Wednesday, December 17, 2008
This cracks me up.
Indeed, if you are worried about the economic crisis, the threat of martial law, or anything else . . . this will put things in perspective. It will also show you that sometimes things are out of your control (my wife is always telling me that I'm too arrogant in thinking I can figure everything out), and that you just have to laugh.
In September, scientists said that the sun's solar wind is at a 50-year low. Since the solar wind shields Earth from harmful radiation originating outside of our solar system, this could mean that we are at increased risk of getting wiped out.
Yesterday, scientists announced that "recent satellite observations have revealed the largest breach yet seen in the magnetic field that protects Earth from most of the sun's violent blasts."
And today, McClatchy has a story entitled "Forget the economy: Killer asteroids could pose real danger".You've gotta' laugh at this . . . cosmic comic relief in a Monty Python kind of way.
Udpate: A leading astrophysicist says an asteroid may collide with Earth in 2029
And, of course, Yellowstone might blow.