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Diamonds Rained Down During Ice Age
Live Science ^ | JUL 7, 2008 | Ker Than

Posted on 07/07/2008 2:05:25 PM PDT by decimon

Diamonds and precious metals found in the eastern United States might have rained down during the last Ice Age after a comet shattered over Canada and set North America ablaze, all leading to a mass die-off of animals and humans.

New chemical analyses of diamond, gold and silver found in Ohio and Indiana reveal the minerals were transported there from Canada several thousand years ago. The question is, how?

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; History; Science
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; godsgravesglyphs
This is a wild one.
1 posted on 07/07/2008 2:05:25 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

Just an accident, like the exact position of the earth, the type of sun, the size of the moon, the location of the gas giants, the sun’s position in the galaxy, the type of galaxy, on and on - all accidental.

/sarc


2 posted on 07/07/2008 2:07:28 PM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: decimon

Glaciers. Runaway Canadian glaciers.


3 posted on 07/07/2008 2:07:57 PM PDT by tumblindice (LaBatt Blue, mmmmmm)
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To: blam; SunkenCiv

From fire and ice come things nice.

Ping.


4 posted on 07/07/2008 2:08:53 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

So will Canada be demanding that Ohioans give back Canada’s rightful natural precious resources?


5 posted on 07/07/2008 2:10:11 PM PDT by weegee (What is the term for an irrational fear of American imperialism and why does the media never use it?)
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To: tumblindice
Glaciers. Runaway Canadian glaciers.

Things are outta control up there.

6 posted on 07/07/2008 2:10:42 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

From a mammoth, sloth , and saber tooth cat’s road trip?


7 posted on 07/07/2008 2:10:56 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: decimon

Bush’s fault!


8 posted on 07/07/2008 2:11:34 PM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution - 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: weegee
So will Canada be demanding that Ohioans give back Canada’s rightful natural precious resources?

Not when they see the bill for storage.

9 posted on 07/07/2008 2:11:53 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

Here is the meat and potatoes of this sparse meal:

“The kind of evidence we are finding does suggest that climate change at the end of the last Ice Age was the result of a catastrophic event,” said study team member Ken Tankersley, an anthropologist at the University of Cincinnati.”

See, comets are external forces and not natural processes so that explains why all climate change of a similar order must be caused by some aggravating agent.


10 posted on 07/07/2008 2:12:27 PM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: decimon

Another reason get speed up my time travel experiments.


11 posted on 07/07/2008 2:16:19 PM PDT by Lady Jag ( I dreamed I surfed all day in my monthly donor wonder bra - https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: decimon

Yeah, things are outta control up there. Next thing you know, they’ll be giving US army deserters citizenship (again), opening their borders to all of Latin America, and demanding that everyone speak French throughout all of North America.

Now they will blame global warming on the comet, and try to sue God.


12 posted on 07/07/2008 2:17:38 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Where’s my diamonds, silver and gold Ohio ping?


13 posted on 07/07/2008 2:19:13 PM PDT by OneLoyalAmerican (Truth was the first casualty in the MSM's war on President Bush.)
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To: decimon

Imported from Canada? Was the proper duty paid to customs?


14 posted on 07/07/2008 2:19:32 PM PDT by coloradan (The US is becoming a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: decimon

They found the diamond-bearing Kimberlite pipes in Canada by retracing the path of the glaciers from the glacial deposits where the stray/transported diamonds were found.

Nothing unusual for geologists working with glacial deposits.

Same situation ocurred in Ohio, there is no reason to invoke a comet to explain it.


15 posted on 07/07/2008 2:21:35 PM PDT by JustDoItAlways
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To: Old Professer

Cataclysmic comet climatic catalyst.


16 posted on 07/07/2008 2:21:49 PM PDT by decimon
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To: JustDoItAlways
...there is no reason to invoke a comet to explain it.

What a party pooper.

17 posted on 07/07/2008 2:23:39 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

Plunder lost when the Great Ice Ship brought my ancestors to earth? Thor dropped his hammer through the deck causing a hole in the hull. Yeah, thats it. It all occured during the final approach to Norseland.


18 posted on 07/07/2008 2:26:19 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (If everyone stays home and no one votes will Congress disappear?)
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To: decimon
Canada Geese broke into a bank vault, ate the gold, silver and diamonds, flew down here for the winter and crapped the valuables all over the place. Quick everyone, get to the goose mines!
19 posted on 07/07/2008 2:27:10 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Whale oil: the renewable biofuel for the 21st century.)
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To: Lady Jag
Another reason get speed up my time travel experiments.

Get your timing right or you'll be seared, seared or drowned. Or pelted to death with diamonds. Maybe a trip to the shore would be better?

20 posted on 07/07/2008 2:29:06 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon
...there is no reason to invoke a comet to explain it. What a party pooper.

