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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.


Monday, June 22, 2015

We're All Going To Die!


Eventually... But in the news today is an article about how we are in a "mass extinction", the sixth in earth's history, based on a Stanford study.

Let me quote from the article:
"Using fossil records and extinction counts from a range of records, the researchers compared a highly conservative estimate of current extinctions with a background rate estimate twice as high as those widely used in previous analyses. This way, they brought the two estimates, current extinction rate and average background or going-on-all-the-time extinction rate, as close to each other as possible."

Well, that scares the heck out of me. Which is its purpose, I assume.

3 comments:

Tom Sightings said...

I know the projections don't look good. But they never do. I'm betting humans will think/create/invent our way out of the corner we're painting ourselves into. If we don't ... well, not in my lifetime!

Douglas said...

Tom, it's true what you say about dire projections. On the other hand, there appears to be many who believe our thinking/creativity/inventing is what is painting ourselves in that corner. I am not one of those, as you know.

T.C. said...

Sure, we may not exist sometime in the future but these climate change zealots are still making me thirsty.