Filed under: Satire
What do you make of the sinkhole epidemic?
Mary in Ottumwa
Read fast, the End is at hand.
Depending on your interpretation, quite a bit of Bible prophecy refers to sinkholes. No doubt these gaping pits are sure signs of impending doom, brought down upon us by God’s disapproval of the Kardashians, super-sized colas, and parachute pants. One inspired blogger warns that we are in times prophesied by Isaiah, when you’ll just be moseying along and, whoa, a sinkhole opens up right under your feet.
But wait. Let’s look at this scientifically. Surely, sinkholes are happening because of all the stuff – oil, gas, water — we’ve extracted. It’s causing the earth to collapse inward. Well, that may be a common sense assessment but it’s not science. The bulk of scientific opinion claims fracking and drilling are not responsible. But folks who live where fracking and drilling have caused sinkholes tend to disagree. (more…)