Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Meteorite kills man in India, first case in “recorded history?”

Several news agencies reported the case of a meteorite striking an Engineering College in  Tamil Nadu, Southern India, killing one man and wounding three others.  Virtually all the reports pronounce the event as the first time an object would fall from the sky and kill a human being.
Referring to the incident as “the first recorded human fatality due to a falling space rock”    Eric Berger, went on to cite the International Comet Quarterly to establish the fact that “there have been no confirmed human deaths due to meteorite strikes.”
In his own report, based on articles from the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and Reuters, Laura Greggel of Live Science writes: The impact occurred at 12:30 p.m. local time Saturday, when a bus driver was standing on the grass near the college's cafeteria, according to Reuters. The driver, a 40-year-old man named Kamaraj, was killed, and a student and two gardeners standing nearby were injured, the WSJ reported.”   He concluded: “For the first time in recorded history, a meteorite is reported to have killed a person.”
It is not clear what he meant by “recorded history” because in the same report, he went on to quote sources from NASA Jet Propulsion Lab confirming that “there are ancient Chinese records of meteorites causing human deaths.”
All these reports however demonstrate how mainstream reporters cherry-pick the references they please, and create their own “facts” and “realities.”  For indeed, that all-time best-selling book, available in most homes on the planet, clearly has a well-documented report of meteorites killing people en-masse.  In the tenth Chapter of the Book of Joshua, the Holy Bible provided a “recorded history” of how the Almighty God “cast down great stones from heaven” upon the armies of the five Amorite Kings at Azekah (Joshua 10:11).  They were more which died with hailstones than they whom the children of Israel slew with the sword,” the Bible affirms.

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