EDITED TO SAY: I take it all back. Knapp is doing a primo job of making this guy look like the slapped ass he is.
I really like George Knapp's style - I like his intelligence.
HOWEVER - he's been getting really heavy into the DOOM & GLOOM crap lately.
I just took a look to see if I wanted to play last Sunday's show.
Here is what I found: George Knapp welcomed researcher Brent Miller, of The Horizon Project, who warned of mounting evidence that Earth is due for a polar shift which will end civilization as we know it. "It could happen tomorrow,
Blah Blah Blah!
I'm really getting sick of this. It's bad enough that Snoory revels in bad news - the uglier the spin, the happier Snoory is. Ooooooohhh! He gets off on SCARY . . .
I thought Knapp was better than that.
Don't we all have enough real stress to worry about?
There have been pole shifts before. The planet, and the human race, is still here.
Here is the way I understand it:
Scientists know there have been pole shifts because they have found pottery shards where the glaze (which is at least partly metallic), while in liquid form during firing, has atoms that align to whatever are magnetic north/south at that time. Some of these pottery shards (I'm sorry - i don't recall the era or even if there is more than one) clearly show alignments that are close to the opposite of what you woud get today - and - it seems to have happened in a fairly short time (who knows what a "short time" is to prehistoric archaeology types? But, if I recall correctly, it would be within the span of a human lifetime.)
The conjecture I read was that indeed, there would be more seismic activity than is usual, and climate changes, and a (I think temporary) thinning of the atmosphere which would make it even more important that we all, particularly the fairer skinned among us, would have to me more cautious abut ultra violet rays.
What I read DID NOT say was that it would be a cataclysmic ?end of the world as we know it.?
I?m a sap ? I turned it on anyway. It Knapp?s favor ? I will say he did a good disclaimer at the start ? he?s not selling his house and looking for a safe place to hide his ass. He also came right out and said that scary can be entertaining. Okay - true. But this isn't the first show of this type he's done of late.
And, and and . . .. .
The biggest cataclysm I?m prepared to worry about right now is the economy in general, and my economic situation (particularly with the work time lost over this hardware disaster.) Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr . . . . .