[extropy-chat] Elvis Sightings

Amara Graps amara at amara.com
Tue Jan 30 11:39:47 UTC 2007

John K Clark jonkc at att.net  :
>So we will have to wait until the Singularity happens to find out if
>cold fusion is true, but the trouble is, by then nobody will give a hoot
>in hell about it one way or the other. But it's strange, it really is
>strange that scientists can detect the photons from stars 13 billion
>light years away but they can't detect that heat. They can detect
>microwaves from the Big Bang itself but they can't detect that heat.
>They can detect neutrinos that have traveled through the entire Earth
>and even managed to weigh the ghostly things but they can't detect that
>heat. They can detect a tiny shift in orientation of a gyroscope caused
>by a incredibly subtle effect in General Relativity called "frame
>dragging", a shift in angle the same as a human hair as seen from a
>quarter of a mile away, but those same scientists just
>aren't smart enough to detect ...

... the quantity of water or the abundances of noble gases like helium,
neon, and argon in the planet underneath their own feet.

Those same scientists aren't even sure how Earth got its water in the
first place.

Odd isn't it?



Amara Graps, PhD      www.amara.com
INAF Istituto di Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario (IFSI), Roma, ITALIA
Associate Research Scientist, Planetary Science Institute (PSI), Tucson

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