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NASA admits they found a crashed flying saucer!

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:52 pm

:shockd:
One of theirs, of course.

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap181104.html

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Re: NASA admits they found a crashed flying saucer!

Post by Gord » Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:12 pm

Don't say "evidences". The word "evidence" is among the category of things that are considered uncountable, like "knowledge", "happiness", and "electricity". These are all nouns. When you add an -s on the end of "evidence", you turn it into a transitive verb with the meaning "make evident", such as in the sentence "he evidences his uncompromising contempt".
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Re: NASA admits they found a crashed flying saucer!

Post by landrew » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:16 pm

Gord wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:12 pm
Don't say "evidences". The word "evidence" is among the category of things that are considered uncountable, like "knowledge", "happiness", and "electricity". These are all nouns. When you add an -s on the end of "evidence", you turn it into a transitive verb with the meaning "make evident", such as in the sentence "he evidences his uncompromising contempt".
It was a stylistic choice of the word. Poetic license allows us to deliberately breach the bounds of spelling and grammar occasionally.
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Re: NASA admits they found a crashed flying saucer!

Post by Gord » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:19 pm

landrew wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:53 pm
Gord wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:12 pm
Don't say "evidences". The word "evidence" is among the category of things that are considered uncountable, like "knowledge", "happiness", and "electricity". These are all nouns. When you add an -s on the end of "evidence", you turn it into a transitive verb with the meaning "make evident", such as in the sentence "he evidences his uncompromising contempt".
So it's not "evidence" unless it has been filtered?
Where we may differ is that I think it's all evidence until you have done the filtering, not before.
A great deal of evidence can sometimes be eliminated quite easily, but you can't declare it "non-evidence" until you've eliminated it.
Rather than respond to what you've said (which I do not understand), I'll just stick to the topic I was posting about: English grammar.

The only times I've noticed anyone saying "evidences" has been while watching creationist videos. They keep getting people who don't seem to know that trying to make the noun "evidence" a plural in that way is incorrect. I'm not sure why it's so prevalent within the creationist community, but I guess it's because they've got some "expert" who has used it and now they're all repeating his error. And yes, I'm deliberately saying "his" and not "his or her" or any other such terms. The only female "expert" I've heard say the word "evidences" has been Dr. Georgia Purdom, and she seemed to correct her error right away.
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Re: NASA admits they found a crashed flying saucer!

Post by landrew » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:21 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:52 pm
:shockd:
One of theirs, of course.

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap181104.html

:mrgreen:
It may have been saucer-shaped at one time for all we know.
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Re: NASA admits they found a crashed flying saucer!

Post by Monster » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:21 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:52 pm
:shockd:
One of theirs, of course.

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap181104.html

:mrgreen:
"Admits". It's always "admitting". Why can't it be "eloquently spoken"? Or perhaps "nonchalantly elucidates". Or maybe "quietly declares".
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Re: NASA admits they found a crashed flying saucer!

Post by ElectricMonk » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:51 pm

And here I hoped NASA would know who crashed the saucer of my China Tea set.

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Re: NASA admits they found a crashed flying saucer!

Post by scrmbldggs » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:01 pm

Oh, they do. Believe me.*



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Re: NASA admits they found a crashed flying saucer!

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:29 pm

The saucer is a great shape for outer space.

It goes well with Russell's teapot.

Next up -- cups. :pr:
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Re: NASA admits they found a crashed flying saucer!

Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:19 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:29 pm
The saucer is a great shape for outer space.

It goes well with Russell's teapot.

Next up -- cups. :pr:
I'm often in my cups when I'm spaced out. Ms. Russell would approve.


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Re: NASA admits they found a crashed flying saucer!

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ElectricMonk wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:51 pm
And here I hoped NASA would know who crashed the saucer of my China Tea set.
"Anonymous Internet Source Admits China Has Saucer Technology!"
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Re: NASA admits they found a crashed flying saucer!

Post by landrew » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:43 pm

Gord wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:16 pm
ElectricMonk wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:51 pm
And here I hoped NASA would know who crashed the saucer of my China Tea set.
"Anonymous Internet Source Admits China Has Saucer Technology!"
Canada had saucer technology:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avro_Canada_VZ-9_Avrocar
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Re: NASA admits they found a crashed flying saucer!

Post by Gord » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:43 pm

landrew wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:43 pm
Gord wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:16 pm
ElectricMonk wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:51 pm
And here I hoped NASA would know who crashed the saucer of my China Tea set.
"Anonymous Internet Source Admits China Has Saucer Technology!"
Canada had saucer technology:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avro_Canada_VZ-9_Avrocar
It's true.
Unfortunately, testing was anything but smooth; the test model suffered from hazardous oil leaks, resulting in three fires.
Typical Canadian saucer technology. We're proud of our oil leaks -- why just have an ordinary oil leak when you can have a hazardous oil leak? Mmm, hazardous.... :drool:
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Re: NASA admits they found a crashed flying saucer!

Post by landrew » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:22 pm

Gord wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:43 pm
landrew wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:43 pm
Gord wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:16 pm
ElectricMonk wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:51 pm
And here I hoped NASA would know who crashed the saucer of my China Tea set.
"Anonymous Internet Source Admits China Has Saucer Technology!"
Canada had saucer technology:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avro_Canada_VZ-9_Avrocar
It's true.
Unfortunately, testing was anything but smooth; the test model suffered from hazardous oil leaks, resulting in three fires.
Typical Canadian saucer technology. We're proud of our oil leaks -- why just have an ordinary oil leak when you can have a hazardous oil leak? Mmm, hazardous.... :drool:
Since it was funded on a grant from the US military, getting off the ground was mission accomplished.
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Re: NASA admits they found a crashed flying saucer!

Post by Gord » Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:12 pm

The tar sands project was funded by the US military??
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Re: NASA admits they found a crashed flying saucer!

Post by landrew » Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:30 pm

Gord wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:12 pm
The tar sands project was funded by the US military??
I believe the saucer project was.
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