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    Default Human consiousness cannot even comprehend the enormousness of the Sun

    The eruptions -- also called solar flares -- typically blow a billion tons of the sun's atmosphere into space at a speed of 1 million mph. Besides power and communications problems, the phenomenon is responsible for the northern lights, or aurora borealis, the luminous display of lights seen in the upper latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere.

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    Yet we believe that because the complexity of the universe is beyond our comprehension, it must have been designed by a god-like being.
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    http://space.newscientist.com/articl...ine-news_rss20

    Is everything we "know" about the sun wrong?

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    Actually OC, as far as you are concerned everything we know about anything is wrong.

    Hmm.... I wonder if the "nothing is really as it seems" was what that shooter at VT sort of believed in. I mean, when nothing is real, and everybody is out to get you, then it becomes pretty easy for the person who is already on edge.... to go over that edge.

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    There is the word "sublime"

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    Quote Originally Posted by oc View Post
    http://space.newscientist.com/articl...ine-news_rss20

    Is everything we "know" about the sun wrong?

    That's what is so wonderful about science. Things are considered theories and the phrase attached in text books and other publications is "scientists believe". Then as new information is discovered, as in the case of these two studies, the old theories are tested and either refined or thrown out all together. Scientists aren't bogged down with the inability to change their minds on things having to do with the natural world. They're constantly trying to disprove theories so as to either prove them right or wrong. It's why I love science so much. Always testing, learning and discovering. It's not until something is proven beyond any doubt what-so-ever and can be repeated without fail that it is known as a "law".

    Thank you Galileo for challenging the Church and it's narrow thinking.

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