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  1. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    25 May '18 11:12
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/05/23/humans-destroyed-83-all-wild-mammals-new-study-finds/639184002/
  2. Subscriber FreakyKBH
    Acquired Taste...
    25 May '18 14:50
    Originally posted by @sonhouse
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/05/23/humans-destroyed-83-all-wild-mammals-new-study-finds/639184002/
    You should even the score and take one for their team by taking yourself out.
  3. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    25 May '18 20:55
    Originally posted by @freakykbh
    You should even the score and take one for their team by taking yourself out.
    Only if you off yourself first
  4. 25 May '18 21:26
    Originally posted by @sonhouse
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/05/23/humans-destroyed-83-all-wild-mammals-new-study-finds/639184002/
    Of course. Take one look down from an airplane and ask "where would wild animals live? On that small patch of grass at the center of the rows and rows of cul-de-sacs?"

    Unless you managed to make your way to a national forest, we're all captive now.
  5. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    26 May '18 01:04
    Originally posted by @wildgrass
    Of course. Take one look down from an airplane and ask "where would wild animals live? On that small patch of grass at the center of the rows and rows of cul-de-sacs?"

    Unless you managed to make your way to a national forest, we're all captive now.
    My question would be after the extinction of humans what will the recovery of Earth life look like?
  6. 27 May '18 06:05 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @sonhouse
    My question would be after the extinction of humans what will the recovery of Earth life look like?
    It would be overrun by talking apes because some jerk drove one mad enough to shout "NO"'.
  7. Standard member apathist
    looking for loot
    28 May '18 17:27
    We move in, all the big things die.

    I think this is part of the reason we are quarantined.
  8. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    29 May '18 11:24 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @apathist
    We move in, all the big things die.

    I think this is part of the reason we are quarantined.
    This would surprise me not. Aliens may be being extremely careful to keep signals we could recover from reaching us.

    It may not matter though, we could theorize only one advanced life form gets to live in a galaxy. So we could in that situation listen to radio waves, IR, laser and so forth and there would be nothing but there would be one in Andromeda and one in each of the Magellenic clouds, and the problem there is it takes for instance minimum of 175,000 odd years for signals to reach us from the clouds and a million years to reach us from Andromeda.

    So we get nothing.

    Or only say 10 advanced civilization can exist at the same time in any given galaxy and in a galaxy 100,000 ly like ours more or less, would be average 10,000 light years apart so the signals could pass each other like ships in the night, say a wavefront of signals 5000 years long (the length of time a civilization either does it and then can't or does it and its technology advanced to the point they don't need RF or lasers anymore, whatever reason, that wavefront say started out 50,000 years ago and passed us by 45,000 years ago, only 45,000 years too early for our tech to catch the wave.

    Or conversely, a signal starts out today and we don't even have the possibility of receiving it for 10,000 years which does us no good because our tech civilization may only last say 5000 years max. So no signals picked up EVER. `
  9. Standard member apathist
    looking for loot
    30 May '18 19:33
    Originally posted by @sonhouse
    ... and the problem there is it takes for instance minimum of 175,000 odd years for signals to reach us from the clouds and a million years to reach us from Andromeda...

    .
    Do you see a flood coming?
  10. Standard member apathist
    looking for loot
    30 May '18 19:42 / 1 edit
    YouTube

    I guess you've met this kind of stuff.

    edit if right now all people died
  11. Subscriber moonbus On Vacation
    Uber-Nerd
    30 May '18 19:47
    Originally posted by @apathist
    We move in, all the big things die.

    I think this is part of the reason we are quarantined.
    H. saps is an invasive species. We are a plague on the biosphere.
  12. Standard member apathist
    looking for loot
    31 May '18 02:59
    In our defense, as we become successful the birth rate drops. Maybe it isn't hopeless.
  13. Subscriber moonbus On Vacation
    Uber-Nerd
    31 May '18 05:37
    Originally posted by @apathist
    In our defense, as we become successful the birth rate drops. Maybe it isn't hopeless.
    Every species which overpopulates and craps its habitat ensures its own demise. We are not immune to laws of nature, but we act as if we were.
  14. Subscriber FreakyKBH
    Acquired Taste...
    31 May '18 10:34
    Originally posted by @moonbus
    H. saps is an invasive species. We are a plague on the biosphere.
    All hale the Biosphere.
  15. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    31 May '18 16:25
    Originally posted by @freakykbh
    All hale the Biosphere.
    So perspicacious, so LADEN with wisdom.