LOL. Sorry, comet explosions are good.

21 posted on 07/07/2008 2:30:46 PM PDT by JustDoItAlways
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To: decimon
[one 'nano' = 1 over a billion = 1/1,000,000,000]

"Scientists began to seriously ponder the presence of diamonds in space in the l980s, when studies of meteorites that crashed into Earth revealed lots of tiny nanometer-sized diamonds. Astronomers determined that 3 percent of all carbon found in meteorites came in the form of nanodiamonds. If meteorites are a reflection of the dust content in outer space, calculations show that just a gram of dust and gas in a cosmic cloud could contain as many as 10,000 trillion nanodiamonds."

Diamonds in Space
Diamonds in Meteorites Triggered Scientists' Imagination
News Release by NASA and JPL-Caltech
February 2008
http://geology.com/nasa/diamonds-in-space.shtml

22 posted on 07/07/2008 2:33:08 PM PDT by ETL (Plenty of REAL smoking-gun evidence on the demonRats at my FR home page)
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To: weegee
So will Canada be demanding that Ohioans give back Canada’s rightful natural precious resources?

And will the Pangeans want it back from them?

23 posted on 07/07/2008 2:33:47 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: decimon

on the next episode of ‘In Search Of’ with Leonard Nimoy...the search for the comet that decimated ancient exwives...


24 posted on 07/07/2008 2:37:43 PM PDT by radioactivereb ("I'm tryin' to think but nothin' happens!"-Curly Howard)
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To: radioactivereb
on the next episode of ‘In Search Of’ with Leonard Nimoy...the search for the comet that decimated ancient exwives...

Comet Lucy.

25 posted on 07/07/2008 2:43:19 PM PDT by decimon
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To: Lady Jag
Another reason to speed up my time travel experiments.

Do you know that if you could run around in a circle fast enough, you would move ahead in time? It's true. Moving ahead in time merely involves acceleration, which in turn requires energy. And in this case, a nearly impossibly large amount of it. Acceleration is defined as a change in speed and/or a change in direction (running in a circle really fast).

26 posted on 07/07/2008 2:45:00 PM PDT by ETL (Plenty of REAL smoking-gun evidence on the demonRats at my FR home page)
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To: decimon

So maybe Arthur C. Clarke was right after all..

27 posted on 07/07/2008 2:46:55 PM PDT by Gideon7
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To: decimon

Bush’s fault??


28 posted on 07/07/2008 2:49:49 PM PDT by EggsAckley
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To: ETL

Ah, the young!


29 posted on 07/07/2008 2:52:13 PM PDT by Lady Jag ( I dreamed I surfed all day in my monthly donor wonder bra - https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: ETL

Reminds be of a book I read in school. I believe it was H.G. Wells. about a meteorite that was gold or a large portion and the fear was it would wreck the world’s gold standard economy.

It does make you what wonder minerals are out there, known and unknown.

One thought, if diamonds are carbon and oil is too... I wonder if there are Martian oil sheiks?


30 posted on 07/07/2008 3:04:26 PM PDT by bleach
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To: JustDoItAlways

Climate change is a win/win for Ohio. If it gets warm Dayton could become beach front property. If it gets cold and the glaciers come back there’s diamonds for everyone.


31 posted on 07/07/2008 3:09:56 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Black dogs and bacon bombs.)
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To: EggsAckley
Bush’s fault??

No, this wasn't an earthquake. ;-)

32 posted on 07/07/2008 3:19:37 PM PDT by decimon
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To: Lady Jag
Ah, the young!

It is true, that if you change your speed and/or your direction at a fast enough rate you would move ahead in time (age at a slower rate than your stationary surroundings). But in order to change your speed and/or direction (leave the inertial state), you need to apply energy. However, to change either your speed or direction at a fast enough rate to make a noticeable difference, it would take an unrealistic amount of energy. Still, it is possible, and has actually been proven in experiments involving astronauts and airplane pilots -but only to millionths or billionths of a second differences.

Why does time change?

Ever feel like time moves very quickly and sometimes very slowly? Like how the hours fly by when you're hanging out with a close friend, or how seconds drag on endlessly when you're stuck in traffic on a hot day? But you can't actually speed time up or slow it down -it always flows at the same rate, right?

Albert Einstein didn't think so. His idea was that, theoretically, the closer we come to traveling at the speed of light (186,000 miles per second), the more time would appear to slow down for us from the perspective of someone who, in relation to us, was not moving. He called the slowing of time due to motion time dilation.

Imagine you're standing on Earth holding a clock. Your friend is in a rocket zooming past you at nearly 186,000 miles per second. Your friend is also holding a clock. If you could see your friend's clock, you'd notice that it seems to be moving a lot more slowly than yours. Your friend, on the other hand, thinks the clock in the rocket is moving just fine, and it's your clock that seems to be moving more slowly. Sound confusing? Well, remember, it took Einstein years to figure this out, and he was pretty smart (see Genius Among Geniuses).

