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originally posted by: OpenEars123
Yaaaaaay we're gonna die soon! Seriously though, I haven't got time to read the whole thread yet.
Sceptics, can you give me some quick odds on dying please? And believers I'll take your odds too!
But for the record, I do science over doom. I love doom, but only really trust the science side. Thanks.
Oh yeah, last minute ELE's, i like that 5hit.
originally posted by: CranialSponge
a reply to: eriktheawful
NASA estimates that they've identified over 90% of all NEO's larger than 1 kilometer.
But to me, that begs the question:
How do they know they've got over 90% of them ? If you don't know something exists, how can you calculate it into your estimates ?
So... do they really know how many planet-killers are out there ?
Or are they just grasping at straws and giving it their best guesstimate ?
Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that NASA has some sooper seekrit nefarious agenda going on or anything like that... I'm just asking the questions that, to me, are simple common sense questions to ponder.
Great post, it is typical scientific method lunacy, mixed in with some gut feelings and hardcoded with only what they have seen with their own eyes.
Never mind the fact they have not seen even a percentage point of the surrounding area,
originally posted by: ketsuko
originally posted by: reldra
a reply to: Sremmos80
Didn't everyone miss the one that hit Russia not too long ago?
Yeah, but ones of that size are small. We're talking ones that are big enough to produce bigger result than lots of broken windows.