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lostalien Post time: 2012-4-23 13:32
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Fragility and Change.

Everything changes. No thing stays the same. Protons exist for a long time, yet they too, will decay and expire. Energy transmutes into matter and back again to energy. Back and forth, the Universe bounces. It may spin also, and most certainly everything in it spins. A vacuum in nature is soon filled, and a true vacuum is a rare event. Particles pop in and out of existence. Life evolves and goes forever onwards. Eschatological ends are theoretical devices: infinity opens out into an infinite number of time-lines.

In the quantum singularity before the birth of the Universe, when all parts were in contact with each other, all was harmony. A tiny fluctuation in this singularity released the Planck Era in which quark soup was evident, and after an inflationary period, entropy gave rise to disorder and discord, and the universe was born kicking and screaming into existence. This explosive event set a precedent for a series of explosions and implosions that would continue throughout it`s life, the most important of these outbursts being life itself.

The self-replicating molecule requires stable conditions in which to perpetuate itself. In a Universe where things are spinning and exploding into cataclysmic events, these molecules have, quite literally, to fight for their lives. And, despite the seemingly overwhelming odds against it, does just that. It`s fragile nature means that it must evolve stratagems to avoid direct confrontation with a volatile Universe, and yet must at the same time, take advantage of these changed circumstances by exploiting newly-created opportunities that arise from the debris of this destructive tendency of the Universe within which it exists.

A Universe without life is a dead Universe - a still-birth. The living cosmos is born, grows, evolves, decays and dies, and within this process, new Universe emerge. Universes that are adept at building living universe continue the cyclical momentum of the Multiverse. Without life, there would be eternal void and darkness and nothingness and everlasting death. We do not want to go there. This thread is a re-affirmation of the sanctity and power of the living Universe and a welcome to a new life.

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well said.

I am glad someone here thinks along the same lines as I do :)

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lostalien Post time: 2012-4-27 22:42
well said.

I am glad someone here thinks along the same lines as I do :)

Therefore, it can be understood, that to ensure the continuity of existence, the preservation of life must be the primary objective of all living things, But wait! There is an inherent paradox here: for example, the supernova is a potential life-destroyer and is also, at the same time and equally, a fundamental prerequisite in manufacturing those elements from which life is built - particularly carbon. The Universe has to provide `release mechanisms of entropy` - to `let off steam`, as it were - and the suppression of supernovae would be both unnatural and counter-productive. Life must weave it`s course along a very fine line between, on the one hand, seizing opportunities to grow, and on the other hand, becoming deft in evasive techniques. In a scenario where life is directly in the firing line of destructive force, and too close for comfort to the apocalyptic event, then without the use of interstellar travel technologies, it`s doom is surely certain.

Or is it? Perhaps there are times when the benevolent helping hand could resolve the dilemma. If only someone, something, somewhere, had sky-hooks...

People. Do you have the courage? Or are you so concerned in perpetuating your own silly little extinction event that the whole world shrunk to dimensions of infinitesimal smallness, that one fine day, you all just popped out of existence, and for all eternity?

This is a didactic exposition which will show to future species in future worlds, that the consequences of extinction events - adaptive radiations - contribute to punctuated, yet ever larger increases in biodiversity, and that the cause of these events, be they supernovae, bolide impacts, or destructive species, shall all, in the course of time, be reduced to dust and scattered in random fashion by the winds of change.

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