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Re: QotW - 14.10.27 - How will life end on Earth?
« Reply #25 on: 16/01/2016 09:22:58 »
It's amazing. I just came across this old thread and was totally fascinated by the comments made to this innocent sounding question.

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What will cause the end of life on planet Earth? Will it be the when the sun dies or something else?
The question in no way referred to humans or humanity, and yet nearly all of the replies were about humans and humanity.
As if that is all the word life means.
Just found it enlightening to see how so many interpreted the question.
That's all...
 

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Re: QotW - 14.10.27 - How will life end on Earth?
« Reply #26 on: 16/01/2016 10:57:48 »
I think it's fair to say, though, that humans are probably the best prospect for global destruction, one way or another. Until we came along, life here had survived armageddon more than once. We're doing an excellent job of ruining the place for everything and everyone and creating a huge human monoculture in the process...
 

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Re: QotW - 14.10.27 - How will life end on Earth?
« Reply #27 on: 17/01/2016 00:44:40 »
I think it's fair to say, though, that humans are probably the best prospect for global destruction, one way or another. Until we came along, life here had survived armageddon more than once. We're doing an excellent job of ruining the place for everything and everyone and creating a huge human monoculture in the process...

Chris, what you say can not ube argued with if you only look at Human impact on life.
"Life" on the other hand is continually showing through the discovery of extremophiles, that it can survive in acid, in Space, inside a nuclear reactor according to one report, and almost anywhere we can think of looking for it.
In other words I can see nothing that Humans can do that will destroy all life.
I saw an article once that claimed that even if this planet was blown to smithereens life in some form would still exist on some of the pieces, waiting for the right conditions to go forth and multiply.

So as I stated I was amused at the Anthropic tilt to most of the answers given, when the question in no way referred to Humanity, or Human life. It only asked about "life".
This kind of response in a way shows that subconsciously at least we still think we are the centre of the Universe, even when we say that we don't.
Pity...
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Re: QotW - 14.10.27 - How will life end on Earth?
« Reply #28 on: 12/02/2016 00:41:08 »
There are a lot of bad genes in people because rape and pillage was a major part in our evolutionary history with the bad guys winning repeatedly. It's really quite remarkable that so many people are nice and civilised despite that. What we need to do is reprogram all the bad stuff out of our species so that we no longer have any abusive individuals spoiling it for the rest. Once that's done, we have billions of years ahead of us here where we are no longer a negative thing.

But ain't it hypocryte to call them bad genes, while we are from nature a hunter and well the history shows it all:mass murder has allways excisted, and if somebody believes different,in terms of religion, we were never hesitating to kill them..   But what do we do, we go live close together and make up, that you may not punish or kill someone which has made you cripple and we started writing a book, with rules, which easily can be changed, which is absurd and call it te law.  Only one judge could think different then another and first you got away with 6 months in prison, but the other judge gives you 4years in jail..  also depending on a good lawer offcourse.... which few peoples can afford.

Democratie is not our real nature.   We do everything that is bad for mankind....no relaxation, and a lot of stress, which can damage the brain if it is is constant stress.   But luckely there will be a virus or bacteria, which brings the amount of living peoples,to one in balance with the earth...
 

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