Occam's Razor disagrees.
2/28/2007 10:50:04 PM
The Moon is only about 240,000 miles from the Earth. Try again.
3/1/2007 9:32:56 PM
3/1/2007 10:49:57 PM
You fail, please try again ^_^
3/1/2007 10:51:25 PM
The Vedic account of our planetary system is already invented, concluded, and perfectly inane.
There we go!
Go bang your tambourines somewhere else...
3/2/2007 12:08:35 AM
I'm still trying to figure this out. They think the sun is closer to the earth than the moon is to the earth? Someone help me out here.
3/2/2007 5:47:34 AM
Metatwaddle: No help from me, I recognize the words, but the arrangement of them has me baffled.
3/2/2007 9:25:23 AM
3/2/2007 9:42:44 AM
Is he seriously suggesting that the Moon is 1 million miles further from Earth than the Sun?
That's a serious loss.
3/2/2007 11:36:08 AM
Does Brent know about this?
3/2/2007 1:58:08 PM
Lol @Tiny Bulcher :)
3/2/2007 3:48:26 PM
If the moon is indeed farther from the earth than the sun, then perhaps prabhupada Hare Krishnas would like to explain how total solar eclipses can possibly occur under such a scenario.
3/2/2007 4:38:10 PM
That's quite a shoehorn you've got there. The followers of the God of Abraham must be disappointed that they don't have the only one.
3/2/2007 5:18:11 PM
So the Moon is further away from the Earth than the Sun is it? Guess it must be a bit bigger too, to look so large in the sky every night, right?
So how come our comparatively teensy-weensy likkul Earth cast such a frigging big shadow on that humungous ol' Moon during last night's lunar eclipse?
3/4/2007 6:33:51 PM
A Hindu fundie?
Now THIS is a new and refreshing brand of idiocy.
4/2/2007 8:13:29 PM
Hindu fundies..................and we have the ecumenism of stupidity. The most incredible idea, this guy, whose spiritual leaders were not astronauts precisely, is asking us for proof of how something done, with no other data except his own speculations and taking as reference THE SUN!!. He should make a team with Brent.
4/10/2007 3:25:54 PM
I don't know much about it, but apparently Hindutva is almost as big a problem in India as fundamentalism is in the Middle East and the US. Granted these are Hare Krishnas, but they're essentially Hindus anyway (with a few differences, but close enough that devout Hindus sometimes worship with them).
4/10/2007 5:01:29 PM
The what does what now?!?
How could one be so clear on the math and yet have the most basic part so very very wrong?
The moon farther than the sun? Sorry, the flat earthers make more sense.
8/21/2007 12:18:53 AM
Well at least this is ORIGINAL batshit insanity.
8/21/2007 12:20:08 AM
Do these guys know, btw, that a sufficiently motivated ham radio operator can figure out the moon's distance with a handheld transmitter, a computer, and a high-gain antenna? Really hardcore hams do moon bounces all the time...
8/21/2007 12:58:29 AM
You killed all the respect I had for the Hindu religion for not appearing on this site, in one go!
8/21/2007 2:50:48 AM
The Moon is further from the Earth than the Sun is? WTF? How do you propose that a solar eclipse of any kind can take place? Yes, the average distance from the Earth to the Sun is approximately 93 million miles, but from the Earth to the Moon is ~240 thousand miles. This makes the Sun about 388 times further away from the Earth than the Moon is.
Of course, it seems that the Vedic account says "The first stratum of the covering (earth) is calculated to extend eighty million miles..." ( http://www.veda.harekrsna.cz/planetarium/index.htm in case you want to look). Now, the surface area of the Earth is about 197 million square miles including the oceans; only about 58 million square miles for just land. but even still, [color=red]square miles =/= miles distance! [color]
I guess this goes to show that not all fundies beat their brains in with the wholey babble.
8/21/2007 4:01:44 AM
Damn, the ycodes don't seem to work right. Anyone know how to color text now?
8/21/2007 4:03:51 AM
^^Did you forget a backslash somewhere :)?
8/21/2007 4:38:08 AM
Oh my God, here it is, conclusive proof that the moon landings were fake !!! There's just no other explanation. I mean other than the Vedas being utter bullshit.
8/21/2007 9:11:13 AM