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SabertoothPosted: May 28, 2012 - 20:08

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There´s a doomer on a board I post, that has an insane obsession with everything that screams "doom" here´s his latest gem:

So, what are the possible ways to take this apart?
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emcadaPosted: May 29, 2012 - 01:07

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well did you read through it? Typically doomsayers just gloss over something and pick the parts that fit their ideology. That's one method. The second one I can think of would be that the resources are diminishing, but it shouldn't be something to be too concerned about if we put our trust n engineers' work since their work consists of how can we reach x in the most efficiient way possible (least amount of resources).
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CyborgJesusPosted: May 29, 2012 - 04:46

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The link is more of an opinion piece than anything verifiable.

But even the step from a "tech-realist", i.e., somebody who doesn't believe that superior technology and smart entrepreneurship will be enough to sustain our economic need for vast amounts of raw resources, to a doomer is a rather large one; You still have to account for the "when" and "for whom" when posing that resources are going to run out.
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SabertoothPosted: May 30, 2012 - 07:53

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Any good sources for debunking this kind of opinions?

Or things such as this?
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