Monday, August 07, 2006

Not Paying Attention to Planemos? What Makes You Think You Believe in Global Warming?

This month, a set of 'twin' planemos was discovered some 400 light years distant (like we really care, right?) . Designated Oph 162225-240515 (or Oph 1622), the pair was discovered using the European Southern Observatory New Technology Telescope at La Silla, Chile. A few dozen such objects have been identified in recent years but this is the first planemos pair discovered beyond a solar system.

The pair's existence challenges current theories about the formation of planets and stars, astronomers reported in the journal Science. The two are separated by 22 billion miles (about six times the distance between the Sun and Pluto). Both are young, about a million years old, scientists say.

Oph1622 is also a brown dwarf (a sub-stellar object). Its mass equals about 14 Jupiters, or some one-seventy-fifth that of the Sun.

Instinct tells me scientists should be more open-minded about the popular theory of man-induced climate change. Why? On the scale of long times and large objects, science is probably still in its infancy. Science is accountable for continually testing and refining its latest theories, you knew that, right? Part of the Scientific Method. UPDATE: Many scientists and theorists today argue that concepts of causality are not obligatory to science, but are well-defined only under particular, admittedly widespread conditions. see Causal explanation.

But, more importantly, there must exist a Time-order relationship. The hypothesized causes must precede the observed effects in time. Not so, CO2 increases and global warming.

Note:
Planemo is a celestial object of planetary mass -
The term describes celestial bodies larger than asteroids but smaller than nuclear reactive stars. Planemos that orbit stars are commonly referred to as, planets. Planemo is a contraction of "planetary mass object".

1 Comments:

At 16 August, 2006 18:44, Anonymous islamophobia inspector said...

EUROPEAN UNION ISLAMOPHOBIA INSPECTION

This weblog is unnacceptable as it maliciously identifies Islam as a meme, mind virus or contagious mental illness.

Consequently, I regret to inform you that this weblog and some of its comments have been identified as potentially Islamophobic. Under EU Directive DCLXVI it is compulsory for all contributors to websites accessible from the European Union to take the following Islamophobia test:

YOU MAY BE AN ISLAMOPHOBE IF...

(1) You refer to the midwinter holiday as 'Christmas'.

(2) You save loose change in a p***y-bank.

(3) You allow your children to read unexpurgated versions of Winnie the Pooh.

(4) You doubt whether it's politically correct to stone rape victims.

(5) You believe that the earth is round.

(6) You think there's something weird about a 50 year old man marrying a six year old girl.

(7) Your children have Barbie dolls or Teddy Bears

(8) You object to being a second class citizen in your own country.

(9) You fail to celebrate cultural diversity when your daughter is gang-raped for not wearing a headscarf.

(10) You think government policy should be determined by your elected representatives rather than a howling mob.

(11) You object to your taxes being used to support people who are plotting to kill you.

(12) You aren't convinced that 'Jihad' means 'Inner Spiritual Struggle'.

(13) You don't understand why the Jews must be exterminated.

(14) You allow your children to play with LEGO.

(15) You aren't married to at least one of your cousins.

(16) You sometimes have doubts about BBC reporting.

(17) You occasionally wonder what's inside those walking tents.

(18) You realise that taqiyya is not a Mexican beverage.

(19) You believe moderate Muslims ride unicorns.

(20) You don't appreciate the multicultural need for Methodist grandmothers to be body-cavity searched before boarding aircraft.

(21) You claim to understand the words "Slay the unbelievers wherever you find them", even though you don't speak Arabic.

(22) You object to taxpayers' money being spent for terrorists to hold a festival to commemorate the anniversary of their massacres.

(23) You have reservations about 'faith schools' where the kids will be taught that you and your family are najis (excrement), at public expense.

(24) You don't understand why flying your country's flag has become a hate-crime.

(25) You don't appreciate why it is so insensitive and offensive for the police to prevent oppressed minorities venting their frustration by mass murder.


EVALUATING YOUR SCORE
How many of the questions did you answer 'YES' ?

On a scale of 0 to 25

0 you are a Dhimmi
1 to 5 you are a Najis Kaffir
6 to 10 you are an Islamophobe
11 to 15 you are a Thought Criminal
16 to 20 you are an Enemy of Allah
21 to 25 you are a Zionist Crusader offspring of pigs and monkeys.

Fatwas are automatically awarded for all scores above 5

Fatwas will be posted in plain brown paper envelopes generously sprinkled with ricin, anthrax, sarin and cobalt-60.

 

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