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Geomagnetic reversal will destroy life on Earth

#1  Postby WiggleHead » May 02, 2018 12:56 am

Hi, I keep coming across news articles about a ''geomagnetic reversal''. Most news sites that talk about this (including science based news sites) say this will cause all life on Earth to be fried, and the Earth will become uninhabitable like Mars.

http://www.newsweek.com/earth-magnetic- ... out-795179

I was wondering if you could debunk this? Is this some conspiracy type of thing that's getting out of hand?
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Re: Geomagnetic reversal will destroy life on Earth

#2  Postby Fenrir » May 02, 2018 1:10 am

Dozens of geomagnetic reversals are recorded in our rocks. None are associated with any significant extinction event. Why would the next one be any different?

The article you linked does not even intimate that "...this will cause all life on Earth to be fried, and the Earth will become uninhabitable like Mars.".

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Re: Geomagnetic reversal will destroy life on Earth

#3  Postby laklak » May 02, 2018 4:17 am

Just turn your compass upside down and Bob's yer uncle.
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#4  Postby LucidFlight » May 02, 2018 5:43 am

Many iPhones will stop working. This is how people's lives will end.
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#5  Postby Scot Dutchy » May 02, 2018 10:09 am

For many it would be the end. The purpose of life would be taken from them.
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#6  Postby Cito di Pense » May 02, 2018 12:27 pm

WiggleHead wrote:Hi, I keep coming across news articles about a ''geomagnetic reversal''. Most news sites that talk about this (including science based news sites) say this will cause all life on Earth to be fried, and the Earth will become uninhabitable like Mars.


The good news is that, since aluminium (atomic symbol Al, atomic number 13) is paramagnetic, tinfoil hats will continue to function normally throughout the reversal episode. I consulted a physicist, my friend Eddie Courant, to verify this.
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Re: Geomagnetic reversal will destroy life on Earth

#7  Postby laklak » May 02, 2018 2:50 pm

Flights bound for New York will end up in Sidney. Pennsylvania and New York will secede from the Union. When things "go South" they'll actually get better. Little Rock will be the burgeoning center of edgy performance art.

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Re: Geomagnetic reversal will destroy life on Earth

#8  Postby felltoearth » May 03, 2018 11:48 am

laklak wrote:Flights bound for New York will end up in Sidney. Pennsylvania and New York will secede from the Union. When things "go South" they'll actually get better. Little Rock will be the burgeoning center of edgy performance art.

Dogs living with cats. Total chaos.

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Re: Geomagnetic reversal will destroy life on Earth

#9  Postby zulumoose » May 03, 2018 12:04 pm

What about the effect on our moral compass?
Does a 69 become a 96?
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#10  Postby newolder » May 03, 2018 12:23 pm

Citengamoeg. There. Nothing happened.
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#11  Postby Alan B » May 04, 2018 1:13 pm

Don't worry. Jesus will return and save us all.
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#12  Postby aban57 » May 04, 2018 2:14 pm

Alan B wrote:Don't worry. Jesus will return and save us all.


Evidence that Jesus is a cat. He has way too many lives for a human.
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#13  Postby Blackadder » May 06, 2018 9:05 pm

Guns. We're gonna need fucking guns. Lots of them.
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Re: Geomagnetic reversal will destroy life on Earth

#14  Postby aban57 » May 07, 2018 7:34 am

Blackadder wrote:Guns. We're gonna need fucking guns. Lots of them.


When don't we ?
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