The twin paradox

Einstein came up with an example to show the effects of time dilation that he called the "twin paradox." It's a lot like the Time Traveler game you just played. Let's try it out with a pair of pretend twins, Al and Bert, both of whom are 10 years old in their highly futuristic universe.

Al's parents decide to send him to summer camp in the Alpha-3 star system, which is 25 light-years away (a light-year is the distance light travels in a year). Bert doesn't want to go and stays home on Earth. So Al sets out on his own. Wanting him to get there as quickly as possible, his parents pay extra and send him at 99.99 percent the speed of light.

The trip to the star and back takes 50 years. What happens when Al returns? His twin brother is now 60 years old, but Al is only 10 and a half. How can this be? Al was away for 50 years but only aged by half a year. Has Al just discovered the fountain of youth?

Not at all. Al's trip into space lasted only a half year for him, but on Earth 50 years passed. Does this mean that Al can live forever? Nope. He may have aged by only half a year in the time it took 50 years to pass on Earth, but he also only lived half a year. And since time can slow down but never goes backwards, there's no way he could grow younger.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/einstein/hotsciencetwin/index.html

33 posted on 07/07/2008 3:24:11 PM PDT by ETL (Plenty of REAL smoking-gun evidence on the demonRats at my FR home page)
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To: decimon

I always felt that Hudson Bay was formed by either an asteroid or a comet.


34 posted on 07/07/2008 3:54:14 PM PDT by chopperman
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To: decimon

How ‘bout flood drainage?


35 posted on 07/07/2008 4:00:09 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (Don't cheer for Obama too hard - the krinton syndicate is moving back into the WH.)
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To: decimon
New chemical analyses of diamond, gold and silver found in Ohio and Indiana reveal the minerals were transported there from Canada several thousand years ago. The question is, how?

Looks like that time-travel Tiffany's heist didn't work out.

36 posted on 07/07/2008 4:22:32 PM PDT by Alouette (Vicious Babushka)
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To: ETL
Yeah, I know. When you mature conservation of energy becomes the concentration...getting something else to do it for you.

The conservation of energy is a fundamental concept of physics along with the conservation of mass and the conservation of momentum. Within some problem domain, the amount of energy remains constant and energy is neither created nor destroyed. Energy can be converted from one form to another (potential energy can be converted to kinetic energy) but the total energy within the domain remains fixed.

37 posted on 07/07/2008 4:28:30 PM PDT by Lady Jag ( I dreamed I surfed all day in my monthly donor wonder bra - https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: chopperman; All
Here's one for those of you who live in or visit Upstate New York.

The Panther Mountain Crater (in Upstate New York):
http://en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Panther_Mountain_Crater#Natural_history

The Panther Mountain Crater
http://discovermagazine.com/2000/aug/featcrater

note: the actual crater, unfortunately, is buried ~1,000 feet beneath the mountain -the impact occurred around 380 million yrs ago and has long since been buried by sediments that washed off a long ago eroded away alpine-like mountain range which once stood where the Taconic Parkway is today-etl

Google Maps: Panther Mountain Crater in Upstate NY:
(it's the circular feature to the upper left of the two small bodies of water (one is the Asokan Reservoir) To further help identify it on the Google map, it has a little white 'route-28' sign along its northern 'rim'(the actual rim is buried ~1,000 ft below).
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=42.045213,-74.383621&spn=0.267195,0.646133&t=h&z=11

Here's a contour map of the same area from wikipedia.(but also check out the neat Google image above)


38 posted on 07/07/2008 4:50:39 PM PDT by ETL (Plenty of REAL smoking-gun evidence on the demonRats at my FR home page)
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To: decimon
Thanks decimon, already pinged on like it. :')
 
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39 posted on 07/08/2008 10:39:50 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
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Thanks decimon.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

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40 posted on 07/08/2008 10:40:46 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: decimon

Pretty simple: glacial moraine.


41 posted on 07/08/2008 10:50:45 AM PDT by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: decimon

Exploding Asteroid Theory Strengthened By New Evidence Located In Ohio, Indiana
Physorg | 7-1-2008 | University of Cincinnati
Posted on 07/02/2008 3:27:51 PM PDT by blam
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2039949/posts

Spitzer’s eyes perfect for spotting diamonds in the sky
SpaceFlightNow.com | 2/26/08 | NASA/JPL
Posted on 02/26/2008 7:52:41 PM PST by NormsRevenge
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1976870/posts


42 posted on 07/08/2008 12:13:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
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The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes: Flood, Fire, and Famine in the History of Civilization The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes:
Flood, Fire, and Famine
in the History of Civilization

by Richard Firestone,
Allen West, and
Simon Warwick-Smith


43 posted on 07/08/2008 12:13:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
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