Friday, July 22, 2011

The Earth Shifting on Its Axis Does Not Mean It Is Falling Into the Sun

Not long ago, someone contacted our think tank completely concerned that the Earth was slowly falling into the Sun and it would eventually find itself a crispy critter, perhaps on a fairly quick time table, well as far as planetary time goes that is. He suggests that our Earth's orbit is decaying and within a few generations it will fall into the Sun (at most a few hundred years).

To compliment his theory, he's found all sorts of information which appears to support his doom and gloom scenario. First he notes that "The earth is shifting on its axis" and cites a popular scientific website and blog. Okay, but we know the Earth is shifting on its axis, and we know that it does this periodically, that definitely does not support the hypothesis that the Earth is somehow ready to fall into the Sun.

In fact, this is irrelevant information as; we all know that the Earth's magnetic poles wander, this is known and irrelevant information in attempting to prove a "Earth falling into the Sun" hypothesis. Also, the concept that "The earth is wobbling on its axis," is quite disconcerting, and thus, he claims we must get ready for the apocalypse and Armageddon! Yes, well guess what? The Earth wobbles, always has as far as we know.

Not to be dissuaded, the conspiracy theorist and "doom and gloom see'er of future events" tells us that there is another tale-telling sign; "The Earth is developing a breach in its magnetic field," and he cites a NASA article back in 2008 as evidence that the world is coming to an end you see. Still, everyone must realize that it's not a mathematically perfect system, breaches will occur, especially during transitional periods or pole flops (where the North Pole becomes the South Pole and vice-versa), or for any number of other reasons.

Since, humans were not around with scientific equipment last time it happened, no one really knows exactly how all this happens. It's all a big guess, but still it hardly makes sense to jump to the conclusion that the Earth is falling into the Sun. You see, bad data is almost as it unfortunate as good data with bad interpretation. We should be very careful when listening to doom-and-gloomer naysayers who really should be writing science fiction novels, rather than trying to warn us of any apocalyptic Armageddon in our near future. Indeed, it is my sincere hope that you will please consider all this and think on.

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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