Wow, the learning does not cease. As we evolve as does our intelligence and understanding.

Tiny ‘Spherules’ Reveal Details About Earth’s Asteroid Impacts

ScienceDaily (Apr. 25, 2012) — Researchers are learning details about asteroid impacts going back to Earth’s early history by using a new method for extracting precise information from tiny “spherules” embedded in layers of rock.

There are many things on this earth that interest us, different things for each different ‘type’ of person.  And as such I could also say that intelligence is perceptive, we all have our different ‘fields’ of expertise and in each of us there is a level of thought that others may not be able to see clearly, and as such see as a certain level of intellect.

But I also know, and strongly believe, that we are evolving into a new level of intelligence, that as the human species develops as does our ability to find and ‘extract’ new information from the earth [and as it may be – other sources] and each day that I read new articles outlining new discoveries into the history of our planet and our existence it makes me realise just what a magnificent species we really are.

image sourced from ScienceDaily.com

Take for example the article mentioned above.  As I read this article while I was amazed at the findings and the history that can come from something that was embedded into a rock millions of years ago, and while yes this is the essence of geology, it is still almost unfathomable [to me] that continued research and increasing levels of intelligence can lead to new methods of defining where exactly we [inclusive of the earth] came from, and where we may be headed…

Researchers are learning details about asteroid impacts going back to the Earth’s early history by using a new method for extracting precise information from tiny “spherules” embedded in layers of rock. The spherules were created when asteroids crashed into Earth, vaporizing rock that expanded as a giant vapor plume. Small droplets of molten rock in the plume condensed and solidified, falling back to the surface as a thin layer. This sample [pictured above] was found in Western Australia and formed 2.63 billion years ago in the aftermath of a large impact.

“Some of these impacts were several times larger than the Chicxulub impact that killed off the dinosaurs 65 million years ago,” Johnson said. “The impacts may have played a large role in the evolutional history of life. The large number of impacts may have helped simple life by introducing organics and other important materials at a time when life on Earth was just taking hold.”

Our intelligence is evolving, and as it does, the history of the earth [and as in this situation, the universe] becomes clearer, and maybe just maybe this means that we can create a record for future generations where understanding continues to lead to the development and prolonged survival of our land.

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About Cheryl Schull

t is our past experiences and emotions that make us who we are. The experiences we live through; the sadness we suffer, the hurt we endure, the happiness we feel, and the love we come to know creates us, moulds our souls. Without our past we cannot learn and we cannot appreciate all that this life and the people in it have to offer us. It has taken me a long time to realise that while the past has made we who I am, it is not what I am. My past sadness and heart ache has made me grateful and compassionate, it has made me appreciate everything that I have now, and taught me that while the future is untold, the story can be filled with happiness, love and hope – so long as you choose to write the story that way… I know that here is a story inside us all, we just have to be willing to share it – and this is why I am inspired daily by the people who surround me – I find hope in others experiences and life stories. I find encouragement through those willing to share their skills and I know that I am a better person for having open ears, an open heart, and an open mind to all the possibilities that this world has to offer. Because sometimes, hope knows the sun has risen even when the clouds cover every ray of light….

Posted on May 2, 2012, in Geology, Reflection. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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