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No its not. Its the truth. All opinions are not created equal, and while education is not a guarantee your opinion will be right or the best, or better than a skilled and self educated lay person, education is an indication of some basic level of competence. Hence all those tests and stuff.
Some beliefs are based on absolute rubbish, scientifically, and to pretend that in any of the sciences "all beliefs are equally valid" is just ridiculous. Science doesnt work that way. And its not arrogance to point out that fact. Its truth.
Originally posted by StarLightStarBright2
reply to post by kro32
Then WHY are the experts concerned about these???....
Graham Kent, Director of the UNR Seismology Lab says the quakes are not happing directly on a fault line it’s difficult to say how big they might get. He says if they were along the Walker Lake fault it wouldn’t be unreasonable to expect a quake as large as a magnitude 7.0. Graham also says the activity could shift suddenly. “"We could be looking at Hawthorne, and the next big earthquake could happen in Reno in a couple hours,” warns Kent. “So we always have to be prepared.”
“If we get our assets a little closer we can do a better job of understanding where it’s at right now — just the geometry, what’s the potential size and orientation,” said Graham Kent, director of the seismology lab. With more seismometers, the lab will better determine if it is rupturing on a single plane or multiple planes, he said. It appears the quakes are coming from a previously unmapped fault, but Kent said as the earthquake in Haiti showed, unmapped faults can produce major quakes.