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    Re: How Do You See Humanity?

    Quote Originally Posted by PW4000 View Post
    Think about it. Of course, I know that asking some of you to actually 'think' is a monumental suggestion in and of itself, but just ponder the type and kind of world you might live in today, if all of humanity actually had the intelligence and the moral backbone to exist as selfless human beings seeking only that which promotes the progress of humanity.....When you constantly live in a world of negativity, it is very difficult to produce positive thoughts and the resources that are expended in the constant and ongoing strife within society as a whole, robs the cradle of intellectual creativity and deprives it from producing healthy, abundant and diverse off-spring.
    A bit of a hypocritical posture me thinks.

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    Re: How Do You See Humanity?

    While I would sincerely LOVE to believe that Humanity WILL reach the stars and expand beyond our little blue marble, I find that until we can rewire our brains and rid ourselves of greed, bigotry, and several other self destructive habits we will stay captive to this solar system. We have the POTENTIAL to conquer the Galaxy(scientifically speaking). Historically we have risen above many and various problems that have plagued us. Yet just when it seems we are about to break from our mental bondange one group or another comes forth and begins to denounce knowledge and learning as heretical and convinces a large swathe of humanity to join in their idiocy. Such as the destruction of the Library of Alexandria...twice, the Inquisitions, WWII, just to name a few examples. Can we rise above our animalistic nature? Yes. Will we? That is to be seen. As far as the 3-4000 year time line put forth... I believe that we will either destroy ourselves completely or break free of our self imposed bondage within the next 500 years.
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    Re: How Do You See Humanity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Yeah, unfortunately we are something like that.

    I'm pretty sure this is fake... gunshots sound a lot louder than that in real life.

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    Re: How Do You See Humanity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Voltaire X View Post
    I'm pretty sure this is fake... gunshots sound a lot louder than that in real life.
    No, dude, watch any video with gunshots on YouTube and see. I think the cameras limit the sound to a certain level. Sometimes I even wander how the microphones bare this powerful blast without failing.

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    Re: How Do You See Humanity?

    We're a complex viral infection that kills, eats, and ****s anything we come into contact with, which will result in the destruction of our planet, and ultimately ourselves.
    I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.

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    Re: How Do You See Humanity?

    Quote Originally Posted by PW4000 View Post
    As one who knows a little bit about mathematics, aerodynamics and subatomic physics, I can 100% promise you that in less than 3000 to 4000 years from now, the collaborative relationship between both the physics and the aerospace science communities, will solve the propulsion problem that is partly responsible for restricting human interstellar travel with return and recovery. Relax, I won't turn this into aerospace science thread. However, I have thought about this mathematically.
    I'd be interested in seeing this math. I can't believe it could possibly take 3000 years to achieve interstellar travel, a lot of theories on it exist already, some of the technologies even already exist. It's not going to take 3000 years, it's not going to take 1000 years. Just from conjecture, I'd give it 500 years at the most, just from the economic side of it and barring any breakthrough discoveries. What math are you doing to suggest 3000?
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    Re: How Do You See Humanity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    We're a complex viral infection that kills, eats, and ****s anything we come into contact with, which will result in the destruction of our planet, and ultimately ourselves.

    It's depressiing, but a logical, objective observation of the species supports this statement. I also think that we will likely kill the planet within a few hundred years. The life support system is going to collide headfirst with excessive population density and bone-headed stupidity. The bone-headed stupidity is magnified by greed and the for profit motive of the World powers and Corporatist/Capitalist lack of liability for environmental destruction. We have to maintain a life-supporting ecological infrastructure to survive. Do you see much of that around you? I perceive and incessant destruction of that infrastructure, but it's not the fault of the Businesses doing the damage because they legally avoid liability. That is what the Corporate structure is designed to do. Seen any Japan nuke meltdowns lately? Radiated fish? Global Warming? Artic ice melt? I honestly don't mean to be depressing, but desire to state the obvious.

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    Re: How Do You See Humanity?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    It's depressiing, but a logical, objective observation of the species supports this statement. I also think that we will likely kill the planet within a few hundred years. The life support system is going to collide headfirst with excessive population density and bone-headed stupidity. The bone-headed stupidity is magnified by greed and the for profit motive of the World powers and Corporatist/Capitalist lack of liability for environmental destruction. We have to maintain a life-supporting ecological infrastructure to survive. Do you see much of that around you? I perceive and incessant destruction of that infrastructure, but it's not the fault of the Businesses doing the damage because they legally avoid liability. That is what the Corporate structure is designed to do. Seen any Japan nuke meltdowns lately? Radiated fish? Global Warming? Artic ice melt? I honestly don't mean to be depressing, but desire to state the obvious.

    To be fair, the death toll from Fukushima is zero.
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    Re: How Do You See Humanity?

    A think a version of tribalism is pretty accurate. It has always been about "us" and "them", it just depends on the situation. It typically is geographic but we have extended that on to things like politics, wealth and sports.

    I like him, you hate him; therefore, I hate you. "The enemy of my enemy is my friend." All that yadda, yadda, yadda.

    When the aliens* start attacking, we will probably band together as a world. And when some galactic empire* starts attacking our galactic empire, we'll be in there pulling for out side. Go team!

    * The above comment does not confirm or refute the existence or lack of existence of aliens or galactic empires.

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    Re: How Do You See Humanity?

    We're an interesting bunch, to say the least. There's assholes, good people, greedy people, nigh-selfless people, etc. I have a positive view of humanity, and don't see a reason to that "I hate humanity" nonsense which is usually fueled by disgust for the actions of people who are by far in the minority.
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