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Fascinating scientific stuff

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by beer good, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. Sneezy

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    All true. As I said, my pre-frontal says "Cool!" while my amygdala screams "Run!".
     
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    Wait, what? You mean we are doomed? No kidding?

    Just an excerpt, read it all for context:

    Technology won't save you

    For those who believe that there must be a technological fix to all this despair and destruction, the researchers found that the historical record provides "testimony to the fact that advanced, sophisticated, complex and creative civilizations can be both fragile and impermanent.

    "It may be reasonable to believe that modern civilization, armed with its greater technological capacity, scientific knowledge and energy resources, will be able to survive and endure whatever crises historical societies succumbed to," the authors wrote.

    "But the brief overview of collapses demonstrates not only the ubiquity of the phenomenon, but also the extent to which advanced, complex and powerful societies are susceptible to collapse."

    Not all is lost, however: Societies can moderate the two factors that contribute most to social meltdown: the exploitation of natural resources and the uneven distribution of wealth, the researchers said.

    "Collapse can be avoided and population can reach equilibrium if the per-capita rate of depletion of nature is reduced to a sustainable level, and if resources are distributed in a reasonably equitable fashion," they wrote.


    Yeah, that's going to happen.

    Full story here.
     
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    Imagine it with this new skill !


     
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    It was then sold to a wealthy Japanese businessman for an undisclosed sum.
     
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    Yes, I remember this blue lobster... I read about the cause of its blue color, an excess of the crustochrin proteins .
     
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    If you get the split-colored lobsters it's a two-fer.

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