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And now, more Douglas Adams

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The fast that we live at
the beatem of a deep gravity
well, en the surface of a gas
anwered planet: going around
a nuclear fireball gt? million
miles away and think this ta
be normal is obviously Some
indication of haw skewed our
perspective tends be.
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#23 to #17 - magnusos (12/20/2012) [-]
First god created light, then after a while he created a light source
#19 - waffies (12/20/2012) [-]
I love your posts.... i think i need to reread everything he ever wrote now....
I love your posts.... i think i need to reread everything he ever wrote now....
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#13 - mankbeast (12/20/2012) [-]
This begs the question: What is normal?
User avatar #14 to #13 - skylights (12/20/2012) [-]
Exactly! For something to be 'the norm' it has to be repeated over and over again. For it to not be normal, it would have to be compared to something else, but as far as I know all the other planets go around a nuclear fireball of some sort too.

Douglas Adams, it's too late for me to be thinking like this. You're hurting my brain.
#27 to #14 - classiccolour ONLINE (12/20/2012) [-]
"For something to be 'the norm' it has to be repeated over and over again..."

Isn't that the definition of insanity?
#35 to #27 - anon (12/20/2012) [-]
repeating something over and over again, expecting a different result
that is the definition of insanity
User avatar #6 - insanemanoo (12/20/2012) [-]
In the beginning, the universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.... -Douglas Adams
User avatar #7 - martycamp (12/20/2012) [-]
I just found out that the Doctor Who Christmas Special this year is mostly based on a script that Douglas Adams wrote for the show in the 70s or 80s, but it got rejected because the producers didn't think it was realistic for the Doctor to retire.
User avatar #18 to #7 - waffies (12/20/2012) [-]
he did a number of their scripts, and a lot of Monty Python too!
#12 to #7 - anon (12/20/2012) [-]
Where did you find this out from
User avatar #11 to #7 - Protomix (12/20/2012) [-]
******** myself in glee right now. Douglas Adams has always been my favorite writer, ever. I've read every book he's ever written plus the Salmon of Doubt. now you're telling me that this brilliant legend of a man is impacting my favorite show years after he's died? I love this. I ******* love this.
User avatar #3 - eddymolly (12/19/2012) [-]
Not really a very deep gravity well, even in comparison to the Sun its like 300,000 times weaker. And the sun's not even that strong. Silly Douglas Adams.
#4 to #3 - skaife (12/19/2012) [-]
Probably deep compared to the empty space around it
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User avatar #32 - boski (12/20/2012) [-]
A towel, [The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy] says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapors; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a miniraft down the slow heavy River Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (such a mind-boggingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.”
#25 - anon (12/20/2012) [-]
Normal is just what we already know. Its been this way forever, so its normal.
User avatar #5 - aldheim (12/19/2012) [-]
The **** else are we going to call normal? Living on a barren rock with no gravity that's staying perfectly still in the middle of space?
#10 to #5 - anon (12/20/2012) [-]
It's incredibly difficult to be perfectly motionless in space. Between inertia, and the constant pull of gravity, it's pretty much impossible.
User avatar #1 - fuzzyballs (12/19/2012) [-]
if we are born in this place, it's only natural to think it's normal
User avatar #2 to #1 - PubLandlord (12/19/2012) [-]
that's why we have a skewed perspective
#8 to #2 - anon (12/20/2012) [-]
Yes, and we have a word for an absolute truth called a, "fact", when everything we know is relative to ourselves. Facts are supposed to be un-subjective, not relative because that makes it an opinion, yes? So basically all of our facts are opinions that have been widely agreed upon.
#9 to #8 - polakguitar (12/20/2012) [-]
I forgot to log on so I could post a comment, but this is mine.
User avatar #24 to #9 - PubLandlord (12/20/2012) [-]
Yeah , I don't like discussing philosophy because it starts getting way too philosophical ha
User avatar #16 - madjackwack (12/20/2012) [-]
everyone forgets that we will never know the questions or answers of the existence of everything. both religions and scientist are arrogant to think that they know the truth. our tiny humans brain cannot even begin to comprehend things outside of our realm of reality.

debating/arguing what is true or not is irrelevant and pointless. we should use the time we have how we want to.
User avatar #20 to #16 - Dap (12/20/2012) [-]
With that said, we know quite a bit about our own planet and beyond us. Clearly only a fraction of the infinite things to discover... but it's not like science hasn't explained a ******* **** ton about ourselves.
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#26 to #22 - bec (12/20/2012) [-]
I read the first few words of your comment, then my eyes skipped over to the last few words so I missed the middle bit. MFW.
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User avatar #33 - massdubater (12/20/2012) [-]
where else should we live?
#29 - grimmwaters (12/20/2012) [-]
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User avatar #28 - Katzie (12/20/2012) [-]
So many armchair psychologists, or whatever -ologist this pertains to.
#30 to #28 - uhhyeahfmebaby (12/20/2012) [-]
the **** are you talking about
User avatar #31 to #30 - Katzie (12/20/2012) [-]
It means they're not trained in any way and have no education about it and still feel that their opinion is on par with professionals.
#34 to #31 - uhhyeahfmebaby (12/20/2012) [-]
31 makes sense, my brain is still full of **** reading 28
User avatar #37 to #34 - Katzie (12/20/2012) [-]
I like you
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