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Driving, God, and Nissan: L, NISSAN EMP 30K The God Emperor of Man conceals himself among regular humans, subtly driving humanity's progress (circa 3k, Ancient Remembrancer sketch)

The God Emperor of Man conceals himself among regular humans, subtly driving humanity's progress (circa 3k, Ancient Remembrancer sketch)

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Anaconda, Complex, and Dating: Very Smart No, u/heidismiles was right. That rock started of as a single grain of sand, but every wave that passed over that grain added extra molecules, building it up slowly over time in a process called fluctistratification, The different layers reflect the different chemical composition of the sea at different times Fascinatingly, we can date this rock pretty accurately as the second distinct horizontal line down is a layer of iridium deposited after the impact of the "dinosaur-killer" (somewhat incorrectly named, as today's birds are technically dinosaurs) object which hit what is now the Yucatán peninsula c. 65 million years ago, so we're looking at a rock that's at least 10.5 million years olo points 2 hours ago What's the first distinct horizontal line then? Glaciation? point 1 hour agoO Thats not a word though. JHensley69 1 point 1 hour ago This is 100% false. This is an agate that forms in the pore space of igneous rocks. Mineral rich water gets trapped in these pores and crystalizes over time. The water is mostly saturated with Si02 which crystalizes into chalcedony but also contains other minerals that form the darker bands The number of nucleation points determines whether a band is jagged or flat and temperature/pressure at time of crystallization plus types of minerals contained determine the color. What you're describing with the grain of sand accumulating more material ontop is more akin to how sedimentary rocks form as layers over time from eroded sediment. If this were a sedimentary rock in a shoreline environment we would see symmetrical ripple marks, not flat layers. And as for the dating thing, the Iridium Anomaly is seen as a light grey mudstone roughly two inches thick that is greatly enriched in Iridium versus the surrounding rock, not a thin line of pure Iridium. Ha! Looks like we've found the art history student! You're completely wrong about pretty much everything here. Firstly, it's clearly not agate: agate takes its name from the Achates river in Sicily ("The stone was given its name by Theophrastus, a Greek philosopher and naturalist, who discovered the stone along the shore line of the river Achates (Ancient Greek: Αχάτης) in Sicily"-Wikipedia (en.m.wikipedia.org)) and it is absolutely obvious from the markings on this rock that it is of oceanic origin - you don't see waves like that in rivers, mate Secondly, it's similarly- absolutely - obvious that this rock hasn't formed in "pore space": look carefully at your pores (anywhere will do, but the back of your hand may be easiest) and then look at the size of the rock in the picture. Even cut down to size as it is in the picture there's no way in hell that it would fit in one of your pores, nor even those of, say, a blue arge imal ever to live (which, incidentally, are not to be found in any Sicilian rivers The number of nucleation points determines whether a band is jagged or flat and temperature/pressure at time of crystallization plus types of minerals contained determine the color This is where your art background shows through (and obviously you're not even very good at that: if a band's flat, it's simply a tuning issue- though singing is clearly a more complex challenge): yes, of course "types of mineral contained determine the colour" - in paint! In science, on the other hand - which is what we're talking about here- the creation of colour is a vastly more complicated process without wanting to get too technical, it's effectivelya function of the interaction of the Rayleigh scattering of the toms of the rock with the specialised cells- known as "rods nd "cones your eyes, which measure fluctuations in the ct t whence you've (mi rce between qu quantum chromodynamics (QCD) ("chromo, from the Greek Your "point" about sedimen mi o palpably nonsensical i r being "roughl direction that layer can be many thousands of kilome gh in practice we d nd it unbroken f anywhere near tectonics, and we can get round that issue by taking a two-dimensional view of three-dimensional space such as say, cartographers are required to take when transposing s more a consequence of plate that's also what's been achieved here wit viously a three-dimensi ce time, but we can ignore depth for the purpos on - as an art a flat surface, the stonemason he ma s presented the lity of three-dimensi ughly two inche now presented It's encouraging that en SO o seem so but maybe next time do research before locking horns with This "expert on his home turf" is beyond intelligent

This "expert on his home turf" is beyond intelligent

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