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Mankind is doomed says Hawking

Postby Dendrias » 11 Sep 2010, 08:35

In another topic I detected the pessimistic, depressing and brute truth spoken by a modern day scientist:
Hawking argued earlier this year that mankind's only chance of long-term survival lies in colonising space, as humans drain Earth of resources and face a terrifying array of new threats.
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So, my fellow druids: Man Your spaceship arks - depletion of Earth cannot be stopped. And think of the "array of new threats"!

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Re: Mankind is doomed says Hawking

Postby Merlyn » 11 Sep 2010, 15:01

We are ultimately all doomed when the earth spins into the sun.

So I am selling nice crater-side property on Mars, and in the mean time working on a design for a rotating space station. :D
http://www.mactonnies.com/imperative43.html
For a look at a man who thought of these solutions long ago;
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His work is very interesting today, thought as a bit of a stretch in the 60s, when I visited his home.
My brother studied at his college back in the day.

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Re: Mankind is doomed says Hawking

Postby Dendrias » 14 Sep 2010, 18:44

A customised space station, obviously. Will You have space-dragons on it, or faery-astronauts? :grin:
You do sell land on Mars? I thought life there would be different - without land to be owned, sold or bought. :gloomy:

When building Your space-station: Do You use solar technology or any other sustainable energy? One might think that, now Hawkings has stated the unchangeable depletion of Earth, you won't have to economise, any more. Just burn your resources and off we go!

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Re: Mankind is doomed says Hawking

Postby Merlyn » 14 Sep 2010, 19:08

We really do need to stop over populating the earth.
Space is no place to raise your kids.

Palo has worked ways for self sustaining cities, in ways that could work.
I would like to see it happen.

Trouble is getting people who work.. :wink:
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Re: Mankind is doomed says Hawking

Postby DJ Droood » 14 Sep 2010, 20:06

We really do need to stop over populating the earth.

Chillax...help is on the way:
In the world of infectious diseases there is a new bacterial strain causing concern and alarm in the medical community. This strain of bacteria is resistant to the majority of available antibiotics and has infected people in three states as well as Canada. The bacterium has infected people globally, according to health officials. The culprit is a rogue gene that causes the bacteria’s resistance to antibiotics.
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Re: Mankind is doomed says Hawking

Postby Merlyn » 14 Sep 2010, 21:07

What no swine?
Antibiotics are responsible for over-population!
Or at least a lot of needless prescriptions.

I'll wash my hands! :hug:
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Re: Mankind is doomed says Hawking

Postby Huathe » 16 Sep 2010, 06:39

" There's no green there. They killed their Mother " - Jake Sully, speaking to Eywa, of Earth in the year 2154.

From James Cameron's movie " Avatar ".

It's fiction but it could easily happen. The destruction of the Earth's ecosystem has already begun. The evidence is all around us. We can only hope humanity will wake up before it is too late. There are more valuable things than money.
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Re: Mankind is doomed says Hawking

Postby Merlyn » 16 Sep 2010, 14:03

Very true, and distressing that the ideas we have and have had for decades are neglected and still not put into use.
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Re: Mankind is doomed says Hawking

Postby Dendrias » 17 Sep 2010, 17:27

Ideas are neglected because they affect people's comfort - for nothing.

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Re: Mankind is doomed says Hawking

Postby Oneonine » 17 Sep 2010, 19:55

Mankind invents new ways to cheat death - population expands - mother nature evolves new diseases to kill him (or his domestic animals) off.

The best hope for the planet would be if mankind died off, unfortunately. Does mother nature love us more than the rest of creation, or should we be afraid she will recognise the fact no matter how we are loved, eventually? Will we reincarnate into the next intelligent species to arise after the planet recovers, I wonder? Will we be dung beetles until that time, or in limbo?

I don't think space travel will come in time to save the human race. More chance of inventing cross dimensional travel folding time and space, going back in time to tell our ancestors to be wiser, or of aliens rescuing us. In other words, we've no chance. I'm not depressed. The planet will last longer without us, and no battle is worthless because it's already lost - think of your karma.

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Re: Mankind is doomed says Hawking

Postby Merlyn » 17 Sep 2010, 20:51

Ahhh, they always want us to worry.
Is it relative?

Possibly. :wink:
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Re: Mankind is doomed says Hawking

Postby Dendrias » 18 Sep 2010, 13:39

Cheer up, Oneonine!
Will we reincarnate into the next intelligent species to arise after the planet recovers, I wonder? Will we be dung beetles until that time, or in limbo?
As far as I'm concerned, I did a test some time ago and will come into limbo. I don't know about Your way of live, whether You behave Yourself or not, but, well I'd welcome You in limbo, of course. Most of our fellow humans, methinks, wouldn't make it into the next intelligent species. But, I dunno if I for myself could do it.

If You read up on Greek tragedy, or the myths about Tantalus, You would know that there's no way to cheat death - or Death, that is. But, "when bargaining with her, every year can make a difference."


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