Friday, November 11, 2005

Star Gazing

I have spent the Last few days thinking... About a lot of different things... I wish you could all see the stars as I see them here... There are so many... They feel alive... (forgive me I have been watching Roswell nonstop for two straight days) On that note I have been doing a lot of What ifs and Why nots... I don't what any of your beliefs are, but it seems to me that the possibility of life on other planets isn't just possible it's down right undeniable... Now hear me out Biologists are not completely sure how many different species live on the Earth. Estimates of how many species exist on the Earth range from low of 2 million to high of about 100 million. To date, about 2.1 million species have been classified, primarily in the habitats of the middle latitudes. Most of the unclassified species on this planet are invertebrates. This group of organisms includes insects, spiders, mollusks, sponges, flatworms, starfish, urchins, earthworms, and crustaceans. These species are often difficult to find and identify because of their small size and the fact that they live in habitats that are difficult to explore. In the tropical rain forest, the cataloging of species has been quite limited because of this later reason. Scientists estimate that this single biome may contain 50 to 90 % of the Earth's biodiversity. And these numbers don't include the number of species that have lived and become extinct since we before we inherited the Earth.The primary reason for these extinctions is environmental change or biological competition. Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, a large number of biologically classified species have gone extinct due to the actions of humans. This includes 83 species of mammals, 113 species of birds, 23 species of amphibians and reptiles, 23 species of fish, about 100 species of invertebrates, and over 350 species of plants. Scientists can only estimate the number of unclassified species that have gone extinct. Using various methods of extrapolation, biologists estimate that in 1991 between 4000 to 50,000 unclassified species became extinct, mainly in the tropics, due to our activities. This rate of extinction is some 1,000 to 10,000 times greater than the natural rate of species extinction (2 - 10 species per year) prior to the appearance of human beings. Now How after knowing all of that (sorry about the bio lesson I was enthralled) how can you even contemplate being alone in this Huge Universe???? I am not a UFO nut... I have not been carried away by little green/grey men carrying Anal probes... but I have to admit I am curious... (about life on other planets, not the anal probes you perverts) The next time you get a chance go for a drive with a couple of you friends go out side the city far enough away where you can no longer see the City lights (take a buddy no reason you should be all man handled if you can avoid it.) And just look up into that amazing space.... It may seem strange... But if you look long enough you might realize just how small we really are....

Random Website of the Day... http://www.soldierworks.com/untilthen.htm A friend of mine sent me this site in an e-mail it has a slide show of some soldiers doing the everyday stuff thought you might like to see it...

2 comments:

running for god said...

Shut the fuck up you tree hugging hippie

the sexy idahoan said...

a right you hippie, i dont know how you found a tree in the desert, but stop hugging it. if i was there i would slash and burn your little one tree forest just to watch you cry. you little weany, you disgust me. by the way all you saw was swamp gas and flares in the desert. now get over it.