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lanon_lulfer_loves_u t1_j6aco15 wrote

Aging isn't the only way to die


WBurkhart90 t1_j6akp1g wrote

I agree, but those circumstances aren't guaranteed like OP is suggesting. Aging is a sure fire way of guaranteeing death, and if we master aging then death has one less hold on us.


lanon_lulfer_loves_u t1_j6akrzf wrote

One less of the infinite amount of ways we could die?


WBurkhart90 t1_j6al031 wrote

Infinite? I don't think it's infinite. But yes, the number one cause to say death is inevitable is the existence of aging. The rest are variables and you can't say death is inevitable if it's up to luck. Then you can say death is likely or probable but not guaranteed.


lanon_lulfer_loves_u t1_j6al61t wrote

The heat death of the sun and eventual collapse of the universe might mean that death is inevitable


WBurkhart90 t1_j6alrx6 wrote

But that's only because we have limited understanding of the universe. I agree it's likely that we will not be able to avoid the heat death. But I find it dishonest to say it's impossible to avoid.

Imagine we could create a brand new universe in a lab and somehow transport ourselves into it. We could do this an infinite amount of times. Who knows, and that's my point. We have limited knowledge of what's actually possible in this existence, yet people constantly let the "impossibilities" define what's true and what's not.


lanon_lulfer_loves_u t1_j6am6vq wrote

you and I both know that's never gonna happen. Or you might know, and just don't want to admit it. There's a possibility that Tom Hanks will perform 100 backflips after reciting Shakespeare and drinking exactly 1.287772984 liters of water on August 24th, 2024 at 9:17 PM eastern time, but does that mean it will ever happen?


WBurkhart90 t1_j6amsmc wrote

Actually I don't know that and that's the only honest answer. To say you know it won't happen is intellectually dishonest. You're comparing a human beings possibilities to the possibilities of science. Unequivocable strawman you're propping up there.

The biggest difference, we have barely scratched the surface of discovery for science, so we literally have no clue how much we can manipulate or innovate. How dare you set limits like you are on science. Scientists have already theorized the possibility of creating synthetic universes, or multi-dimensional reality. I'm sorry you put limits on this world, but your ignorance doesn't set real limits.


lanon_lulfer_loves_u t1_j6amw0l wrote

It's less ignorance and more common sense


WBurkhart90 t1_j6an9eo wrote

How so? You know the farthest reaches of what science can do? Please educate me all knowing master. Because you have no clue and just talking out of your butt. Top of their field scientists don't even know the farthest reaches of scientific possibility, it's daily being expanded and more understood. But yet you say it's common sense what science can and can't do. That's the most obvious example of ignorance I have ever been a part of.