User Profile: MtrmnMike


Member Since: March 29, 2012


  • [1] February 3, 2015 at 11:51pm

    On the FOX News website, it states that gate came down on the back of the Jeep Cherokee when it stopped on the track; the female driver got out to look at it. It states that she was outside her vehicle at the moment of impact, and is one of the fatalities, but it also states the she went back in to try to drive away when she was struck.

  • February 3, 2015 at 11:37pm

    I don’t see it in this story that there were 2 cars involved. There is a grade crossing (crossbucks & lights…but can’t see the gate) in one of the pictures, with what I presume to be the last (unscathed) commuter car. If that was where the vehicle was hit, the train would have pushed it a few hundred feet down the track. The explosion might have resulted from the gas tank rupturing, igniting from the third rail. Of course, we may wonder if this wasn’t an accident. Was the car’s driver one of the fatalities? Waiting for additional info on this.

  • April 3, 2014 at 10:10pm

    “…teRminal velocity…”

  • April 3, 2014 at 10:09pm

    Exactly. If he did it intentionally, wouldn’t he be risking a major malfunction just for a goofy video?

  • April 3, 2014 at 10:06pm

    Refer to my reply to SteveSD above.

  • April 3, 2014 at 10:05pm

    Totally pausible…please refer to Jeff’s post below. At some point, a meteor slows down to a teminal velocity speed, i.e. just dropping. If it was in his parachute, as some claim, would it be falling as fast as it appears in such a short distance?

    Many people have erroneous views of meteors travelling through the air, expecting them to be fireballs all the way to the ground. They sometimes actually have frost on them that they pick up at very high altitudes, depending on the weather.

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  • February 26, 2014 at 2:41pm

    Try and get a look through a decent-sized scope. There are plenty of resources available to find astronomy clubs/planetariums/amateur observatories that have regularly-scheduled skywatching events that are open to the public. You’ll be able to see a few of it’s moons as well, and I believe you’ll be impressed!

  • February 26, 2014 at 2:22pm

    Actually, the moon does rotate…but at nearly the same rate as it’s revolution around Earth. The phases are always the same due to Earth’s revolving around the sun in the month’s time.

  • February 26, 2014 at 2:17pm

    Yes…it went to “11″!

  • February 26, 2014 at 2:13pm

    I saw this through my 60mm spotting scope from Brooklyn, NY, the previous time that I believe it happened. I was on my way to work at the Coney Island terminal of the NYC subway (train operator), and trying to get there by the time of occurrence, about 09:45, so the scope could be set up on the overpass, with the intent of showing some fellow workers and maybe a couple of passengers. As (bad) luck would have it, the traffic on the Belt Pkwy was backed-up that morning, so I pulled into one of the parking areas west of Bay Parkway. Jumped out of my car and set it up with a couple of minutes to spare, and watched the last quarter moon slowly pass in front of Saturn. Shortly afterward, clouds rolled in and covered the moon completely; I had hoped to see Saturn emerge from the opposite side about 50 minutes later. The date was September 10, 2001, the day before the world changed. (BTW, I don’t believe in ‘signs’, omens, etc.)
    A few years earlier, I watched at night as the moon slid just under it, with the planet skimming the moon’s north (I recall) pole, appearing like a ship floating above. It’s really neat to see the actual movement of celestial bodies in real time, with the moon (obviously) being the fastest moving object.

  • November 4, 2013 at 8:53pm

    There’ll be OTHER total, annular & partial eclipses before then, e.g. August 2017 across the US. The article states that THIS type of eclipse, a partial/annular, won’t be seen until that date. There are plenty of resources available in print & ‘net form that list ALL types of eclipses (solar & lunar) as well as other astronomical phenomena, so you don’t have to read/hear about them AFTER they happen!

  • November 4, 2013 at 8:38pm

    How do you know ISON has an iron core? I haven’t seen anything that states that. Also, comets don’t smash planets into tiny asteroids. The Asteroid Belt is believed to have formed because of the gravitational influence & disruption of Jupiter’s gravity.

  • August 12, 2013 at 6:25pm

    Thanks for clearing up what you did at NASA…very impressive, and I’m sure it was an awesome experience. I have great respect for what you guys have done over the decades. Just the phrase ‘technically a rocket scientist’ kinda caught my eye…and I apologize if I sounded snarky; I was just trying to be curiously humorous.
    Honestly, though, I’ve never seen or heard of any figures above the 4.6 bil year age in any (primarily astronomical) publication/source.

  • August 12, 2013 at 4:40pm

    But these are regional events…not the worldwide event proposed in the Bible. (Must’ve run out of characters!)

  • August 12, 2013 at 4:37pm

    Bones…you’re really stretching here! In addition to no human remains found below the KT boundary, there’s absolutely NO evidence of human activity…PERIOD! No buildings, artifacts, stone structures, etc that can’t float away by rising waters.
    “What we see is exactly what the Flood would produce (and not evolution): deep-sea fossils buried first, then other sea creatures, then coastal, then more inland.” So only humans would be able to float away, then rot away & disappear, and none would get buried along with the poor dinos (which, BTW, have many examples of different species dying out prior to the KT event 65 mil years ago…not to mention the numerous amphibians that went out during the Permian extinction, the BIG one, ~240 mil years ago) who couldn’t swim. That being said, please explain how aquatic dinos (ie: plesiosaurs) ended up going extinct. How could they drown from rising waters…when they’re already in the water? What of the winged dinos (pterosaurs, etc); Were they too dumb to not drown from rising waters, and get aloft to higher grounds? The KT Impact event ties them all together.
    I keep saying ‘rising waters’ because the story says that it rained for ‘forty days & nights’, which resulted in a flood. I also understand that there is evidence of actual sudden, massive floods occurring throughout geologic history (ie: the huge ice dam that collapsed in N America ~10,000 (?) yrs ago. But these are regional events…not the worldwide event proposed i

  • August 12, 2013 at 1:31pm

    DNEWTON: ” I think the whole geological column is now depicted as being nearly 15 Billion years old.”
    Really?? The current estimates of the age of the entire universe are around 13.7 bil. I’d like to know who it was that you read or heard coming up with that figure!
    I also didn’t see anything in your post that answered my question. I read that “…creationist don’t believe in the geological column…”, which seems to say that they don’t ‘believe’ in the physical, fossil record.
    I’ll ask again: Why are there dinosaur remains found below the KT level/boundary and none above? Do you need an explanation of what the KT boundary is? If you do, do you reject the physical evidence for that, as well?

  • August 12, 2013 at 12:13pm

    Can any from the creationist viewpoint explain why there are plenty of dinosaur fossils, but no human remains/artifacts, below the KT level, while the reverse is true above it?

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  • August 12, 2013 at 12:06pm

    The-Right-Rider, I’ve never heard anyone in the scientific community come up with a ’10 billion year’ age for Earth…the number is around 4.6 billion for the age of the solar system in general.
    Not knowing you, I’ll have to except your claim of being a former NASA employee…but, just what is a ‘technical’ rocket scientist? Did you make scale models, or just draw them?

  • July 5, 2013 at 9:50pm

    I also wonder how many of these creatures would be tree-huggers, whale-savers, global warmists, etc?

  • July 5, 2013 at 9:48pm

    Actually, NONE of them…but if they do, they could always make it retroactive and off themselves.