Please turn on javascript in your browser to play chess.
Science Forum

Science Forum

  1. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    26 Mar '10 20:52
    http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/living/2010/03/25/sam.harris.ted2010.cnn?hpt=C2

    We are already in the 6th largest mass extinction in Earth's history but this time caused 100% by humans. Gorsh, don't that make you feel proud to be human?
  2. 27 Mar '10 03:20
    what have humans got to do with sunspots?
  3. 27 Mar '10 07:39
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/living/2010/03/25/sam.harris.ted2010.cnn?hpt=C2

    We are already in the 6th largest mass extinction in Earth's history but this time caused 100% by humans. Gorsh, don't that make you feel proud to be human?
    The link leads to
    "A South Korean navy ship sank in the Yellow Sea near North Korea late Friday carrying 104 crew members."
    What does this has to do with anything?
  4. 27 Mar '10 08:28
    I get "why to ditch religion". This is a definite nominee for "the most confusing thread on RHP ever" award.
  5. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    27 Mar '10 12:48 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by FabianFnas
    The link leads to
    "A South Korean navy ship sank in the Yellow Sea near North Korea late Friday carrying 104 crew members."
    What does this has to do with anything?
    My bad, wrong link for sure. Wow. Ok, here is the one I was reading:
    http://www.physorg.com/news188814983.html
  6. Standard member KellyJay
    Walk your Faith
    28 Mar '10 15:02 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/living/2010/03/25/sam.harris.ted2010.cnn?hpt=C2

    We are already in the 6th largest mass extinction in Earth's history but this time caused 100% by humans. Gorsh, don't that make you feel proud to be human?
    Nature does from time to time. We are part of nature, or we are not?
    Kelly
  7. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    28 Mar '10 15:36
    Originally posted by KellyJay
    Nature does from time to time. We are part of nature, or we are not?
    Kelly
    Not for long, if this keeps up, humans extinct, 10,000,000 years later intelligent octopus species takes over planet......
  8. Standard member KellyJay
    Walk your Faith
    29 Mar '10 01:50
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Not for long, if this keeps up, humans extinct, 10,000,000 years later intelligent octopus species takes over planet......
    What would an octopus do taking over the planet that it isn't already
    doing?
    KJ
  9. 29 Mar '10 08:33
    Originally posted by KellyJay
    Nature does from time to time. We are part of nature, or we are not?
    Kelly
    I am not aware of any other mass extinctions caused by a specific species. I could be wrong though.
    Some of the major climate changes in the past, were partially caused by the effects of life on the atmosphere, it is conceivable that one was largely due to a specific species of algae in the ocean or something like that.
  10. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    31 Mar '10 01:54
    Originally posted by KellyJay
    What would an octopus do taking over the planet that it isn't already
    doing?
    KJ
    I'm talking about the gap left after the extinction of mankind which will come for sure. Sea animals can evolve to live on land and vice versa, see Manatees, they are related to elephants.
    So I just imagined a creature like octo's which, after mankind goes bye bye, could evolve to live on land and evolve the tentacle into something with the dexterity of human fingers could, given our level of intelligence, take over the planet just like we have today.

    I can see the octo equivalent of anthropologists (Octopologists)? coming across our remains, bits of concrete and such 20 million years old, kind of reminds me of a great Bill Danoff song 'The Potters wheel' which was crucified by John Denver but masterfully done by Freyda Epstein RIP, who died in '03 in a bizarre auto un-accident. She was a member of Trapezoid, a folk band started by Sam Rizzetta.

    Grandmaster fiddler and vocalist, we miss her bunches.

    Here is a link to one of her memorials:

    http://www.ccs.neu.edu/home/elan/freyda.html

    A bit off topic but she was one of the great ones.