OMT One Man's Trash...from Norman Leahy

Tuesday, June 06, 2006 :::

A Little Perspective

Science has a way of placing the squabbles, sniping and disagreements of the moment in perspective. Here is a pretty good example:

Planetary scientists have found evidence of a meteor impact much larger and earlier than the one that killed the dinosaurs -- an impact that they believe caused the biggest mass extinction in Earth's history.

The crater is 300 miles wide and the impact may have helped create Australia.

Think about that the next time someone bleats about traffic-clogged roadways. And look to the sky...

::: posted by Norman Leahy at 6/06/2006 0 comments


"You know what the fellow said: In Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they also produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love -- they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock." -- Orson Welles, The Third Man

"The graveyards are full of indespensable men" -- Charles de Gaulle

"Oh, so Mother Nature needs a favor? Well maybe she should have thought of that when she was besetting us with droughts and floods and poison monkeys. Nature started the fight for survival and now she wants to quit because she's losing. Well I say, hard cheese!" -- Montgomery Burns

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