Proofs of the creation theory, such as the flood, and other general information, such as Grand Canyon back up the existence of dinosaurs, and those proofs are mostly precise. The first evolution theory that most of people believe is the volcanoes’ eruption. According to the Korean Internet News, “About the end of the period of when dinosaurs were existed, a lot of main volcanoes erupted because of the moving of the earth’s crust.” (“Dinosaurs) As the volcanoes erupted, the dust from the volcanoes made a huge dust cloud, (Weems) and it block the sun’s light and heat. Because of that, the earth’s temperature suddenly went down, and the planktons and some land animal’s organism could not photosynthesis, and died a lot. (When) Those organisms are at the bottom of the food chain, so automatically, the food chain will break out.
The “drugs” theory claims that evolving plants that contained psychoactive agents led to massive overdoses and death of dinosaurs. The theory believes that “dinosaurs did not have the means to taste the bitterness nor have livers able to break down and detoxify the psychoactive agents in the flowers.” (Gould, par. 5) The “disasters” theory, the most popular theory, claims that a large “comet struck the earth roughly 65 million years ago and lifted a cloud of dust into the sky and blocked out sunlight, resulting in suppressed photosynthesis and extremely reduced world temperatures.” (Gould, par. 5) More importantly, Gould introduces each theory in the manner above, then views each argument through a scientific lens, then elaborates on the outward expansion of each argument and how they contribute to science. Gould bases his objective views on evidence and methodology.
The total blast had a VEI of 6, which is equivalent to 200 megatons of TNT. The shock waves travelled around the world seven times, and the force of the blast was some 10,000 times greater than that of the hydrogen bomb dropped on Hiroshima. The volcano left 36,000 people dead and the survivors battled to cope with tsunamis, further eruptions and superheated ash clouds. As the volcano erupted, a plume of ash swept 80km into the sky, the hot gas became unstable and raced across nearby islands at 150km (Australia n.p). "Those who weren't killed by the intense heat," says Dr. Dave Rothery, from the Department of Earth Sciences at the Open University, "would have been sandblasted to death.
NOVA: Volcanoes Volcanoes are landforms where molten rock erupts through the surface of the planet. Think of them as pimples on the face of the earth. Today, there are over 1,500 active volcanoes on earth’s surface. Volcanoes cause serious hazards to not only people, but the environment and the nature around us as well. If an eruption were to occur, a number of life-changing things would happen.
(Rodreyer, Smith) The creation of the bomb was considered by many scientists during the 1930’s and 1940’s. Mainly because It was thought that another force would be creating a mass destructive device similar to what the scientists had in mind. This whole project took a course of several years and much dedication. This project is known as, “The Manhattan Project.” The Manhattan Project was the code name for the U.S. creation of the atomic bomb during World War Two. An atomic bomb is a powerful explosive weapon that derives its force from the sudden release of energy in a nuclear reaction called fission, or splitting, of the nuclei of such heavy elements as plutonium and uranium.
The Geology of the Moon Approximately 4.5 billion years ago a large asteroid struck Earth and thus resulted in the Moon. This impact theory suggests that the collision ejected raw materials which in time became the Moon. With the Moon having no significant atmosphere, it can reserve a good record of the impact history. This information can provide geologists with clues to the history of the Earth. The crust of the Moon is composed of a variation of primary elements, including uranium, oxygen, thorium, potassium, silicon, magnesium, iron, titanium, calcium, aluminum and hydrogen.
Professor Marinatos was the first to suggest in 1939 that the eruption of Thera, was the cause for the devastation. His theory argued that the earthquakes destroyed the palaces, tsunamis eradicated the Minoans, and the ash from Thera covered the whole island destroying crops and killing animals. Many geologists argue that the effects described by Marinatos were possible. Others disagree. New information from D, M, Pyle placed the majority of the ash of the volcano to the East, with little effect upon the island of Crete.
The friction heats the gases and causes them to glow from the stellar gas falling into the black hole over time. The author argues that astronomers discovered the first black hole shredder stars, using the ROSAT satellite, which was launched in 1990 with the objective of survey the low energy X-ray sky. According with her the calculations based on ROSAT observations show that a galaxy’s central black hole might gobble a close passing star every 100,000 years or so. Gezari provides evidence that when a black hole chows down on tidally disrupted debris, the temperature of the inspiraling gas can climb to 1 million degrees. Also, she argues that Most of the light is X-rays, but a tail of emission extends to longer, ultraviolet and optical wavelengths.
How effective were world governments on communicating the disaster? Thirty years later, nuclear power is being used more than ever by mankind, with such an accident present in history are we safe from another meltdown knowing that humans will always commit errors? The direct cause of the accident came from reactor number four of the power plant when it went under several unauthorized tests which led to the explosion of the reactor resulting in a nuclear meltdown and the release of nuclear materials into the atmosphere (Leo.Maryann.De). This was the equivalent of four hundred times more pollution than the bomb of Hiroshima. In the thirty kilometer radius of the plant, a hundred and sixty one thousand people were evacuated due to the twenty five thousand square kilometers being heavily contaminated by nuclear radiation (Discovery Channel).
The Core The Core is a movie made by Paramount Pictures back in 2003. The concept of this movie focuses on a geological catastrophe that brings forth the end of the world; when the liquid outer core inside the Earth ceased to rotate. Some basic scientific facts are accurate in the movie; however, their implication is not of concern but rather entertainment and adventure. The concept of the movie is to have a team of scientists get to the outer core of the Earth and get it to rotate again so that the Earth’s magnetic field would regenerate. The Earth’s interior was presented accurately in the movie: crust, mantle, outer core, and inner core.