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Originally posted by Moegli
From my viewpoint, emotion acts as an engine to free will. Without it you would not be compelled to do anything. What made you reply to my post? What makes cold blooded killers devoid of fear, relentlessly dish up terror?
From what I recall of Chaos, it was not an attempt to disprove science or the scientific process of analysis or dissection but rather to study and predict complicated, deeply connected patterns and physical phenomena that conventional physics could not answer(the movement of clouds and their various individual particles was one example that I remember).
Originally posted by GodshipForAll
reply to post by Epinephrine
Do you even smile? frown?....shed a tear?.......or laugh?
What kind of life do you lead........ are you a spartan?
Originally posted by waterpie
Originally posted by Gregarious
reply to post by Harman
We have enough oil here, now, to last us 1,000 years at current consumption, which, incidentally, is dropping fast.
Not true. The joys of the exponential function. Please see:
PS: Generally the consumption is increasing.
Well, strictly speaking, you might as well be correct (although I remember reading somewhere about hundreds of years and not a 1000). But what I am trying to say is that "at current consumption" is problematic. History, and the basic needs of our current economic system that needs constant growth, show that the trend is growth on growth on growth, which is exponential.
For example with a yearly increase of consumption of 7%, you won't run out in a 1000 years, but in 104.
[edit on 19-10-2008 by waterpie]