I was sitting in a restaurant yesterday when I overheard the table next to me talking about the Chile earthquake. One of the women at the table said that it seems like lately there have been a lot more earthquakes than usual. The other responded that it is because the earth is mad that we are creating so much pollution, so it is trying to show its displeasure.

Aside from the obvious stupidity, here is the historical earthquake count for the last two decades, courtesy of the US Geological survey:

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