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Guns Gone Mad and Asteroids Gone Crazy

Reginald10 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 3:39 PM
Neither gold nor the other metals you mention were created "in collisions of celestial bodies". They were created in the cores of stars, which later exploded; sending the material into space. Eventually, that material (and a lot of unburned hydrogen, etc.) coalesced into the Sun and our solar system. A tiny fraction of it wound up as part of the Earth. While it's conceivable that some precious metals might fall to Earth in a meteorite, almost all meteorites found are either rock or iron.
PhillupSpace2 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 4:23 PM
Just funning, Doc. Kinda reminds you of how Nikola Tesla got screwed over by copycats, doesn't it?
PhillupSpace2 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 3:57 PM
Very good, Doc! And all these years we thought he just wrote rules for Poker!
DoctorRoy Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 3:51 PM
Or He created Fred Hoyle, who discovered carbon resonance which allows massive stars to build the heavier elements.
PhillupSpace2 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 3:47 PM
I said my suggestion of collisions was narrow. I do know how the solar system evolved. But we are such a microscopic gnat in the universe, if little US collected that much Iron, for instance, there must be a hell of a lot of it in the universe!
FremontChris Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 3:45 PM
Or, "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." just saying...

With science today largely funded by government, you knew it wouldn‘t be long before the recent asteroid encounter in Chelyabinsk, Russia would lead to well-meaning, but mostly hysterical cries that we MUST DO SOMETHING about it;  “something” that costs a lot of money; “something” that involves thick scientific studies; and- the best part- “something” that promises no results for the fifty-to-a-hundred thousand years of program costs, run by the central and federal  government of the US-of-A.

If we don’t do “something,” NOW they’ll say, we’ll risk plague, locusts, drought and the usual assortment of frogs lets loose by the...