Skip to comments.The End of Eden: The Comet That Changed Civilization
Posted on 10/08/2007 11:47:23 PM PDT by doug from upland
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The author is on CoasttoCoastAM now.
Are we gonna hit the tail again?
You beat me typing it.
We need another piece of tail.
Just out of curiosity, who was it that’s decided that everyone was so totally peaceful prior to the date of this “fire in the sky” event?
The Earth passes through the tail of a comet, which dooms all human and animal life except for those who happened to be completely enclosed inside metal containers (for example, the three main protagonists spend the night in a metal shed, a steel-lined projection room, and an 18-wheeler's trailer). Unprotected people and animals quickly dehydrate and turn into piles of red calcium dust. Those only partially exposed first gradually degenerate into cannibalistic zombies for hours or days before succumbing.
Sheesh, what udder nonsense..
Its an interesting theory.
Hmmm. Yet it comes by every 71 years?
12P/Pons-Brooks was discovered on July 12, 1812 by Jean-Louis Pons. Independently, it was later found by Vincent Wisniewski on August 1, and Alexis Bouvard on August 2 the same year. In 1883 it was accidentally “discovered” by William Robert Brooks and later identified as the same object. Shortly after its initial discovery it was found to have an orbital period of about 70 years with an error of about 5 years. Johann Franz Encke determined a definitive orbit with a period of 70.68 years. This orbit was used to generate an ephemeris for the 1883 return, but searches were unsuccessful, until it was rediscovered by Brooks.
cannibalistic zombies you say?
Dang, I need to make another run to the ammo store.
They’re zombies, man,..ammo won’t do any good,...need something that knocks them off their feet so they lose track of ya while you got a chance to get away to the next metallic enclosure....I really hate that red dust stuff all over the place...<;^0
DAHdee would have got us Uzis !
Well hech eee double toothpicks!
If you’ve got access to a machine shop, you can whip out a few of these puppies:
If not, you might want to get the pre assembled model:
Wait a minit. Are these the brain eating type zombies or the general, carnivorous, kill you and eat you all up type zombies?
If they’re just simple brain eaters, then a headshot will put them down for the count. All the documentaries back that up.
The “kill you and eat you all up” zombies... if its those ones, yeah, we need cannons.
Cannons and flame throwers.
And hand grenades.
***DAHdee would have got us Uzis !***
DADgummit! You stole my line!
>>>DADgummit! You stole my line!
Ya snooz ya looz!
“DAHdee would have got us Uzis !”, one of the best though under-appreciated lines of moviedom!
This basic story has been pieced together twice previously, Donelly and Velikovsky, and Velikovsky at least provided an answer as to where the comet went or ended up.
my favorite is: “Why does God need a starship?”
The author is on... I'm not sure what the author is on.
You're a FReeper and don't have enough ammo?? That does it, I'm reporting you to the AdminModerator.
I have some rather rare swamp land in Florida that is destined to become very valuable for a mere 100 per acre.
Did he say what the chemical was?
Probably dihydrogen monoxide--it has all sorts of bad properties, y'know. (Seriously--that was the first question I had on finishing reading the posted article).
Is this why we use the phrase “there must be something in the water” to explain odd behavior in groups?
Comet Tail: man's first real cold brewed beer
The End of Eden:
The Comet That Changed Civilization
by Graham Phillips
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“He also explores how the appearance of a celestial body that outshone the moon would have been interpreted as a significant religious event—the premier appearance of a powerful new god to supplant the deities previously worshipped around the world.”
I guess we’ll have to take his word for the brightness and visibility but it is hard to do so when the current info shows that over three sightings and 190 years the maximum brightness has never been calculated to be any brighter than 1/150th that of the full moon.
And how could they tell? And this is the first I've heard of an "outbreak" of monotheism (not to mention any linkage between monotheism and warlike characteristics!). So how long did this "outbreak" last anyway before going back to poltheism?
*ouch* That's gonna leave a mark...
Those are some beautiful toys.
And it's all been sweetness and light ever since, eh? Bwahaha!
Ya know? Maybe Velikovsky was close.
Let's look at Venus:
What is that thick atmosphere doing so close to the sun?
Why is the entire surface of Venus "young" (no cratering)?
and what's with that rilly rilly slow rotation?
The earth was hit by a Mars size rocky body that stripped off enough of our crust to form the moon, and allow us ocean basins and access to heavy metals.
Suppose Venus was struck by a large icy body, if the strike was a bit off center it could stop the planets rotation in it's tracks, shatter and roll over the crust, release vast clouds of volcanic gasses and dump enough cometary volatiles to form a thick bright atmosphere.
From the viewpoint of earth, Venus would go from being a medium bright star to being the most brilliant angry orange-red object in the sky.
If a lunar sized commet cut across our path on its way to an appointment with Venus, it would be the largest most dramatic display the human race has ever seen! As the coma grew it could easily appear 20 times bigger than the moon. And bright? Achingly bright, bigger than the sun, and nearly as bright. (or maybe even brighter, due to its size). The light would be cold, so cold, colder than Hillary's heart. and the tail would be scything towards us, to end in a sky aflame in meteors.
Clearly a single God swept by us and placed two flaming calls to war in our sky!
One as a relatively quick slap to get our attention, and a lasting burning flame to remind us.
None of that Velikovsky was right stuff either. Hey! I mean it. ~ carumba
Thought I was listening to Graham Hancock at first. Graham Phillips is in a good pocket of investigation of off-beat, nearly unprovable hypotheses. He makes the short list.
Ugghhh. You're killing me. FR is one of the few sites that aren't blocked at work so I can't look up the quote. Pleeease tell me what movie that's from.
Yes. I forget, but it is a hormone or neurotransmitter. Eating or breathing it wouldn't do anything but it is worth thinking about these things because obviously our ancestors were doing something back then and we don't have much of a clue what.
"There may be veiled references to comets in the biblical narrative, leading to the possibility that the Santorini eruption itself may have been triggered by a bolide (comet or asteroid) impact. David Levy, co-discoverer of the comet that bears his and Jean Shoemaker's names, has argued that the description of the angel of the Lord in the sky over Jerusalem with a drawn sword (1 Chronicles 21) could be a reference to a comet."
"The Angel of the Lord was, of course, also present at the Exodus, as it was traveling in front of Israel's army. Further, there are indications that as the Israelites left Egypt, the night was as bright as midday.
“Pons described it as a small, ill-defined nebulosity...”
Sorta like Democrats?
I posted over on the thread
The Cold Snap That Civilised The World
some evidence for some chevron dunes associated with a comet strike off madagascar about 5000 years ago.
That's me---always trying to lead folks astray.
Would've got my attention, that's for sure.