posted on Nov, 14 2009 @ 02:31 PM
Very enjoyable movie I always like end of the world stories but they fudged the science in the movie spectacularly, particularly at the end. Africa
was totally in the wrong position if the new south pole was Wisconsin. The cape of Good Hope would be way north and Africa sideways they could never
land there. They just completely put the continents in the old positions in the final zoom out from Earth.... Idiotic fudge...
That same mistake is compounded even further by the completely ignoring the effects of multiple mega volcanic eruptions like Yellowstone which would
cause an ice age, not only did they land in a location too far North it already would have frozen solid by then. They showed 29 days on board the ark
which would not nearly be long enough for "clear sky's" and "fresh air" as they put it hazy skys could well last a decade or longer.
Small engine plane flying out of Yellow stone? Not a chance... the ash is too thick, it could take down a jumbo jet with ease and they clear depict
short term immersion with the ash, the plane would have fallen from the sky, it is highly likely the Russian Plane couldn't have made it across the
Pacific either as they depict a fly through of a Volcanically devastated Hawaii and the same goes for the plane engines in those circumstances, they
would have been able to make the flight.
Next on my list of bad science...
The Tsunami, they use the Yellowstone data as a basis of the time line of this solar event, "every 640,000 years" but yet there is absolutely no
evidence of any Tsunami ever having exceeded more than 100 miles inland in all of Earths history, nothing that comes close to leaving water 28,000
feet high having risen up hill for a a thousand miles inland to achieve that.
In recorded history the biggest wave was in Alaska and it was about 1500 ft in height, the biggest known threat a Volcano due to collapse off the cost
of Africa which could produce a wave that would soak 20 miles into the East Coast of America and the best speculative evidence we have from massive
meteor impacts is around 100 miles inland...
There is simply no evidence of a Tsunami ever having breached 5 Miles high traveling that far inland, let alone every 640,000 years. We would to have
a record of an extinction event at least once every Million Years. There is no evidence of a global wash of this magnitude, it would show on our
Mountain ranges. Even if we break free from the Yellowstone numbers and use the Galactic alignment at every 26,000 years there is simply no extinction
evidence that matches that time frame either and there would have to be if a movement of the Earths plates could cause such a high Tsunami.
But the worst science yet in a disaster film.
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