posted on Apr, 10 2011 @ 06:28 AM
Originally posted by morefiber
reply to post by StarLightStarBright2
I agree 100% with you that the Japanese are by and large a very honorable people. I am sorry if cracking a joke here and there seems offensive, but
it's the only way I can keep from going nuts over this.
No I think humor is fine as long as it's in good spirit.
I thought they were well timed Godzilla jokes.
I tend to agree with the laugh in the face of death approach, rather than to allow it to break our spirits.
Nice thread you got going on this topic and I think it's totally relevant. Your postulations are not without warrant and I also am inclined to
believe there is a valid possibility of cataclysmic geological events to ensue beyond what we have already witnessed.
It is well known and widely publicized in some extremely credible sources that the geological record worldwide is jam packed with all types of
assorted evidences to various types of cataclysmic upheavals and it is only prudent and expected that we should at least inform ourselves and prepare
if possible for such potential calamities.
A major problem which I view as even bigger than the scenarios of further volcanic and tectonic events, is the fact that we simply have not been
researching this topic/subject in any meaningful manner as a species long enough to really have a decent grasp of what the odds and mechanisms at play
here truly are. We have yet to devise a fool-proof formula to the 90%+ prediction rate on quakes with accuracy in regards to exact dating and
I do however believe over the last few decades that our understandings of seismology and volcanism have increased rapidly and there are many very
interesting ideas floating around.
With all things considered, I agree that the potential for further large earthquakes and potential multiple volcanic eruptions is rather high indeed.
I will put it this way : It's like the old saying about the "Big One" That's coming to rock California one day soon.
It's not a matter of IF, it's a matter of when.
Geological events have very tricky and complex timescales which are notoriously difficult to make accurate predictions with much accuracy.
That's why I said the biggest problem here is our lack of data, we simply haven't been researching this in any meaningful way long enough to really
have it pegged.