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Is it possible for our planet to "crash" due to being a closed biological system?

After watching a wonderful video by Mike deGruy, I was very impressed by the illustrations he used regarding closed biological systems.

Please take the time to watch the TED event talk below, and chime in with your insight and/or opinion, on whether our Earth will eventually end up like the other three examples given in the video.

Some feel this is a very big problem, and offer many different solutions.

What is your take on this issue? Is it an issue? Or is the Earth able to continue producing indefinitely?



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  • Feb 19 2012: I have been regarding the torus symbol to a closed system, the planet has forces that initiate the perpetuation of the planet's life, regulating with the weather patterns as tools. The system, being understood the connections in respect to dark matter, does what it needs to alter the system from overpopulating and shutting down. This regulatory system can fail if it is not maintained by the environment and its diversity. Life will find a way to live, we just have to make sure we are not part of the problem or vast environmental disasters will drive us out of the system.
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      Feb 20 2012: Hi Joseph, I am not sure I know what you mean by "torus symbol".

      I do feel that there is alot we do not understand with regards to the diversity of life on earth, and the natural cycles.

      And yes, we (humans) seem to be part of the problem at present.....so in your opinion, we as humans can be driven out of the system, and yet the Earth will survive....is this an accurate statement?

      I too feel the Earth will continue indefinitely........will human life???

      We'll have to wait and see.
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        Feb 21 2012: It's funny when people bring in a bunch of pseudo babel to try to explain something that can be described easily with objective reasoning.
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          Feb 21 2012: Benjamin, thank you for your comment.


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