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I will say this, if, in the case that this great final “anti Christ” comes in my life time, and in the case that he sets himself up as God and tricks the world with promises of peace and takes over the rebuilt Jewish temple, and all the Jews go with him and fall for him. Then my opinion of them would change from one of mutual respect, to one of sorrow and mistrust. As it would for all who would fall for such a liar.
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The gullibility and naïveté of those in the FE field, combined with libelers and other criminals in the ranks, are partly why, soon before he died, Brian said that if anybody brings FE to the world, it . I have either participated in, witnessed, or heard from fellow travelers all of the above approaches numerous times, and there are far more written accounts of such approaches readily available. As I watched them play out many times, it became disheartening to watch the same paths to failure doggedly pursued, often by the aspirant-of-the-hour, usually an inventor, who always thought that he had some magic formula that would work even though many thousands of his professional ancestors failed. All of those methods are ways to give our power away to someone or something else, pour the new wine into old skins, and generally act from a scarcity-based and victim-oriented perspective. None of those approaches have come close to working or are likely to. Newcomers invariably advocate some kind of shortcut, an easy path to the finish line. There are not any. The is not something that can be initiated in an afternoon, a month, or a year of effort, and I have watched many lifetimes expended in the pursuit, including mine. Nothing about this is easy, and I have helped the best of the best spend their lives trying. With a sufficient nucleus of enlightened people, it could be an easy task, but achieving that nucleus is the hard part.
Perhaps the next most common reaction for those not denying that FE is possible is (they may outnumber those who will gladly accept FE delivered to their homes and labs). Their fears are usually stated to be around weaponizing FE or using it to destroy Earth’s remaining ecosystems. Both fears seem misplaced, and a close reading of history does not support them. All , so the would disappear if economic abundance existed. When there was economic abundance, people lived in peace in their . Raping Earth with FE , because there would not be any good reason to and very good reasons to not. The solar system could easily meet all of humanity's material needs, , and there would be no need to rape Earth. kill, rape, and plunder for the sheer joy of it, but everybody else does due to scarcity. Those who fear misuse believe that people will not wake up if the means of abundance are delivered to them, or that the vast majority who quickly would could not police those slow to understand (or the psychopaths who might never). That fear reflects a negative view of humanity that I do not share. I doubt that the masses , but they wake up when it is. I doubt that humanity is that stupid, and I am willing to take the chance that humanity can become a . The , and Earth is still intact. After witnessing that fear reaction many times, it seemed to me to camouflage other, deeper fears. I have never succeeded in engaging such people in a rational conversation regarding those fears. I eventually suspected that they really feared abundance and seemed . They built their entire lives around surviving in a world of scarcity and saw abundance as a threat to their existence. Such reactions are , and for similar reasons. They know that the world as they know it will end with FE, they are afraid that their role in that new world will be diminished, and prefer the devil they know. In some cases, they that devil. I have rather than question their beliefs and indoctrination, and that phenomenon seems related to that knee-jerk fear that people express when FE is even .
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What human-agency skeptics have ignored or argued around are unique features of the megafauna that went extinct the humans that preyed on them, while they examined minutia. ever before humans arrived. As , African elephants help create the biomes they live in, as terraforming agents. They were far from idle browsers and grazers, but had outsized impacts on the vegetation, soils, and geological features such as water holes. Dinosaurs may have had similar biome impacts, and it was probably a feature of that large herbivore guild. Scientists have been finding plenty of evidence that vegetation changes that human-agency skeptics attribute to climate change may well be largely the of the guild’s disappearance, not a cause. Researchers in Africa have also discovered that changes wrought by elephants created biomes dependent on elephant management. When elephants disappeared, so did the biomes that they created, which is why smaller species could also disappear when the large herbivore guild vanished. Although Australia was the only non-Antarctic continent without proboscideans 50 kya, and its guilds were comprised of somewhat smaller animals, probably reflecting inherent differences between placental and marsupial mammals, Australia's large herbivores probably had similar biome impacts.
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As repeatedly seen in the historical era, if a new technology enabled great numbers of animals to be killed, hunters quickly adopted the practice of killing the most animals that they could and harvested only the choicest cuts, as with bison tongues in North America. The by American “pioneers.” When Indians obtained horses from Europeans, they too killed all the bison that they could, and stampeding them off cliffs was a common practice for thousands of years and accelerated when horses made the job easier. Some Indians used all parts of a bison, but that seemed a minority practice, particularly after horses made hunting far easier, and was probably economically mandated. Cultural differences between Plains tribes began disappearing with the radical changes that horses and firearms brought to bison hunting, and stealing horses from neighboring tribes became a predilection. Even today in 2015, fisherman procuring shark fins for soup just , which is driving shark species to extinction.