posted on Jan, 20 2009 @ 12:40 AM
According to the argument put forward that Gold has no inherent value, coming down to just human preference and conditioning, you can use that
argument against human life or even planet earth.
Human life has no value (your friends, family, pet dogs etc) unless humans give it value. planet earth has no value and this universe has no value,
why does anybody bother living or eating or drinking water or try to find partners for making kids? Food has no value and water has no value unless
humans give it value. Obviously people will value clean water, clean air, good food, nature, planet earth, universe because they are inherently
necessary for a healthy creative and positive human life.
so so long as humans dont all suddenly decide to have a death wish, and total disregard for human life, we will inherently value everything necessary
for life and living a good life.
and what is wrong with beautiful shiny metal that never deteriorates?
it can become rings, bracelets, used in electrical appliances etc.etc.
beauty and advance in technology is a necessary part of living a good life.
if you go to space, you have a much better experience if you are able to reflect and sheild against suns rays using gold on the helmets. and that is
the intrinsic value of gold.
paper money, you can use to make paper airplanes, roll up to snort coc aine, burn for warmth or use as toilet paper that will block your
toilets... so paper money does have intrinsic value but not as much as gold -
unless ofcourse a super Alien race visit us and decide that the dollar note is the most beautiful thing in the universe.