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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Breaking news: hot revelations from the black box of the sunken Costa Concordia


The cruise ship "Costa Concordia" hit a reef in January 2012 and partly sunk in front of the Giglio Island, off the coast of Tuscany in the Mediterranean Sea. There were more than 30 victims among passengers. A criminal trial is in progress in Italy against the ship's captain, Mr. Schettino, and other officers, accused of manslaughter, negligence and incompetence. The following text is translated and adapted from the Italian blog "Attack on Earth"


Breaking news: exclusive revelations from the black box of the "Costa Concordia." What was said on deck during the accident.


- There is no proof that there are reefs in this area.

- Even if there were reefs, there is no proof that they could damage the hull of the ship.

- So what? There have always been reefs in the sea!

- Astronomers have discovered that there are reefs also on Mars and Jupiter!

- The previous captain promised to you to watch out for reefs. I promise to you that the ship restaurants will always serve great meals!

- We have e-mail messages from the Chief Mate that show that officers altered the data to show that the risk from reefs could be larger than what it is in reality.

- Stop looking at that stupid sonar! Why don't you look up, instead? Don't you see all those chemtrails? They keep trying to exterminate us!

- Changing course is expensive. Let's keep going this way; in any case we'll mitigate any possible damage.

- Are we sure that the ship is really sinking?

- After the Great Flood, God didn't let Noah's ark sink. Why should He allow the Costa Concordia to sink?

- The best strategy is always adaptation. After all, most passengers can swim.

13 comments:

  1. -Ships in the Southern Hemisphere haven't been sinking. In fact there are more ships floating in the Southern Hemisphere than ever!

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  2. And there are no reports of ships sinking on Mars and Jupiter!

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  3. If anything bad does happen, it will be from Planet Nibiru. I have it on good authority (it was on the intertubes!) that the gravitational pull from the invisible Planet Nibiru will cause our magnetic pole to reverse, stopping the rotation of the earth for several days, resulting in tsunamis. It's already killing trees.

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  4. Oh... that's why the Costa Concordia sunk! It was hit by a chunk of rock from Planet Nibiru

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  5. - Iron is plankton food!

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    1. But iron is only a small percentage of seawater and iron's effect is logarithmic so no runaway ship sinking could occur.

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  6. Look at that blue thing behind the ship. It is a technological solution to the Costa Concordia problem. We are saved.

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  7. what ship. ever heard of photoshop?

    in any case, more ships sank in the medieval period. and im not sure about this drowning thing. its a fact life couldnt survive without water- after all, we are 99.99999% water!!!!!!

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  8. The reef was only there because of isostatic rebound of the sea bottom from the last ice age!

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  9. It's been clear for a while that Schettino was a total idiot. And aren't we all at one time or another during our lives ALSO idiots? So could we now also talk about WHO ELSE (and WHAT else) (such as various so called "systems" ) might be at fault? Not to even mention talking about any lessons learned that perhaps could be applied to prevent something similar from ever happening again. (or is that just plain impossible after they string up the captain?)

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  10. In science theory there are those two findings that are interesting here.
    1. Theories are made of core and peripherical statements. In contrary to Poppers falsification criterion the core of a theory is never falsifiable, because one can always construct peripheral statements around it in such a way as to protect the core from any new evidence. (This leads then away from the falsification criterion to a kind of elegance, or economy criterion, also known as Ockham's Razor: the most econonimic correct modeling of findings).

    2. There is a saying, that scientific theories persist together with their supporters and change only, when these die. Unfortunately, in this case, we all die with them... ;-|.

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  11. In science theory there are those two findings that are interesting here.
    1. Theories are made of core and peripherical statements. In contrary to Poppers falsification criterion the core of a theory is never falsifiable, because one can always construct peripheral statements around it in such a way as to protect the core from any new evidence. (This leads then away from the falsification criterion to a kind of elegance, or economy criterion, also known as Ockham's Razor: the most econonimic correct modeling of findings).

    2. There is a saying, that scientific theories persist together with their supporters and change only, when these die. Unfortunately, in this case, we all die with them... ;-|.

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