Nature Has A Formula That Tells Us When It's Time To Die

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Nature Has A Formula That Tells Us When It's Time To Die
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Tue, 01-22-2013 - 9:03pm

Nature Has A Formula That Tells Us When It's Time To Die

http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2013/01/22/169976655/nature-has-a-formula -that-tells-us-when-its-time-to-die

What do you think?



Blessings,

Gypsy

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Registered: 03-09-2001

I'm not much of a mathematician. :D But I went off on a metaphysical slant instead when I read this, LOL! I don't see Death in and of itself, something to avoid or fear. I think a lot of the fear has more to do with the suffering before actually dying. The process of dying can be terrifying. So many times it's a long drawn out affair; not immediate and like shutting off a light switch. I think preserving life if the potential quality of continuation of that life is possible. While we can preserve this choice for our pets, say, we are not necessarily allowed to make those choices for ourselves by the medical establishment, which seeks to keep life going irregardless of potential suffering and lack of quality. Although there are some laws now as to DNRs. Our species has a hard time accepting death is a part of life. A natural part.

As for efforts to save other species from extinction, I think that effort is trying to undo the bad Karma of our species' destruction of the planet and other life forms and can be a good effort. :) I think Nature "will out" regardless of what we do. Even if we destroy ourselves and our planet, along with all the other precious life on it. Nature eventually, on "her" own time schedule, of course, has a plan and keeps to it. "She" also in the course of the planet's own schedule, eliminates species that are destructive, overpopulate themselves, and so forth. Something to think about... Do we evolve from doing so much harm, and thus replace ourselves with a better version of our species or will Nature start over? Or we will develop space flight to the point we colonize other planets? (Having hopefully learned something about living in harmony with other life forms and the planet, before that happens, so we don't repeat our mistakes). ;)



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Gypsy

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Definitely interesting, I do love math! Though with the advances of medical technology today the human species is skewed. I wonder if that also would skew the animal world as there are many "save the" this or that species. Does that too change the math formula?