Discussion in 'Social Hub' started by Octo, Sep 28, 2017.
It amazes me that with all the money the government wastes that we actually have something that was worth spending money on. The Hubble Space Telescope has been around since 1990. We have been able to look at deep space photos for thirty years. Thank God someone did something smart for a change.
It's also impressive that it has lasted as long as it has. A few years ago they talked about retiring it.
In the early 1980s they ran these big birds at just over tree top level doing practice runs avoiding radar here in Iowa. They would come out of nowhere and were gone in seconds.
Saturn, the Moon, Jupiter and it's Moons all in 1 capture! A “Once in a lifetime photo” by Scott Wilson.
The Statue of Liberty - Paris, France - 1886 (before it was transported to America).
Someone bought Annette Funicello's 1957 Ford Thunderbird and didn't even know it
I hadn’t realized it was Bring a Trailer. Jeez. Like George Washington’s axe, eh? The head and handle have been replaced but it’s the same axe
An earlier name to that conundrum is The Ship of Theseus, a thought experiment that raises the question of whether an object that has had all of its components replaced remains fundamentally the same object. It's one of the oldest problems in the history of philosophy. From Wikipedia:
The particular "ship of Theseus" version of the thought puzzle was first introduced in Greek legend as reported by the historian, biographer, and essayist Plutarch:
The ship wherein Theseus and the youth of Athens returned from Crete had thirty oars, and was preserved by the Athenians down even to the time of Demetrius Phalereus, for they took away the old planks as they decayed, putting in new and stronger timber in their places, insomuch that this ship became a standing example among the philosophers, for the logical question of things that grow; one side holding that the ship remained the same, and the other contending that it was not the same.
— Plutarch, Theseus
Here's a recent pop culture reference to it.
Believe me, this is a frequent topic among classic car enthusiasts