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May 11, 2014
The Science Is Settled
Canals a thousand miles long and twenty miles wide are simply beyond our comprehension.
The Times was relying on Percival Lowell, who was convinced that a dying Martian civilization was struggling to reach the planet’s ice caps. “The whole thing is wonderfully clear-cut,” he’d told the newspaper — but he was already largely ostracized by skeptical colleagues who couldn’t duplicate his findings. The “spokes” he later saw on Venus may have been blood vessels in his own eye.– Futility Closet
Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 11, 2014 9:44 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.
never mind the existance of the canals in China...those thousand-mile long engineering feats don't count. sarc / off
Posted by: The Auld Salt at May 11, 2014 11:38 AM
"All the News That's Fit to Print"
Posted by: Potsie at May 11, 2014 3:54 PM
See? Yet another example of genius smothered by mediocre pseudo-scientists. Driven by envy they attempt to discredit one of the most advanced minds the scientific world had seen.
"... skeptical colleagues who couldn’t duplicate his findings." I'll say. Those ham-fisted addle-brained buffoons couldn't wash the dishes of a man so great as Mr. Lowell, let alone find their way through the complex and high-level calculations needed to establish proof.
Our Government has plenty of pictures of these canals, they are just stone-walling, keeping the truth from us. Ask them to tell you about the radio wave transmissions found just below the surface.
Posted by: chasmatic at May 11, 2014 9:31 PM