How do we know that the moon isn't cheese?


12 Responses to “How do we know that the moon isn't cheese?”

  1. Daemonworks says:

    By asking the people who’ve been there, and brought bits of it back.

  2. L_Mariachi says:

    The point is that we knew just as well that it isn’t made of cheese before we sent anyone there or even pointed a telescope at it. Since there is no non-absurd hypothesis which would account for a gigantic sphere of cheese to be orbiting the Earth for billions of years, there is no reason to waste time debating it (a.k.a. “teaching the controversy”), just as there’s no point in debunking young-Earth creationists or perpetual-motion inventors.

  3. vonbobo says:

    I get the part about there is no god (preaching to the choir), but he lost me when he started talking about cold fusion.

  4. Xopher says:

    IIUC, ‘green’ in this context means “not yet ripened,” and the cheese is in fact still liquid and bubbling (hence craters etc.).  I think a vat of actual new cheese may look kinda like the moon, if viewed from directly above (the vat, I mean, not the moon).

    Before I found out what green cheese was, I thought that idea was totally stupid, because, you know, you can SEE that it isn’t green!  But I think it was never meant to be taken seriously in the first place; it’s just fanciful.  No one knew what the moon really WAS, but all but the stupidest people knew it wasn’t really green cheese.  Right?

    I mean, the stars are made of lemon drops, the bigger ones are lollipops…even a child doesn’t believe that.

    Besides, how could it stay green for years and years? It would have to ripen eventually.  And if it did, maybe the cheese would fall to Earth as manna from heaven.  Velikovskians take note.

  5. Antinous / Moderator says:

    First they came for the moon cheese.  Then they came for the pink nerve gas farting dragons.

  6. Xopher says:

    Just out of curiosity, are those pink dragons who fart nerve gas, or dragons who fart pink nerve gas?  Or both?  Or neither?  Or perhaps both AND neither?

    *achieves Nirvana and vanishes in a puff of patchouli*

  7. thatbob says:

    Wait, what?  The moon isn’t made of cheese?  Pffft, sez who?

  8. atimoshenko says:

    There’s an infinite number of claims that can be made. The trick then is to search for evidence of which claims can be true and assume the extension of currently verified claims when no evidence for new claims is currently available.

    So, since Earth is made of rock, Moon is made of rock, and until we knew better, Jupiter is made of rock…

  9. TheMudshark says:

    Everybody knows the moon is made of cheese, Gromit.

  10. Ashen Victor says:

    I hate cheese negationists!

  11. Robert Cruickshank says:

    This is where that spherical cow radiating milk isotropically in a vacuum really comes into play. 

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