In this video I watched at the Nat Geo site four bigfoot are said to show up late in the footage. Three of them subsequently disappear. The comments published appear to be selected to reinforce the prejudice of the article accompanying the video in question. In each case the impression I get is that the commentator is commenting on the footage, but not on the file itself. Why not examine the file? Check the file out. Has it been altered? Where? When? How?
In the latest issue of MIT Technology Review is a list of ten tech breakthroughs; one item mentioned is that we are now producing embryos from stem cells. This includes human.
It does mention that the embryos can be brought to maturity, which means we could soon have babies grown from stem cells instead of zygotes, and as you could expect some people are having conniptions about that. Their complaint amounts to, “How are we going to tell the difference?” My question is, “Why would we want to?”
They wouldn’t be true humans?
As far as I can see there wouldn’t be a damn difference other than how the chap got his start. All the genetic say “human”, so let’s call them human. Folks, a difference that makes no difference is no difference.
So I have to proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Congress shall make no law allowing for any way of marking a person as being in any way artificial.
Let’s block the sort of discrimination some fussbudgets are insisting on.
My opinion and I’m sticking to it.
In New England Might… author Erik Klemetti writes about the possibility of volcanoes popping up in New England in a million years or so. But—I can hear you protest—New England is in the wrong place for volcanoes.
Here’s the thing, we make mistakes.
Something We’ve Overlooked
When we first started dividing the planet into tectonic plates we went by the obvious. The Mid-Atlantic Ridge was obvious. So the MAR was named as the eastern edge of the North American Plate and is considered as such to this day. Trouble is, the floor of the western North Atlantic is basaltic, while the continent is North America is granitic. Last I heard, granite and basalt just don’t mix. That is, they don’t blend or merge in any real sense. Basaltic rock will always be distinct from granitic rock, in any great extent.
What Does this Mean?
What it means when you get right down to it is that the Western North Atlantic plate and the North American plate are separate tectonic plates, with the WNA subducting under the eastern NA. And as happens with plates sinking into the mantle as they subduct melting. In the case of the newly discovered plume it would appear that that location in the WNA plate just happens to have a lower melting point for some reason, or it’s right above a mantle hot spot and so is melting.
And the Volcanism?
And the million years or so just happens to be the guess we’re most comfortable with. As far as I know it could be tomorrow. For that matter, there is already volcanism in northern New York state near the border with Vermont. And for your information hot springs are volcanic activity.
There’s Potential Here
Think of it, lava and ash burying New England and the Mid-Atlantic states. Naturally some editors are going to have conniptions should you mention it in a story, and there will be a lot of bitching and moaning about it on social sites should it start happening in the near future. But I’ll bet the first persons to start taking the possibility seriously—and they’re right—are going to be talked about for a very long time.
Then again, it’ll probably be our distant descendants who’ll have volcanoes where we now have New Hampshire.
Just remember, we don’t know everything and what we do now can be wrong.
In the article New 4-D Printer it is revealed that new things are coming that will change our lives. The author talks about heat being used to cause change. I’m wondering, why not sound? Need rafters for your building? Then tell the ingots you’ve lying around to form rafters? Construction sites could change fundamentally.
BTW, I’m posting this because I need to put up something hopeful after all the gloom.
In this story it would appear that we have found a way of entangling photons. In short, we have gotten photon triads to join together in a new sort of photonic matter with new properties.
One is mass, though less than that of an electron. Another is that the tri-photon object has a velocity one thousand times than a singleton photon. Or 186 miles a second approximately. You know what that means.
There would also appear to be things we can use the tri-photon for, most particularly in quantum computing. However, keep in mind that things don’t always work out the way we think they will, and that this is something we’ll need to keep our eyes own.