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11 years ago
JonnyMcA
The same goes for the scientific fields. Especially physics and cosmology. Despite the advances in the last 100 years with quantum theory, and relativity, there still exsists a fringe of people, who believe that all this science is wrong, adn that there theory is correct. Usually though these peoples theories seem to lack advanced calculas to explain the complexities of the universe. Afterall
Forum: Mysteries
11 years ago
JonnyMcA
Im just going by the fact that the earth was formed (or created from the debris left over from the creation of the solar system) fully about 4.5 billion years ago when the sun formed...give or take half a billion years. This is the Physics that I was trained in....you are entitled to ur belief in the earths past. Science may not always get it right, but more often than not the theories are corr
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11 years ago
JonnyMcA
It is true the mass of the earth is increasing each year due to the accumulation of cosmic dust, but lets consider by how much this accumulation is. The earth has a mass of 6 x 10^24 Kg. Thats a 6 followed by 24 zeros. If we assume that the earth accumulates not just tonnes of mass each year, but a large estimation of 1000 tones per year ( = 1 x 10^6 Kg per year), and assume that this is const
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11 years ago
JonnyMcA
Or looking at it scientifically, since the Force exerted upon the supermodel is given by: F = P x A where F is force, P is the presure of the Tsunami water, and A is the Cross sectional area of the Supermodel. Clearly the force acting upon that said supermodel is minimal due to the minimal (close to zero) cross sectional area of the model. Another survival technique to pass on their genes
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11 years ago
JonnyMcA
The super model gene is the next step in human evolution!!!!! With the sub species of fashion designers living symbiotically with them.
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11 years ago
JonnyMcA
More diamonds do indeed form but they are so deep down, that it requires deep magma pockets associated with volcanic vents to bring them anywhere near the surface for us humans to get at. If we could suvive the pressures and heat, we could go down 100 Km to get them ourselves. Or if you are an Arthur C Clarke fan, wait for the monoliths to ignite jupiter, and then harvest the huge diamond core
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12 years ago
JonnyMcA
In an impact event, as the impactor hits the earth it gouges out a scar, but heat from the even melts the localised rock in the centre of the crater which then rises up, much like the surface of water does when u drop a pebble into it (look for the slow motion films of it), except that the viscous melted rock quickly solidifies, leaving a raised area in the centre, and a ring like depreasion. Se
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12 years ago
JonnyMcA
Yep....exactly......The heat just help with the energetics of the crystal formation, but its the pressure thats the real star of the show.
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12 years ago
JonnyMcA
Sorry it would help if I sent the web site address. I got excited.
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12 years ago
JonnyMcA
If the hudson bay is a crater (along with the gulf) I dont think anybody would be around today to observe them. The circular part of the hudson bay that I believe most people think of as a crater is about 430 Km in diameter 4 times the size of the one that is believed to have killed off the dinosaurs. A rule of thumb is that a space rock carves out a crater between 10-20 times the rocks size.
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12 years ago
JonnyMcA
A pole shift or crustal displacement can cause mass extinction due purely to Newtowns 1st Law. A body in motion stays in motion (or at rest) unless acted upon by an external force. Or effectively the consevation of momentum and angular momentum. The Earth is rotating upon its own axis, and thus everything with it, including the oceans in the same direction as the earth spinning. Now if the di
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12 years ago
JonnyMcA
Interesting article. thanks for highlighting it. However I note that it is the vice president of the company is putting the spin on it that it is 30% cheaper, having a vested interest in the sale of diamonds ;) But in my opinion, the cost of an artificial diamond reflects the expense in making the diamond (plus the added profit for the company) which will include the money required to power th
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12 years ago
JonnyMcA
Diamondcan be manufactured, but it is a very costly process to obtain the consistant high temperatures, and high pressures required, with the resultant yield being very small. Another alternative I believe is using Chemical Vapour deposition techniques, which can produce thin films of diamond (less than a micron in thickness). The production of diamond is predominately for technological puposes
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12 years ago
JonnyMcA
it is always good to look at the possiblity of other sorces for the diamond formation, but I think that one could discount the possibilty of them foorming from a volcano. The reason being is that volcanism does not produce a large enough pressure to force carbon into its diamond lattice structure. Diamonds form naturally under a pressure of about 5 GigaPascals (which is about 5 million times a
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12 years ago
JonnyMcA
The diamond doesnt form on the comet, but forms upon impact. Comets have a large quantitiy of carbon in them. When they impact they generate tremendous pressures and temperatures which causes the carbon in the comet to change to change its structure from amorphours, or graphite, to its harder structure of diamond. the diamonds will be small due to the rapid heating, and short time of impact s
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12 years ago
JonnyMcA
