I brought up heat death because, unlike the Sun running out of fuel, there's no way to survive after it even in theory. It's no less real just because it'll happen later (unless you mean everyone will probably be dead by then anyways).Thadeyus wrote:Indeed, and the atomic repository upon the Moon may some how explode -Driving our celestial neighbor off into the depths of space. Causing angst, hardship and turmoil for those trapped upon the station there.Really? Say the whole universe slowly started freezing over tomorrow, until 24 hours later it is covered in ice and all life is dead. Now what if that happened the day after tomorrow? Or a week later? You probably get the point.
The implication of this, regardless of when it happens, is that it doesn't matter what you do, because the end result is the same: everyone dies horribly, the end. And thus the universe has no purpose, nor anyone in it.
People are bad at evaluating things far in the past or future though, so it's not surprising you trivialize it.
Now, while both of these fanciful tales have much scope for drama and pathos, what are your thoughts/suggestions for the far more imminent and real problem of our Sun running out of fuel?
Or perhaps you'd care to give ideas towards the imminent collision between out galaxy and the fast approaching greater Magellanic cloud?
Both of these celestial phenomena are definitely going to happen. Both far sooner than the 'Light fade' of the universe.
You thought I was being flippant with my first over all statement? What, perchance dear SnowDrops, would your response be to these coming events?
Very much cheers to all.
I'm not really objecting to anything you said, but it's a bit disturbing that you have no problem with all of life going extinct. Then again, if you can think that way, then all the better. Personally I'm bothered by the idea that everything I do might be completely useless. I suppose if you embrace hedonism it won't be a problem though.
...I guess this is what this thread reminds me of: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/M ... tiNihilist