Skip to comments.Leading Harvard physicist has a radical new theory for why humans exist
Posted on 11/15/2015 7:47:38 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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“If there is dark matter and if there is a disk of the stuff crossing our orbit in a regular pattern, then there might be something to this hypothesis.”
Calling her proposal a hypothesis is extremely generous. It is based on nothing but her imagination. Furthermore WHY she has chosen to propose this is a mystery. Are there no KNOWN and understood mechanisms to explain this? Its well understood that a planet, comet, or other large body passing by an object can change its trajectory. Its observable and testable. Why invoke dark matter? Why suggest it has anything to do with a specific event such as dinosaur extinction? Its bad science fiction.
I am not a big defender of this idea but I can guess an answer to your question: the regularity of the extinction events suggests a regular disruptive force.
“I am not a big defender of this idea but I can guess an answer to your question: the regularity of the extinction events suggests a regular disruptive force.”
Agreed. However regular and predictable events in the cosmos are the norm, even if they take place on a scale of millions of years. No need to bring Dark Matter into it.
That is silly. Gaia wanted more CO2 in the air and plastic and the only way she could get it was to put humans on the planet. /s
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