Not one of the juiciest Twitter beeves I have to say
Sorry, came out of a can, not yer organic market beevester.
I wonder how he played it next. Does he double down, stick to his assertions and find some sources which he can make it look like he is right (cf climate change deniers)? Or does he disappear? Or even apologise?
well, technically he’s partly right. insomuch as the sun makes the moon and the earth rotate around themselves in a certain way, which in turn makes the tides move.
but then again, of course, that’s absolute bullshit.
It’s because of this sort of pedantry that I my title reads:
“UKIP MP Douglas Carswell believes the tides are mainly caused by the sun”
mainly is a relative term.
kind of like how reading the OP’s title in detail is a relative term.
fuck rupert murdoch
No, The actual tidal influence of the Sun is 44% of that of the Moon, meaning that the moon is responsible for about 70% and the sun, 30%
He doesn’t want any ‘experts’, mate.