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Started by billy rubin, May 20, 2021, 08:35:17 PM
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on January 23, 2022, 02:34:11 PMOnce evolution started going down the intelligence path, destructive beings like humans was probably inevitable. But nature has even more destructive things to rid itself of intelligent beings. Fortunately, we are confined to a small planet in the corner of an ordinary galaxy, so our influence is limited. Woe to the universe if we ever hook up with other intelligent beings. What calamity would ensue!!!
Quote from: billy rubin on January 24, 2022, 04:33:12 AMis there a difference between science and art?
Quote from: billy rubin on January 23, 2022, 03:35:18 PMthis brings up th eelon musk dilemma. ive mentioned it before, but hes all gung ho on colonizing the rest of the galaxy, so that human beings can expand across an infinite frontier, because . . .because ?none of these intergalactic gene spreaders ever adresses the question of . . . because, why?at least that i have noticed. its a giant cosmic manifest detsiny. for you people unfamiliar with weird american political history, "manifest destiny" was how 19th century united states people in the east looked at the north american continent. we had a frontier in the east, and mexico to the south, canada to the north, and afterwe threw the mexicans out of california, we had a fringe over there from mexico to oregon/washington that were entering official statehood. anyway it was considered the manifest destiny of white northern european americans to gradually seep over the whole north american continent, and all other political and ethnioc entities were to be swept aside. this is actually what happened, and oklahoma and arizona were the last of the contiguous territories to be admitted as states.so th eelon crowd seems to have this same manifest destiny idea towards space, th eidea that its important for us to spread our DNA across light years of the universe. in spite of the fact that we obviously cant take care of what we already have here on earth, and that its our DNA-driven drive to splash more DNA everywhere thats driving the overpopulation thats fouling our household here and will do the same everywhere else toodo we really need a univers full of more elon musks? next time, we can launch billionaires into space from mars instead of texas? turn video game star wars into cool reality? make flash gordon and the emperor ming the future of everything we re involved in? why?i dont understand the idea that this is even a useful thing, much less at all likely.
Quote from: Bad Penny II on January 25, 2022, 12:40:17 PMBecause we like ourselves, I'm nice, most of the people I know are, the continuation of us is a good.Fuck all the moaning bastards deploring the despoiling of dead planets and floating about things.
Quote from: hermes2015 on January 25, 2022, 12:59:38 PMQuote from: billy rubin on January 24, 2022, 04:33:12 AMis there a difference between science and art?I am not clever enough to even attempt to answer this interesting question, so would be interested to hear what people like Bronowski, Kenneth Clark, or Roger Penrose had to say about it.