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Questionable Thought process.

Why to tornados look like whirlpools when the air isn’t draining into the earth? And the earth revolving around the sun, is that more like a whirlpool or a tornado? We will eventually fall in, although the sun will have turned black at that point. When I was a kid, I used to worry about the kids who lived here on the last days. As the sun went black, and the earth grew colder until no heater or fireplace could keep them warm. Once frozen, how long would it take before they were sucked in a crushed by the black hole? I more pessimistic now. I doubt humans will be on earth when our sun finally goes black. It’s a wonder we haven’t destroyed ourselves already. Sure there have been several close calls, more than I care to think about. I grew up thinking the world could end any day. I was confused that the Nazis were German because we liked Germany with their cars and black forest cakes and the Russians were the bad guys... So shouldn’t the Nazis be Russian? But the Russians weren’t bad guys. They were real people, not monsters who looked like men. In real life a white hat means nothing about ones morality. The real bad guys were the ones with power, the ones who wanted more. The ones lying to people, creating fear, and using it to bend people to get them more power. The quest for power is truly the most evil and deadly sin, for someday it will destroy the world long before it passes the event horizon.


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Oct. 15th, 2006 05:38 pm (UTC)
I remember being taken to a planetarium as a kid and sitting through a presentation on the solar system. It said the sun would eventually burn out one day, and the earth would be dark and cold.

I was inconsolable for the rest of the day.
Oct. 15th, 2006 06:08 pm (UTC)
The good news is that life on Earth (if there's any left by then) will probably be wiped during the sun's red giant stage. At least no one will have to go cold!

I remember having a scientific book where the illustration accompanying the "end of the Earth" section was of a giant meteor striking the planet and literally cracking it in two. Now THAT scared me!
Oct. 16th, 2006 06:19 pm (UTC)
There are so many potential ways the earth can be wiped out and so many things to be concerned with. I think every generation has that type of gut wrenching fear. Between the nuclear threats, global warming and the abuse we show the planet it is almost hard to figure out what to fear first. On that happy note....I need to add "buy more grey goose" to my shopping list. :)
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