posted on Feb, 19 2005 @ 02:51 PM
I have just finished reading Volcanoes: Crucibles of Change
Richard V. Fisher
, Grant Heiken
, and Jeffrey B.
Hulen. It is a good popular account of the way volcanoes shape the landscape around us. It contains illustrations that make clear the 'rising bubbles
of buoyant magma' mechanism that fuels eruptions at the surface. It stops short of discussing
the nuclear core of the earth
, but does discuss
The most interesting part of the book to me was a small section on tribal legends as reliable scientific signposts
that offer clues to the
types of eruptions, their effects, and future occurances.
'We ignore legend', said Heinrich Schliemann, 'at our peril'.
I am curious if the belief in astrology of the temporal position of sometimes-unseen stars as a cause of earthquakes could have an exemplar in the
Indonesian tsunami and the magnetar eruption in Sagittarius. Gravity waves from the magnetar could have been brought to a spherical focus by the Earth
beneath the Indian Ocean, triggering the earthquake. The Indian Government uses Astrology to predict
. And that brings me to the point of all this: is there something we should be paying attention to in the
? If so- what is it?
[edit on 19-2-2005 by Chakotay]