A NICKEL PICKLE
The Problems of Building High-Tech From a Meteoroid Wreck
by Bob Kobres ~ 1991
Pickle Part A: Though a nickel will not buy much today the element
nickel is invaluable to our contemporary way of life. Without access to
this nonferrous metal, much of what we take for granted would not be practical
or in many cases possible. Automobiles would be fragile--hitting a pothole
would, as in...
Pickle Part B: There is though, another agent which could destroy
civilization and do great harm to the environment, a large consignment
of elements from space. Such deliveries are not as uncommon as was previously
thought, particularly during the past twelve thousand years.
Pickle Part C: The contemporary picture of pre-history has been
pieced together with total disregard for the effects impact phenomena had
on our ancestors. Obviously the image of our past will be much different
when this newly discovered influence is factored in. As already mentioned,
it is becoming clear that much ...
Pickle Part D: Uniformitarianism succeeded in displacing catastrophism
as the acceptable approach to unraveling Earth's past, largely because
slow moving glaciers better explained the presence of displaced boulders.
Catastrophists had surmised that these large rocks were washed to where
they were found ...
Pickle Part E: Short of a full contemporary investigation of the
Carolina Bays, the strongest physical evidence that seems to link the mega-fauna
extinction with an extraterrestrial event is in the form of an artifact
known as the Lenape Stone.