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"Mother Nature's Math Problem" By Eric Wayne Flynn

Updated on August 23, 2013
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"Mother Nature's Math Problem"

I'm not a sociopath

I'm a path for society

Caught up with excess, who ya trying to be?

I be we, we smoke trees, we be free

Yet pieces of plastic grab power, money's now colorful like Monopoly

Pass the green to the left, turn n handcuffs to the right of me

Is that the way it ought ta be?

Running out of resources, mother nature cries out to thee

Replenish my graces, the piggy faces laugh

How long can we go on this way, reluctant to do the math


By Eric Wayne Flynn

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      FitnezzJim 3 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

      Well written, but also a reminder that we are eternally optimistic.

      Sadly, to answer the question at the end, we worked the math back in the 1970's. With fairly optimistic assumptions, the answer came out to about 200 to 300 years. Nobody listened. You can actually find online videos that show the consequences of exponential population growth all by itself. For more sophisticated looks, you can read about Malthus Law, or Lotka-Volterra, or applied math biology.

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 3 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thanks FitnezzJim, this was a quick emotional poem i wrote this morning. I need to read about it more, I've had bits n pieces of information that inspire me or enrage me, either way, with scientific and artistic minds we can buy ourselves an extra year or two, ha (not really funny but if your not laughing you are crying)

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      Robert A. Joseph 3 years ago

      Always man loathing man or the acts of previous or "different men;" see what is WORKING in the world, in YOUR race-Human-you are a part..."a house divided will fall," is clear. Who and what do you think that you are cheering for? Or against? Remember, the world cools after an Ice Age..... use your brain, not other people's.

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      FitnezzJim 3 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

      The group 'Rush' might have the best thoughts on an approach ... 'the blacksmith and the artist, each must know his part, to mold a new reality, closer to the heart.'

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      Robert A. Joseph 3 years ago

      Every single generation has BLAMED the previous one(s) for their foolishness and called it science. Nonsense abounds in history, except the short-term experimental mentality of scientists who do not test their theories on or with themselves; why are those animal rights groups raging? Newton figured out gravity because an apple fell on his head? First year of life mentality. Forgotten is the actual power extant at that time: RELIGION. Newton caved like beach sand in the face of religious excommunication; the winners write history, and the scientists, regardless of any contribution, are footnotes. Argh, bunch of complainers and blamers. Again, the Earth WARMS subsequent to an ice age. Simplicity and belief in yourself and your own race, a novel idea.

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 3 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      I'm confused as to where JPB0756 stands on this

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      Robert A. Joseph 3 years ago

      Eric, thank you for the opportunity to clarify my position. I see that I am not certain of your posture; while your prose is eloquent and passionate, I take it as "people blaming people, id est piggy faces.." We are those faces and even if your presented thesis is accurate in any or all ways, approach equals success. I merely Devil's Advocate things where I feel separation has been connoted unintentionally; if it's truth, examination, or repetition of same harms it not. I enjoy your writing, so my comments are never intended as an attack on you, perhaps me just "raging at the machine." I appreciate the give and take, Eric.

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 3 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Hi Robert, I do blame people, who else can we blame but ourselves? Let one without sin cast the first stone. I admit i'm not perfect but i am not functioning at the extremely excessive level of the PIGGY's. We know they are there and we enable them at the risk of mother earth and at the risk of our very lives. My goal is to unite people, i hope you fall on my side of the line in the sand. Thanks, Eric

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      Robert A. Joseph 3 years ago

      A fine and shared goal, to unite people, Eric, and on your side I am. My contribution, at this stage of brainstorming is to merely point out that experience has been clear on the subject of establishing personal mentality in your audience or the mob mentality usually sparked by fault-finding, id est, blame. No question as to responsibility, only of enlistment, Eric. Btw, excellent writing, great beginning. Thank you, too. :-D

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