posted on Dec, 3 2011 @ 01:28 PM
reply to post by SheeplFlavoredAgain
You discount hope. Why don't all cancer patients commit suicide? Many fight to the bitter end, never giving up hope even when the cancer cells have
clearly taken over. In fact, because I know personally three people who have miraculously simply healed with no logical scientific basis for doing so,
this hope is not always misplaced.
If you were to equate man with cancer, we would literally be nearly every hundred cells int he trillions on the body. It WOULD be terminal. There
would be no miracle to heal. It's great that you know people whom have, but they likely had isolated pockets of cancer, or a region. Not literally
every square inch of their body.
Furthermore, the Earth has no brain for which to know to fight to the bitter end. The earth simply spins around, and changes seasons. Everything else
is done by what is on Earth.
I'm not arguing against you since I have no means of knowing for sure the earth is sentient, or not. I'm just adding another perspective.
There are many perspectives to it. After all, if matter is just an energy compression of light, and light merely an energy compression of space time,
then it could be said that the earth is the result of some sentient beast laying on a bed that is the fabric of space.
What does matter, is what is provable. It is provable that the Earth is theoretically alive. But not sentient. It can only make parameter bound
patterns. Not even decisions.
Also, how do we know the earth is not committing suicide? It's a big beast and nearly everything it has done of great significance has thus far been
on a scale that dwarfs our puny lifetimes. We could very well be living in its suicidal death throes and not even realize it. Every time I read
science news articles I am taken aback time and time again at how very little we know about things, and even the things we thought we knew, keep
having to be revised. I don't see how any of us can feel so confident as to declare anything with such absolute certainty when it is clear our
science is still in its toddler stage.
It's simple. The only thing the Earth does is spin and move. Nothing else. Because it is located at a favorable location, and life is impossible to
go extinct (something will always survive in some crack in the earth a mile bellow anything that can kill it), it is therefore impossible to kill the
Earth. The Earth will always spin, and life will always be on it, until the sun blows up or the planet blows up. So long the Earth spins, and life is
on it, the Earth will always return to the way it is programmed to be, because that is what the parameters of the situation demand. That is what
evolution will always drive for.