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Originally posted by Damrod
Man...that is F'd up shiz right there.
I know little about nuclear physics and radiation. I was always under the impression that it basically caused cellular mutations that lead to cancer...not third arm or third leg.
But, I wanted to offer something...it's not really what I'd call "hope" but consider this...some of these mutations may be coming from the sun and not man made. We know the sun has been building toward solar maximum for the last couple of years...it is a sine wave in a sense...it slowly builds to a peak and then slowly descends toward a minimum. We know we have damaged our atmosphere so perhaps some of these things are...well...natural.
I know that might not sound positive but I look at it this way. If it is natural, then it is what nature wants. If the natural world needs changing, then life will find a way. I don't believe for a minute that natural cycles of change will be pleasant or welcome...but it is the order of things and will happen...just as it always has.edit on 5/10/2012 by Damrod because: (no reason given)edit on 5/10/2012 by Damrod because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by AmazonOfArtemis
This is just disturbing on so many levels. Being human is nothing to be proud of, and we need to be stopped.
This poor Earth.
Originally posted by Outrageo
Earth History: ~4,600,000,000 years (~4.6 Billion)
Human History: ~200,000 years
"Civilization": ~15,000 years
Industrial Revolution: ~125 years
"Nuclear Age": ~60 years
Humanity demise: imminent
The Dinosaurs were around ("lived") for 250,000,000 years. They lived 10,000 times longer than we have, and were wiped out by a natural cataclysmic event through no fault of their own. Sometimes I wish they were still around. The Earth was much healthier then.
Humans, on the other hand, are, as a species, sadistic, belligerent, selfish, careless, ignorant, and wasteful. We do not deserve this beautiful planet, and the planet does not deserve what we are doing to it.
As this thread and many like it attest, however - it seems the "problem" (us) will not have to worry about it much longer. Of course, the sooner we're gone, the sooner the Earth can begin healing itself - which it will do.
Hopefully, the next group of sentient stewards to occupy Earth will take better care of her -and each other...
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Fasciation can be caused by a mutation in the meristematic cells, bacterial infection, mite or insect attack, or chemical or mechanical damage. Some plants may inherit the trait.
Originally posted by rebellender
Originally posted by sonnny1
reply to post by rebellender
Reb..................are your cats,outdoor cats?
they are indoor cats...and 2 are in and out
Originally posted by justwokeup
reply to post by Outrageo
I never said i was a leader of anything. I don't have the easy charisma necessary.
However, the creeping anti-humanism thats gaining a foothold in society terrifies me. Your post is an example of it. 'The poor planet, we must protect the planet from people etc etc"
We need to engineer a way out of our problems. Not abandon our right to exist, or teach our children that humanity is an evil thing that must be constrained.
A massive shift to nuclear in the west would be start, coupled with massive investment in fusion tech. I argue those things regularly but the anti human eco warrior brainwashing is strong.
Originally posted by GrimReaper86
reply to post by Saucerwench
FOR THE LOVE OF.... STOP THE #ING RADIATION FROM SPEWING FORTH! Cement that #ing place up like they did with Chernobyl. At least it would stop the spread. Amaright?