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Our Very Distant Sun

Posted February 18th, 2018 at 05:27 AM by Radrook
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Our Very Distant Sun


Many persons don't appreciate just how tremendously distant our Sun really is because it can be so blistering hot on summer days and it seems so prominent in our sky. But in reality, what seems to be a fairly nearby sun is actually an almost unimaginably enormous distance away. Here are some examples to illustrate just how distant our sun really is.

The Sun is approximately 93,000,000 miles (150,000,000 km) or 1 AU (Astronomical unit)...
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I thought all professors were smart: A memory

Posted February 16th, 2018 at 04:21 PM by Radrook

Stupidity, or more specifically, stupid behavior, can be caused by many factors such as extremely low educational level, mental retardation, defective upbringing or socialization via a culture that itself is deeply flawed. Most of the stupidity that I had come across prior to going to college I had attributed to lack of education since most of the people I had been associating with had been under-educated.

Such people were prone to make outlandish statements that they considered...
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Certain Agendas Ruin Historical Documentaries

Posted February 16th, 2018 at 04:10 PM by Radrook

What bothers me in any historical portrayal, be it an attempt at fiction or a documentary, is an obvious agenda. For example, portraying of a certain historically prominent character which has been generally accepted as belonging to one race suddenly appearing as a totally different one.

This was done in a documentary of Attila the Hun, where Attila was portrayed as a Northern European when all the historical documents describe him clearly as Eastern Asiatic.

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Our Semmingly Nearby Moon

Posted February 10th, 2018 at 02:18 PM by Radrook

The moon seems nearby when viewed on a clear night. Yet at its closest it is 225,623 miles away and 252,088 miles at its farthest giving it an average distance of 238,855 miles. So the difference between being farthest and nearest is 13,233 miles or approx a little more than four times the distance from the USA East Coast to its West coast.

Which means that when the moon is farthest away, at 252,088 miles, you can almost fit 32 Earths within that distance. When it's closest...
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UFO

Posted February 10th, 2018 at 08:31 AM by Radrook

Before my encounter with this freakish UFO, I had only read about them and was rather skeptical. I was also cautious since I had read about humans being harmed. You know, such as getting burned when these UFO’s had focused lights on them. To make a short story shorter, I was living in Miami Florida at the time, around 1975 and working as a tele marketer in the suburbs.

It was a part-time job and I got off late evenings when it was dark. I used the public transportation system...
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