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The rejection of Boaty McBoatface by a league of privileged snobs 
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Post Re: The rejection of Boaty McBoatface by a league of privileged snobs
I made the mistake of opening the website of The Science Hooker at work. I was greeted by planet sized boobs, fetish underwear, and dual flipped birds. Yeah now THAT'S the way to generate interest in science! Especially among 14 year old boys... :lol: (I think I managed to close that site quick enough before any co-workers walked by - whew!)

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Post Re: The rejection of Boaty McBoatface by a league of privileged snobs
If we have to pick a stupid-ass name like Boaty McBoatface to make science engaging to people, that tells me that adults have the brains of children with ADD when it comes to science. I have an impossible time believing that giving this vessel this sick abortion of a name is going to make such sluggards any more attentive to the research than a proper name. What next? Should we paint a big fucking clown face on it with a big red noise that honks loudly in the fog?

If the public is this unengaged with science that we have to resort to this puerile crap to get its attention like a photographer has to do to get a baby to smile for a picture then how much does the public understand about the world around them? That's what science does--it enables you to understand the world around you. If you do not understand science, you do not understand the world you are living in. If you do not understand the world you are living--and you are also an adult--turning science into the butt of a childish joke is not going to make it all better.

Why doesn't the public instead engage science instead of the other way around. This could be accomplished in ways as reading books, watching documentaries, going to school and paying attention--stuff we should have been doing as 10-year-olds so that we wouldn't end up 50-year-olds with no better understanding of science than 10-year-olds. Maybe WE are the fucking problem and not science--huh?? I mean it's barely possible! BUT, as we all know, it's always someone else's fault that we are fast turning into a race of oversized paperweights who can't even sign our names in cursive anymore. Damn you science!



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If you go into cardiac arrest after this last post of yours, i wont be too surprised.



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Well I for one am a science enthusiast, almost 50 years old, relatively intelligent and totally a fan of "Boaty McBoatface." That name makes me smile every time I read it.


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In fact I have to wonder what becomes of the name "Boaty McBoatface" if it is ultimately rejected. Can anyone use it?

I almost want to run out and buy my own research vessel just to name it Boaty McBoatface. That's a damn cool name.


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To me, it's a name without dignity and it's unprofessional. Frankly, how can you trust any research conducted on a vessel called Boaty McBoatface? It's like renaming the Hubble telescope One-Eyed Clyde. It's just dumb. This is supposed to be scientific research vessel and not the Captain's Tuesday Treasure House. Of course, they'll reject the name. What else can they do? Their mistake was asking the public for ideas in the first place. The public is an ass.



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Mcboatface officially rejected by snobby science club:

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/boaty-mc ... weird-news



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What a bummer.



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No you got it wrong! WOOOO-HOOOO!

"We are excited to announce that Boaty McBoatface will live on as a high-tech remotely operated undersea vehicle aboard RRS Sir David Attenborough."

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I'm all for calling the ship Boaty McBoatface as long as the "science is a religion" crowd then agrees to have all references to Jesus Christ--past, present and future--officially changed to "Mr. Jeezo McFartyhead." What's fair is fair.



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As mentioned before, although the ship was named RRS Sir David Attenborough, it has a robotic submersible instrument that is named Boaty McBoatface. And guess what, Mr. Boaty McBoatface has already made a major climate change discovery!

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Boaty McBoatface’s maiden outing has made a major discovery about how climate change is causing rising sea levels.
...Researchers found that the increasing winds are cooling water on the bottom of the ocean, forcing it to travel faster, creating turbulance as it mixed with warmer waters above. Experts said the mechanism has not been factored into current models for predicting the impact of increasing global temperatures on our oceans, meaning forecasts should be altered.

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Go Boaty! Go - Go McBoatface! Go! Go! Go!
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NASA wants kids to help name its 2020 Mars rover
NASA on Tuesday announced a nationwide contest to help select the name for its next Mars rover, planned to launch in July 2020. The contest, expected to begin in the fall of 2019, will give K-12 students in the U.S. the "chance to make history" by naming the rover, NASA said.

...NASA has also opened registration for people to judge the contest. Presumably, the judging process will aim to weed out names like Rovery McRoverface.

6/25/19
https://theweek.com/speedreads/849158/n ... mars-rover

Aw dang it, that's no fun! :P



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