Posted: Apr 15, 2019 1:13 pm
by Spearthrower
aufbahrung wrote:I'm saying with far-fetched sketches it's the emotional impact, not the plausibility, that provides the whack on a day to day basis. Doesn't need to be real to kill you. Losing hope is sufficient.

I can't say as the knowledge that a large bollide's impact could end all life on Earth has caused me either to lose hope or to remember to carry around an umbrella.

It just is what it is.

Nukes and climate change, of course, are a bit different as they're self-inflicted and the only protection against them is us stopping ourselves from being utter fucking plonkers.