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Why do people still investigate the Titanic?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Davegrave, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. Davegrave

    Davegrave Dapper Dan

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    I don't get it. I sunk. It's gone. We know why.
    Why do people keep sinking money into the ocean to go "solve the mysteries"?
    We don't need any more info for ship building purposes. We know what went wrong, we build ships differently now. There have been countless wrecks since that have been studied. We have radar and sonar to avoid impacts and lighter stronger materials.


    I get that it was a unique story. I get that it captivated the world. But it was forever ago. None of these mysteries matter. It doesn't matter if two guys disagree over where the cracks started or where pieces broke off and fell in the ocean. It doesn't matter if some guy was having an affair on the voyage.

    All these "researchers" just seem like the guys at the gunshop who have to fight over stupid minutia about which barrel is gonna get shot out faster or which gun helps you acquire your sight picture that fraction of a second sooner when the SHTF...
    Just pig headed people wasting small fortunes to further their silly d-measuring contest.

    I wish they'd argue about who could build a better water purifier for villages in third world countries instead of weather the bow of the ship was at 90 degrees or 87 degrees when it sank.

    I'm almost done, I promise. But it's also hilarious to me that a bunch of countries agreed to "protect" the WRECKAGE from destructive exploration. We (humans) screwed up and sunk a monsterous ship full of things that have no natural place in the ocean and now we take steps to make sure those things stay there forever. God forbid we remove any of that mess little by little at least while we're down there anyway to "solve mysteries". We should do that on highways too.
     
  2. tantrix

    tantrix J'aimeLouisiane

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    Agreed. But come on...you're talking about a country that made a movie (actually more than one) about 9/11, which was so lame I was actually embarrassed to hear of the 1st one.

    If it will make money, we'll exploit it in a heartbeat.
     

  3. bchandler

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    Because people who can afford it want to go on the pretenses of science, but really it's mostly just fun (Cameron et al). I don't think there's any research being done on the titanic using legitimate scientific funding to do useful things like research impact mechanics, etc.
     
  4. HollowHead

    HollowHead Firm member

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    While I agree about the "mystery" aspect of your post, I completely understand the fascination with the event and the wreck. The Titanic is the case study of Post-Victorian arrogance and folly. HH
     
  5. bush pilot

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    Didn't Obama blame George Bush for the Titantic sinking?
     
  6. RonS

    RonS Millennium Member

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    1% genuine interest in the history.
    50% greed,
    49% look at me.

    As far as the protection goes, I think it is about half and half "You don't desecrate graves" and "If someone wants to do it, we need to stop them because we can't have people doing stuff, who knows where that might lead."
     
  7. FullClip

    FullClip NRA Benefactor CLM

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    Yep, think it's time to move on from the Titantic, Emilla Erhart, Roswald, Elvis, and Bigfoot. Let's get up to date in our searches for the truth and find out about if our President was really born in the USA.
     
  8. Davegrave

    Davegrave Dapper Dan

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    Lets not forget that every few years someone new decides to pick up the trail of Jack the Ripper. Thank god. He's been on the lam for far too long. Lets serve him up a hot plate of justice.
     
  9. tantrix

    tantrix J'aimeLouisiane

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    :rofl:

    Right after we interview Charlie Manson for the 200th time.
     
  10. jakebrake

    jakebrake cracker

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    for the same reason we still here about who killed jfk.
     
  11. FullClip

    FullClip NRA Benefactor CLM

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    He's emigrated to Canada and has his own Home-Improvement / handy-Man Show on CBC. Hiding in plain sight deal....:whistling:
     
  12. Mrs.Cicero

    Mrs.Cicero Wayward Member

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    I don't care as long as it's not my money they are spending on it. I have other obsessions.
     
  13. relayman

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    Some mysteries will remain unsoved . :supergrin:
     
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    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    It was the first False Flag in modern times...

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    Annoyedgrunt Dry Heat my ASS

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    I must have missed this... is that when Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated the alien at area 51 with the magic bullet? :dunno:
     
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    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    Homeland security was involved in the coverup.

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    I heard from someone somewhere that he is a total nutcase. I think we need to interview him again just to make sure. :supergrin:
     
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    Ship design?
     
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    Because the liberals keep hoping for some other outcome. Like it will really make a difference. "It still sunk!" Get a life!
     
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