[meteorite-list] Sky detonation video

From: Chris Peterson <clp_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2007 13:00:06 -0600
Message-ID: <052301c7ad23$e8d7dcf0$2721500a_at_bellatrix>

Gosh, I hope my comment didn't come across as criticism of the posts
made here on this list. It was the comments on the YouTube site- stuff

-this is a red giant
-this is a supernova (or not, because supernovas are a few thousand km
away and couldn't be seen, or not, because if it were a visible
supernova we would all be killed by the radiation)
-this is an exploding galaxy

and lots of other stuff that nobody with even a basic education should
be saying. Personally, I find it kind of depressing, considering how
important general scientific knowledge is in today's world.

I can't agree that all opinions on matters like this have equal weight.
Critical thinking requires the ability to distinguish between good and
bad opinions.


Chris L Peterson
Cloudbait Observatory

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Groetz" <mpg444 at yahoo.com>
To: "Chris Peterson" <clp at alumni.caltech.edu>;
<meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2007 12:41 PM
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Sky detonation video

   I think you may want to watch how you make this
statement. I have found the majority of people on this
list very knowledgeable of science- especially of
geology and space related. Most can definitely blow me
out of the water as I do not have specific education
in either- so I learn.
   Each can have their opinion, and until shown
otherwise, all opinions have equal weight and
Received on Tue 12 Jun 2007 03:00:06 PM PDT

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