The Arrival Of Animals Triggered Earth's First Mass Extinction

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07 Sep 2015 15:00 #202192 by Akkarin
www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/an...irst-mass-extinction

The Arrival Of Animals Triggered Earth's First Mass Extinction

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One of the first things I thought of was how this seems to relate exactly to what's happening now with climate change and the occurrence of Intelligence.

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07 Sep 2015 21:41 - 07 Sep 2015 21:42 #202226 by Adder
Seemingly life is consumption! Its even what Yoda was representing when he first hassled Luke. Though perhaps its the safest base instincts to mimick when meeting new life forms which are larger then you, as it represents hunger (I'm not a good meal because I'm starving) but also weakness as a result which lures the larger creature into making an over confident move and revealing its true nature/intentions more readily.

Which sort of makes evolution a measure of how well we consume... just need to define how we measure 'well' I guess. Population growth is going to be a problem IMO, if we don't get offworld, where the new colony awaits



LOL, sorry, I'm a BladeRunner nut, still

Climate change is just one byproduct of that population growth I think, and others will probably emerge just as quick. It's going to be a bumpy ride
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08 Sep 2015 02:26 - 08 Sep 2015 02:27 #202234 by OB1Shinobi
since we may develop just enough intelligence to wipe ourselves out it occured to me that life itself may judge intelligence as nothing really special in the long run

an experiment that ran its course
when i had that thought i felt humbled

adding to the idea of overpopulation; i believe that functional immortality will be discovered/developed by advances in biology and biotechnology in the next 100 years, maybe less
which REALLY complicates that issue

People are complicated.
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