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Old 04-15-2018, 07:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just encountered the dumbest conspiracy theory ever. Every famous woman is trans!

I linked below just one of many examples. It seems to be picking up steam in the evangelical crowd. Just googles [famous or semi famous woman] is a man; and you'll find examples of some of the same bad biology students, who think they can refute evolution, trying to talk seriously about how they think male and female anatomy are different:


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So by their 'use' of logic I guess I am famous now?
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So by their 'use' of logic I guess I am famous now?
Why not?

I'm also certain all of these people could use their "logic" to prove their own mothers are trans. All women are trans! The real women must have been taken away in the rapture and we are all left behind!!!!
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For some reason youtube has decided to start recommending me response videos to science-deniers lately. Responses to people who believe in a flat earth and such. The repliers look like they all have a headache from explaining the bloody obvious to children.

My fave so far was from the start of a Startalk video I saw yesterday:

Chuck Nice: Is the earth flat?

Neil DeGrasse Tyson: (extremely deadpanned) No, we have video from space showing a curved earth turning .... the earth is a ball.

Somewhere in this list: https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...lat+chuck+nice
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For some reason youtube has decided to start recommending me response videos to science-deniers lately. Responses to people who believe in a flat earth and such. The repliers look like they all have a headache from explaining the bloody obvious to children.

My fave so far was from the start of a Startalk video I saw yesterday:

Chuck Nice: Is the earth flat?

Neil DeGrasse Tyson: (extremely deadpanned) No, we have video from space showing a curved earth turning .... the earth is a ball.

Somewhere in this list: https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...lat+chuck+nice
You don't even need to go into space to prove that the Earth is spinning and round, all you neeed is a Foucault pendulum: a heavy weight suspended on a long wire - as it swings back and forth, you'll notice that the swing slowly rotates as the planet turns underneath it.

The swing rotates clockwise in the Norther hemisphere and counterclockwise in the Southern hemisphere.

The pendulum wouldn't act this way if the Earth wasn't a spinning ball.
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I linked below just one of many examples. It seems to be picking up steam in the evangelical crowd. Just googles [famous or semi famous woman] is a man; and you'll find examples of some of the same bad biology students, who think they can refute evolution, trying to talk seriously about how they think male and female anatomy are different:

I'mma gonna start a conspiracy theory that most of these moronically stupid conspiracy theories originate in and around Flint MI, because the lead in the water there has turned people into complete fuckwits.
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Chuck Nice: Is the earth flat?

Neil DeGrasse Tyson: (extremely deadpanned) No, we have video from space showing a curved earth turning .... the earth is a ball.
I was gong to commemt that "ball" seemed like a really unscientifoc term but then I remembered it was NDT and he would not consider the Earth a Sphere because its not smooth and I believe its slightly squashed going North South due to the spin (or something).
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Sorry, Kara, but there's no such place as Finland. It's all a conspiracy.

ETA: Apparently there's no such place as Australia, either. Via https://www.theguardian.com/technolo...t-wont-go-away

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The swing rotates clockwise in the Norther hemisphere and counterclockwise in the Southern hemisphere.
What does it do at the Equator ?
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I was gong to commemt that "ball" seemed like a really unscientifoc term but then I remembered it was NDT and he would not consider the Earth a Sphere because its not smooth and I believe its slightly squashed going North South due to the spin (or something).
"Oblate spheroid".
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I was talking on the internet with someone the other day who swears up and down that Australia is "in the wrong place" on modern maps, he's absolutely adamant that when he learned geography as a kid it was much further away from Indonesia.
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What does it do at the Equator ?
At the poles, it completes one rotation per day and slows down the closer you get to the equator, until it stops and reverses its direction once you've crossed it.
When a Foucault pendulum is suspended at the equator, the plane of oscillation remains fixed relative to Earth. At other latitudes, the plane of oscillation precesses relative to Earth, but more slowly than at the pole; the angular speed, ω (measured in clockwise degrees per sidereal day), is proportional to the sine of the latitude, φ:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foucau...n_of_mechanics
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Their theory amounts to them admitting that they've never been close to a woman.
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I believe its slightly squashed going North South due to the spin (or something).
Correct. The Earth is 22 km wider in diameter across the Equator than the Poles, or about one part in 300.

