After watching a documentary about Life After People... it's sent me into an existentialist binge. Just how frail human life really is. We have to make the most of our lives and truly make a difference.
Thread: Random Thought Thread
10-26-2011, 02:18 PM #19051
10-26-2011, 02:20 PM #19052
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10-26-2011, 02:22 PM #19053
Is there a near-earth asteroid pass I haven't heard about?
10-26-2011, 02:25 PM #19054NPcompleteGuest
10-26-2011, 02:40 PM #19055
10-26-2011, 02:53 PM #19056
10-26-2011, 03:01 PM #19057
Well, in a pragmatic sense, respecting nature benefits us as human beings too. Nature fights back against us. Once we set in motion the feedback loop of taking away resources from nature, it ends up making things go back to bite us in the end. From a biological perspective, plants are the very basis of the foodweb. Without plants, at least terrestrial plants, terrestrial life will cease to exist. Other organisms depend upon plants (primary consumers) and then the secondary consumers consume the organisms that fed on the plants, and the energy from the plants goes into the rest of the food web, until it hits us and other apex predators on the top of the food chain.
Quite fascinating to think of though, that the energy in food all derives from sunlight... the sun's energy harvested from plants during photosynthesis. So would that mean there's a little bit of sunlight in all of us, I suppose from an energy continuum perspective, it would.
Now I'm on an Ni-Ti loop.
10-26-2011, 03:15 PM #19058NPcompleteGuest
10-26-2011, 03:17 PM #19059
10-26-2011, 05:01 PM #19060NPcompleteGuest