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Some people have no sense of scale...

February 16th, 2013 (04:16 am)

Re: the meteor strike in Russia yesterday...there was a wonderful bit on local radio, where the host (who shall remain nameless), after interviewing someone from Jodrell Bank, asked the listeners, "if there was a meteor several billion light years away, would they warn us?" It was all I could do to stop myself ringing him up (well, I was in the car at the time) and pointing out that if it's *that* far away, it's unlikely to be an immediate problem..!

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Posted by: El Staplador (el_staplador)
Posted at: February 16th, 2013 10:09 am (UTC)

I was amused by some scientist on TV yesterday saying with no apparent sense of irony, 'well, Russia has been targetted by asteroids before...' Points for historical accuracy (this was 1908 he was talking about, so Russia was at least Russia at that point) but none for the assignment of volition and malice to an inanimate object.

Posted by: Stacey (geekslave)
Posted at: February 16th, 2013 02:58 pm (UTC)
amy rory head to head

LOL.

Stacey

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