(urth) RE: Doomed multitudes
rasputin_ at hotmail.com
Thu Apr 7 15:30:55 PDT 2005
>No, it says that life will go on for a little while, and then they
>will all die, forever.
This point has already been discussed a few times in this thread, and what
you seem to be implying here seems to be ignoring that.
Also, that sentence is... well, just look at it.
>>Because any attempt to predict which future will ultimately colonise the
>>most worlds is pointless speculation. The Green Men may eventually
>May, may may... (How could the Frozen Urthers build any Dyson rings?
>If we cannot be sure of anything, let us do nothing!
If I am not misunderstanding things here, it sounds like you are battering a
straw man here. I don't think he was suggesting not making any choices at
all. What he was suggesting was that evaluating "future generations" was not
a sound basis for making that choice.
And that's arguable. Just not on the terms you're presenting here.
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