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29-10-2012, 08:49 AM
A facinatingly disturbing thought
Ran across the video today while on youtube... and it very clearly puts into perspective somthing that I've kinda had an idea about for many years... I just never defined it as well as Dr. Neil has..


My own thoughts were that our own human idea of intelligence is limited.. when in fact we are possibly just too stupid to really figure out the grand picture of things when it comes to the universe and it's origins.


Anyhow I found this video to be very informative and would like to hear what your thoughts are on this.




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29-10-2012, 09:44 AM
RE: A facinatingly disturbing thought
Hah, I love how Neil gets all pumped up when talking about science. Smile

It is a nice, interesting video you gave us here. And it is very fascinating, as Neil said, that we appear so much more 'advanced' than chimps, all due to cca. 1% difference in DNA. But I don't think it's all in the DNA. I mean, it is, but look at he progress we've made in the last 50 years. All of today's technology basically has roots in the last 50 years or so. And as we progress more and more, we progress faster and faster, so the farther away we are from the first steps on our way of advancement, the faster we're running, just like the galaxies getting away from ours move faster the farther away they are. And science that might have seemed very advanced to our grandgrandparents is now being taught in high-schools. So I don't think we're too stupid to figure out how the universe works, I think we're just too young as a species to be able to do so.

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29-10-2012, 10:12 AM (This post was last modified: 29-10-2012 11:05 AM by Bucky Ball.)
RE: A facinatingly disturbing thought
(29-10-2012 08:49 AM)ddrew Wrote:  Ran across the video today while on youtube... and it very clearly puts into perspective somthing that I've kinda had an idea about for many years... I just never defined it as well as Dr. Neil has..


My own thoughts were that our own human idea of intelligence is limited.. when in fact we are possibly just too stupid to really figure out the grand picture of things when it comes to the universe and it's origins.


Anyhow I found this video to be very informative and would like to hear what your thoughts are on this.




This is precisely the point of Ray Kurzweil, and his Singularity. Although Kurzweil spells out in much more detail how the "next" 1%" will occur. Not only that, it will occur in the next 50 years, as the parabolic, (geometric) increase in human knowledge "goes up" the parabola.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uIzS1uCOcE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XWXJDgbeP0
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beat...dedly-out/

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29-10-2012, 11:00 AM
RE: A facinatingly disturbing thought
It's a great video of Dr. Tyson.

I guess there is a comfort in the thought that somewhere, there might be something that knows all there is to know, or at least more than us. I wonder, if they were presented with the topic of science fiction, how they would see it.

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29-10-2012, 11:43 PM
RE: A facinatingly disturbing thought
It brings to mind the scene in Men In Black in which agent K tells Will Smith that "In some parts of the Universe, Human intelligence is considered so primitive that it's looked upon as an infectious disease."

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04-11-2012, 01:50 PM
RE: A facinatingly disturbing thought
I think this would also relate here

Richard Dawkins: Why the universe seems so strange


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