LoL you're telling me, with a major in geology and chemistry. That I have no clue what I'm talking about? Posted by Hammerite.
Oh goody, a college kid with a double major who thinks he knows everything.... So what are you, undergrad? Grad student maybe? A Lab TA who gets off
on making undergrads lifes misery? A PHD wannabe? Just some advice, from someone who has been there... academia is cool and fun when you are there,
but it doesnt teach you CRAP about the real world. Academia is a world in itself, where powerplays are fought and lost on all sides. There are more
politics in academia than in Washington DC, with professors coming up with pet theories (some much wierder than anything youíll find on ATS!) and
totally squashing any data that dares to conflict with these pet theories... and not above ruining someones potential career if you happen to oppose a
professors favored view point. Those PHDs that the lab tech obediently follow like puppy dogs? Sad people who are totally incapable of making a living
in the real world with their papers hanging on the wall, so they retreat within the ivy covered walls of their own self made empires.
Please contact me when you graduate and are on your own, after you find out that the years of academia you spent learning will have to be unlearned to
learn how things really work out in the real world.
You may have been around a lot of "guns" but I think you've smelt too much sulfur in your day. Posted by Hammerite
Yes, I have fired 100s of guns, probably through hundreds of thousands of rounds of ammunition by now... and just to let you know, sulfur has not been
a component of modern gunpowder since the age of blackpowder.... geez... would have thought a chemistry major would have caught that one.... But I
guess it is partially forgiveable, since you obviously have little to no experience with firearms....
Now also in Reno, is a little hill called "Rattlesnake Hill", it is nearly a perfect dome, now that can't be natural, it's to semetrical and
circular. Well it's because it's from old lava flows. Posted by hammerite.
What you describe is called a granite batholith. I live near one, and have explored almost every inch of it. They are generally formed from a balloon
shaped plume of magma rising into the crust at a fairly slow pace, and cooling very slowly. They generally form very well defined feldspar laths, as
the crystallization rate is tied to the rate of cooling: the slower it cooled, the larger the crystals formed. Yes, they do form almost perfect domes,
and as the ground around them are eroded, they poke up out of the ground, almost like giant bulbous spheres surfacing. The one I live near has a very
interesting weathering pattern, in that the outer layers of the granite are starting to spall off in giant curving plates, almost like layers of an
onion. When you walk on it, it produces a loud booming sound, almost like walking on the side of a giant bell. At night, as the temperature drops and
the temperature of the rock equalizes, the air is filled with an eerie series of groans, creeks, and vibrations as the rock contracts. I have heard
and seen articles of similar batholiths that are basaltic in nature, with very fine or no crystalline structure, but have never seen one, is this what
you live near? If so, would be very interested in seeing it.
As to the ìface at Cydonia: Geological Engineer Vladamir Avinsky of the (former) Soviet Academy of Science in Moscow wrote ìArtificial structures and
thier groups differ from natural formations by a higher degree of exactness in pattern and by definite layout features. But arenít there geometric
regularities in the group of Martian figures or analogies with architechtural complexes on Earth? The compositional analysis we undertook unexpectedly
showed that if the countours of the pyramids and the sphinx (russian term for the face) and the dark ring are determined more or less correctly, they
are not arranged chaotically but form a rigid pattern and an intricate system.î
ìNASA has unintentionally provided evidence of a civilization on Mars, evidence that is much discussed by such theorists as Richard Hoagland. Analysis
of the geology of the Cydonia region, where the artifacts or "unnatural-looking formations", are situated, revealed that the site was once covered
by a shallow inland sea. The "city complex" seems to have been aligned exactly due west from the "face". There is evidence that the shoreline of
the sea following the margin of the "city".
Computer enhanced images of the face have revealed startling
details...an eyeball with a pupil and even teeth in the mouth. Closer investigation of the anomalous five-sided pyramid detailed buttressing at the
corners of the massive structure. All this attention to detail would be preposterous if these objects could be explained away by the scientists at
NASA, but they cannot be! NASA is officially silent concerning the "explanation" of the Cydonia region. ì
NASA has admitted using a ìhigh passî filter during the imaging of Cydonia in 1998. This is another example of NASA flaunting a cover up i n the face
of the public, simply because the general public doesnít know what to look for... If you ever talk to a Air Force Photographic Interpreter, ask
him/her what a ìhigh passî filter is for... it is specifically for blocking detail.
Hammerite, donít forget to study hard....