No kidding. I understand the concept of averages. What you seem to miss is that it is highly unlikely that something that happens every “on average” once in a million years would have happened only 1-100 of that time in our past, immediately after which civilization began. Either it happens more frequently, or we are a result of the event itself, or a combination. Put another way, what is the likely-hood that our civilization followed immediately after the last extinction? We are a result of the event itself.
Or, if you like time lines. Envisage a time line reaching from the dinosaurs, in LA, to the present day, at Ground Zero in New York, this happened 6 block away or half a mile, not even across the Hudson river....
Consider that carefully.
posted on 09/26/2007 7:47:00 PM PDT
Envisage a time line reaching from the dinosaurs, in LA, to the present day, at Ground Zero in New York, this happened 6 block away or half a mile, not even across the Hudson river....
Since you're using Ground Zero in New York, where I used to drive a taxi, "6 block away or half a mile," is wrong.
For the sake of the argument, let's agree that the axis of Manhattan is on a north - south axis, even though it's really on a north by northeast axis. North of Houston Street 20 blocks equals one mile on the north and south orientation of the grid. Six blocks between the avenue's east and west orientation of the grid was almost a mile, about 6/7th's, depending on where you are in Manhattan. Check a map of Manhattan.
You can zoom into Manhattan, and you can make queries about the distances.
posted on 09/28/2007 1:41:55 AM PDT
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