¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Biosphere 2, in Arizona, was more ambitious. It failed its objectives because of design flaws. Designs are underway for humans to live indefinitely on Mars. We can do such designs for indefinite human survival on a violent, barren, devastated Earth. If motivated, in a week, human teams could create Survival Modules where a few dozen humans could live for a few months.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 There is little reason to just keep successive generations of individual human persons alive in Earthbound Space Ships (ESS) for years, for centuries, for millennia. Yet, the exclusive focus on those persons (aware of, and coming-to-terms with, extinction) is about persons facing suffering and death. [Those I am aware of.] None express any interest surviving “in bunkers”.
¶ 7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 We preserve humanity so it can save/restore the creative emergent evolutionary gains by Gaia since the last major extinction. This major extinction, underway, unintentionally caused by human immaturity, may be worse than the last extinction, and eliminate all multi-cellular life.
¶ 8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 When we save humanity, we save parts of Gaia. Many animals, plants and their supporting microbiota will live in ESS. When ESS expands and improves, after being secured for survival, space will be provided for experimental ecological systems – including systems for food production for beyond the initial survival food system.
¶ 9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 Data can be stored, but may require periodic “refreshing”, a process needed inventing for ESS. This might entail data storage using DNA as the storage medium, where refreshing could be continuous.
¶ 10 Leave a comment on paragraph 10 0 Gaia is the most complex, magnificent, beautiful entity in our known cosmos. It is beyond being categorized as a “system”. Our knowledge of Gaian Wonders increases yearly; and there is much more we could have learned.
¶ 11 Leave a comment on paragraph 11 0 Gaia = Life. Nearly 4 billion years old, almost as old as Planet Earth, itself. Gaia has a “nested/networked matter/energy interactive processes”. Gaia may have a “mind” and “consciousness”, in analog with our human brains/bodies, with its “nested/networked matter/energy interactive processes”.
¶ 12 Leave a comment on paragraph 12 0 Starting with the “magical” DNA-Protein “language”, where four nucleic acid “bead” molecules translate with twenty-four amino acid “bead” molecules in forming the “chain” molecules of DNA and Proteins – which with many other “bead”, “chain”, and “fabric” molecules ,participate in the dynamics of the biological cell. Over billions of years these cells improved and diversified – and today they contribute to 1/3 of the mass of Gaia (biosphere).
¶ 13 Leave a comment on paragraph 13 0 The story of the emergence of multi-celled organisms, with tissues, organs, physiological sub-systems (e.g., circularity, neural, etc.) – on to their evolutionary categories (Domain, Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species) distributed on Earth from ecological locales to massive biomes – continues this symphony of emergent Gaia/Life on Earth.
¶ 14 Leave a comment on paragraph 14 0 The loss of much of Gaia MORE THEN DWARFS, the loss of 8 billion human individuals – all who would die, eventually. We are just beginning to learn and respect the biological magic of each living organism with which we share this planet . In our human arrogance we view and treat them as but robotic machines or food- except for our “pets” (including many horses).
¶ 15 Leave a comment on paragraph 15 0 On top of this, Gaia may be unique in our galaxy, and in the vast cosmological universe. Although organic “bead” molecules are detected in interstellar gas clouds, there is no evidence of life elsewhere in the universe. We may yet detect evidence of extra terrestrial life, but will they be as “highly emergent” as our Gaia?. Nor is there evidence of extra terrestrial technology – and this we should detect. This remains a major mystery for science.
¶ 16 Leave a comment on paragraph 16 0 We humans are truly a very unique emergent within Gaia, with our language mediated semfields (e.g., texts) – discussed elsewhere. Some speculate that beings using semfields, developing technologies, always destroy themselves -thus no evidence of technology.
¶ 17 Leave a comment on paragraph 17 0 I have argued that, even if this were true, the pattern may be broken, and WE might just do it – by surviving our suicide. If Rupert Sheldrake’s “radical” hypothesis called Formative Causation is true, cosmos “learns from failures”, and our Gaia may have gained the insight of how to survive suicidal extinction. The nu Gaia we, a nu humanity, will seed on Earth will not cause another extinction.
