Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Magnitude 6.3 Earthquake At Lake Baikal
Is the world trying to tell us something? Is science itself trying to tell us something? Is God (gasp!) trying to tell us something? I'm referring to 2 temporally related events, the discovery of a third oil fissure in Lake Baikal's bedrock and the 6.3 Magnitude earthquake at Lake Baikal on the morning of Wednesday August 27th (Hat tip: Quantum Flux). Even if these 2 events seem to be causally unrelated and are merely Jungian "synchronicity", they still point us to the same conclusion, namely the conclusion reached by Thomas Gold in Chapter 8 ("Rethinking Earthquakes") of The Deep Hot Biosphere: "Earthquakes can best be understood as outgassing phenomena, within the framework of the deep-earth gas theory."