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Now that is what I think too. When the ancients saw the Aliens, they could do lots of things and they thought that they were Gods. As we evolved and got smarter then we see they are just us from long ago and put here by them.
Thank you for your interesting comment.
There have been so many times that was reported that something was going to come close enough to this earth and kill everyting on it, yet we are still here. Ever heard of all the bunkers underground and all the Old Forgotten huge cities underground?
Just because it hasn't happened yet doesn't mean it never will. I think it's probably bound to at some point. Will humans even still be here when that happens? Who knows. It could be millions of years from now or it could be tomorrow.
We have test tube babies, sperm banks, Egg Banks and huge seed banks of all the plants in the world. We aloso have the Genome Project for just about every living being on the planet. Geothermal Energy and more...
And yet with the size of the universe and all that's out there, that's all still pretty small stuff. We're just people. Those are just things. Our planet is but a tiny dot and we are but pieces of dust in the grand scheme of things.
Why would we be the only living organisms in the whole of the Universe? What purpose would that serve? Have you seen anything from the Satellites and Hubble Spacecrafts? They all cannot be liars.
Huh? Where did I say we were the only living organisms in the universe? I really doubt that we are. That's sort of my point - we're not special to the universe.
Sorry, I took it that you thought we were the only ones here and we will be extinct just becuz of that. The questions still are valid to others here that think we are going to go extinct becuz there is no proof of other things.
Oh, I see. No, I think there is probably way more out there than we can ever hope to find.
Yes there are still those groups who have tunnel vision. I'd like to think that we now better than a whole planet being turned to dust as each one in the system depends on it. That would make all of them, incl Sun and all others systems chngd
That is cool Have you watched Natgeo or read their magazines? They have lots of things in them that do not point to humas being un-kind to the planet. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/
How are we fragile?
Minute changes to ecosystems can bring them crashing down. Minute changes to a human can kill him or her easily. I've seen too many people die from ridiculously tiny things to think anything else.
An I have seen tinier that kills many animals as well. I have seen things come back from the brink of extinction by the hands of man.
There is a great article or articles on Natgeo about food, our consumption on it and the various other uses of it. Here is the main article: http://food.nationalgeographic.com/
Thank your for your answer. Others have interesting answers as well.
Thanks for your answer.
The thinking was intensely patriarchal. If the Hebrew women bore children by Egyptian men, the children were not considered Hebrew by the Egyptians. Killing men and male children and impregnating the women was a common warfare practice at the time.
There is a bacteria that feeds upon the methane. Many do not know of this and it is not widely known. I do not beleive in Overpopulation. We are survivors and we already have the resources to do so. Thanks for your thoughts.
Sadly Debra our population is growing at an accelerating pace. I wonder what will stop that?
As for the bacterium, that lives in soil, not in the oceans, and the bacterium itself would suffer if environmental conditions changed excessively.
http://www.weather.com/science/news/life-found-ant... They found that the water and mud were full of microscopic life, including bacteria that eat methane...
Evolution is something that pushes the species - onward and upward. Whatever shape we metamorphose into, we've been there before (from shrew-like creatures after the Dinosaurs were wiped out, to hominids, Cro-Magnon man, advertising man (eh?) and on
AC I didnt get a notification you responded. Yes we will and have evolved. Peope do live in the coldest of climates to the hottest, under the sea 4 shrt time and in space 4 shrt time. We have adapted to do so..We will do more!
If we were to evolve into a higher-level species, homo sapiens sapiens would go extinct in favor of the new species we would become.
We have been adapting all along.
At the same time there are more new species being found today. Many things are not known and I shall post a hub about it soon or maybe put it on my new site. We will continue to evolve and survive.
Well, we will evolve and survive... for a few more years :-)
People think on human timescales and don't even consider the age of the universe and the lifespan of stars or even species. I think we have many thousands of years to go before humanity is gone, but we're just a species as mortal as any other.
Kylyssa - I see you understand the situation. You are so right. Most people cannot see beyond their own driveway, much less envision how infinitely vast the universe is.
All the tech we have and all those animals we have brought back from the brink of extinction does not change your views. If it weren't for man they would have been exticnt for a long time by now, yet they are coming back in larger numbers every day.
I think it's hubris to think our species is so much more special than every other species that it can't be destroyed. We may be relatively tough compared to other species but many species of life we rely on to produce oxygen are not.
We have already had many super volcanos erupt. Mnay species that we thought were extinct are not and many we thought were on the brink are making a strong comeback. We can now freeze embryos and have sperm backs to last way into the future.
The Yellowstone super-volcano could easily take out most of the continental US in hours to days with most other life on earth to follow within months. Our current level of technology probably could not save our species if it blew.
There are underground bunkers and whole cities that most do not know about. There is a bunker under Wash DC that can house thousands. The now have a catalog of all the movies or electronic media down there. There are many undergrnd Milit bases in US
There are truly amazing underground bunkers but nothing built to withstand that kind of seismic activity.
I think we're just resourceful, inventive, intelligent beings, not gods. The laws of physics are spectacularly more powerful than humans.
How do you know those bunkers could not be that strong? How about the underground Cities, such as the found in Turkey and Rome and other places. They are more than a few miles deep.
And once there were mountains thousands of feet higher than mount everest. What mother nature wants she takes.
Those who live in the areas that have these natural disasters and ignore the words of those who KNOW the disasters will come..they arn't so bright. Testing Mother Nature will always bring disaster.
