May The Fourth be with you!
The weekend is my time to step away from the silliness of the news cycle and post on some interesting stuff….well interesting to me and hopefully someone else will see it as well…..
I have written a couple of post about ‘what if’…..an alternate look at history…..and I found a good one for this weekend…..
We hear all the time about this asteroid or that that is on a collision course with Earth…….and then there is the most famous asteroid strike…millions of years ago.
What if an asteroid had not destroyed the dinosaurs…….
An asteroid slammed down and did away with all the dinosaurs, paving the way for such developments as the human race, capitalism, and posting on the internet: it’s the story we all know and love. Yet if things had shaken out differently—if the asteroid had stayed in its place, and the dinosaurs allowed to proceed with their business—what would things have looked like?
Would the earth be a pristine, unsmogged paradise, or would the dinosaurs have somehow evolved into even more rapacious profiteers/industrialists, wrecking the world with their dinosaur refineries and dinosaur dark money? The latter scenario being totally implausible, what’s a likely answer to the question of what our world would look like if that asteroid never hit it? To find out, for this week’s Giz Asks we reached out to a number of geologists, paleontologists, and evolutionary biologists.
That is an interesting ‘what if’……
I’m out…..time for me to find some time for MoMo and the garden…..peace out….my friends.