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Saturday, April 22, 2006

Natural Disasters

This past week marked the 100th anniversary of the great San Francisco quake, which killed thousands. News reports marking the anniversary explained how another major quake in that city is imminent and would killed thousands more still as well as make hundreds of thousands homeless.

The rate at which we are experiencing natural disasters seems to be accelerating. Becoming a global society also causes us to experience every major disaster around the world almost first hand through the media.

It's an interesting contrast to see how we are making major advances through science and engineering, but still able to quickly be brought to our knees by the power of nature.


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