Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Little Things Mean A Lot

One little inch a year, that's all it takes to make an ocean.

Some scientists -- who perhaps grew up with chemistry sets and boggled everyone's minds -- are saying that there could one day, in a million years, be a new ocean in Africa.

I know, that's a heck of a place to put it, but where else would it go?

The whole thing has to do with the movement of the earth's plates. And since the earth has all the time in the world, even if it barely shifts in its seat once in a blue moon, you multiply that times infinity and little things mean a lot.

Once this plate goes that way a half inch, and this plate goes that way a half inch, a whole buncha times, in a million years you wouldn't recognize the place.

It boggles the mind. It also makes me sad. Because I'm thinking everything I own will either be gone or in a museum in a million years.

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