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Thursday, September 14, 2006

MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS – BUT THIS CAT IS FROM WAY FARTHER OUT THAN THAT

Courtesy of Bad Astronomy, via Pharyngula:

Naming this "new" planet Eris, and its moon Dysnomia is an obvious political statement -- and therefore should not be allowed in the realm of science.


UPDATE: I question whether they were "making a commentary " towards the discord in the astronomical community about Pluto, or a taking a cheap shot at the discord in the world ... either way the names have ulterior motives behind them... and either way, the names of planets should not be chosen based upon a current controversy. Also, 200 years from now we'd have to explain "why" the name was chosen, and have to recount the squabbles of 2006 to explain it. (read comment section for more analysis) Don't spam the comment fields please.
Also, do a google on CIT and political bias. Some interesting things come up.

Eris was the Greek goddess of Chaos, discord, and Strife, and caused a fight among the gods, which sparked the Trojan war.

Dysnomia was the goddess of lawlessness.”

I usually stay away from this sort of nonsense, but COME ON. Cackling hordes of ‘moonbat’ astronomers taking cheap allegorical shots by renaming planets!?!?!

My eyes are rolling up so far in their sockets; I can see the underside of my forehead ridge. Going to have to go get my jaw re-hinged.

Eris was mythological being, Xena was a fictional character, and Dysnomia wasn’t a goddess, she was a daimon aka spirit (dipstick can’t keep his deities straight). Not only that, but the definition of the last is:

Dysnomia is a marked difficulty in remembering names or recalling words needed for oral or written language. Memory Disabilities People with memory disabilities may have difficulty with short-term memory. They have trouble remembering names, numbers, facts and even what they did a few minutes ago. These memory difficulties present significant problems in academic study. Such a person might study hard for a test or exam and think they know the material extremely well, but could wake on the morning of the test to realise it is all forgotten.”

What do you expect from a wingnut wound so tight, he quotes Faux News, and links to the magpie of mayhem and the banshee of bullshit, Maulkin and Coulter (respectively)?

Final analysis:
Obviously, he suffers from some sort of dysnomia. Not to mention paranoid schizophrenia.

There, I've earned my armchair psychology degree, dontcha think?

Till the next post, then.

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2 comments:

say no to christ said...

My armchair psycho analysis is that the rightwing nut jobs look for any and everything to pick at fight about and have extreme hatetred for anything feminine. True wakos.

say no to christ said...

Oops, I meant wackos.:)