January 30, 2004

Mississippi evaporates, bears and raccoons hardest hit...

Jay Random found this quote:

In the space of 176 years, the Lower Mississippi has shortened itself 242 miles. That is an average of a trifle over a mile and a third per year. Therefore, any calm person, who is not blind or idiotic, can see that in the Old O�litic Silurian Period, just a million years ago next November, the Lower Mississippi River was upward of 1,300,000 miles long, and stuck out over the Gulf of Mexico like a fishing-rod.

� Mark Twain, with an early example of a failed model in the earth sciences

Posted by John Weidner at January 30, 2004 7:50 PM
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