Monday, July 2, 2018

Philosophy Wire: Becoming extinct. After evolving. Nature. Balance. The power (of butterflies).


Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2018-07-02]: If the potential for intelligent life to exist somewhere in the universe is so large, then where is everybody? In a relatively recently new paper, an astrophysicist argues that species such as ours go extinct soon after attaining high levels of technology. [1] Even the greatest stars reach a point where they explode. Nature has its ways of keeping balance. Look at that small butterfly. How gracefully it moves. Flying carelessly, dying so soon, letting go in the blows of the wind. She seems small, but she is most powerful than the greatest star. Sang by the poets, loved by lovers, admired by the most powerful power in the universe – children. Everything is just dust in the wind. Yes, nature has its ways of finding balance. But sometimes, just sometimes, it unleashes powers beyond imagination and without any limitation. Violating any laws of balance, which only exist there to remind us that balance shouldn’t exist there in the first place…

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