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On a family level, it has been a good weekend so far, and I will remark on that later.  On a personal level, the God of Practical Jokes has been taking a personal interest in me, starting with fast food people who cannot get an order right.

 But the morning was rescued by an article in Scientific American.  I was reading through the mental haze, looking at an article on the process of planetary atmospheric escape.  Aside from the molecular-level mechanism, impactors can rip out a plume of gases.  The illustration is captioned:

When a comet or asteroid strikes a planet, it creates an enormous explosion that throws rock, water, dinosaurs, and air into space.


If you can giggle on the way to breakfast, there's  still hope for the day.

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deckardcanine
Apr. 26th, 2009 03:43 pm (UTC)
I await the day we find dinosaur fossils in space.
sleepyjohn00
Apr. 27th, 2009 01:01 pm (UTC)
well, they're still arguing about whether we found fossil bacteria in meteorites from Mars. It's just a matter of scale.

When we find one, it should be named Escapevelociraptor!
deckardcanine
Apr. 27th, 2009 04:54 pm (UTC)
Of course, depending how you define "space," the dinos may have come crashing back down. Let's keep that in mind the next time we find heavily impacted fossils. And call it Terminalvelociraptor.
scifiguytr
Apr. 26th, 2009 05:39 pm (UTC)
THE TRUTH IS REALLY FREAKING OUT THERE.
I WANT TO BELIEVE
sleepyjohn00
Apr. 27th, 2009 01:06 pm (UTC)
Re: THE TRUTH IS REALLY FREAKING OUT THERE.
There were dinosaurs in space with the caveman astronauts.
ccdesan
Apr. 27th, 2009 01:00 am (UTC)
Reminds me of Dell's very early magazine ads, that would insert little non-sequiturs into the legal jargon on each page...

> fast food people who cannot get an order right One doesn't get much for 49¢/hour these days...
marmoe
Apr. 27th, 2009 08:26 am (UTC)
The dinosaurs could have landed on the Moon or even Mars. Let's go and look for the fossils. :D
sleepyjohn00
Apr. 27th, 2009 01:03 pm (UTC)
THat would certainly boggle the Creationists, wouldn't it?
marmoe
Apr. 27th, 2009 04:34 pm (UTC)
Probably wouldn't even faze them: "God put them there."

Just as some of them know, that CO2 is no problem, because "The earth will end only when God declares its time to be over. Man will not destroy this earth. This earth will not be destroyed by a flood."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7h08RDYA5E
oceansedge
Apr. 27th, 2009 10:22 am (UTC)
"If you can giggle on the way to breakfast, there's still hope for the day."

Truly one of life's most important lessons - one I think should be shared
sleepyjohn00
Apr. 27th, 2009 01:03 pm (UTC)
You are welcome to share my breakfast, any time you're in town.
oceansedge
Apr. 27th, 2009 03:54 pm (UTC)
That is way high on my list of 'must do's :)
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