8th April 08:38
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Robert Peffers
Dear Auld Bob, I'm just struggling, and failing, to keep up with you.....
Err, 4 billion, acksherly.
Which parts? If you mean Scotland, then man arrived in the bit where I
live at least eight thousand years ago, perhaps even earlier.
Surely so, but as it is widely believed, if not universally (sorry!),
that much of the present (not so) tiny changes have been caused by man's
activities, and equally believed that man not only should try to slow
down or even reverse the changes he has wrought, but that he has the
ability to do so, then I for one have no problem with him trying. The
fact that these changes have no significance on a universe scale is
irrelevant. Man is living on this planet and the changes we are
discussing are taking place on this planet.
8th April 19:36
Frae Auld Bob Peffers:
You ever heard the expression, "An Abdine in a barrel of Water"?
Have a thought to the forces that moved and split the continents apart. The
constant upheavals of new islands being born but most of all think on the
erosion of large mountain by weather and movement. We have been around but a
short time and the changes in our time seen small but they are part of a
much larger whole that our records cannot show. We have not the faintest
idea of what the big picture of change over a larger time scale than we know
is doing. What fraction of time since the Earth was born has Britain, for
example, been above sea level. More to the point how many times has she,
after rising, sunk back beneath sea level?
Auld Bob Peffers,
Aa ootgannin screivings maun hae nae wee beasties wi thaim..
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