March 24, 2003
Under Our Feet

Read this article in the Post this morning about some new theories on the Earth's core and how it functions. A "maverick" geophysicist is putting forward a theory that the core is a giant natural fission reactor, and is running out of fuel. The prediction follows that should this reactor actually stop, well, mass hysteria would result. While interesting, I think the time frame of "one hundred years to one billion years from now" is just a really fancy way of saying "I don't know".

Posted by scott at March 24, 2003 08:24 AM

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If it appears in the Post before it appears in a science journal, odds are it's junk science.

Here are some other warning signs.

Posted by: Tatterdemalian on March 24, 2003 01:35 PM

Heh... that article sure looks familiar.

Posted by: scott on March 24, 2003 01:40 PM
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