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Comment: Re:It begins with the end of cheap petroleum. (Score 1) 409

by rammer (#27309249) Attached to: I expect the last human on Earth to be born ...

I don't believe for one second that human race as a whole will die out.
Peak "insert your favorite resource" will reduce human population drastically. As will other global problems. But what we will have left is something closer to a preindustrial population. Not extinction. There were scattered Mayans still left after their population crashed. As well as people on Easter island.

Even an apocalyptic war will lose it's appeal when 90% of the population has died.
And even if a nuclear war is fought I believe humans are adaptable enough to survive a nuclear winter. You only need a thousand or so humans to survive a nuclear winter.

Comment: Re:Still Humans? (Score 0) 409

by rammer (#27308941) Attached to: I expect the last human on Earth to be born ...

Only if majority holds that view for a long time.

It was considered a reality for a long time that the earth was flat. Anything else was lunacy or heresy.
It was and to some still is a reality that there is/are benevolent/malevolent all seeing, all hearing, all knowing god/gods.

There is no objective reality. Only limited subjective views of an uncertain, undefinable, unknowable, unimaginably complex reality.

Gödel's incompleteness theorem is a bitch.

Comment: Re:Two contradictory theories... (Score 1) 883

by rammer (#27253009) Attached to: Shell Ditches Wind, Solar, and Hydro

That is just not true.
New renewable energy power plants are on par with coal energy. With coal becoming more expensive in the future. Easily extractable and good quality coal is being used up fast.
It is true that that existing power generation is cheaper with coal. But building new power plants is not.

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