With regard to your calculation, which is fine, but what you are determining to calculate is the angle that the north pole (defining the axis of spin of the earth) makes with the ecliptic plane (the plane that the earth travels on in its dirction around the sun). The Great pyramid is aligned with the axis of the earth, and it does not matter what angle the pole shifts, the pyramid will still
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12 years ago
JonnyMcA
Exactly right!! As far as im aware normal bog standard rock is a pretty good insulator of electricity. So are all ancient structures designed to take advantage of this "remarkable" physicsal property, or just because it is a hard durable, and strong building material. As for mica, can the ancients not have an artistic style or liscence! Why does everything they do have to have some d
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13 years ago
JonnyMcA
Yes...Your right. I was being dim not thinking of navigation. That would have been the most useful. It certainly would have helped in determining latitude, but the measurements and calculations required to determine longitude would be more complex. That doesnt mean to say that they wouldnt be able to do it. The Longitude problem concerns the accurate keeping of time, but can be achieved thr
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13 years ago
JonnyMcA
Im not familar with work of Anthony Aveni, and it has been 6 years since ive played with Astrophysics (I discovered that it was nicer to read about than actually do!!). I now play with materials for application in computer memory devices and nanotechnology. As for archaeoastronomy, I think that it is a very useful tool in helping to date many archaeological issues. Of course, this is dependent
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13 years ago
JonnyMcA
Are you a qualified linguist, or historian Marduk? Im guessing you do know more than a just a little bit about sumerian! As for the econics degree, i think i chose the wrong field. I have a degree in Astrophysics, and a Ph.D in Condensed Matter Physics, and im absolutly skint. My wife on the other hand is a Mathematician/Theoretical Physicist, and she is pulling in a nice little packet (Lucky
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13 years ago
JonnyMcA
I couldnt remember their name...thanks for the recall. I would love to answer Alford....but i think id get commited to the funny farm!!!! Still, im sure he made himself a nice bit of pocket money. I think he has an economics degree.......good to see the british education system (i think he's british) has paid off. Jonny
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13 years ago
JonnyMcA
Six fingers???? Thats not uncommon in some small villages here in ireland! I think its to do with all the inbreeding!!!!! some of them even have webbed toes too!!!!! I Jest...sorry Jonny
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13 years ago
JonnyMcA
Thats right, I remeber that appology now. I read Alfords other books, but found them rather dry with the lack of fantasy elements. But exploded planet cults!?!?!?! That i can accept, but if the planet exploded 3.5 billion years ago(?) and man kind has been around for 1-2 million years....who told us what happened? the Nibiruians?!?!?! Maybe Alfords first book was correct after all! Jonny
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13 years ago
JonnyMcA
Yes, the modern eyes can lead us often to the wrong conclusions. We must give the ancients their dues though. I often think that we do not give them enough credit for their achievements. One glaring example is of course the Great Pyramid at Giza. Why do people feel the need to remove the shear magnificance of human engineering, by attributing its construction to aliens! It may be true that w
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13 years ago
JonnyMcA
Fair enough Marduk........ It still makes an entertaining read though. As for Alan F Alford....I heartedly agree with you. His Gods of the New Millenium read more like a Soap Opera. Admittedly, I really enjoyed that book, for purely the entertainment factor. Oh how I laughed! It may make a good film if he were to sell the rights. Although im sure Sitchin may have something to say about it, as
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13 years ago
JonnyMcA
Hi, For another slant on this 'watcher' race check out the book "From the Ashes of Angels" by Andrew Collins. Its an excellent read, and portrays the watcher race as a shaministic people who dwelt in the mountainous regions north of of the land of Sumer. Also if memory serves me, the book also looks at the Noah/Flood myth, in particular the Enochian accounts of Noah's physical descr
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15 years ago
JonnyMcA
Definately socially constructed, but randomly made by nature. The were formed randomly in space, and we on earth happen to occupy a certain area in space which when we look at the night sky forms the familiar shapes. In 1 million years time for example the constellations will look nothing like they are today since we are moving through space with our sun, and other stars move in their own direct
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15 years ago
JonnyMcA
Hi Just a few observations from a physicists point of view. I am no geologist, and this is from the top of my head, so may not be 100% correct. 1) the asian plate is very large, and so would be difficult to move compared to the mass of the idian plate. just like its easy for 1 man to push a car, but very difficult for one man to push a very large bus or truck. 2) wrinkling would have occured
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15 years ago
JonnyMcA
Hi, Steve_L You were looking for sources for serpent worshiping. I cant tell you the original references, but if you check out the books by Andrew Collins, From the Ashes of Angels, and Gods of Eden. the former in particular deals with serpent worshiping and would cite some of the original material. Of the top of my head, i believe you were almost correct in suggesting Babylonians. Infact, t
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