Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Earth Is Falling Into the Sun - What a Crazy Thought Indeed

We all know the concept of entropy, but sometimes that concept is used for the wrong purposes. Not long ago, someone contacted me and explained to me that the Earth was falling into the Sun. Now then, scientists do believe that one day our Sun will go supernova, and cook the Earth. Of course, they also say that it won't be for another 5.5 billion years or so. In other words, there is nothing to worry about, it's just the way the cookie crumbles, or so scientists suspect.

Still, it is rather fascinating to consider the apocalyptic science fiction theories of doomsday theorists. So let's listen to such an individual's claim, and the crazy thoughts they purvey. Recently, such an individual told me, and I am sorry if I missed his exact wording here, as it is from memory; "I believe the earth's orbit around the sun is destabilizing, and is responsible for global warming. I believe the earth is moving closer to the sun. The earth is moving away from the moon." And he cites a university study from someone who was taking notes in an astrophysics class as proof.

While the Sun may one-day (4.5-6.5 Billion plus years from now) expand and turn the Earth's surface into a charcoal briquette, this is nothing we should be concerned with in the present period, as the chances of humans still inhabiting the planet by then are slim to none, we'd have evolved into something very different by then, perhaps even energy beings or something cool and exotic. After all, one of the greatest species to ever live were the dinosaurs, and they only made it a few hundred million years, before they became extinct.

Indeed, it is doom and gloom purveyors of this type who give science a bad name, as it is very irresponsible to put it this way. The Earth is not moving away from the moon, only the moon could move away from Earth. Still, this is no revelation, it's been known for decades and the rate is so slow it is not worthy of discussion, further the Earth-Moon system may very well have a trading range that it falls within, plus or minus an average distance over let's say millions of years, and so big deal.

Of course, you can't stop a conspiracy theorist from coming up with more insane notions, and thus, he notes that "The earth's rotation is slowing down," yes, well okay. But, I would submit to you that every natural system eventually finds a range that it feels more comfortable with, and a few seconds a decade is irrelevant, and there could easily be a range or variation in such a system.

Yes, there are some wonderful conspiracy theories out there, and some great apocalyptic tales, and there is even a radio station that plays late at night called; Coast to Coast A.M. which has something like 13 million listeners, and all night they play all sorts of conspiracy theories, but rest assured, the Earth will continue as it has for billions of years the prior, and the moon will continue to accompany the Earth on its journey around, and around, as the Sun travels around the Milky Way. Please consider all this and think on it.

Lance Winslow is a retired Founder of a Nationwide Franchise Chain, and now runs the Online Think Tank. Lance Winslow believes writing 24,222 articles by July 22, 2011 at 2:22 PM is going to be difficult because all the letters on his keyboard are now worn off now..

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