Back of the Book

Sat, Jul 10, 2021 05:00 AM

Hosts: R. Paul Martin & Pickles of the North
  • Covid~19 cases in the whole world - 185,858,801 on Friday.
  • Covid~19 deaths in the whole world - 4,014,591 on Friday.
  • Covid~19 cases in the United States of America - 33,808,117 on Friday.
  • Covid~19 deaths in the United States of America - 606,773 on Friday.
  • Covid~19 deaths in the United States of America since our last program - 3,299, but the weekly average is about 1,650.
  • Methuselah microbes - Bacteria from 100,000,000 year old sediments get active when fed!
  • Latest UFO Information - Could it be disinformation aimed at other nation states?

Now those are old microbes.

We talked about the discovery of microbes living at a depth of about 75 meters in the sediment at the Pacific Gyre. Scientists calculate that the sediment they're in was deposited about 100,000,000 years ago. Conditions make it so that the microbes can't move up or down through the sediment, so it looks like they've been down there for a very long time. When brought up and fed they ate and reproduced. We talked about the implications for this microbial resilience with regard to live elsewhere in the universe. And one of those microbes is being talked about as the agent for terraforming the planet Mars.

We talked about Covid~19 making a resurgence in the parts of the country where people refuse to be vaccinated. Anti-vaxxers seem to be selecting themselves out of the population.

We talked about the concluded Pacifica bylaws referendum and said we hoped that all of our listener-members voted NO on it.

We talked about all of the politicians in Florida going on and on about "prayers" and asking people to pray regarding those caught in the collapse of the Champlain Tower South. This prayer stuff is all so phony.

We sent out some birthday greetings.

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