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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Being Close To Things That Go BOOM--Really BIG Booms

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I can't seem to leave some news stories alone...

Well, Blow Me Down!

This worries me a little.

Most people will find this article more than a little esoteric. I can understand that. If nothing else, click on the link for the image of the event. It's gorgeous!

On the other hand, many catastrophic events are gorgeous. Ever seen pictures of a nuclear blast? The explosion, the fireball, the mushroom cloud are all beautiful. The effects, not so much.

This is the same.

On the image, you'll note that we—that is to say the Earth—are about 30,000 light years from the event edge. That means that in about 30,000 years, all that gamma radiation will get here.

What happens then?

Frankly, the only safe place to be is elsewhere.

Yeah, 30,000 years is a long time. Remember that we're talking about moving the entire human population over a huge distance.

And humanity has a long history of waiting until the last minute to solve any problem.

We are a reactive species. We have the ability to identify problems before they come up, and we have the ability to fond solutions to those problems, and—most importantly—we have the ability to plan to put those solutions into action.

Just because we can do those things doesn't mean we will.

We rarely do.

There is one good argument that we, as a species, work best under pressure.

We'll see.

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