on June 16, 2017, 07:25:21 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DCRyoShXsAIl0cz.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Soldier of FORTRAN on June 16, 2017, 09:04:01 AM
(https://i.redd.it/j34r7i7wsy3z.jpg)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: AQB24712 on June 16, 2017, 09:50:45 AM
Steve makes it onto the Cats in Space Quoting Scientists Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/spacekitties/) page!

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Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: werecow on June 16, 2017, 12:31:46 PM
(https://i.chzbgr.com/full/7951646208/h0A9F0525/)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: werecow on June 17, 2017, 10:59:49 AM
(http://www.smbc-comics.com/comics/1467891968-20160707.png)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: wastrel on June 18, 2017, 08:32:52 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/mTTaV1e.gif)
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: estockly on June 19, 2017, 04:09:58 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DCRyoShXsAIl0cz.jpg:large)

Seals! Ha!
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: estockly on June 19, 2017, 04:12:29 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0_QKTwvRBQ




Astronomy Picture of the Day (https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/)

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Explanation: Where will you be during the Eclipse across America? On August 21, the shadow of the Moon will cross the continental USA for the first time since 1979. The predicted path -- a certainty given modern astronomical knowledge -- is shown in the featured NASA video. Most people in the USA will be within a day's drive to the path of the total solar eclipse, while the rest of North America will see a partial solar eclipse. In the path of totality, given clear-enough skies, the Moon will block out the Sun making it eerily dark for as long as 2 minutes and 40 seconds. If interested in attending an eclipse party, please contact your local amateur astronomical society, science center, park, or university to see if one is already being planning. Some eclipse chasers have traveled to the end of the world to see a total eclipse of the Sun, and along the way have recorded many entertaining adventure stories.
Title: Re: Post The Science-and-Skepticism-i-est Images You've Got
Post by: Noisy Rhysling on June 19, 2017, 05:14:26 PM
Carbondale, Illinois, Home of Southern Illinois U., is the best spot in the country to see the eclipse. NASA is visiting SIU for this event. And it's two hours from St. Louis, so you can also see a real live Flying Saucer (http://www.beerknurd.com/locations/st-louis-flying-saucer).