Our worries may soon be over

Earth on borrowed time.

THE BIG DARK IS COMING 

Stressed out about life on Earth these days?

Don’t worry, our troubles may soon be over.

The planet Earth is living on borrowed time — big time.

We are overdue for a massive catastrophic event that would destroy all life on land and in the sea.

Mass extinction events in the past are known to have occurred every 27 million years, according to scientific calculations based on the orbits of our planets in the Milky Way galaxy.

The last global annihilation on Earth was when a huge asteroid wiped all the dinosaurs.

That was 66 million years ago.

Ergo, Earth is 39 million years overdue for cosmic Armageddon.

EXTINCTION

RUNNING BEHIND SCHEDULE

The meteor of doom is running late, but when it hits, the world will be plunged into darkness and unsurvivable cold and pounded with acid rain that would destroy all land and marine life.

Catastrophic events such as meteor strikes and gigantic volcanic eruptions follow a cycle.

Global extinctions coincide with what the scientists call “flood-basalt eruptions,” where huge amounts of lava burst out onto the Earth’s surface, causing lethal greenhouse heating and cutting off oxygen in the ocean.

“Large-body impacts and the pulses of internal Earth activity that create flood-basalt volcanism march to the same drumbeat as the extinctions,” scientists say, as published in the recent journal Historical Biology.

Three mass annihilations of land and sea species in the last 250-million years followed this same large-body impact/volcanism pattern. There is no scientific reason why that would change.

So, if I may paraphrase a famous movie title, Learn to stop worrying and love the meteor.

Earth on borrowed time.

 


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Milky Way joins search for God

Galactic God-hunt.

Not only are people on Earth looking for God. Even the Sun is searching for God.

The Sun is speeding through our galaxy the Milky Way at 500,000 miles per hour in its cosmic hunt for the elusive Creator.

And not only the Sun, but the Milky Way itself is looking for God — it’s barreling through 500 billion galaxies at 2.2 million miles per hour.

That’s one hell of a galactic God-hunt.

And yet God is nowhere to be the found.

Is this perhaps not a clue that God may be, just possibly, a figment of the imaginations of fearful, eternal-life-seeking human beings?

I’m not saying that’s the situation, I’m just sayin’ or rather asking for help in believing as I deal with (and I’ll try to say this with as little self-pity as possible, which is probably impossible) the recent death of my wife; and the past deaths of my brothers and my son.


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