Thinking outside of the "box" (earth)
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19-05-2012, 02:48 PM
RE: Thinking outside of the "box" (earth)
After watching the spectacle of this I would end my life. Madness would come very quickly without anyone else to talk to.

History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a
free civil government. This marks the lowest grade of ignorance, of which their
political as well as religious leaders will always avail themselves for their
own purpose. ~ Thomas Jefferson
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19-05-2012, 03:01 PM (This post was last modified: 19-05-2012 03:06 PM by Bucky Ball.)
RE: Thinking outside of the "box" (earth)
(06-05-2012 11:04 AM)bemore Wrote:  You are the last human being alive....... everything you have known is now gone.


#1. he's NOT a "christian troll". (very) good egg.

Have thought about this many times, since eventually some form of this will happen, one way or another. Looking back .. they will think, (as Alfred Lord Tennyson said), "What is it all but of trouble ants, in the gleam of a million million suns".

Don't like the "last human alive" scenario, (you wouldn't be there by yourself).. so will butt out. But, the best parts can be transplanted. Nomads are very cool.

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Yeah, for verily I say unto thee, and this we know : Jebus no likey that which doth tickle thee unto thy nether regions.

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19-05-2012, 04:53 PM
RE: Thinking outside of the "box" (earth)
(06-05-2012 04:27 PM)TrainWreck Wrote:  I would probably beat my meat till I die since their is no one to massage me
There really is no other answer.

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20-05-2012, 03:49 AM
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My thoughts would be this 'what a waste' I'm not much of a person for contemplating suicide, but in that situation I think I would seriously consider it an option. If I am the last human being alive, there is not point then in me being alive. My species would have been obliterated, and all which nature has striven for in the last 4 billion years will have been for nothing. The one reason I live for on this planet would be gone, that thing being the betterment of the species.
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20-05-2012, 05:51 AM
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Thanks for the replies peeps........ It is as allways interesting to hear your viewpoints. I dont think I managed to get across properly in the way that I wanted to...... I may have been to literal with the earth being destroyed as an example.

So lets say that you have watched the earth go kaboom (which It enevitably will do) and get wiped out....... somehow though (how is irrelevant) you manage to switch dimensions and go to an alternative reality which is exactly the same as the one your were in but in this dimension the earth doesnt get wiped out.

Returning to earth and touching down..... stepping foot on terra-firma .........how do you think the experince would of changed you???

Would it make you more gratefull for the things you have??? Do you think this gratefullness would stay with you forever or do you think you would eventually forget about the experience of watching the earth go blammo???

For no matter how much I use these symbols, to describe symptoms of my existence.
You are your own emphasis.
So I say nothing.

-Bemore.
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20-05-2012, 10:33 AM
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(20-05-2012 05:51 AM)bemore Wrote:  Do you think this gratefullness would stay with you forever or do you think you would eventually forget about the experience of watching the earth go blammo???


The question has been addressed.
It's called "Habituation" in Psychology, and known as "ennui" by some (French), Hoity Toities, (Philosophy), and the Principle of Diminishing Marginal Utility by Economic dudes and dudettes.

http://baywood.metapress.com/app/home/co...1:300312,1

http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sclient=psy...80&bih=603

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marginal_utility

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20-05-2012, 10:57 AM
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i would try and find life on other planets and leave marks that i have been there and if i would find ''sentient'' life i would say them i was a god make them built big temples for me and later when i would be dead and they reach spacetravel tech they would see my ship in orbit and find out that i was real and that i was no god they would find out what happend to earth. And use the technology from the ship to become spacetravelers them self and find the marks i left on the other planets and finaly find earth

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20-05-2012, 12:44 PM (This post was last modified: 20-05-2012 12:55 PM by kim.)
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I'd be like, "kill, kill, kill all the asteroids." The asteroids obviously have some superior intelligence that brought them to the earth to specifically destroy it along with mankind... otherwise, why the overkill - the complete destruction?
Dodgy


Ok. I wouldn't really think that. If I were close enough to the gravitational pull, I would be sucked ... well, I won't go there, either.
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Hmm... Consider.

I'm going to assume I have a fully loaded computer with all of history & all cool internet stuff fully downloaded and continually intra-active and operable.

I might try to guide the ship and explore my new surroundings.

I hope I remembered to bring least my guitar and several years of art materials-paint, paper, pencils, canvas, metal plates, photo equipment. I suppose I would spend a lot of time making images I remember of Earth. I would probably grow food and drugs so that would keep me pretty busy.

Too much time to be sad so, I would try to stay away from that. No need to get sucked into the void before I'm done.


Morality, ethics, and... what was that other thing mentioned? Those are transient occupations of futility and contain preconceived notions of humanity that I've personally never bought into. Life would certainly change drastically for me, but I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be much different than I currently am.

I would wish I had a friend.


But maybe that's just me. Shy

I think in the end, I just feel like I'm a secular person who has a skeptical eye toward any extraordinary claim, carefully examining any extraordinary evidence before jumping to conclusions. ~ Eric ~ My friend ... who figured it out.
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20-05-2012, 01:39 PM
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Erm... You do realise that this scenario has been expounded upon in all four books of a very famous and mostly harmless trilogy, right?

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23-05-2012, 08:25 PM
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I would be saddened by the loss of so much internet porn.
...other than that, party on Thumbsup

The old gods are dead, let's invent some new ones before something really bad happens.
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