GALLERIA Thread to post your own pic's & videos

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  1. August

    August Metanoia

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  2. Standingstones

    Standingstones Celestial

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    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.

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  3. wwkirk

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    It's also impressive that it has lasted as long as it has. A few years ago they talked about retiring it.
     
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  4. The shadow

    The shadow The shadow knows!

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    Turkey!
     
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  5. dlw

    dlw Saved by grace

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    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.
     
  6. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    Saturn, the Moon, Jupiter and it's Moons all in 1 capture! A “Once in a lifetime photo” by Scott Wilson.

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  7. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    The Statue of Liberty - Paris, France - 1886 (before it was transported to America).

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  8. wwkirk

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  9. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer tall, thin, irritable

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    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
     
  10. wwkirk

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    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.


     
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  11. pigfarmer

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    Believe me, this is a frequent topic among classic car enthusiasts :)
     
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