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Old 26-01-2009, 8:44 am  
kassie
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For those interested in critical thinking:

Regarding earthquakes (from Wikipedia):

Size and frequency of occurrence
"Minor earthquakes occur nearly constantly around the world in places like California and Alaska in the U.S., as well as in Guatemala. Chile, Peru, Indonesia, Iran, Pakistan, the Azores in Portugal, Turkey, New Zealand, Greece, Italy, and Japan, but earthquakes can occur almost anywhere, including New York City, London, and Australia.[11] Larger earthquakes occur less frequently, the relationship being exponential; for example, roughly ten times as many earthquakes larger than magnitude 4 occur in a particular time period than earthquakes larger than magnitude 5. In the (low seismicity) United Kingdom, for example, it has been calculated that the average recurrences are: an earthquake of 3.7 - 4.6 every year, an earthquake of 4.7 - 5.5 every 10 years, and an earthquake of 5.6 or larger every 100 years. [12] This is an example of the Gutenberg-Richter law.

The number of seismic stations has increased from about 350 in 1931 to many thousands today. As a result, many more earthquakes are reported than in the past, but this is because of the vast improvement in instrumentation, rather than an increase in the number of earthquakes. The USGS estimates that, since 1900, there have been an average of 18 major earthquakes (magnitude 7.0-7.9) and one great earthquake (magnitude 8.0 or greater) per year, and that this average has been relatively stable.[13] In recent years, the number of major earthquakes per year has decreased, although this is thought likely to be a statistical fluctuation rather than a systematic trend. More detailed statistics on the size and frequency of earthquakes is available from the USGS.[14]

Most of the world's earthquakes (90%, and 81% of the largest) take place in the 40,000-km-long, horseshoe-shaped zone called the circum-Pacific seismic belt, also known as the Pacific Ring of Fire, which for the most part bounds the Pacific Plate.[15][16] Massive earthquakes tend to occur along other plate boundaries, too, such as along the Himalayan Mountains. Humans can cause earthquakes for example by constructing large dams and buildings, drilling and injecting liquid into wells, and by coal mining and oil drilling.[17]

With the rapid growth of mega-cities such as Mexico City, Tokyo or Tehran, in areas of high seismic risk, some seismologists are warning that a single quake may claim the lives of up to 3 million people"

There are similar findings here: http://www.cprm.gov.br/33IGC/1322820.html


Regarding the 'wobbling' earth:

http://astrobiology.nasa.gov/ask-an-...stion/?id=4466

Regarding the sun changing color, yeah, not one single google hit on that topic. Doesn't mean it's not happening of course. Just that there is apparently no scientific discussion or evidence.

I don't know who's cutting your Internet cables man. Mine are fine. I'll let you know if there is any further news on that front.

Regarding UFO sightings: I don't know about this. However, the Master categorically stated that there was NO such thing as UFO's. it doesn't matter how much people try to interpret. The Master said the same thing time and time again.

For a different view on the popular belief in UFO's see: http://skepdic.com/ufos_ets.html

Finally, do you mean people claiming to 'spontaneously get abilities like doing obe and contact higher beings' ?

There's plenty of people claiming such things. Most of them turn out to be deluded at best and mentally unstable at worst. Then of course there are those who are deliberately fraudulent. They fall into a class of their own and need to be guarded against vigilantly.

We need to keep our critical faculties intact.

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