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by brian livesey
Thu Feb 02, 2006 1:52 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Creationism and Intelligent Design
Replies: 47
Views: 13812

Theory more than hypothesis..

You might be aware,Geoff, that in science a theory isn't just an hypothesis. A theory is an idea backed up by experiment and observation.Hence the theory of evolution encompasses a mass of empirical evidence to support its central tenet: descent with modification. :wink:
by brian livesey
Thu Feb 02, 2006 1:40 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: shape of our universe theory and questions..
Replies: 76
Views: 37101

Epistemological puzzle..

Mm, but is it an answer? How do we get round the "part not being greater than the whole" limitation?
by brian livesey
Thu Feb 02, 2006 10:10 am
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Theory of Everything going no where fast!
Replies: 54
Views: 31018

Pull the other one..

Steiner's what? :wink:
by brian livesey
Thu Feb 02, 2006 10:05 am
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: shape of our universe theory and questions..
Replies: 76
Views: 37101

The Greek view..

The ancient Greeks realised that the part can never be greater than the whole. It seems that our actions must be restricted to knowing the "bits" that make up our universe. In attempting to find the "ultimate" origin of the universe itself,are we not being like a goldfish in an opaque bowl,trying to...
by brian livesey
Wed Feb 01, 2006 11:13 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Creationism and Intelligent Design
Replies: 47
Views: 13812

The truth's out there..

Like the silicon-based Jerkians on planet Zog. Rumour has it that they're impossible to live with,hence the expression: Don't be a jerk. :wink:
by brian livesey
Wed Feb 01, 2006 11:03 am
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Theory of Everything going no where fast!
Replies: 54
Views: 31018

Riddle on riddle..

Then there's Steiner's "Inverted vortex" cosmos. :shock:
by brian livesey
Tue Jan 31, 2006 1:17 pm
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Don't despise the Mite..
Replies: 9
Views: 2901

Eye-opener..

Nice one,Joe. On cloudy days,like a good Parisienne,you can slew it at the Moulin Rouge and watch the pretty girls come and go.. .
by brian livesey
Tue Jan 31, 2006 10:36 am
Forum: Telescopes and instruments
Topic: Don't despise the Mite..
Replies: 9
Views: 2901

Don't despise the Mite..

It's sometimes said that binoculars are preferable to the ubiqitous 60mm refractor. From personal experience,I don't agree. The 60mm (if well made) will show solar,lunar and planetary and stellar detail that's out of reach of binos,due to their lower magnification. Binos and the small refractor both...
by brian livesey
Mon Jan 30, 2006 10:54 am
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Theory of Everything going no where fast!
Replies: 54
Views: 31018

Tongue in cheek..

Prof. Who? :wink:
by brian livesey
Mon Jan 30, 2006 10:15 am
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Theory of Everything going no where fast!
Replies: 54
Views: 31018

Riddle of the Universe..

Heard about Prof. Wurzelkopf's "Integrated Bubble" Cosmology? :shock:
by brian livesey
Sat Jan 28, 2006 10:08 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Creationism and Intelligent Design
Replies: 47
Views: 13812

Big bucks..

Multi-millionaire evangelical preachers are bound to defend their industry against the encroachments of science. :wink:
by brian livesey
Sat Jan 28, 2006 9:55 am
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Saturn and BY Cancri - Cliff Meredith
Replies: 5
Views: 4440

Gotcha!

That's a fascinating picture of BY cancri,Cliff. Is this star as blue as it's shown in your picture? :wink:
by brian livesey
Fri Jan 27, 2006 10:52 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Quick-time prominences..
Replies: 6
Views: 2347

We twiddle a Lidl and tweak the rest.

The Lidl SKYLUX I recently purchased seems to have aluminium tube stops,Lesley,apart from the small stop in the rack-focuser tube,which is black plastic and which I've removed. For solar projection,I use a TASCO 60mm refractor (no plastic). Thanks for the tip,anyway.
by brian livesey
Fri Jan 27, 2006 10:16 am
Forum: Light pollution
Topic: Life of Brian..
Replies: 0
Views: 2554

Life of Brian..

In the late 1970s,when we moved to the present edge-of-town of town location,next to a playing field with moorland beyond,light pollution in the Southerly direction was pretty negligible. On good nights,the Milky Way flowed distinctly overhead and stately Orion hung sparkling,as ever, on the Celesti...
by brian livesey
Thu Jan 26, 2006 1:07 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Quick-time prominences..
Replies: 6
Views: 2347

Hot topic.

So far, I've managed to avoid an eyepatch,Gordon. :wink: