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Borrowed time

March 29, 2014
Jerry Waterman, Marshalltown , Times-Republican

One of the shows I watch is the History Channel - when they are not talking about religion, that is. It seems that Biblical truth seldom agrees with human wisdom coming from their programming. Today's message was about asteroids; those rogue, leftover rocks that just seem to roam the universe looking for the time to strike some planet in its path. Apparently, according to these learned folks, earth has been struck before which wiped out the dinosaurs and 90 percent of all living material on the earth. Supposedly, one of these rocks will be headed for earth. If one struck California, it would wipe out everything for three hundred miles up and down the west coast - everything within that space would be instantly incinerated. After that, the world's largest tsunami would roar across the Pacific with heights over 500 feet. Data is important and I know that every theory is just that; something untested and uncertain. Those folks living within those 300 miles might want to move inland farther or those folks in Hawaii might want to build a 500 foot barrier.



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