- Joined Jul 18, 2013
Seems that yes, that doom's day scenario is a little over the top:And now the rest of the story:
Looks to me like the magnetic field strength has dropped by more than the current drop nearly twenty times since the last reversal, that we are still well above the "critical value" for some past reversals, and that we have been below that critical value several times without experiencing a reversal.
Sounds like typical media hype.
A geomagnetic apocalypse may not be on the horizon, but there is some fascinating science behind the doomsday hype.
I disagree... it sucks because it makes you responsible for helping others who were not granted that sort of gift... and it's a big responsibility... I don't believe in people that were born stupid. I believe some of us were born smart (technically-wise) and some others not so much... and we're not better or superior because of that ... besides, I know very "smart" people out there that are extremely stupid when dealing with their personal lives, and vice-versa ... I don't know what I'd prefer if I were given a choice .... it's willful stupidity and willful ignorance that I have a problem with, and that applies to both the technical and the personal fields.My son once said to me (made me laugh because I've said the same thing) "It sucks being so damned smart (not that I think I'm that smart). It makes you acutely aware of just how stupid all the other people around you are."
In other words ... we all suffer from the weakness of vanity ... no surprise thereI'm sure I'm getting the numbers wrong -- I don't think by much -- but something like 95% of people believe they are above the average in terms of intelligence and a strong majority think they are well above average.
Another way I heard it said was that everyone thinks they're the hero of the piece.
Lol! ... if you're referring to me, I chose that icon (and previously others from Calvin & Hobbes) as a warning not take myself too seriously. It's a reminder of how ridiculous one looks when feigning superiority... trying to appear as something you're not./me looks at a certain icon and smiles...
Good point.willful stupidity and willful ignorance
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