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Discussion in 'General Debates' started by fantome profane, May 14, 2019.

  1. Dan From Smithville

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    Population growth could be that extinction level event that puts us over the edge. Not directly, but for all the reasons you have listed and more. All that is required is that the ability of living things to adapt is slower than the rate of environmental change and it is bye bye. Population growth is part of the environment. I mention this, not because I think you are unaware, but that others are. People often think of the environment as the weather and maybe a geographical position, but it is all those things that effect living organisms including other living organisms and their own biology and impact.
     
  2. Enoch07

    Enoch07 It's all a sick freaking joke.
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    I can't disclose details for various reasons.

    But I run 2 labs, I collect and test samples of soil and water amongst other things. I record test results daily and send to the EPA monthly, also collect samples and send to the EPA and 2 independent labs for verification/CYA purposes, also monitor and record certain chemical levels of the air and water.

    Sorry that's vaque but its all I can say.
     
  3. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Libertarian Capitalist Atheist Bokononist
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    Could be.
     
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    Revoltingest Libertarian Capitalist Atheist Bokononist
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    Don't dis the World's Strongest Man Competition.
    The guy who won last year is the one playing The Mountain on GOT.
    Or at least he did until the last episode.
     
  5. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Libertarian Capitalist Atheist Bokononist
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    I don't think overpopulation would lead to our extinction.
    As people died off, at some point the population would
    become a nice stable level.
    A big old meteor could do the job though.
     
  6. Dan From Smithville

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    That is quite all right. I did not want to pry, but I am interested. I have interacted with some EPA folks in the past, but mostly with regulators and scientists in the USDA. I take it you have a background in chemistry or some applied environmental science?
     
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    It seems possible that the side effects would be the actual cause. Sort of like Alzheimer's or HIV. Those diseases do not kill, but they provide the opening for other diseases that do kill.

    What about lots and lots of small, but very enthusiastic, meteors instead?

    Though you are more likely correct, and what would happen is our lifestyles would go extinct and we would get to do the whole show all over again. Making the same mistakes despite knowing that old saying about history repeating itself.
     
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    I caught the tail end of one of those contests the other day. The round I saw involved lifting a 410 pound stone up to your shoulders while exhibiting control of it and repeating this as often as you could in some limited amount of time. The stone looked like a giant potato. The winner was a guy from Iceland named Hafthor Bjornsson. He is 6'9'' and 425 pounds. He did not look like a giant potato.

    I have yet to see Game of Thrones. No TV. No HBO.

    I just looked it up and that character the Mountain is played by the guy I saw in the Arnold Strongman competition.
     
  9. Enoch07

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    Yes to both, amongst an ongoing education that never stops. Much like a doctor I am required to attend conferences, study in my off time, have a required amount of time in school, and I am licensed so I have to keep up with that.

    Well then you share my pain in knowing the EPA is.....meticulous to say the least.
     
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    While doing on demand is different from choosing it on your own, I still cannot see any reason that education should ever stop. At least on some level. I had a professor with a PhD in molecular biology that taught himself parasitology to a level more than sufficient for teaching it as a class.


    Well then you share my pain in knowing the EPA is.....meticulous to say the least.[/QUOTE]Meticulous I would agree with, but in my limited interactions, I never found them to be capricious and they were very open and communicative. Not conciliatory, but open to communication and discussion. Still, very serious about their work. I appreciate that part, while not always being happy about the hoops that had to be jumped through.
     
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