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    Great work Road Runner.
    Still searching for Bobby Fischer....
    and fighting against those humourless bureaucrats who are forever lost in the minutiae.

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    “The destructive capacity of the individual, however vicious, is small; of the state, however well-intentioned, almost limitless. Expand the state and that destructive capacity necessarily expands, too, pari passu.”—Paul Johnson, Modern Times, 1983.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capablanca-Fan View Post
    It's not clear how Aristarchus reasoned from the relative sizes that the Earth orbited the Sun.
    So einfach wie möglich, aber nicht einfacher - Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind View Post
    It's not clear how Aristarchus reasoned from the relative sizes that the Earth orbited the Sun.
    He just thought that the smaller thing orbited the bigger thing. He did't get any takers for over a millennium, and his argument for heliocentrism wasn't exactly scientific, but his argument about the relative sizes was not disputed.
    “The destructive capacity of the individual, however vicious, is small; of the state, however well-intentioned, almost limitless. Expand the state and that destructive capacity necessarily expands, too, pari passu.”—Paul Johnson, Modern Times, 1983.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capablanca-Fan View Post
    He just thought that the smaller thing orbited the bigger thing. He did't get any takers for over a millennium, and his argument for heliocentrism wasn't exactly scientific, but his argument about the relative sizes was not disputed.
    I agree it makes some sense after Newton not sure that before Newton that the same is true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind View Post
    I agree it makes some sense after Newton not sure that before Newton that the same is true.
    I think you are right.
    “The destructive capacity of the individual, however vicious, is small; of the state, however well-intentioned, almost limitless. Expand the state and that destructive capacity necessarily expands, too, pari passu.”—Paul Johnson, Modern Times, 1983.

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    Interesting article on a Flat Earth conference - in the US, of course! And where do most of the attendees derive their belief - from the Bible, naturally: "The most common thread among the 650 believers at the event was that a pancake-shaped world is a biblical truth".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Byrom View Post
    Interesting article on a Flat Earth conference - in the US, of course! And where do most of the attendees derive their belief - from the Bible, naturally: "The most common thread among the 650 believers at the event was that a pancake-shaped world is a biblical truth".
    When they are up in an aeroplane do they believe that the windows are fish-eye lens?
    Zionism is racism as defined by the UN, Israel by every dirty means available steals land and water, kill Palestinian freedom fighters and civilians, and operates an apartheid system to drive more Palestinians off their land

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