GoFundMe NASA opportunity

Discussion in 'Environmental Discussion' started by bwilson4web, Nov 18, 2017.

  1. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web i3 and Prime

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    Source: End of the world: Nibiru theories again debunked by NASA scientist - The Washington Post

    . . . Morrison’s duties also include debunking perennial Internet theories that a fake planet is about to destroy the Earth, which was supposed to happen in 2003, then 2012, then Sept. 23, then October — and now the world is supposed to end again some time Sunday.

    And the astronomer sounds like he’s just about had it.

    “You’re asking me for a logical explanation of a totally illogical idea,” Morrison said on this week’s SETI Institute podcast, after the hosts asked for his take on third scheduled apocalypse in three months. “There is no such planet, there never has been, and presumably there never will be — but it keeps popping up over and over.”

    I wonder if we could setup a 'GoFundMe' account to separate those who believe this nonsense from their money?

    Bob Wilson
     
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  2. JimN

    JimN Let the games begin!

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    I believe the problem with your solution is that the people who believe the world or "civilization as we know it" is about to end don't have any significant amount of money.

    Maybe we could structure the account like the term life insurance that returns the premiums if you don't die during the term.
     
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  3. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web i3 and Prime

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    Clever:
    Terms and conditions:
    • The pool includes 10% 20% overhead for the administrator and NASA.
    • Upon survival of the apocalypse, shares contributed minus the overhead, are returned.
    Bob Wilson
     
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    fuzzy1 Senior Member

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    On average, probably true. But if past prophesies are any guide, some of them still have enough money to still make it a profitable endeavor.

    There may also be some money to be made selling updated versions of this sort to a separate crowd:
    end-of-world.GIF
     
  5. Dxta

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    So, how do we all consider Elon Musk's plan to colonise Mars?

    Any correlation?


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  6. Trollbait

    Trollbait It's a D&D thing

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    A rock star has one going for a spaceship.
    Former Blink-182 Member Tom DeLonge Is Crowdfunding a Spaceship :: Music :: News :: Blink-182 :: Paste

    The only correlation is that the earth could get hit by something like a gamma ray burst or Yosemite erupt, and that the sun will one day expand. So the only way to ensure survival of the species is to get off the home planet.
     
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    bwilson4web i3 and Prime

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    I figure the radiation induced mutations would soon enough evolve new species.

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    I reckon that's started already! :eek:
     
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