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Every once in a while, a young, otherwise healthy dead body is found in the wilderness.
Originally posted by AzureSky
Humans are immune to EMP pulses. But i suppose of one big enough came along it could possibly do some damage. But i dont think EMP's can hurt people at this point.
Of course if you read between the lines of that statement, one activity that might become significantly more hazardous during a pole shift, is flying, because high in the atmosphere, there's less atmosphere to protect you.
So, it seems that we may be headed for another magnetic reversal event in perhaps the next few thousand years. This event, based on past fossil and geological history, will not cause planet-wide catastrophies. The biosphere will not become extinct. Radiation from space will not cause horrible mutations everywhere. ...
The magnetic field of Earth shields us from cosmic rays, so losing this shield may seem like a big deal, but it really isn't. Cosmic rays are not the same kind of radiation as light, instead it consists of fast-moving particles of matter such as electrons, protons and the nuclei of some atoms. Our atmosphere is actually a far better shield of cosmic radiation than Earth's magnetic field. Losing the magnetic field during a reversal would only increase our natural radiation background exposure on the ground by a small amount - perhaps not more than 10%. The long term result might be a few thousand additional cases of cancer every year, but certainly not the extinction of the human race.
Numerous experiments undertaken by him and others since then have shown that many living things avail themselves of the magnetic field. Organisms as diverse as hamsters, salamanders, sparrows, rainbow trout, spiny lobsters, and bacteria all do it. "I would go so far as to say that it's nearly ubiquitous," says John Phillips, a behavioral biologist at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University who himself has detected this ability in everything from fruit flies to frogs. (There's no scientific evidence that humans have this "sixth sense," though curiously, our brains do contain magnetite, the mineral thought to aid other animals' brains in detecting the field.)
On what basis do you beg to differ?
Originally posted by saroncan
reply to post by Arbitrageur
Honestly,you think it would only effect animals?I beg to differ.This is a touchy subject.