God's a Goaltender

I remember watching the documentary on meteors and man's fascination with their occasional touch-down.

At one point a computer produced representation of the near-earth pathways of these heavenly bodies was shown in chart form over an extended period of history. It looked like a ball of wool which had been a kitten's plaything for an afternoon!

The amazing thing was the fact that small ones repeatedly fizzled out and large ones passed by our little blue and green ball of special favour. Very few large hits were shown. The ones which have been studied show the potentially devastating effect of meteors which make it through.

But the good news is that time and again providence had smiled upon our planet, and we had been spared. In the narrator's words it was as if God performed the function of Ace Goalie.


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