Re: FW: virus: How Does a Shaman Pay?

Tim Rhodes (
Thu, 14 Aug 1997 10:39:04 -0700 (PDT)

On Thu, 14 Aug 1997, Gifford, Nate F wrote:

> Please note that rivers don't always branch ... there is the Colorado in
> the grand canyon ... Rivers branch because at some point the bottom becomes
> harder then the banks.

Actually this isn't correct either (so much supposition and so little
time!). Rivers branch because they "need"[1] to increase their length in
relation to their speed and slope (Geology 101). The only way of doing
that is either to built a huge delta (Nile, Mississippi) or trace a more
winding path.

-Prof. Tim
Who is as amazed as everyone else that he is seen as a
scientific-rationalist by anyone in this group