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Silverhair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-28-03 04:19 PM
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85. Here is some valid reasoning why it is so silly.
My major was math with a minor in physics, so I am not igorant in the sciences. This can be addressed using what is already common knowledge about earthquakes.

Earthquakes occur when two of the earth's tectonic plates are sliding past one another. They can be going on under the other, or side by side. As the plates move they lock at the fault line, until the sheering pressure exceeds the locking force, at which time they then suddenly slip past each other, and the strain is then placed on a new lock point. When the plates slip, they release a small amount of energy. Because we humans are so tiny, the energy seems to us to be a monsterous amount and hugly destructive.)

Now take a look at what would be needed to have an earthquake weapon.

1. You would have to be able to exactly predict earthquakes. You would have to know where the plates were stressed to the point of fracture so you woould know where to aim your weapon. And you would have to be able to do that remotely. Current science is not able to do that.

2. Once you have the target located, you have to be able to put enough energy into the fault to make the plates release. The amount of energy required for that is so extreme that even our mightiest nukes are notup to the task. You are talking about pushing a tectonic plate around. We simply are not able to release that much energy.
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