Atomic Moocast #19: The Association for the Fair Treatment of Sandwiches (Explicit!!!)

This is out last Moocast of 2011, and hopefully we’ll be able to continue on with this through 2012. Sorry, but Trog is going to have the come back and edit the show notes into this post. Not really sure what else to say about this… I could write more about how Trog and I were right to be skeptical about Sir Noel’s claim of a comet passing directly through the sun (here’s the link), that it actually passed though the Sun’s corona (which is still pretty impressive), and that we were unjustly critcized for our skepticism (since it was kind of hefty claim and nobody actually read the article), but I’ll be the better man and not say that WE WERE FUCKING RIGHT TO BE SKEPTICAL! Anyhow, give it a listen and let us know what you think. Enjoy! …I’m off to get a sandwich and abuse the fuck out of it…

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  • Kool Katz
  • Funk Game Loop
  • Just Nasty

Additional Music Used in the Atomic Moocast

  • Believe It Or Not by Joey Scarbury; Released: 1981
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6 Comments

  1. Voltaire proposed in Candide that Syphilis originated in the Americas, but I never took the theory seriously. Who knew?

    The corona is part of the star, but you could have been more clear. Some stars (e.g. Betelgeuse) are so rare of matter that a comet probably could pass through unscathed. Not our sun though.

    Sir N and D20 might enjoy Patrick Moore’s “Can you speak Venusian?”, which I mentioned here: http://nekobijin.wordpress.com/2011/07/09/ad-astra/

    Immanuel Velikovsky believed that a comet ejected from Jupiter flew by the Earth and slowed its rotation while Joshua let the Israelites in the land of Gibeon. Sagan took the theory seriously enough to demolish it in his book Broca’s Brain, which I recommend also.

  2. Yeah, it’s part of the star, but isn’t the outer most part?

    And I dunno… I’m still a little skeptical about a comet going straight through Betelgeuse unscathed. I’m not a whatchamcallit sciencey guy (you know the guys with the white coats and a lab full of chimpanzees with laser for eyes, and the ball gags), or whatever, but isn’t Betelgeuse several times larger than our Sun? And I know it’s at a lower temperature. I think I read earlier it was something like 6000F compared to the Sun’s 10,000 (I think that’s what it was), but that’s still pretty hot (Almost hot enough to cook a frozen pizza all the way though so you don’t get that one cold spot in the middle that didn’t cook at all… almost…). I dunno…

  3. Yes, it’s huge. But it’s also very rare of matter, like a big hot soap bubble. Other stars are super-dense, so that a teaspoon’s worth weighs more than the Earth. Our sun is a main-sequence (“regular”) star, but there are some very weird stars out there not on the main-sequence.

    If you’re interested in unusual theories about the sun, there are several in Moore’s book. One man he interviewed insists that the sun is cool and that people live on it. Another believe it’s an illusion caused by lensing of the astral plane (I think). A theory popular in NAZI-era Germany held that the sun, stars and planets are made of ice, and that Ice Ages on the Earth are caused by the Moon crashing to the ground and spilling ice everywhere.

  4. I’ll be honest with you, I’m not that interested in unusual theories about the sun, but some of the other members of the Moocast probably are. I just don’t want to do a Moocast where we debate if there’s ice skating Nazis living comfortably on a dimension shifting sun…

  5. Well there go my plans for Thursday.

  6. Buttery Wholesomeness

    01/05/2012 at 12:59 pm

    I wouldn’t mind except that they are Nazis. I mean, I hate to be closed-minded, but, well, I kind of am.

    I think I can comfortably say Fuck the Nazis.

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