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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Clippings

Phosphenes Leonids 2

Through the error inherent in this distributed conversation, a new class of Leonids has been created. And as much as I wish the scientific community had recognized via nomenclature, the visual similarity between phosphenes and mass meteor showers, they have not. The image above is falsely identified, as well as falsely attributed. I neither coined nor shot them.

Images from Space Weather
Clipped from Alun

Blogger Mick thought:

Makes one question the veracity of much that we take as truth each day...a cynic is hardened.

November 16, 2005 at 2:06 PM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger Alun thought:

Thanks for drawing my attention to this. The credit has now been updated. My apologies for any embarassment caused.

November 17, 2005 at 5:49 AM - Comment Permalink  
Blogger Andy thought:

Alun,

No problem and no embarassment caused.

I found the degradation of truth interesting more than anything else. I find it's important to remember that the internet is just one big game of telephone; fact WILL fall through the cracks; entropy IS unavoidable.

Thanks for the correction, it's quite accurate now,

A.

November 17, 2005 at 10:17 AM - Comment Permalink  

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