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Comment Re: Smaller than our moon from about 80x distance (Score 1) 320 320

Leaving their claims unchallenged encourages them as well.

We can't cure stupid. Yet.

No. But I'm not talking about curing stupid. Primarily, I'm talking about innoculating others from their nonsense.

For them, it's not about the facts. It's about a struggle to control the narrative. Refuting their claims makes it harder for them to do that.

Comment Re: Smaller than our moon from about 80x distance (Score 5, Insightful) 320 320

Why are we paying any attention to these people at all? To do so only encourages.

Leaving their claims unchallenged encourages them as well. Or worse, it encourages others to be deceived and to embrace their crackpot theories.

Sadly, somebody needs to address the unsustainable claims made by these nutters. It's tedious, but essential. Refute the error, assert the truth. Lather, rinse, repeat.

Comment Re:Taking a good point and stretching it. (Score 1) 184 184

the old word for a bag, of course, is "poke" (as in: "don't buy a pig in a poke"). When they first came up with the idea of sewing the purse right into a pair of pants, they called the result a little poke: pok-ette. Or, as we say now, pocket.

Interesting. The French word for pocket is poche. It fits.

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