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A two-sentence creation and apocalypse myth.
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Based on one of Gary's funny pictures in the funny picture thread:

Waking us in the night, our daughter told us how old she'd be on her next birthday by holding up four fingers. We've been up all night trying to get her to tell us where she got them.
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Even more efficient! :lol:
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"Leader, Agent Gesni has reported that planet 51-rth is indeed a water world, however the average salinity of its oceans is 3.5 percent, making life impossible. The council recommends that this planet be removed from the exploration candidate database."
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RJDiogenes wrote:
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"Leader, Agent Gesni has reported that planet 51-rth is indeed a water world, however the average salinity of its oceans is 3.5 percent, making life impossible. The council recommends that this planet be removed from the exploration candidate database."
Very nice. This raises the question of whether other Earth-like planets have similar salinity issues with their oceans. What's to stop an Earth-like planet from having fresh water oceans?
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Land, basically. Salt and other precipitates come from erosion and is delivered by rivers and streams and such. I really never thought about it before, but I suppose a world that is entirely ocean would probably have a much different chemical make up, but I have no idea if it would exactly be fresh water. In any case, not much of a chance of a technological civilization arising there. Perhaps a world with minimal land mass. I once envisioned a swiftly rotating planet with only a thin belt of land around the equator.
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Land, basically. Salt and other precipitates come from erosion and is delivered by rivers and streams and such.
But land surrounds rivers and streams and they're not salty :conf: So I did the Google thing and here's (sort of) an explanation.
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^And saline content is not unique to Earth.

Life on Earth may still be impossible though.
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scottydog wrote:
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But land surrounds rivers and streams and they're not salty :conf: So I did the Google thing and here's (sort of) an explanation.
Yeah, rivers are constantly being fed and refreshed by rain, snow melt, and spring water, so they stay fairly fresh, as do lakes. Although this is not necessarily true of all lakes and springs. But the article does mention that primeval seas were probably only slightly salty, which supports the idea that the ocean of a water planet may have a very different chemical makeup-- which would mean that it would have a very different freezing point. The consequences of that bear further thought.
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^And saline content is not unique to Earth.
That's interesting. I wonder what the mechanism there is. It may be evidence of a huge number of thermal vents.
Life on Earth may still be impossible though.
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RJDiogenes wrote:
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But the article does mention that primeval seas were probably only slightly salty, which supports the idea that the ocean of a water planet may have a very different chemical makeup
I dream of a world with sugary water. If we grew pure cane sugar along the banks of every river, could we achieve that goal?
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^^ Your image is not imaging. :(
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I dream of a world with sugary water. If we grew pure cane sugar along the banks of every river, could we achieve that goal?
Pure cane sugar on one side and grape vines on the other-- then we'll have Goofy Grape World. :grape:
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^^
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^^ Your image is not imaging. :(
That's very strange. It was imaging before :conf:
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When I paste in the URL in a new tab, I get a Google error message that says, "Forbidden. That's all we know." :lol:
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^^ The above post is not a bad two-sentence story in itself :lol:
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"Unfolding the piece of paper, I carefully typed the URL into my browser and hit Enter. I got an error message that said Forbidden. That's all we know, followed immediately by sharp knocking on my door."
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^Ooooohhhh. Creepy. I like that.
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That was a good one.
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