Sunday, November 28, 2010

Billions of Years

Carl Sagan:

"Billions of years from now, there will be a last perfect day on Earth. Thereafter the Sun will slowly become red and distended, presiding over an Earth sweltering even at the poles. ... Eventually the oceans will boil, the atmosphere will evaporate away to space, and catastrophe of the most immense proportions imaginable will overtake our planet."

A catastrophe of the most immense proportions imaginable?  What, Sarah Palin will finally be elected president?

By the way, Carl didn't have to worry about waiting billions of years for the Earth to be sweltering at the poles.  With Republicans back in the driver's seat, our grandchildren may live to see that.

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