MythTickle by Justin Thompson

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  1. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, 10 months ago

    By the way, kids, don’t try this at home. It’s extremely dangerous to stare directly at a solar eclipse, even if you’re wearing a welder’s helmet!

  2. capndunzzl

    capndunzzl said, 10 months ago

    here comes the sun king….

  3. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, 10 months ago

    Here comes the sun…

  4. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, 10 months ago

    There goes the sun…

  5. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, 10 months ago

    Sorry Boody, can’t ask questions like that. Verboten at universities nowadays because random chance wouldn’t cause it. The tactic for such things is merely to B.S. or to ignore the question.
    I ran into that when I took a bio Evolution class. Professor wouldn’t answer scientific questions from students because it would mean he was teaching nonsense. I quit after two sessions. If something is true, it survives questioning.

  6. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, 10 months ago

    Don’t you just love the beauty of math? And Karma has sorta got it all right. But Merlin is kinda deflationary (not the Beatles’ fault)….

  7. jason thompson

    jason thompson said, 10 months ago


    I could not agree more, the professors these days are sooo far off, Im kinda surprised they are not blaming this too on global warming, whether natural or man made. When Justin was younger, Jr. high school age or so, he had a giant telescope, he was always interested in things such as solar eclipses and planet movements. We use to stay up late to try to see the rings around Saturn when the planets were aligned correctly. ;:^)

  8. SkyFisher

    SkyFisher said, 10 months ago

    Boody, I feel the same way about Saturn’s rings. They are so delicate, so bright, so detailed, and yet all that beauty persists! How do they seem to defy logic? We just don’t know. We have some guesses at explanation, but not any good enough.
    Add to that, Saturn’s north pole has a persistent spinning hexagon shape in the clouds many times bigger than the Earth. Yes, a six-sided storm. (Google Saturn hexagon)
    Personally, I take all this (and so much more) as proof this universe didn’t “just happen.” It’s not a rigorous proof; just proof enough to convince me.

  9. reverence

    reverence said, 10 months ago

    Great stuff, Justin!
    Especially like the shadow effect on the M.T. logo.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 10 months ago


    I doubt they were Science questions. Creationists have nothing to stand on so they take up most of their time attacking Evolution any way they can.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 10 months ago

    @jason thompson

    Just remember the other gas giants also have rings too. Just not so bright.

  12. ArthurAllen

    ArthurAllen said, 10 months ago

    Eclipses are nothing. The chances of The Beatles forming together, now THAT could have nearly been an impossibility.

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 10 months ago

    Here is an interesting factoid extrapolation.
    Astronomy and astrophysics 600 million Tidal acceleration moves the Moon far enough from Earth that total solar eclipses are no longer possible.29
    It suggests logically that before our advent a mere 500,000-250,000 years ago, Luna was also of a different size relative to the Sun.

  14. SkyFisher

    SkyFisher said, 10 months ago

    “An undevout astronomer is mad.” – Edward Young
    “Would it not be strange if a universe without purpose accidentally created humans who are so obsessed with purpose?” – Sir John Templeton

  15. SkyFisher

    SkyFisher said, 10 months ago

    Justin, I love the subtle detail in the coloring. You can see how the shadow passes over them.

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