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Brad Snowder replied to Michael's discussion 'What is the Greatest Evidence for or Against the Existence of the Judeo-Christian God?'
"Stories written about something happening centuries before, fulfilling predictions of centuries before that. It's like shooting an arrow into the side of the barn and then painting a bullseye around it later. On the other hand, actual…"
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SteveInCO commented on Brad Snowder's blog post 'Vela - the sails'
"Indeed it is!  Never laid eyes on it however, I'm just barely too far north."
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Brad Snowder commented on Brad Snowder's blog post 'Vela - the sails'
"...corrected. Weird how you can edit something a couple dozen times and find things like typos and punctuation, and then miss a whole word like that. And Carina is an important constellation."
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Brad Snowder commented on Brad Snowder's blog post 'Vela - the sails'
"Oh yeah. Thnx!"
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SteveInCO commented on Brad Snowder's blog post 'Vela - the sails'
"Small mistake here, you called the keel constellation "Argo" (that was the whole ship), when I've no doubt you meant "Carina.""
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Virgo

Springtime is about Virgo and has been for a very long time. Thousands of years ago this constellation was known to many as The Seed Furrow but it eventually evolved into a lovely young fertile maiden, as in "spring brings all the boys to the furrow" (wink wink). Not that thee shall be beyond slut-shaming, to the contrary, but mostly shame thy own wives and daughters, thus sayeth the unholy book of patriarchy.…See More
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Volans

There is a tiny constellation near the southern pole of the sky named Volans, the Flying Fish. Unfortunately there is no cute little story here about a fish getting its wish to have wings or such. The only story we have is that this part of the sky was named by some Dutch guy named Petrus Plancius in the late 1500's or thereabouts. Then in 1603 Johann Bayer added it to his maps which more or less made it…See More
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Vulpecula

The Fox and the Goose is a small constellation in the night skies of summer. It sounds like a fairy tale but one of the gruesome sort where the fox murders some poor goose. Of course a fox has to eat too, and probably has to feed a whole den-full of cute little baby foxes. But what about the baby goslings? Who is going to take care of them? Anyway, the fox and goose really is a thing and has generally served as one…See More
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Vulpecula

The Fox and the Goose is a small constellation in the night skies of summer. It sounds like a fairy tale but one of the gruesome sort where the fox murders some poor goose. Of course a fox has to eat too, and probably has to feed a whole den-full of cute little baby foxes. But what about the baby goslings? Who is going to take care of them? Anyway, the fox and goose really is a thing and has generally served as one…See More
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"Yes, everyone start out as scientists wondering about everything. I have always liked the way Feynman put it (shortly before I came to exist on this planet)."
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"Beliefs are ok for some stuff but when it comes to science I prefer to rely on testable models that predict repeatable data it's just better"
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"The reason they don't call it, "Dogfood on a bun" is that no-one, except the cruelest animal-hater would feed it to a dog. I'm in Australia.  we use the metric system here, but it's still a quarter pounder with…"
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TJ commented on Brad Snowder's blog post 'The Problem with Foreigners.'
"I like your writing style very much. I do wish you'd invest in a camera though...the box with the slit in it or whatever is not that great. :P"
Nov 22, 2015
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The Problem with Foreigners.

I once tried to see everything there is to see in Paris in nine days, with mixed results. A co-worker and I had strayed from our official duties at a trade convention in order to see the sights there. I say “strayed” which may be a tad imprecise. The convention was in Manhattan.[All photos by the author]In Paris we stayed at the Peace and Love Hostel. It’s a patchouli-ridden fire trap, decorated in…See More
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Astronomy Instructor and Planetarium Manager at Western Washington University.
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Vela - the sails

Posted on July 24, 2016 at 11:00am 4 Comments

CatamaranSails Way down there near the south pole there is a constellation named Vela, the sails.



The sails use to be part of a bigger constellation called Argo Navis which included the whole ship. That's how it was 2000 years ago when Ptolemy…
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Virgo

Posted on July 17, 2016 at 11:18am 0 Comments

testtubebabies Springtime is about Virgo and has been for a very long time. Thousands of years ago this constellation was known to many as The Seed Furrow but it eventually evolved into a lovely young fertile maiden, as in "spring brings all the boys to the furrow" (wink wink). Not that…
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Volans

Posted on July 10, 2016 at 11:00am 0 Comments

white-winged-fish There is a tiny constellation near the southern pole of the sky named Volans, the Flying Fish. Unfortunately there is no cute little story here about a fish getting its wish to have wings or such. The only story we have is that this part…
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Vulpecula

Posted on July 4, 2016 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

Fox and Goose The Fox and the Goose is a small constellation in the night skies of summer. It sounds like a fairy tale but one of the gruesome sort where the fox murders some poor goose. Of course a fox has to eat too, and probably has to feed a whole den-full of cute little baby foxes. But…
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At 12:28pm on January 27, 2012, Monica McGee (Monicks) said…

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