I can't explain super-volcanoes in 246 characters, but if you read about them you'll understand a volcano with a mouth 45 MILES across can do enough damage to wreck us completely. Extinction is part of the natural order; nothing to be feared.
Thanks for your answer. Yes, I know we have re-located before.
I agree and we are working on that as we type. We have already lived in space for a number of months and also under the sea as well. There is promise! We have preserved and brought back to life embryos and sperm of more than just humans and DNA
We are NOT overpopulated over the whole of the earth. We are doing things that most people do not comprehend or see becaue of this kind of propoganda. Were are humans in teh wilderness and how many are in the cities?
If you think the earth is not overpopulated, do you think there is enough food to sustain our current levels...because people are starving all over the earth, and we are genetically modifying food just to survive.
When the Ogallala aquifer runs dry, how many people on earth will miss our grains fueling humanitarian aid? How will our own fare in the midwest with no groundwater? We are not sustainable with the current population, let alone a growing population
Ian, you are so right. It's really not food that will kill off most of the population though, it's going to be the sustainability of clean water that will do us in if the population keeps growing at this rate. The spread of disease is water borne.
Hahahaha!!! True Dat!
We already have the miracles, just many don't know of them.
There is life out there and we were put here from another life. Some just choose to ignore those facts. We are young but that does mean that we will not survive for a long time. A baby is young but it LEARNS to survive. We are just learning..
"time and space"Even split-second,continuous,multiple chemical activity(going on for ages)and using all time and all space in the universe to carry on that activity could not accomplish what is needed. It could not produce life out of nothing.
tsad, How do you know there isn't anything out there? We have already found many planets just like Earth. I went to your link and find it OK. I can't comment back on it until someone else comments back on it.
What you say is patently false - we have not found any planets "just like Earth" & that is why you do not site proof we have, there is none. but that has nothing to do with what I said: http://evolutionfacts.com/Evolution-handbook/E-H-5...
tsa, your comments keep coming up as spam. ??? That is only your opionin, not mine. I watch the Science channel and other learning media, such magazines and the like. U get UR facts and I have mine. That's how we all learn.
You say "We have already found many planets just like Earth"but you can't do a Google search and find one thing that supports thatstatement?Amazing!The Kepler mission is where the planet findings come from,they haver no claims like you made.
tsa, I was not aware that I had to give any facts in statements. If I wanted FACTS then I would have U write a hub about them. I never asked for facts from anyone. This is just a discussion, not a debate.
COOL! Lady G! As long as this is a discussion, not a debate & we don't need facts....I THINK George Clooney really wanted to marry me, but he lost my phone number!! :)) Drat! Foiled again! sigh.....support me.
LG,if you had said in the first place everything you say is not based on fact I'd have been the first one to agree with you!My bad!And Paula,Clooney is my God Father, just had breakfast with him today,when I mentioned your name,he saidPaula who?
Personally, I get frustrated trying to think of how vast the universe might be. Right when I feel I might grasp its infinite size, someone says now multiply that by infinity. Then comes infinity squared. That is a lot of time and space.
Floris, Thank You. Tsa,I am not stupid. and you don't have to be ignorant to others. I went to your site. China has been doing that for centuries and so has others. NOTHING new there. Sorry Puala for me allowing his rudeness here. No more
Tsad if you went to those sites you would have seen the phrase Earth like which means similar to or like earth so your argument is in itself patently false.to assume there is but one planet like ours is a sign of extreme hubris on your part.
Wulf, Tsa cant play nice his his comments. HP does know when something is spam because that is where all his message are put, so I delete them. He wont read anyting other than his stuff.and has told us the we don't no what we are talking about.
Lady G, Thanks for starting this conversation. I admire your spirit.
Earth-like doesn't mean just like earth with plants and animals or even liquid water. Mars would likely be classified as earth-like by the criteria used. The term shouldn't be used in articles written for laymen because it creates misunderstandings.
These two are very interesting to read and look at the Hubble pictures. http://hubblesite.org/explore_astronomy/skywatch/e...
If you read those articles carefully, you'll notice they aren't saying those planets have water and compatible plant life on them at all. There might possibly be life on some of them but we need certain kinds of life to support us.
I never said that they do, but there is a very strong possibility. When we have filters on there are many things that we do not see.
I agree. There is so much that we have done and are yet to do. We adapt and have been for the longest time. People just do not realize what we are doing. We are survivors.
Well that was different. I have to think on this one a bit. Not sure if it was sarcasm or really an attempt to be funny...or serious?
Lady G...As I read tsad's comment, it appears very serious to me. I don't feel any sarcasm in his words nor an attempt at humor. I could be wrong, but as usual, I doubt it! LOL I'm checking out the link he left us.
I didn't know how to take it becasue humor was used many times in his answer. Yes I do believe that we are being handpicked off this earth. Steve Andrews wrote a hub about culling the population many years ago on here.
The best way is to wait and to see; there are more theories to consider..
Jesus has already come. That is when he said that The Kingdom of God is Within us and that the laws are already in our hearts and minds. I wrote a hub about my Heaven Experience and I have much to tell in that, if you so desire to learn more.
Thanks for your comment
It doesn't matter who you are. We all live according to what we came here to learn...no matter what religious belif anyone has or doesn't have.
Sorry if this sounds as adisagreement ; It does matter to me who "am I " because I have none of 'religious belief."
No, I do not take it as disagreement. I aksed this question to get a variety of answers. I want to know what people think.
Thanks but...the day of judgement is every day and it is the consequence of every action that one takes. I do not think the planet will become extinct at all.