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famed physicist says in the centuries ahead, it will be hard for Earthlings to avoid a disaster of biblical proportion on their home turf, and he recommends they avoid putting all their eggs in one basket – or planet.
Why do people have so much against Stephen Hawkin? Isn't this site dedicated to looking for truth and denying ignorance.... why the cold shoulder?
Originally posted by Illusionsaregrander
reply to post by xxshadowfaxx
Well if what you say is true, why would he not be warning us to cut our population and consumption of resources?
Because that is much more doable than finding and getting to a habitable planet and setting up all over again.
Thats my problem with what Hawking is saying. He is advocating MORE burning of resources to try to develop the technology needed to leave, and leaving the population problem unaddressed. Even if we develop the technology to fly, what if we dont find any where to go? Then we have spent more resources, and have nowhere to go. We are in the same boat.
It just makes good sense to get the problem of living within our means under control first, then addressing long term possibilities like asteroid strikes or suns going nova, or burning out, or whatever the scientific doomsday scenario is this week.
I dont hate the guy. I just am so tired of everyone talking around the population problem. Its the 6 billion elephants in the room that no one wants to talk about because making babies is sacred.
Studies have been conducted that show the toxoplasmosis parasite may affect behavior and may present as or be a causative or contributory factor in various psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety and schizophrenia. In 11 of 19 scientific studies, T. gondii antibody levels were found to be significantly higher in individuals affected by first-incidence schizophrenia than in unaffected persons. Individuals with schizophrenia are also more likely to report a clinical history of toxoplasmosis than those in the general population. Recent work at the University of Leeds has found that the parasite produces an enzyme with tyrosine hydroxylase and phenylalanine hydroxylase activity. This enzyme may contribute to the behavioral changes observed in toxoplasmosis by altering the production of dopamine, a neurotransmitter involved in mood, sociability, attention, motivation and sleep patterns. Schizophrenia has long been linked to dopamine dysregulation.[13