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Comment Re:false dichotomy (Score 1) 408

You have fallen into the common trap of assuming infinite resources. The planet we are on is finite. The resources on it are finite. The amount of resources we can mine from our planet in a given time is finite. This is the reason for the theory of opportunity cost, one of the fundamentals of economics. Simply, everytime you do something you are denying yourself the resources to do something else.

Understanding is always the understanding of a smaller problem in relation to a bigger problem. -- P.D. Ouspensky