Originally posted by 0bserver1
Today I read this article that the sun drops down some very unusual particle to Earth, that can mutate our genome's .. It's frightening but also
exited to hear this news. What will this mean , is it true , or false ? can it be that it started..?
WTF ????? 21 flags for this thread that shows the OP completely misunderstood the article being referenced ?
I truly wish that some of you guys would really, really, really read the article and then make some effort to understanding what they're talking
The basis of the article is that there may be indirect evidence that solar neutrino's are having some kind of as yet unexplained interaction with the
rate of decay of radioactive elements.
Current physical belief is that the decay rate is constant but these guys may have uncovered a very tenuous link that the decay rate may in fact be
altered or modified by external forces.
The prime culprit at the moment is potentially the solar neutrino that are produced in huge numbers continuously by the suns core. These neutrinos are
essentially massless and travel at the speed of light.
In fact, each and every second of your lives, billions upon billions of these solar neutrinos are passing right through your body, the earth itself
and every object ... with virtually NO effect at all !
Every second, in the region of the Earth, about 65 billion (6.5×1010) solar neutrinos pass through every square centimeter perpendicular to the
direction of the sun.
So the title of this thread is completely bogus and all this scare mongering about unexpected mutations is just so much nonsense and completely
inappropriate to the facts as presented in the article itself.
In fact, do a word scan of the article and the word mutation is not even used ONCE
This thread and it's premise gets a humongous
edit on 28/12/10 by tauristercus because: (no reason given)