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29-12-2014, 04:19 AM
RE: End Time?
(26-12-2014 03:28 PM)Mr Woof Wrote:  
(26-12-2014 07:10 AM)Dom Wrote:  And this is new to this day and age - how? Replace nukes with weapons and nothing has changed in eons.

Nukes have the capacity to destroy the world many times over and quite quickly.
Check out Has Man a Future by Bertrand Russell. And the capacity is much greater now than when he wrote it.

What do you mean by 'destroy the world'? Do you mean absolute destruction of Earth to bits and pieces? Or environmental destruction that leads to no life? Or end of the human race?

In any case, there are many organisms that can survive nuclear incidents such as the cockroach. And you would have to look no further than Chernobyl to see that nature can do just fine or even better when a region is heavily irradiated from a power plant meltdown. And no amount of nuclear bombs are capable of shattering the Earth. Additionally, while nuclear weapons being detonated on the surface may make things near uninhabitable, it's not enough to affect every area and likely we would still persevere in bunkers.

In other words, cool it. The world is nowhere close to destruction due to human intervention. There are horrible things that have been done to the environment but nothing world ending.
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29-12-2014, 04:30 AM
RE: End Time?
(26-12-2014 03:44 PM)Mr Woof Wrote:  
(26-12-2014 11:13 AM)Free Wrote:  Of your entire post, that is all I seen. The rest of what you said was okay, but this ...


X: WRONG!

Porn is never evil.

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As porn entails by its very nature: the need to further arouse, in any manner possible, there are no bounds to the implications and debasement of humanity...........this in my opinion is evil.Capital letters don't change this.

Um, what?

Porn does not entail further arousal in any manner possible. It's not like crack where you take more and you have to get more intense hits to be aroused. And I don't see any 'debasement of humanity' by having porn. We're animals, like it or not. We're programmed to like sex, and sexual arousal can mean different things to each person because we are extremely social creatures. That can mean people like things like regular sex, anal, scat (shiver), blood play, homosexuality, rape play, bondage, foot fetishes, and on and on and on, and it isn't due to a need to 'further arousal'.

Because you find it disgusting doesn't mean it is a 'debasement of humanity'.
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29-12-2014, 07:21 AM
RE: End Time?
(29-12-2014 12:51 AM)Gordon Wrote:  How much time do we have? I'm not sure, but I know 2039 is not going to be a good year. I really hope I have time to write about this topic.

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29-12-2014, 04:42 PM
RE: End Time?
(29-12-2014 04:30 AM)Kaepora Gaebora Wrote:  
(26-12-2014 03:44 PM)Mr Woof Wrote:  As porn entails by its very nature: the need to further arouse, in any manner possible, there are no bounds to the implications and debasement of humanity...........this in my opinion is evil.Capital letters don't change this.

Um, what?

Porn does not entail further arousal in any manner possible. It's not like crack where you take more and you have to get more intense hits to be aroused. And I don't see any 'debasement of humanity' by having porn. We're animals, like it or not. We're programmed to like sex, and sexual arousal can mean different things to each person because we are extremely social creatures. That can mean people like things like regular sex, anal, scat (shiver), blood play, homosexuality, rape play, bondage, foot fetishes, and on and on and on, and it isn't due to a need to 'further arousal'.

Because you find it disgusting doesn't mean it is a 'debasement of humanity'.

The porn industry keeps raising the mark in many fields, including bestiality, oral rape etc... Newness, more intensity is needed for the same kick.

University studies indicate that brain changes in porn addicts is quite similar to those shown on the brains of alcohol and drug addicts.
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29-12-2014, 04:44 PM
RE: End Time?
(29-12-2014 04:19 AM)Kaepora Gaebora Wrote:  
(26-12-2014 03:28 PM)Mr Woof Wrote:  Nukes have the capacity to destroy the world many times over and quite quickly.
Check out Has Man a Future by Bertrand Russell. And the capacity is much greater now than when he wrote it.

What do you mean by 'destroy the world'? Do you mean absolute destruction of Earth to bits and pieces? Or environmental destruction that leads to no life? Or end of the human race?

In any case, there are many organisms that can survive nuclear incidents such as the cockroach. And you would have to look no further than Chernobyl to see that nature can do just fine or even better when a region is heavily irradiated from a power plant meltdown. And no amount of nuclear bombs are capable of shattering the Earth. Additionally, while nuclear weapons being detonated on the surface may make things near uninhabitable, it's not enough to affect every area and likely we would still persevere in bunkers.

In other words, cool it. The world is nowhere close to destruction due to human intervention. There are horrible things that have been done to the environment but nothing world ending.
Well! Yay for the cockroaches!
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04-01-2015, 09:09 PM
RE: End Time?
Every generation wakes up one day somewhere in the penumbra of its dotage and asks, "why am I in this handbasket? and where are we going?"

That's why these "the world is going to hell in a handbasket" threads don't impress.

I'm 58 and my life is not recognizable to me, but its not because the world is going to shit, it's because my life has gone to shit. I have learned to get over it.

The earth has never "endured" anything; it's not sentient. Like the rest of creation, it's indifferent to human folly and suffering.

There is always a fresh supply of new humans to endure more suffering, so that's not a problem, either.

You or I might be willing to declare the human experiment a failure, but no one is asking. It'll go on. Hope springs eternal. Or not. I tend to lean towards it not ending anytime soon. Society is a complex system, and complex systems tend to self-heal. That says nothing about the quality of life for its hapless occupants, but it says they will live to fight another day. Evolution is by nature not concerned with quality of life, but only with survival. I am actually encouraged that some of us are learning to override evolutionary impulses (agency inference, confirmation bias, otherizing, etc etc) and have had some at least scattered success in directing our evolution going forward. Not that it's making enough of a difference to matter to me personally, but it's reason for some long-term optimism for future generations.

I am pushing 60 and so am not all that terribly far from pushing up daisies, so I don't have much skin in the game anymore. I'm fairly indifferent about it. Humanity hasn't earned my hand-wringing existential angst. I have better things to do with my time.
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