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Whenever the mind is referred to in relation to psychological functions such as love and hatred, etc., it must be considered as the individual mind and as a part of Jiva Srishti. He would have been doomed by that great expanse of sea. To me it seems that there is nothing easier and lazier intellectually than to project your hatred & inadequacy onto someone you dislike to justify your dislike. They had to get out of their houses to get essential things.

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[133] � Th e wildest carbon-13/12 ratio swing in Earth�s entire geological record begins about 575 mya and ends about 550 mya, and is called the Shuram excursion. [134] � Explaining the Shuram excursion is one of the most controversial areas of geology today, with numerous proposed hypotheses.� When the controversies are finally resolved, if they are resolved, the Shuram and Lomagundi excursions, even though they go in opposite directions, I suspect will likely be both related to the dynamics of ice ages and the rise of oxygen levels.� Ediacaran fauna, the first large, complex organisms to ever appear on Earth, also first appeared about 575 mya, when the Shuram excursion began. [135] � I strongly doubt that Earth�s first appearance of large complex life at the exact geological timescale moment of the wildest carbon-isotope swing in Earth�s history will prove to be a coincidence.� The numerous competing hypotheses regarding the Shuram excursion include: The oxidation of a vast pool of organic carbon in the oceans, aided by the carbon-removal effect of animal feces and dead animals dropping to the ocean floor; [136] The excursion does not mark a genuine event relating to life processes, but is an artifact of geological processes (called diagenesis ); this has a high hurdle to overcome, as the excursion has been measured globally and diagenesis is usually a local phenomenon, and no global mechanism has yet been proposed for it; [137] It was related to a global glaciation, like previous Snowball Earth glaciations; [140] The excursion was real, but there were others, and none of them significantly impacted Precambrian evolution. [141] Deep-ocean currents, taking atmospheric gases deep into the oceans as they do today, do not seem to have existed during supercontinental times, and atmospheric oxygen was likely only a few percent at most when the Cryogenian Period began.� Canfield�s ocean-oxygenation evidence partly came from testing sulfur isotopes.� As with carbon, nitrogen, and other elements, life prefers the lighter isotope of sulfur, and sulfur-32 and sulfur-34 are two stable isotopes that can be easily tested in sediments.� Canfield proposed that in pre-Cryogenian oceanic depths, sulfate-reducing bacteria, which are among Earth�s earliest life forms and produce hydrogen sulfide as its waste product, abounded.� Hydrogen sulfide gives rotten eggs their distinctive aroma and is highly toxic to plants and animals, as it disables the enzymes used in mitochondrial respiration. �Hydrogen sulfide would react with dissolved iron to form iron pyrite and settle out in the ocean floor, just as the iron oxide did that formed the BIFs.� The sulfate-reducing bacteria will enrich the sulfur-32/34 ratio by 3% and did so before the Cryogenian, but the Ediacaran iron pyrite sediments showed a 5% enrichment.� A persuasive explanation is recycling sulfur in the oceanic ecosystem, which can only happen in the presence of oxygen. [142] Part of the hypothesis for skyrocketing oxygen levels during the late Proterozoic was that high carbon dioxide levels, combined with a continent that had been ground down by glaciers, and the resumption of the hydrological cycle, which would have vanished during the Snowball Earth events, would have created conditions of dramatically increased erosion, which would have buried carbon (the cap carbonates are part of that evidence) and thus helped oxygenate the atmosphere.� Evidence for that increased erosion also came in the form of strontium isotope analysis.� Two of strontium�s stable isotopes are strontium-86 and 87 .� Earth�s mantle is enriched in strontium-86 while the crust is enriched in strontium-87, so basalts exposed to the ocean in the oceanic volcanic ridges are enriched in strontium-86 while continental rocks are enriched in strontium-87. �If erosion is higher than normal, then ocean sediments will be enriched in strontium-87, which analysis of Ediacaran sediments confirmed.� That evidence, combined with carbon isotope ratios, provides a strong indication of high erosion and high carbon burial, which would have increased atmospheric oxygen levels. 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