Thursday, November 15, 2007

Must-Read Article On Yellowstone & 2012

This guy doesn't pussyfoot around like those science noobs with delicate turns of phrase and tactfully ambiguous allusions to what to expect from a supervolcano eruption.

Supervolcanos are the extinction cycle driver. Everybody knows it, even if you can't get a grant to study that fact. If you think nuclear war will be bad, wait until you see a planet recovering from a supervolcano eruption.

Warm blooded squishy mammals have a lot of vulnerabilities in these regards - if they don't build Vaults. The entire article is quotable, so I encourage you to read it for yourself.

Remember, we pass through the galactic plane every 65 million years. The next scheduled pass will be dead center in December 2012. The last time the planet was dead center was called the K-T Boundary extinction event, almost exactly 65 million years ago. Most of the other grand extinction cycles coincide perfectly with this 65 million year interval.

It's the volcanism, stupid. Tell the next idiot you meet that asteroids and meteors have nothing to do with it.


CadorBolin said...

The museum of paleontology in Drumheller, Alberta has an exhibit dedicated to animals that suddenly became extinct 11,000 years ago.

Anonymous said...

I have one problem with this scenario. Human history is full of examples of people predicting the end of the world, the end of civilization or some such. And EVERY SINGLE ONE of them has been wrong. I believe in preparedness, but an imminent doomsday is challenging. Not because the events are beyond imagination or the implications beyond acceptance, but because if there's one thing we know, it's that humanity screws up, particularly when it tries to predict the future. Nothing is so certain as human fallibility. There's no reason to believe that the theories of the Mayans and/or the astronomers & cosmologists are 100% correct.

But I'd still have a vault if I had money. ;)

Texas Arcane said...

... but I think you and I both know this is something different.

I don't think something is going to happen because the Mayan calendar coincides. I thought something was going to happen anyhow, Mayan calendar or not.

You know something is going to happen.

If animals can invariably sense Earth changes many hours in advance with their crude nervous systems, how much notice is man's brain capable of giving him before something occurs? I'd guess years at least. All you have to do is pay attention.

The tsunami was just a foreshadowing of something really big that is coming.

... and there is no such thing as the end of the world. As for the end of the current civilization, happens routinely over and over again and it is never expected by the majority of people living in it until it actually begins. Like now.