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I don't want to live in this country anymore.
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RE: I don't want to live in this country anymore.
(February 13, 2014 at 3:10 am)max-greece Wrote: I've come close on a number of occasions to saying Astrology when I meant Astronomy - its an easy mistake to make.

Hopefully that's a major part of the reason.

OTOH I often catch my wife reading her horoscope and tease her mercilessly about it. She says that bullshit or otherwise if she reads something positive it tends to put her in a good mood for the day. Fortunately they are rarely negative from what I have seen.

I'm a board member of the Louisville Astronomical Society, and people at our events often confuse the word "astrology" with "astronomy", even though they know the difference. It is possible that some got confused when filling out the survey.
'The difference between a Miracle and a Fact is exactly the difference between a mermaid and seal. It could not be expressed better.'
-- Samuel "Mark Twain" Clemens

"I think that in the discussion of natural problems we ought to begin not with the scriptures, but with experiments, demonstrations, and observations".

- Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)

"In short, Meyer has shown that his first disastrous book was not a fluke: he is capable of going into any field in which he has no training or research experience and botching it just as badly as he did molecular biology. As I've written before, if you are a complete amateur and don't understand a subject, don't demonstrate the Dunning-Kruger effect by writing a book about it and proving your ignorance to everyone else! "

- Dr. Donald Prothero
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I don't want to live in this country anymore. - by Jackalope - February 12, 2014 at 6:56 pm
RE: I don't want to live in this country anymore. - by Nine - February 12, 2014 at 7:12 pm
RE: I don't want to live in this country anymore. - by TaraJo - February 14, 2014 at 2:58 pm
RE: I don't want to live in this country anymore. - by orogenicman - February 13, 2014 at 10:35 am

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