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Friday, December 09, 2005

The Sky is falling or The sky isn't falling?

You just have to love scientists. First we have this from two days ago.

In Egyptian myth, Apophis was the ancient spirit of evil and destruction, a demon that was determined to plunge the world into eternal darkness.

A fitting name, astronomers reasoned, for a menace now hurtling towards Earth from outerspace. Scientists are monitoring the progress of a 390-metre wide asteroid discovered last year that is potentially on a collision course with the planet, and are imploring governments to decide on a strategy for dealing with it.

This is supposed to have a 1 in 5000 chance of hitting us in 2036. Hat tip- Don Singleton

Then we have this news report. Hat tip- Betsy's Page

Earthlings can rest easy. The likelihood of a doomsday scenario in which Earth is destroyed in a freak astrophysical catastrophe is remote - about once in a billion years, according to a new calculation.

To me science is looking more and more like guess work and less about science. This isn't the only recent case of conflicting stories. Click here for a climate debate. My friend Kobayashi Maru is correct, what they really mean is we are 100% certain we don't know!

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