posted on Aug, 7 2012 @ 01:53 PM
Seriously, I didn't feel like making two topics in a row xD So you all get to read my musings that I held with my friend while I was out trying to
find work and being unsuccessful at it.
Topic one: he mentioned that by 2040 all the oil reserves will be gone. Used up. Empty. No more. So we discussed how we'll come up with an
alternative means. However, the Earth has been around for ageless amounts of eons. We all know that oil was not made just for us to come and take it
all away. Deplete it from the Earth. I would assume the oil was originally created with the Earth because, Iunno, maybe the Earth needs it for some
reason or the other? So kinda makes one wonder if some of the things going on Earth wise is due in some part to us depleting something that's been
there no doubt since day one of creation. Do we really know what use it has in the Earth? I /know/ it wasn't put there just for us to find and use up
Also, what happens with all those empty holes in the Earth now where oil, coal and the like once sat? Surely those deep now-open pockets will cause
some sort of issue. My friend was joking (or was he?) that when the oil in Arabia is gone, their deserts will sink. I know in Minecraft if you dig
under the sand, it falls in to replace the open area. Not that Minecraft is the be all/end all answer in how things /work/ but you know.
Kinda makes one ponder to a degree. Not the Minecraft bit but all of the above. We gotta be doing some kind of irreparible harm to the Earth by taking
stuff that took millions of years to create; taking it all in a matter of a century and being unable to restore it back. I'm NOT a science major. Or
even a Science minor. Not even close. This is just the result of a mind trying to think about something it can't explain too well; hence me bringing
it here. I'd think everything in the Earth is there for a valid and valuable reason - not just there for humans to use up and dry up and not replace.
Topic two: again, I'm no Monsanto expert. I know they make some hideous ''''''''''food'''''''' (cuz sometimes things need more than
the normal quotes around them) and it's scary what really could be in what we're eating. However, I am willing to bet monopoly money that they're
working on the means of a new corn (or even all crops, period) that will grow with or without rain so we can circumvent anything like this current
seasons lack of rain/lack of corn issue we're all suffering through. In a way, that would be cool because prices for things will not skyrocket -
guaranteed crops all the time no matter what. In the other more serious way, what the heck are we eating and just how unsafe would that be?
That's all. I just wanted to let those thoughts off here and see what, if anything, anyone wanted to contribute. If i can learn something from anyone
wiser than myself in these areas, that would be a win for me.