"It is a symbol of Irish art. The cracked lookingglass of a servant." -- James Joyce
So, I write a little article on the history of science for LewRockwell.com. Along with the usual nice e-mails, I get one person telling me the Earth really doesn't move and that the stars rotate around it -- does he have any idea how fast they'd have to be moving? Another "proves" to me that the Moon's gravity can't cause the tides, since it turns negative part way to Earth -- that's why things fall back to Earth, isn't it? -- and so it can't affect the oceans.