Travis Graff

Red Bluff, CA, United States

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Travis Graff
Posted almost 2 years ago
What are homo sapiens good for, how do "they" contribute to a "cycle" on Earth, and what would happen to the world if "they" all left?
Wow, please take off the "Green" grasses and have some perspective. 1) the planet is not destroyed. 2) millions of species have gone extinct with out human interaction (this is part of the planets evolution), and to even say humans have caused thousands to be destroyed is a gross exaggeration. 3) I see and appreciate beauty (man made and natural) every day. (beauty is in the eye of the beholder) Making exaggerated statements based on inaccurate data fuels agendas, but takes away from real progress. I understand and appreciate your passion and drive. I just feel that the cause and solution (for the human condition on this planet) would be better achieved by rational and educated discussions.
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Travis Graff
Posted almost 2 years ago
What are homo sapiens good for, how do "they" contribute to a "cycle" on Earth, and what would happen to the world if "they" all left?
You are assuming that the ECO system is fragile and it might well be, if meassured in human time. Think planet time. Unless the planet is pulverized, the sun changes or the planet loses it position in orbit "Life" in one form or another will continue on this planet. Homo - sapiens will only be missed by the next Intelligent species that replaces them in the future. "Missed" is probably the wrong term. Do we miss the Dinosaurs? Your conclusion about the bees is missing one important factor. TIME. Most would agree with most of your statement but give enough time thousands or millions of years the Eco system would right itself. It is widely believed that if the bees vanished it would be and end. I feel another insect or evolution would replace them and replace them quickly. The laws of supply and demand do apply to nature. Take O2 and CO2 if there is an abundance of CO2 and a drop in O2 the lifeforms that rely on the CO2 would flourish and the O2 lifeforms would diminish and then the pendulum would begin to swing the other way and then back again until the system rights itself or another disaster occurs. I don't claim to be an expert these are just some of my thoughts
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Travis Graff
Posted almost 2 years ago
How could you develop a data analysis system that handles discrepancies in medical records?
The variation could be accounted for as anomalies. The system could not be perfect because of the human element you mentioned. But, the benefit of the the massive data and the work that would be achieved would be beyond measure. In the USA HIPA and "personal privacy" would be the biggest hurdle to this idea. This could be easily resolved with a concerted effort by the medical community to obtain patience approval of the use of the anonymous data.
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Travis Graff
Posted almost 2 years ago
Failure should be respected for those trying to accomplish something
It's late and I have not had time to read all the responses, so forgive me if someone has already point this out. Trying is the first SUCCESSFUL step in accomplishing anything. A friend of my closed his small coffee shop after three years. He confided in me that he felt "like a failure". I reminded him that he succeeded for 3 years. The nano attention spans of our society measure failure on unrealistic time frames and expectations. Which brings me full circle to my most important point on this subject. Your success or failure should be in your own eyes not other people's and success or failure is relative.