So is your simplified universe infinitely and benignly resourced, or hostile?
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Still there's Planck lenght, which comes from the Planck constant - as far as we know, this is the microscale limit of reality.Who "we"? Are you a politician? Or the Queen?
Selective breeding?In a flock, and particularly with a few males around, they can ward off small predators and breed successfully, but the daily egg seems a bit extravagant - most hens only get broody and incubate their eggs once or twice in their lifetime.
What happens to domestic chickens if they're set free in the wild, can they still survive?
Sort of like physics breaking down for newton's laws, thus Einstein came about.Strangely, there was no obvious breakdown. Einstein began with a series of thought experiments that led to predictions of phenomena that had not previously been observed (gravitational lensing, time dilatation) or considered more than curiosities (kinetic energy of nuclear decay particles). Newtonian physics still dominates everyday engineering and remains an entirely valid approximation where v<<c.
The point remains that people eating plants does not remove long-buried carbon from the depths of the earth, but fossil fuel use does.Undeniable but irrelevant.
The preference requires the existence of at least one conscious entity.And there's the nub of the problem. One conscious entity could indeed have a unique goal, but there is no evidence that two such entities can share the same goal because life (which I think must precede consciousness, however you define that) is essentially competitive.
Quotefrom: alancalverd on 06/06/2021 15:52:49Previously, wild animals did the same thing.
Farm animals are not a natural part of the environment but entirely "man-made", and disturb the pre-agricultural equilibrium
However, in 2002, the United Nations FAO estimates that there were 19 billion chickens in the world, with China having the largest number, followed by the US, Indonesia, and Brazil. By this calculation, for every person in the world, there were three chickens. By 2009 the global chicken population was estimated to have climbed to 50 billion.
Alan, if the Covid-19 virus only kills 1 person out of 30, according to your figures, what's the big deal?1 in 25, not 30. As the "5 or less" checkout girl said to the man with 10 items "Are you from MIT and can't read, or from Harvard and can't count?"