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‘Don’t Talk If You Didn’t Live In The Middle Ages’: Person Doesn’t Believe In Science, Gets Perfectly Shut Down (Picture)

 Astronomy—it’s not rocket science. Well, it kind of is, though, but it’s not some obscure branch of magic. The combined power of math, physics, and science seems to be eluding some people on the internet and blowing minds left and right, however.

When CNN shared an article about Jupiter and Saturn coming ‘closer together’ than they’ve been since the Middle Ages, one Twitter user seemed skeptical and claimed there was no proof.

That’s when American actress, comedian, and writer Azie Dungey stepped in. She explained how planetary orbits were and how math can help us make predictions about celestial bodies very accurately. Check out the interaction between them below, dear Pandas.

CNN’s article about the spectacle that we can expect to see on December 21 made actress Azie Dungey step in and teach a Twitter user how math and orbits work

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Dungey, a comedy veteran, played the lead role in the web series ‘Ask a Slave’ and is writing a follow-up book. She wrote the script for ‘Ask A Slave’ after moving to Los Angeles in 2013. The series, where she played George and Martha Washington’s housemaid Lizzie Mae, got over 2 million views. Dungey is also a writer for Netflix’s ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.’

Spreading the good word about math and helping educate the ignorant in the ways of physics is awesome (and some of us like seeing a good putdown on social media once in a while). But for me personally, the highlight was the sciency news! We’ve got something else to look forward to in December, not just Christmas!

According to CNN, on the night of December 21 (that’s the Winter Solstice), Jupiter and Saturn will look like a double planet from Earth because of how close they’ll appear in the night sky.

“Alignments between these two planets are rather rare, occurring once every 20 years or so, but this conjunction is exceptionally rare because of how close the planets will appear to one another,” Patrick Hartigan, a professor of physics and astronomy at Rice University, told CNN.

Hartigan pointed out that you have to go all the way back to “just before dawn” on March 4, 1226 to see “a closer alignment between these objects visible in the night sky.”

If you live in London, New York, or elsewhere along those latitudes, you can try spotting the conjunction spectacle just after sunset. A pair of binoculars or a telescope can really help you out, but they’re not absolutely necessary, so don’t be sad if you don’t have the gear at home.

I don’t know about you, dear Pandas, but I’ll be keeping an eye on the sky on December 21. I just hope it’ll be a clear evening and those pesky clouds won’t ruin the show. The next conjunction won’t happen until March 15, 2080 while the one after that will occur in 2400, after all. I plan to make it to the 2080 astronomical show, at least, though.

Twitter users had some fun gently poking fun at the skeptic

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Here’s what some other internet users had to say about the back-and-forth between the skeptic and the actress

2 comments:

  1. To all bright people reading this but who are still too young to realize: Being smart, being able to think rationally and logically, is one of the most wonderful things in the world, right up there with falling in love or seeing a beautiful night sky. MOST PEOPLE (95%) will never understand what being bright is like. They literally CANNOT follow how you think. Don't argue with them, and if you just HAVE to explain something to them, keep it really, really simple. If they still don't get it, be kind, be polite, but move on. Don't use up your truly valuable time. Find smart friends, and if they are smart AND kind, keep them as friends as long as you can. They are worth more than gold. All those not so bright 95%? Be nice to them, but be careful; there is no way of knowing how they will respond to anything, because there is no reason behind their actions. You have been given a GREAT gift, but there is only a relatively small number of people who can meet with you as an equal. Those people will make your life abundant and joyous.

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  2. The idiot who tried to challenge her was ignorant of science. That is different than not believing in science. Everybody believes in science, even people who do not understand it. There is literally nobody who thinks science is false. People disagree over how to interpret science, some with less cogent reasons than others.

    The author of the click-bait title does not believe in logic. To claim that there are people out there who think science is not real only shows that you don't think logic is real.

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