By Eric Schulman

For a scientist no less than, this is often fairly a humorous booklet. either an homage and a parody of Hawking and the high-brow inspiration technology books for non-scientists. I laughed out loud.

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C. The Galaxy STELLAR EVOLUTION In Which Stars Evolve and Eventually Die ___________________________ OK, STELLAR RECRUITS, IT'S TIME FOR YOU TO LEARN WHAT'S REALLY IN STORE FOR YOU! I KNOW THAT BEFORE YOU SIGNED UP TO BE A MASSIVE STAR YOU READ THE FANCY BROCHURES THAT TALKED ABOUT HOW BRIGHTLY YOU'D BE SHINING AND HOW YOU'D BE VISIBLE FROM HALFWAY ACROSS THE GALAXY. BUT YOU MO-RONS MUST NOT HAVE BOTHERED TO READ THE FINE PRINT THAT SAID THAT YOU'D EXPLODE IN SEVEN MILLION YEARS! AND IF YOU DID READ IT THEN YOU'RE EVEN STUPIDER THAN YOU LOOK.

Today we have with us two pair of protozoans who have swapped chromosomes. We will protect their identities by calling them Protozoans 1, 2, 3, and 4. [Zoom in on four protozoans sitting in chairs. ] TERRI: Tell me Protozoan 1, why did you choose to swap chromosomes? Protozoan 1: Well, Terri, it just feels so good to be able to exchange advantageous characteristics with loved ones. For example, if I develop a more efficient method of locomotion, I want my sweetheart to be able to move in the same way.

H2CO3 On rocks produces limestone, CaCO3. Subducted limestone Feeds volcanoes that release Carbon dioxide. High temperatures mean More evaporation and Dissolved CO2. As the CO2 Gets turned into limestone, The temperature falls. 37 Low temperatures mean Less evaporation and CO2 builds up. The CO2 then Acts to heat the atmosphere: Rising temperatures. The cycle goes on For billions of years; watch as The Sun gets brighter. A bright Sun means that Less heating is needed: More CO2 in rocks. On the early Earth There was a thousand times more Carbon dioxide.

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