Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Best Case Scenario

10 comments:

Quantum_Flux said...

Wow, you must be assfucking Putin or something, I take it.

OilIsMastery said...

???

Quantum_Flux said...

Why is the destruction of America a good thing?

Louis Hissink said...

The obsession with asteroid impacts (Non EU mechanisms) is becoming somewhat farcical - but I suppose if the only tool you have is gravity, what else could you imagine.

OilIsMastery said...

"Why is the destruction of America a good thing?"

It's not.

OilIsMastery said...

Louis,

I agree the video had many parts where I was either left scratching my head or else burst out laughing. Sometimes both. After reading your reaction, I'm pretty sure you know to which parts I am referring...=)

Louis Hissink said...

OiM

There is another glaring problem - an asteroide strike obliterates most of life on the planet, etc etc, seas become highly acidised, but magically new species finally appear.

From what precursors?

Darwin's theory and its derivatives has a real problem with the scenario presented in the video, and the authors seem blissfully unawware of it.

OilIsMastery said...

Louis,

Exactly.

Louis Hissink said...

OiM,

Trashing a theory behoves one to offer an alternative and I've frequently suggested that life, in the sense we know it, appears spontaenously in environments that can support it. It's a sort of David Bohm implicate/explicate order phenomenon, and that is about as much as I can say on the matter.

I think what we might see in the geological record in terms of species variation is a variation in the specific ecological environments.

Somewhere in some arcane book I came across a comment that recalled, anectdotally, that in a previous age, when some global catastrophe had passed, that vegetation suddenly appeared in an instant. The story was linked to Saturn, from memory.

I don't really know what to make of it though I can sort of understand it in terms of EU theory.

Take the simple experience of standing in the shade under a tree - it's cool, and so is the air under it. Stand under a human made shade, and while the direct radiation of the sun is stopped, the air is still hot.

I have a vague suspicion that trees, and vegetation for that matter, stop the solar radiation electrically, so the coolness we experience under a tree also affects the air under it.

Wierd and who has studied this in detail? No one. Just silly old geologists like me who notice these things in the field.

OilIsMastery said...

Hmm, very interesting. I love your blog by the way. Keep up the good work!