Sunday, October 18, 2009
Richard Dawkins: Every organism that lives is the "elite of the elite of the elite" (end of 2nd paragraph under "Take a giraffe" chapter)--> seems to ignore the fact that people would not be around if they wouldn't have gotten lucky at some critical points (@ the population bottlenecks)
Friday, September 25, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
there is no real guarantee that our life would be anywhere this good a some significant time into the future; you'd *hope* things would just get better but how realistic is that? we may have gotten to live (naturally, without the life extension) during the best of times; is there a point where life is just not worth is anymore? does every individual have a 'suicide point' --> a point where death is truly a better alternative d.