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Re: An essay in futility, too long to read :)
« Reply #2225 on: 04/07/2016 19:34:32 »
As I've tried to tell you.
You don't die, you live.
 

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Re: An essay in futility, too long to read :)
« Reply #2226 on: 04/07/2016 19:34:54 »
Do it.
 

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Re: An essay in futility, too long to read :)
« Reply #2227 on: 04/07/2016 19:40:11 »
You can
I will make that promise.

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Re: An essay in futility, too long to read :)
« Reply #2228 on: 04/07/2016 19:49:28 »
I know, I should be more 'sober', and 'responsible'?

F* that.
 

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Re: An essay in futility, too long to read :)
« Reply #2229 on: 22/07/2016 18:28:25 »
There is a word in Swedish called 'slump'. It's about probabilities actually, but it doesn't weight possibilities. The closest I've come up with in English is 'coincidence', as in 'by pure coincidence this, or that, happens'. when I think of probability it's weighted, as some bell curve of probable outcomes. But 'slump' has a slightly different neutral tone to it. Nor more probable, or not, just 'slump'. Then we have 'luck', as in some people seems more lucky than others. Does it exist, or is it all by 'slump'? The world we live in has sets of rules, that is what physics, as well as quantum mechanics build from, although the rules change as we go down in scale. So? Probabilities coming from statistics are what steers the outcomes we see, but 'slump' also seem to fit the picture. And depending on where you are on that thought up bell curve, I think some will be luckier than others.
 

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Re: An essay in futility, too long to read :)
« Reply #2230 on: 22/07/2016 18:38:35 »
Where does the rules come from, why do they exist? Statistics is one thing, but presume, as I do, that you from it also can prove 'luck' to exist on a individual level. It's a very big game, isn't it. What does statistics make of us individuals existing?  Each one of us must matter, some will be lucky, others unlucky, with most of us being a little of both.
 

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Re: An essay in futility, too long to read :)
« Reply #2231 on: 22/07/2016 18:43:02 »
Without 'us' existing statistics disappear. The same goes for any other collection of 'individual entities' as molecules etc. So, are we in a mold, or do we have the ability to break free?
 

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Re: An essay in futility, too long to read :)
« Reply #2232 on: 22/07/2016 18:45:20 »
The question then becomes.
Do you think you matter?
 

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Re: An essay in futility, too long to read :)
« Reply #2233 on: 22/07/2016 18:54:46 »
What I'm asking is not about whether you 'matter' for statistics, that one is already answered. It's about you, as well as me, now, do you matter on a individual level, can you 'break free' if there is a need for it? That's the most important question. Can you?
 

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Re: An essay in futility, too long to read :)
« Reply #2234 on: 28/07/2016 15:28:57 »
Ever thought about all that bs about us having to many domestic animals, as cows etc? And the idiots trying to create 'food' for the same poor creatures, to guarantee less farting :) Don't you love it? designer created food, that will stop global warming :)

What about seven billions humans farting then?
Or all those wild ones?

Should we all go to the same food as those poor cows, will that be the solution?

Otherwise expressed, how fallible/gullible can one become?
So, have the IQ gone up, or down here?
 

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Re: An essay in futility, too long to read :)
« Reply #2235 on: 28/07/2016 15:35:08 »
It's no different from the way some people believe we can 'terraform' this earth. using mono cultures etc, to make this already perfectly working Earth 'sustainable' for a growing human population. Stupidity galore, and human hubris.
 

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Re: An essay in futility, too long to read :)
« Reply #2236 on: 28/07/2016 15:36:37 »
When you hurt, do you cut the thing hurting of, replacing it with some new 'invention'? Or do you adapt?
 

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Re: An essay in futility, too long to read :)
« Reply #2237 on: 28/07/2016 15:38:40 »
I try to adapt at least, it's about life, and what happens. Adapting is not terraforming.
 

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Re: An essay in futility, too long to read :)
« Reply #2238 on: 28/07/2016 15:41:21 »
It's not 'farting' that has created global warming, and we all know it if we use our minds. Also, we all know how to stop it, but we won't.
 

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Re: An essay in futility, too long to read :)
« Reply #2239 on: 28/07/2016 15:42:32 »
That leaves us one thing, to adapt.
 

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Re: An essay in futility, too long to read :)
« Reply #2240 on: 28/07/2016 15:52:59 »
Doesn't matter if you're a meat eater or a vegetarian :) You're still stuck with all of us on this planet, playing the same stupid game. So you sort your garbage, you eat the right stuff, whatever the commercials, and 'experts', makes you believe. But in reality you do the same sh* as the rest of us, you work, spend your money, then work some more ad infinitum. You're stuck in a loop, as we all are. We've built a society rewarding short sightedness and greed, doesn't matter what you spend it on, be it sun panels or a diesel.


Can you see what I think?
 

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Re: An essay in futility, too long to read :)
« Reply #2241 on: 28/07/2016 15:53:48 »
What we need to do is to break this loop.
 

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Re: An essay in futility, too long to read :)
« Reply #2242 on: 28/07/2016 15:58:57 »
But that won't happen, no matter if you're a 'greenie' or some oil-drippimg megalomaniac.
 

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Re: An essay in futility, too long to read :)
« Reply #2243 on: 28/07/2016 16:06:39 »
Because breaking this loop can't be done by official decrees, and that is what is needed. Global warming is accelerating, and I'm afraid it's giving us the finger :) China have tried with their limiting child birth, and it didn't work out as expected. And theirs is by all means a dictator ship (ahh, although, of the 'people', naturally) . But what it means is by the same reason as why they have no 'Hell angels' :) They would be killed, before establishing themselves.

We do have Hell angels, and democracy, well, sort of. Think that kind of decrees would be more popular here?
 

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Re: An essay in futility, too long to read :)
« Reply #2244 on: 28/07/2016 16:07:42 »
You can do it though.
 

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Re: An essay in futility, too long to read :)
« Reply #2245 on: 28/07/2016 16:31:20 »
That's adapting.
 

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Re: An essay in futility, too long to read :)
« Reply #2246 on: 28/07/2016 16:39:22 »
And it will be you then, by your own free will.
 

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Re: An essay in futility, too long to read :)
« Reply #2247 on: 28/07/2016 16:47:50 »
In the mean time global warming will accelerate, and I would expect the population world wide to decline, by several reasons, droughts, over explorations, famines, small arm wars, etc etc. They all go together. But those of us accepting our responsibility will change the outcomes of it, if only by the long run. Global warming is less than three hundred years old, it belongs to our industrial revolution. The time it will take to find a new balance? But we can do it, individually.
 

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Re: An essay in futility, too long to read :)
« Reply #2248 on: 28/07/2016 16:51:08 »
And while doing it, also change the way we live, and think.
 

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Re: An essay in futility, too long to read :)
« Reply #2249 on: 28/07/2016 17:00:19 »
Maybe it won't make a difference, but it's a better solution than any of the other I can think of. A nuclear war for example will just make it worse, even though you could assume some 'global cooling' coming from it. We're fighting ourselves here, and the only thing that can change it is if we find a new way to look at living. We need to become care takers.
 

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