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Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Calculating the Approximate Date of the Apocalypse?

Apocalypse — Impact
The Apocalypse — Impact.
As the year 2012 draws on, a part of humanity brood over the Mayan calendar predictions that allegedly establish the year 2012 as the end-date of a 5,125-year-long cycle in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, which might refer to cataclysmic or transformative (if we’re lucky) events in the making. While I was wondering why this particular source of eschatological beliefs is such a hit among doomsday prophecies lovers since " Mainstream Mayanist scholars state that predictions of impending doom are not found in any of the extant classic Maya accounts, and that the idea that the Long Count calendar "ends" in 2012 misrepresents Maya history", it occurred to me that our good old Bible — as valid a source of historical events and past predictions as the Mayan calendar or any other mythology for that matter — could provide a way of calculating at least an approximate date of the Apocalypse whatever the word implies.

Monday, 22 August 2011

Should We Fear Aliens?
Part III: Enlightenment.

‘Yet across the gulf of space, minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us.’ (H. Wells. The war of the worlds.)

Looks like I’m not Vox Clamantis In Deserto anymore. Well, there have been two of us supporting this contention: Stephen Hawking and me, although even his authority and expert opinion have apparently counted for little… until now.

It turns out that NASA luminaries finally came to senses and took notice of concerns I expressed in my articles ;) about the dangers of contact with aliens, although gung-ho techno geeks usually dismiss my ideas as a hindrance to progress. I'm glad my hard work has borne fruit at last and my articles managed to make NASA boffins see the light. (Note that they didn't even bother to credit me ;)) It’s not really rocket science to come to this conclusion and elaborate the report — all it takes is common sense and high school level literacy.

Friday, 12 August 2011

The Unsustainable World.
Nuclear Waste.

"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." (A. Einstein)

Radiation hazard sign
Radiation hazard sign
Just as I suspected, nuclear fusion took place in at least two Fukushima reactors in the first few days after the earthquake. Tons of highly contaminated heavy water have been dumped into the ocean ever since, but surprisingly nobody seems to care. The entire zone has been rendered uninhabitable for thousands of years, and as heavy water spreads over an increasingly larger area marine life will probably gradually die out or mutate, consequently causing health problems in humans.

The latest news is that now they are reopening the previously sealed 1st reactor in order to try to cool it and thus prevent the explosion, meaning that nuclear fusion is actually under way.
‘Continuous exposure of cells to radiation can lead to all sorts of serious diseases, including, but not limited to, gene mutations, birth defects, cancer etc.
There are standards for the maximum amount of caesium-137 that nuclear facilities may release to the air, and maximum levels for caesium-137 in drinking water. EPA also sets
risk-based criteria for clean up of soil and groundwater at sites contaminated with caesium-137 that must be met before the site can be approved for public use.’
These "standards" are calculated and established at the levels that make it impossible to link people’s deaths caused by the toxins thirty years later to the contamination in question.

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