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Re: 'Sorry, We'll Be Late'

From: Nick Balaskas <nikolaos@YorkU.CA>
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 1999 20:08:50 -0500 (Eastern Standard Time)
Fwd Date: Sat, 30 Jan 1999 20:48:12 -0500
Subject: Re: 'Sorry, We'll Be Late'

>From: Bob Young <YoungBob2@aol.com>
>Date: Fri, 22 Jan 1999 23:01:23 EST
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>Subject: 'Sorry, We'll Be Late'


>From: New Scientist, 23 January 1999

>Sorry, we'll be late

>Robert Matthews

>Gamma-ray bursts--incredibly powerful explosions that may be
>caused by collisions between collapsed stars--could solve one of
>the oldest riddles about extraterrestrial civilisations: why
>haven't they reached Earth already?


Hi everyone,

This New Scientist article which suggests that the rate of large
gamma-ray bursts which are sufficient to wipe out all life in
our galaxy is about once every few hundred million years has
many big implications.

If it takes billions of years for intelligent life to evolve (as
some believe), not only wouldn't there be any extraterrestrial
civilizations but we could not even explain the existence of
ours on Earth. Of course we do exist and UFO sightings continue
to be made so we must think again about our origins and what
UFOs really are. The New Scientist article, if true, may force
us to conclude that that humans and all life on Earth were
created by God in recent times and that all UFOs have
terrestrial explanations (Nazi inventions, demonic
manifestations, etc.).

If such large gamma-ray bursts are not as frequent or never
occur at all in some galaxies, then we should not forget about
other threats to emerging civilizations such as asteroids.  It
is estimated that an asteroid the size of a football field (U.S.
or Canadian?) comes closer to Earth than the Moon about once
every month and from recently declassified military satellite
data we now know that the Earth is hit about 25 times a year by
a small asteroid which produce nuclear size detonations (in
fact, Chicago and neighbouring towns in four states were
destroyed by such an impact just over a century ago).  An
asteroid impact large enough to kill all life on Earth is likely
to occur much, much sooner than the next large gamma-ray burst.
Now that we have strong evidence for planets orbiting around
other stars, I think we can safely assume that all
extraterrestrial life is also at risk.

On Wednesday we had a special seminar at York University titled
The Genesis Flood which presented geological evidence for many
other large catastrophies, including a global flood which
destroyed nearly all life on Earth just 5000 years ago.

Nick Balaskas

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