the Galactic Cosmic Ray flux

... back in the early days of computers, you used to be
able to blame odd weird problems on cosmic rays

... oops, a cosmic ray hit a memory chip,
flipping it's bit, and screwing up the parity checks

... as I was investigating further, the connection
between solar flare and sunspot activity, to the
weather on earth, I came across the term
Galactic Cosmic Ray flux

... it's just how many cosmic rays flow thru the
earth for a given amount of time

... with the way the sun's magnetic field has
quieted down, we are soon to be bombarded with
more cosmic rays

... what will they do? Some may cause mutations.
Some will cause electronic malfunctions.

,,, what are they really? Could it be that they
fall upon us for some reason? Maybe each cosmic
ray is an energtic packet of information from
the worlds above?

... if you ever saw an experimental cloud chamber,
used to detect radiation, and popular in textbook
photos, you might have thought: I sure wouldn't
want to live in one of them

... but we do, earth and its atmosphere is a big
cloud chamber, bombarded by radiation from space.
We live at the bottom of the huge chamber.

... to be honest, I find it hard to believe, that
earth being such a harsh place, that human life had
the time to eveolve as far as it has

...far enough to produce a conciousness like me :-)

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