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Humans, Earth and the Universe - the Unlikely Numbers That Lead to Life

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A system is a complex mesh of interacting parts, each of which depends on others for their collective relationship to the whole to be maintained....

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Past Member (0)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 2:15 am
Good article Frans... our existence on this planet is an infinitesimal series of balanced and extraordinary sequence of events... makes you wonder why we are here really?

I like this bit though - because it really does beg the question...
"But the pragmatic issue that these numbers invoke is climate change. What humans are essentially doing is turning a balanced process on its head. Oceans, rivers, forests, precipitation, flora and fauna—all are intimately connected on subtle levels which we don’t fully understand (and to which we’re enjoined as well, though we excel at alienating ourselves from natural ecology). By ceaselessly taking resources from the earth without regard for consequences, we obstruct the parts that allow the whole to exist. Since this delicate balance allowed life and humans to spring forth, disrupting the scales can’t be in our best interest."

Roger G (154)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 1:37 pm
noted, thanks

Birgit W (160)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 1:52 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Gabriela Baldaia (104)
Saturday November 2, 2013, 7:12 pm
Excellent article ! Thank you, Frans.

Tanya W (65)
Sunday November 3, 2013, 1:01 am
All the complicated science the goes into our existence and humans will destroy it all in the blink of an eye!!!
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