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June 01, 2010

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DaninVan

If/when we end it all, I seriously doubt we'll be 'going quietly into the night'. There'll be a loooong stretch before the Earth heals enough to support a different superior species.
One could argue that our sophistication will be our downfall, our Achilles heel.

tolkein

But some things are truly unknowable. Two examples, Godel's Incompleteness Theorems, and Heisenberg's uncertainty principle.

Mick H

Well yes, but those don't reflect the shortcomings of specifically human intelligence, but of intelligence in general. Any intelligent species would come up against them.

tolkein

MH

That was my point. There are some things that are truly unknowable, so postulating super species to solve big problems humans can't is, if I can be pardoned for a moment, an act of faith.

Mick H

OK, sorry. Yes, agreed.

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