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Offline benjibarney

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Without death how long would life continue?
« on: 08/02/2016 16:48:56 »
Does anyone know of any definite facts or statements to say how long life would last without death? For example "If things did not die, trees/animals would die out within xxxx amount of time" or something to that affect. It could be to do with nitrogen/phosphorus levels etc. Basically I need a nice little fact that sums up the cycle of life. Anyone? Thanks!


 
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Re: Without death how long would life continue?
« Reply #1 on: 08/02/2016 22:58:59 »
Since death is defined as the end of life, one must deduce that life would be infinite if death didn't occur.

More sensibly, it's pretty clear that life on earth would cease if either plants or animals didn't die. Simple case is that herbivores live by killing plants and exhaling CO2, and dead animals decay to produce humus from which new plants grow by "inhaling" CO2.
 

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Re: Without death how long would life continue?
« Reply #2 on: 09/02/2016 13:05:10 »
Say you couldn't died, such as plants could grow back after being eaten Or animals can regrow limbs and other lost body parts, that have been eaten by others animals. In this case, evolution would no longer need a reproductive cycle. All you would need is a steady source of energy from the sun, since all the rest of the materials will be recycled. Reproduction is only needed to offset the attrition of death.

In western religious traditions, in heaven one is not given in marriage, nor do you have children in heaven. It appears the ancient people pondered this question; implications of living forever. They concluded you would need to get rid of reproduction or else it would get too crowded and paradise would become a disaster.

They also say there will be no more pain and suffering. You would also need to get rid of pain and suffering, since if animals are chewing off each others arms for food, it would be better if you did not feel anything, get to stressed out, or feel bad. It will grow back. War would end and be useless since you can't kill the enemy. All you could do is win the day like in sports. War would become sports with a different attitude.
 
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Re: Without death how long would life continue?
« Reply #3 on: 15/02/2016 07:46:39 »
Would human life be better if there was no death?
My answer is The life will be so hard and we will get so so old that we can't enjoy our life, everything could be bad if there are no death like trees, flowers, animals. I think life will not be much better.
 

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