posted on May, 27 2010 @ 01:20 PM
Originally posted by jessemole
reply to post by NewlyAwakened
Yes you will be the only one.
I for life of me will never understand the shortness of insight of a few.
But again, maybe I do.
Read again this thread. Then relpy with a better understanding in your next commit.
Oh, I understand the catastrophic environmental damage. But there are two things we can do about it: cry and moan, or learn from it.
As George Carlin said, "The Earth's not going anywhere. We are." One day we are going to nuke ourselves into oblivion, or render our environment
inhospitable to us, and homo sapiens
will go extinct. But the Earth will go on. In fact I imagine it will heal quite rapidly (on a geologic
time scale) once we're no longer holding it down.
Even life itself will continue. After all, the very first life forms on Earth poisoned themselves into extinction by filling the atomosphere with the
waste gas oxygen. But life just came and said "okay, we'll use oxygen", and the modern ecosystem developed.
I might lack insight, but so do those lamenting this like it's the end of the Universe or something.
And from a human perspective (by human I mean down-to-earth, practical, human), such an enormous waste of such a valuable and increasingly rare
resource is lamentable. No, I'm not losing sleep over it, but it just kind of sucks to think about. Meh, I guess I'm emotionally averse to waste.