People used to think the world was flat.

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by matty, Jan 15, 2002.

  1. matty

    matty TRIBE Member

    Then Christopher Columbus, or someone else depending on who you believe, discovered the Americas and proved everyone wrong.

    Now some scientists are about to go look for other dimensions over and above the three of space and one of time that we are all familiar with.

    http://www.nature.com/nsu/020107/020107-1.html
     
  2. PosTMOd

    PosTMOd Well-Known Member

    I've often thought, after indulging in a certain konsonant, that there might actually be infinite dimensions...

    Somehow ties in with the "many worlds" theory, or whatever the hell it's called...
     
  3. JayIsBored

    JayIsBored TRIBE Member

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    i shudder at the thought of infinite timos
     
  4. Stan

    Stan TRIBE Member

    Bah! That's old news, man.

    This scientist has already visited the 8th dimension.*

    *Please note, any attempts at extradimensional travel may result in contact with the extremely dangerous LECTROIDS.
     
  5. Stan

    Stan TRIBE Member

    This show does not deal with alternate dimensions, but rather, alternate time-lines.
     
  6. JayIsBored

    JayIsBored TRIBE Member

    really? my world no longer makes sense
    [​IMG]
     
  7. PosTMOd

    PosTMOd Well-Known Member

    In 9/10 alternate dimensions, I am pooping in your mouth.

    Open wide.
     
  8. JayIsBored

    JayIsBored TRIBE Member

    in 9/10 alternate dimensions poop tastes like candy and gets you really high
     
  9. PosTMOd

    PosTMOd Well-Known Member

    In 1/10 alternate dimensions, Jay tells himself lies so his other selves don't feel so bad about eating shit for a living.
     
  10. Sporty Dan

    Sporty Dan TRIBE Member

    9 out of 10 new alternate dimensions fail in their first year of business.


    dan.
     
  11. Boo

    Boo TRIBE Member

    Galileo actually proved that the earth was round well before Chris crossed the ocean blue..

    And I'm still quite certain that Hamilton, Ontario is the centre of the universe.. and science has yet to prove me wrong!
     
  12. LOL

    From the Ministry of *giggle*

    Prime Minister Highsteppa
     
  13. Vidman

    Vidman TRIBE Member

  14. roo

    roo Well-Known Member

    HA!!

    soon you will all know that i am, and always have been, right!!!

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  15. Stan

    Stan TRIBE Member

    roo has been possessed by a LECTROID.
     
  16. roo

    roo Well-Known Member

    actually, i know that lectroid thing is valid.. cuz 5 months ago i was astral travelling and there were these menacing things that were electric... and these people told me i had to fight them, but i figured i was probably intruding on their territory or something so i left them alone. they gave me their blessings. [​IMG]
     
  17. kodos

    kodos TRIBE Member

  18. zoo

    zoo TRIBE Member

    but our world doesn't exist in only 3 dimensions

    i thought everyone already knew that?
     
  19. InFa

    InFa TRIBE Member

    Actually... there were a number of people who knew the world was not flat well before Christopher Columbus ever sailed the ocean blue. Just to shatter yet another common knowledge 'fact'. It's funny how little we really 'know'.

    Just when you thought it was safe.
     
  20. Ditto Much

    Ditto Much TRIBE Member

    Pretty much the only group of people who thought the earth was ever flat were the Europeans. Romans, Greeks, you name the group and they depicted the earth as a sphere (all be it a very small one). Most ship navigators would also have been aware of the shape of the earth.

    This was purely for argument to laymen and it became part of the story.

    Coincidentally one of the first cargos back to Europe was native American slaves. The trade stopped after a couple of boat loads though as they were found to die to quickly (no immunities to European diseases). Talk about a double edged sword, the diseases that are killing you in North America are preventing you being turned into slaves.
     

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