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    The end of Humans....

    What will happen after the sun dies out.. WIll the human race continue.. I think we will die out in another few thousand decades.... If so what is the meaning of our life.. We strugle so hard day to day.. Have war fight for land etc etc.. But when we see the universe we are not even a dot in it...

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    >What will happen after the sun dies out..

    If I'm correct, when the sun is dying, this star will expand and 'eat' up the planets. So if the human race continues is depending on the fact if we have managed to make living on other planets possible and that we have cities on those planets.

    >If so what is the meaning of our life

    That is a hard question. I guess everybody has his/her own explanation which may also be based upon religion.

    >But when we see the universe we are not even a dot in it.

    That's true, we are just a very small part of something which is so large we almost can't understand. Today I read in the paper that scientists have found a new solar system with a planet which looks like Jupiter(?).

    This reminds me of one of the greatest SF-books I've ever read: Foundation from Asimov.

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    I don't think that a disaster happening is 4 billion years is the planet's biggest concern at this time.

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    Originally posted by Shiro
    If I'm correct, when the sun is dying, this star will expand and 'eat' up the planets.
    The sun will only eat up Mercury and Venus. Although, Tellus will be burnt out and it will be heated up so much even the mountains will melt, so I don't think human will be able to continue living under such conditions anyway.

    Maybe we can change the course of Tellus, moving it out further in the solar sytem, though. I've read maybe life will appear at some of the moons of Jupiter by then.

    I also believe that with the way technology is getting more and more advanced, within shorter cycles, we will indeed be able to have colonized other orbits by the time Tellus is being burnt out.

    I believe we might be able to live till the very end, if we can't interrupt that of course. I believe the meaning of our lives, given by evolution, is to reproduce.

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    >I believe the meaning of our lives, given by evolution, is to
    >reproduce.

    So, we are only here on earth to reproduce? If so, why do we change. If live on earth was only meant to reproduce, why did life not stay in the phase it initially was? Or do you mean that we reproduce to feed evolution?

    There is some truth in it. When live doesn't reproduce, it can't evolute. So in that case, the purpose of live would be to let evolution going on. Then one can wonder, why should evolution go on?

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    It's just the way things are. Random mutations occasionally occur, if these new mutations are better fitted for the current environment than it's predecessors, it will spread and knock out the ones who are less fitted than themselves.

    I believe that there are more factors to evolution than as described above though.

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    I always thought it was the other way around. If the environment changes, then the mutations will be in such a way that the creatures can fit as good as possible in that environment. Just like some creatures who started living in the ocean for some reason, lost their feet.

    Incidental mutation happens. So maybe both scenarios are valid.

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    As i remember from my youth, the meaning of life is 42.

    tell me if i am wrong
    Such is life.

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    i wouldn't worry about our sun's expansion into a red giant. we're safe for a looong time.

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    ohhhh. that's why there is no insurance against "death or damages due to expansion of the Sun"...


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    humanity has stagnated its evolutional development because it constantly helps the defective ones who should just die. If humans continue to let those who are weak and dangerous to their society live and reproduce, there will be no evolutionary progress and they will be annihilated by other being who have evolved while humanity has stagnated.

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    I disagree with the thought about not helping those who need it. There have been many people who should have died earlier in life but were saved by medicine and then went on to contribute something to society. Also, I feel that our technology is a form of evolution. We evolved to be able to create other objects that help us.

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    Well Humans dont need to evolve.. I think we have reached a stage where we are able to create humans... Cloning!!!! Well when you clone there is no evolution the same genes are being copied... May be in future cloning will become as common as childbirth...

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    A) Evolution takes place over many many years. Hence, we are evolving and you just probably don't notice it.

    B) Part of the evolution is the knowledge of genetics. We might be able to speed up evolution through gene splicing and cloning.

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    Originally posted by golfinguy4
    A) Evolution takes place over many many years. Hence, we are evolving and you just probably don't notice it.

    B) Part of the evolution is the knowledge of genetics. We might be able to speed up evolution through gene splicing and cloning.
    So, you believe that through cloning, we can help evolve the human race? but we are just copying the same genes, as vasanth pointed out.
    what are you suggesting? that it might be possible to mutate the cells during the process of cloning to add the genetic material of other species (maybe fishes so we can breathe u/w) etc.?
    i don't really know about this, but i guess it might be possible; probably not right now, but in the future.

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