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Bardley Donating Member (230 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-17-11 10:41 AM
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44. in theory, the moon could affect quakes
nobody questions that it affects tides, and tutonic plates are kind of floating

but, i'm guessing this guy's remarks are based on him being a loon, rather than hard science
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  -Fox "News" guest predicts major North American quake imminent based on moon cycle. RandySF  Mar-17-11 01:10 AM   #0 
  - Lord protect us from the woo  nadinbrzezinski   Mar-17-11 01:12 AM   #1 
  - I really dislike that term.  MedicalAdmin   Mar-17-11 07:35 AM   #19 
     - I don't even know what it means...  Skidmore   Mar-17-11 08:14 AM   #25 
        - Disparaging term to refer to non-scientifically sound theories  Godhumor   Mar-17-11 08:18 AM   #26 
           - Basically, 'woo' is a way Fundie Materialists sneer at anything they are unable to grok  SpiralHawk   Mar-17-11 09:34 AM   #30 
           - The problem has always been there is a significant gap between belief and evidence n/t  Godhumor   Mar-17-11 09:51 AM   #31 
              - And people who leap to conclusions based on bias w/o checking primary sources. Like You.  KittyWampus   Mar-17-11 10:04 AM   #38 
           - We hear it all the time in medical circles.  MedicalAdmin   Mar-17-11 10:58 AM   #46 
  - Obama should not have bombed the moon!  Hardrada   Mar-17-11 01:12 AM   #2 
  - well, we can't say we warned  fishwax   Mar-17-11 01:22 AM   #4 
  - The revenge of the Moon People?  Baclava   Mar-17-11 10:14 AM   #41 
     - It's a good theory anyway!  Hardrada   Mar-17-11 07:56 PM   #54 
  - Well, just tell Beck to stop mooning  pinboy3niner   Mar-17-11 01:22 AM   #3 
  - My fish-brained BIL who wears a magnet to protect himself from arthritis will probably eat that up.  Maru Kitteh   Mar-17-11 01:40 AM   #5 
  - Not this idiot again  Brother Buzz   Mar-17-11 01:45 AM   #6 
  - My first memory of Bill O'Reilly is from the New Madrid Earthquake Panic of 1990  Adenoid_Hynkel   Mar-17-11 02:06 AM   #7 
  - So you don't believe the New Madrid fault is a threat?  proud2BlibKansan   Mar-17-11 07:41 AM   #21 
  - We shall see.  JDPriestly   Mar-17-11 02:37 AM   #8 
  - M-O-O-N, that spells moon! n/t  k2qb3   Mar-17-11 02:52 AM   #10 
  - Planting by the Moon is an ancient and venerable approach  SpiralHawk   Mar-17-11 06:20 AM   #16 
     - Yes. I don't plant vegetables like carrots or beets that  JDPriestly   Mar-17-11 03:04 PM   #53 
  - Damn  pulledpork   Mar-17-11 02:48 AM   #9 
  - lol!  deacon   Mar-17-11 05:51 AM   #15 
  - oops. How did that happen?  PufPuf23   Mar-17-11 03:36 AM   # 
  - In all seriousness this guy is a nutter. nt  PufPuf23   Mar-17-11 03:36 AM   #11 
  - *facepalm*  sakabatou   Mar-17-11 03:59 AM   #12 
  - I never do anything without first checking my lucky astrology mood ring. n/t  deacon   Mar-17-11 05:46 AM   #13 
  - Why is this 'woo'?  RadiationTherapy   Mar-17-11 05:51 AM   #14 
  - if it's the same guy I saw, his prediction had nothing to do with astrology  JanMichael   Mar-17-11 06:28 AM   #17 
  - "You didn't laugh when I was in action." - Ronald Reagan's Dead Republicon Astrologer*  SpiralHawk   Mar-17-11 07:49 AM   #22 
  - "Woo" because the moon is not a cause of earthquakes  Godhumor   Mar-17-11 08:06 AM   #23 
     - I don't think he claims the moon causes earthquakes.  RadiationTherapy   Mar-17-11 09:26 AM   #27 
     - He kind of is - Predicting based on the moon means the moon has influence on the quake  Godhumor   Mar-17-11 09:29 AM   #28 
        - He kind of isn't. So you didn't listen to his interview. Thanks for confirming that.  KittyWampus   Mar-17-11 10:01 AM   #34 
           - Tides=moon, and it is flat-out wrong n/t  Godhumor   Mar-17-11 10:03 AM   #37 
              - You are embarrassing yourself. And obviously STILL haven't listened to the  KittyWampus   Mar-17-11 10:08 AM   #39 
     - You are wrong. It isn't the "Moon". It's displaced weight on plates via tides.  KittyWampus   Mar-17-11 10:01 AM   #33 
        - Tides are caused by the moon, and have no bearing on tectonic quakes  Godhumor   Mar-17-11 10:02 AM   #36 
           - You need to understand there are other tides besides the lunar. You'd know that  KittyWampus   Mar-17-11 10:10 AM   #40 
  - What exactly is it with right-wingers and fear?  mwb970   Mar-17-11 07:21 AM   #18 
  - This would mean major earthquakes happen in North America every month.  EstimatedProphet   Mar-17-11 07:37 AM   #20 
  - It would if that's what the geologist was actually saying. Too bad you didn't actually listen  KittyWampus   Mar-17-11 10:02 AM   #35 
     - Nope, didn't listen. Can't get Youtube at work.  EstimatedProphet   Mar-17-11 10:36 AM   #43 
  - Lets rush out for more Duct Tape, Plastic Wrap, Flashlights,  Hubert Flottz   Mar-17-11 08:12 AM   #24 
  - Consult the bones! nt  Tommy_Carcetti   Mar-17-11 09:32 AM   #29 
  - Apparently every DU'er so far HASN"T LISTENED TO HIS INTERVIEW. It's totally valid and I"ve heard  KittyWampus   Mar-17-11 09:59 AM   #32 
  - remember those sardines that got stuck  rusty fender   Mar-17-11 10:20 AM   #42 
  - fish only get lost  Bardley   Mar-17-11 10:42 AM   #45 
  - And yet, it does not work. Extraordinary tide cycles are a red herring  Godhumor   Mar-17-11 11:37 AM   #48 
     - My point exactly  EstimatedProphet   Mar-17-11 11:39 AM   #49 
  - in theory, the moon could affect quakes  Bardley   Mar-17-11 10:41 AM   #44 
  - You can always identify an invalid criticism...  MedicalAdmin   Mar-17-11 11:17 AM   #47 
  - ...the only way the tides would affect a major quake is if the moon decided to move out of its orbit  Godhumor   Mar-17-11 11:40 AM   #50 
  - The upshot is that everyone is afraid of nuclear power now.  reformist2   Mar-17-11 11:41 AM   #51 
  - tide comes in, tide goes out, earthquakes happen, nobody understands it  Motown_Johnny   Mar-17-11 11:44 AM   #52 

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