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Noface
Caput Lupinum
Posted over 1 year ago
Could the perception of Gravity be explained as motion through higher dimensions.
"Interesting. But I still like gravity as curvature in space-time continuum geometry - the Einstein description of general relativity." Well this idea actually fits nicely within Einstein as part of what inspires it is the idea of space being curved. But it is curved through a higher dimension. We cannot see the curvature of space time, we can only see it's effects on objects. For example the lensing effect of massive objects. This idea/question doesn't preclude the curvature of space, it actually requires it :)
Noface
Caput Lupinum
Posted over 1 year ago
Are we as a species like a viral infection that will eventually destroy its host...?
I think there is definitely a misguided feeling that man is a kind of Virus... But in biological terms, man is more like a invasive species. The problem is that public opinion and certain political spectrum's tends toward the idea that invasive species are always bad, and that man is Bad. In reality that's not always true at all. The question is often thus answered before it is even asked: Man has to go, or be culled. This is a foolish conclusion to jump to, and is leading our thinking down a very dark and destructive path of reasoning. To some progressives, the Chinese and their one child policy might sound very pragmatic and wise, but in reality it causes horrible living conditions and ruins a lot of lives. But even if we discount the loss of human life and happiness... there are other costs... Such as the cost of enforcement, of abortion, of medical care for abortions that go wrong etc etc. I believe that humans have forgotten that they are part of nature. We have to remember that industrialized nations have a much slower rate of reproduction and in some places has reached a point where the rate of birth has finally crossed the threshold where population will now decline. However, the 3rd world is exploding in new people every day. Their lack of success means they need more people cover the loss of so many, like fish having hundreds of offspring and only 1 or 2 living to adult hood. But instead of improving their conditions, we often do more to destroy them and keep them in the 3rd world. We must also remember that even though we might be destroying one habitat, we might be creating others... Cities for example are now their own stable ecosystems, no less valid than a deep forest. I subjectively feel that it is well within mankind's power to devise a way achieve balance with nature, without resorting to genocidal/eugenicist ideas of population culling and forced procreation limits that will only lead to suffering... There is a better way..