Its time to reevaluate the threat from space.
Yoo-Hoo, It was the world wide flood during Noah’s time, your only off by 6,000 years. But no, they just can’t bring themselves to believe in God. No, No, we can’t have Noah, we can’t have God, we can’t have Jesus. No, no, we must be are own little gods. No, no, we don’t want to be held accountable by a perfect God for how we live, it must have been a comet, it must have been a meteor!
My wife, as luck would have it, managed to survive.
The flood, obviously. So much time and energy is wasted trying to refute what is obvious.
Or they could have been killed off by global warming. Or maybe it was Bush’s fault. Or then there is the real possiblility that they were killed off by a flood.
Chicken little was right.. The sky is falling.
“It’s always something.” - Roseanne Roseannadanna
yeaaaah! Remember, like it was today!
Good thing we know how to fight off ice ages now. /semisarc
On average... over eons. Extinction events aren't like John Kerry or Slow-Joe Biden saying something stupid, occurring on a predictable schedule. A comet hits sometimes every 12,000 years, sometimes every 3.86521478 million years.
To get a sense of time... Stretch your arms out. This is represents the timeline of earth's ~4.5 billion-year history. The distance from your left fingertips to the wrist of your right hand represents the pre-Cambrian (pre-complex-life) period. All complex life on earth exists in the time represented by your right hand. And "in a single stroke with a medium-grained nail file you could eradicate human history."*
* John McPhee "Basin and Range" as contained in...
And, yes, I believe in God... and comets, and asteroids, and meteors.
Well, it’s not exactly a celestial lottery, happening every Saturday Era and Wednesday Era.
How come there is no sign of this major cooling in the Vostok data?
Good timing for the announcement. This year is the 1500th anniversary of when Clovis’ people whipped the Visigoths at the battle of Vouille.
The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes:
Flood, Fire, and Famine
in the History of Civilization
by Richard Firestone, Allen West, and Simon Warwick-Smith
Research Team Says Extraterrestrial Impact To Blame For Ice Age Extinctions (More)
Eureka Alert | Northern Arizona University - Lisa Nelson
Posted on 09/25/2007 3:58:19 PM EDT by blam
If this stuff happens only once every 1,000,000 years, as we are are repeatedly told -- isn't it strange that it seems to have happened only 1-100th of that length of time in our past?Even if it happened like clockwork, it would merely mean that the next one won't happen for 990,000 years. :') Of course, the 1 myr estimate (and that's just one such) is merely an estimate, and the problem with the real clockwork is that it involves trillions of different clocks running on different schedules. (': I wholeheartedly agree, we do need more observatory capability.
Thanks Fred Nerks for the ping. Just adding, not sending a distribution, due to earlier topic.
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This story seems to be everywhere in the news media. it might be a valid hypothesis, who knows, but it is rare for the media to adopt a science hypothesis so quickly across the board. Perhaps it is related to the upcoming launch of the Dawn spacecraft tomorrow.