¶ 18 Leave a comment on paragraph 18 0 Years ago I explored a hypothesis I call “Nu Genesis“. Gaia created humans to develop technology to protect it from the next major extinction event from massive asteroid collision. Gaia gained from the last extinction, opening new biomes for the emergence of mammals and birds. This would be destroyed by another major asteroid collision, as it destroyed the biomes ruled by dinosaurs and other organisms. That extinction was “weak” and didn’t destroy early mammals and birds (which evolved from small dinosaurs, that survived).
¶ 19 Leave a comment on paragraph 19 0 “Cosmos” is the name I give to the “system/wholeness” that contains our deterministic physical universe as but a part. Life, creativity, aesthetics, love are hints to a Cosmos beyond Universe.
¶ 20 Leave a comment on paragraph 20 0 Cosmos assisted in the emergence of a rich biosphere by creating our very unique (in terms of planetary science) Earth-Moon system. Our Moon, because of its large size, is better viewed as another planet in a binary system with Earth, rather than a satellite. Theory hypothesizes a Mars sized planet grazed early Earth, spewing off much matter, which eventually collected to form our Moon – especially close to Earth.
¶ 21 Leave a comment on paragraph 21 0 I recently learned the “Earth’s Stabilizing Moon May Be Unique in the Universe“. Without our binary partner, called “MOON”, Earth’s seasonal patterns with our Sun would be quite variable – making the emergence of complex life difficult.
¶ 22 Leave a comment on paragraph 22 0 Our Moon is EXACTLY at the right distance from Earth, to result in moderately frequent total solar eclipses, just in the era to be noticed by emergent humankind. This “fact”, the extreme improbability of the Earth-Moon distance (to result in total solar eclipses) has been treated by contemporary science as “mere coincidence”. Might Cosmos have “intervened”, to “make it so”, just to boost the premature scientific development in emergent humankind?
¶ 23 Leave a comment on paragraph 23 0 In Nu Genesis, I speculate that, by learning to predict total solar eclipses, caused humans to prematurely attend to the night sky, with their fixed patterns (constellations) in regular rotation – leading prematurely to mathematics. Puzzling over the few brightest “stars” wandering loop-de-loop across the fixed star field became THE challenge for the intelligent for many centuries. The strange motion of our “Wandering Stars” (planets) catalyzed a very premature emergence of science and technology. This gift from Cosmos (not God) to Gaia was to emerge humanity, who would protect Earth from any future large asteroid collision – a technology we are very near to achieving.
¶ 24 Leave a comment on paragraph 24 0 However, instead of a much slower evolution/emergence of human social/societal systems – this new knowledge & technology was used by psychopaths to create civilizations and capitalism, turning humankind into a metastasizing cancer eating on Gaia.
¶ 25 Leave a comment on paragraph 25 0 Cosmos isn’t deterministic. Tuning the universe so there would occur our very, unique Earth-Moon system [to stabilize Earth for life to emerge high complexity – and later to result in the premature emergence of a high Sci/Tech humankind (before it could emerge a viable social/societal HUMANITY)] was risky.
¶ 26 Leave a comment on paragraph 26 0 One “way” Cosmos could tweak the universe, to result in our unique Earth-Moon system and accelerate the emergence of life/mind/spirit, would be to tweak the Big Bang.
¶ 29 Leave a comment on paragraph 29 0 HAD THE ENLIGHTENED, INTELLIGENT, AND AWARE PERSONS WORKED HARDER AND COMMITTED MORE OPPOSING TYRANNY, THE RULING PSYCHOPATHS WOULD NOT HAVE PUSHED US OFF THE CLIFF.
¶ 30 Leave a comment on paragraph 30 0 THE VAST MAJORITY OF PERSONS, EVERYWHERE, HAVING BRAINS BASICALLY SIMILAR TO THE BRAINS OF THEIR TRIBAL ANCESTORS, WERE UNABLE TO EMERGE SOCIAL/SOCIETAL SYSTEMS ORGANIZED TO BE VIABLE IN THE COMPLICATED ENVIRONMENTS WITH LARGE, CONCENTRATED POPULATIONS.
¶ 31 Leave a comment on paragraph 31 0 WE ATTEMPTED TO CONSTRUCT “CIVILIZATIONS” WITH HUMAN PERSONS AS MEMBERS, WHOSE ASSUMED NATURES WERE INACCURATE AND INCOMPLETE; ALWAYS LEADING TO VIOLENCE AND COLLAPSE.
The number of one celled bacteria, inside the human body is about the same as the number of our body cells (with our DNA). Earlier it was estimated the bacteria were 10 times more frequent.