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 veevee
Joined: 2/14/2006
Msg: 42
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That post is actualy off topic...not that you'd ever understand

It was a general rant - not directly at your topics but lots of things that seem to keep coming up - the world is broken type thought when we have the largest chance to affect it being the most dominating force right now (in our minds but the panthers might disagree in the jungles if we aren't quick enough with our guns :P ).
 Tah,
Joined: 11/18/2008
Msg: 43
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Posted: 2/14/2012 3:46:41 PM
Its about the planet, not us....

This planet can be self centered, breaths fire...
 Hawaiianluau
Joined: 11/13/2008
Msg: 44
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Posted: 2/14/2012 4:40:32 PM
^^^
Exactly. Fires, earthquakes, volcanoes and storms are not destructive. They are very much productive. The only thing they "destroy" are the humans that chose to build an abode in their path.
 Tah,
Joined: 11/18/2008
Msg: 45
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Posted: 2/14/2012 5:09:18 PM
Agreed.
And people think they are above that and while they do they will never comprehend our purpose.
 Kings_Knight
Joined: 1/20/2009
Msg: 46
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Posted: 2/14/2012 5:39:01 PM
@ 53 ...


" ... our purpose. ... "


'OUR purpose' ... ? Oh please. This is way too 'woo-hoo' and 'tin-foil hat' ...
 red_fir
Joined: 11/21/2011
Msg: 47
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Posted: 2/21/2012 1:39:12 AM
I once heard a tongue in cheek definition of gravity, as an artificial force imposed from outside to keep mankind from spreading.
Without equivocation Agent Smiths (The Matrix) definition of a cancer fits humanity to a T....
If mankind was designed for the purpose of mindless consumption of every resource and wanton destruction without purpose or goal, than we are a raging success.
 red_fir
Joined: 11/21/2011
Msg: 48
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Posted: 2/21/2012 2:24:31 AM
In response to the O.P. post 17.
Does a parent whom allows a headstrong child to touch a hot surface after repeated warnings about the dangers thereof, expose him to needless danger, or nurture the child's ability to learn and profit from experience?
I.E. would humanity ever grow up if danger and opportunity were removed?
And can you have opportunity without risk and still have it be meaningful?
All things seem pointless and random when considered on a case by case basis.
But.....if indeed this life is a placement test for more yet to come then the overall experience (and the reaction thereto) is far more important than the episodes.
From a child's viewpoint these episodes are cruel, as a parent ( God/owner/master) do you want to still be guarding and warning a thirty year old against dangers he could have processed when he was six?
 red_fir
Joined: 11/21/2011
Msg: 49
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Posted: 2/21/2012 2:42:02 AM
And since we are dealing with an eternity of time whom can say how many cycles of "experience" we are to go through before we have experienced enough to be an "adult participant"?
Perhaps this cycle identifies the needlessly cruel and unjustifiably selfish in order to weed them out of the next cycle.
Perhaps it only identifies those whom are unable to forgive...........
Maybe the (God/owner/master) just doesn't care for tattletale and whiners....

A successful test doesn't need the participants approval or comprehension of the test parameters.
 null_locus_accede
Joined: 6/25/2011
Msg: 50
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Posted: 2/21/2012 3:30:16 AM
From a distance the planet is a huge success.
My home world calls this world a "pop culture sun".
Cuz it's like a sun, only it's emissions are stuff like "The Ultimate Showdown" and "The Idiots of Garry's Mod".
 bilby886
Joined: 7/19/2007
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Posted: 2/26/2012 1:11:28 AM
A not so interesting question as there is no alternative and no reference to compare.
 Tah,
Joined: 11/18/2008
Msg: 52
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Posted: 2/26/2012 4:07:32 AM
That would be a narrow monded and self centered way of looking at things...
 aremeself
Joined: 12/31/2008
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Posted: 4/23/2012 11:13:54 PM
planets fine, really!............. it's also pretty amazing!......... if you don't think so, your just too used to it.
so,
the planet is fine...........except!........of course........for the out of character cursed parts!
 Neptune74
Joined: 2/16/2011
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Posted: 4/24/2012 3:24:47 AM
If aliens came to study earth then the would be pleasantly surprised at first glance by all the life and the beauty of the place. Then they would look at the Earth with a conservationists eyes.

They would look close and be concerned, they would look closer and see a dominating species, they would look even closer and see this dominating species destroying habitats and scaring the planet.

Further they would see this dominating species be responsible for a biological imbalance, a biodiversity in sharp decline, a biosphere in rapid change and soaked in politics, pollution and other poisons.
 Kohavah
Joined: 4/15/2012
Msg: 55
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Posted: 4/24/2012 7:03:10 AM
Any morally intelligent species who comes to this planet questions why the majority of the land and resources are being hoarded by a few... and kept from the justified use of the mass of people living in this atmosphere... thus forcing them to be perpetual slaves... of the bullying hoarders stupidity and nonsense. They also are deeply confused about why anyone would feel the need to protect fudge packers.
 Neptune74
Joined: 2/16/2011
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Posted: 4/24/2012 8:10:08 AM

Any morally intelligent species who comes to this planet questions why the majority of the land and resources are being hoarded by a few... and kept from the justified use of the mass of people living in this atmosphere... thus forcing them to be perpetual slaves... of the bullying hoarders stupidity and nonsense. They also are deeply confused about why anyone would feel the need to protect fudge packers.


I don't think a morally intelligent species would focus on a single species problems, who in fact is a problem for the rest of the species on the planet. They would hopefully understand the importance of biodiversity and a healthy biosphere.

What would humans say if they were managed in a similar way to the way humans manage other species in wild life reserves? The aliens would make sure we had a good habitat to live in but if our numbers where soaring, we would relentlessly be culled to keep the population in a healthy balance with the rest of the species in the habitat.

Why do humans have one way of handling wildlife and another way to manage the human species? Hubris???!!!
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