Talk:2354: Stellar Evolution

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No comment. Lightcaller (talk) 01:32, 3 September 2020 (UTC)

No reply. Tsumikiminiwa (talk) 23:38, 3 September 2020 (UTC)

Are we sure the title text references cooking a lobster? I was fairly certain it was an allusion to partisan politics in Maine using the traditional blue/red framework. A quick scan of the Wikipedia page on Maine politics seems to support that. 108.162.215.222 03:19, 3 September 2020 (UTC)

I, on the other hand, was wondering why the politics came into it, when it was clearly just star+lobster reference... Strange, eh? 141.101.107.156 03:56, 3 September 2020 (UTC)
I'm sure it could be both. 162.158.75.128 11:11, 3 September 2020 (UTC)
I'm not at all sure that the stats actually match the supposed analogy, without a long stretch of imagination to ignore the 'purple divide' yet uncrossed. And I don't get the feeling that Randall would be even wanting to joke that anywhere may "suddenly become significantly redder". But that's just IMO. 162.158.158.241 14:29, 3 September 2020 (UTC)
I don't believe it has anything to do with politics - how does the slowly growing part fit in? That is just reading too much into it.
The 'slowly growing' part would be a reference to the fact that the population of Maine (as well that of most other states, the country, and the planet as a whole) has been steadily increasing for most of its history. Main has become significantly redder because even though it is still fairly blue it is less blue and therefore, in US political terminology, more red 162.158.78.198 02:50, 10 September 2020 (UTC) 192.186.1.246172.69.135.170 06:37, 4 September 2020 (UTC)

No mention in the explanation about the fact that US states are also "stars" (50 stars for 50 states on the US flag)? Or is it just too obvious?162.158.154.185 08:23, 4 September 2020 (UTC)