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To: Aquamarine

But Mark Twaine predicted that it would one day be only a few paces long. Is...is this the work of Man-Bear-Pig?


14 posted on 08/06/2012 11:35:14 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5
... Therefore, any calm person, who is not blind or idiotic, can see that in the Old Oolitic Silurian Period, just a million years ago next November, the Lower Mississippi River was upward of one million three hundred thousand miles long, and stuck out over the Gulf of Mexico like a fishing-rod. And by the same token any person can see that seven hundred and forty-two years from now the Lower Mississippi will be only a mile and three-quarters long, and Cairo and New Orleans will have joined their streets together, and be plodding comfortably along under a single mayor and a mutual board of aldermen. There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.

Quoted by Donald Simanek

20 posted on 08/07/2012 12:12:43 AM PDT by dr_lew
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