Article: 261554 of talk.bizarre From: Andrew Solberg <email@example.com> Newsgroups: talk.bizarre Subject: 83x100 Date: 1 Dec 1995 21:43:40 -0500 Organization: iTRiBE Mail to News Gateway Lines: 30 Sender: firstname.lastname@example.org Message-ID: <email@example.com> X-Mailer: ELM [version 2.4 PL23] X-Provider: iTRiBE, Inc <URL: http://www.itribe.net/> X-Gateway: Posted via the iTRiBE News<->Email gateway X-Disclaimer: iTRiBE, Inc. neither endorses nor assumes any responsibility for the contents of this posting. Status: O STRANGE DAYS INDEED ******************* Last November, the potential curve for proton collisions shifted slightly. Scientists were at a loss to explain how such a fundamental property could change, but it nevertheless did. Several important effects were noted in our neighborhood, not the least of which was a drop in solar output. Global temperatures dropped twenty degrees and another Ice Age began, but we would survive. But what if the shift had affected Helium? Novae are dicey from 93 million miles away. The more complex a system, the greater the chance of catastrophic failure. We live in an infinitely complex universe. You do the math. -- This post is COPYRIGHT 1995, Andrew Solberg. All rights reserved. Standard usenet distribution is acceptable; other forms of reproduction or reprinting may be considered in violation of international copyright law. Andrew Solberg is HWRNMNBSOL: firstname.lastname@example.org, Math Dept., Rice U.