The equatorial radius is 6378 km. Except for the uppermost 80 km or so, most of it is at or near the melting point (first diagram). So the rock and metallic core is either soft, or an actual liquid like the outer core.

The Earth's rotation at the Equator generates an outward centrifugal force of 0.034 m/s^2, or 1/289th of a gravity. This is almost as large as the flattening of 1/298th because the planet flows so that on the whole the surface is level when you account for both gravity and centrifugal forces. For the oceans this is obvious. What is not so obvious is the rock under both the oceans and continents also levels itself.

Gravity is actually 0.054 m/s^2 lower at the equator (second diagram) due to the combined effect of the centrifugal acceleration and the increased distance from the center of the Earth. So one way to lose weight is to move to the Equator




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You don't even need to go into space to prove that the Earth is spinning and round, all you neeed is a Foucault pendulum: a heavy weight suspended on a long wire - as it swings back and forth, you'll notice that the swing slowly rotates as the planet turns underneath it.

The swing rotates clockwise in the Norther hemisphere and counterclockwise in the Southern hemisphere.

The pendulum wouldn't act this way if the Earth wasn't a spinning ball.
Oh, there are plenty of ways. Hell, Eratosthenes even got close to the size of the planet quite some time ago.
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I was talking on the internet with someone the other day who swears up and down that Australia is "in the wrong place" on modern maps, he's absolutely adamant that when he learned geography as a kid it was much further away from Indonesia.
Ummm ..... that would make him pretty old. Or he could just admit that his memory (or what he learned) was wrong.
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This discovery, believed by some to be a joke or a conspiracy theory, has been circulating on social media in recent weeks after being formulated on Reddit in early 2017.
Early 2017? This "theory" was going around 30+ years ago, as an Australian in a US college in the early '80s I was several times told (humorously) that I was part of the Australia Conspiracy.

Here's a 2012 reference: http://chainsawsuit.com/comic/2012/0...ustralia-hoax/
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I found a better conspiracy theory! Let me enlighten all of you...

So you know how media brainwashes us into thinking humanity is great? That one film, for example - "Independence Day", goes all about how we are superb because we use Apple computers and not Windows based ones ... and that makes us all nice and resilient and united and uh ... not murderous?

It is all a lieeeee! The existence of theory mentioned in main post is proof! What kind of group of entities cares if a one woman is different than other woman... beyond being happy because variety is nice. Think about it.

On serious note - not clicking that video as might be serious and would make views but can get gist of it as heard it about every other famous woman. Cannot say ... why ... or why should anyone care but it mistifies me. And only two men I can recall - Justin Bieber and German Singer Whom I Forgot (first one was a kid with a bowl cut and the other one was Axl Rose in tighter jeans and with black hair).

The "x country" does not exist are more innocent and I think my favourite was Slovenia as it assumed no one ever goes there. There is also one that insists we are in year 1600 or so and middle ages were way shorter - it breaks apart when you analyse it country by country and Poland was very writing cool stuff about themselves every year.

The eeriest one is where we can never be certain if we are a computer simulation.
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G2 contacted a diplomatic source, who agreed to speak off the record and confirm what they could about the existence (or otherwise) of Finland and Australia.

“Hang on, let me look out the window,” the source replied, before confirming Finland existed.

The source was unable to provide similar confirmation for Australia.
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Ummm ..... that would make him pretty old. Or he could just admit that his memory (or what he learned) was wrong.
No come on - this is 2018. Haven't you ever heard of the "Mandela Effect"? Nobody remembers anything wrong. If your memory is at odds with current reality it's because of a secret unknown force that knocks people out of their respective "home dimensions", where their memories are actually completely accurate, and into nearby parallel realities where history and geography are just different enough that their memories no longer match up.
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In response to the original post? This is why I was getting nervous about going into bathrooms during the height of the bathroom bill idiocy - because between having short hair, being broad shouldered, wearing mostly teeshirts and jeans, and having a fairly deep voice, I just knew someone would decide I was trans. I'm thankfully not famous though.
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