posted on Apr, 22 2013 @ 10:39 AM
reply to post by Akragon
Folks, food and healthcare aren't human rights, yet. So why should water be?
Everything costs money. Even the public fountains.
BUT I'll agree that privatizing anything changes the dynamics. There's the possibility that humans have an innate drive to monopolize and if it's not
checked then it runs rampant. Similarly, we will exploit a resource until none is left. These're some of the major reasons we need to police
ourselves. Things have to be done as a community at some point or we will suffer more? To argue otherwise is to say that individuals can know better
than the community. Now, in some rare cases, this might be true. Einstein might be a case study. But I think in most cases it's the community that
knows more than the individual. So consequently, we have to coordinate our efforts to get the best results.
I think there needs to be some freedom on the individual level because sometimes the community is wrong. I also think that diversity is a good defense
against de-evolution. According to the theory of evolution, variance is the reason we're here at all. Without variance there would not have been large
changes in the course of the evolution of life on earth. What's variance? Variance is the separation between life-forms either by sea or mountain or
other impenetrable boundaries. This forces the life-forms to be isolated and to be more diverse. Since they're different across regions of the planet,
they will also respond differently to problems. Some of them will die to a certain problem while others won't. This is the value of diversity. It
gives us a natural defense against threats.
I believe we need some variance on all scales, even down to the smallest lifeforms.
Thus, I don't believe in perfect ONENESS. It's impossible to know everything in this universe, so oneness isn't achievable. Quantum fluctuations and
the lightspeed constraint are examples. If oneness was achievable then there'd be no need for variance for survival purposes. There'll always be a
need for individual and/or species discretion. Limited oneness might be possible. I think some ppl desire oneness because of their early childhood
when they were cared for by their parents. The idea of a cruel and separated universe terrifies them. They desire the simplicity of their early
I believe that's why in the bible God is referenced as a father. It was coincidental, probably. Nonetheless, it satisfies people who desire that sense
of security they received in early childhood. This is not just any daddy, anyway. This is the daddy of the universe. He can't overlook
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