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Monday, December 24, 2007

Something To Remember

Axial Tilt
Just in case someone throws "Jesus" out as the "reason". You can confidently print this off, show it to the churchie, and state, "Axial tilt, sir (or ma'am). Look it up."
(thanks to βper for pointing out the error in my last image!)

5 Barbaric Yawps:

At 24/12/07 5:10 pm, Anonymous bPer said...

I remember seeing this picture elsewhere and commenting that, as depicted, if anything it is the summer solstice (north pole tilted towards the sun). I even made a stab at correcting the image, but the shading on the Earth was messed up, so I gave up. Of course, I'm an astronomy geek, and such details probably wouldn't occur to most anti-intellectual faith-heads anyways.

βPer

 
At 24/12/07 7:26 pm, Blogger BigHeathenMike said...

That's a good point. I didn't notice that either until you mentioned it. I'll have to locate a corrected picture so as not to have to explain it. Thanks!

 
At 25/12/07 9:08 am, Anonymous bPer said...

Wow! Thanks, Mike! I'd tweak that image to add in the "reason for the season" caption, but I've got family to attend to. Maybe later ...

βPer

 
At 25/12/07 5:15 pm, Blogger Sean the Blogonaut F.C.D. said...

They throw out Jesus, I give em back Sol Invictus.

Check out Pmomma's blog. We are currently having discussions with two SDA members one of whom did not know why it was hot in the Southern Hemisphere in December.

 
At 18/11/08 2:36 am, Blogger Nite Sky Girl said...

interesting photo

 

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