That our environment has low adequate pressure and levels of deuterium that nuclear fission in air does not trigger hydrogen atoms to fuse into helium, indicating that the very first nuke test in 1945 didn’t in reality spark the environment and swallow up the world in flames, which was still a little an open concern when it took place.
That the Earth hasn’t just recently been struck by a solar flare as effective as the 1859 Carrington occasion, which is excellent since that would set electrical lines all over the world on fire, indicating months of power interruptions and synchronised failures of food, transportation, and medical systems.
That human social habits was formed in an environment of little bands with repetitive interactions, enhancing us with impulses to be reasonable and penalize defections that definitely aren’t game-theoretically ideal now in confidential late modernity however have favorable externalities in making massive cooperation possible and without which society as we understand it most likely could not exist.
That human beings didn’t progress under strong alpha choice, indicating that 99%people do not get consumed by birds in our very first minutes of life as we crawl down the beach towards the ocean, which is great.
That the FDA, Health Canada, and the European Food Safety Authority all concur that at the dosages human beings take in, aspartame is completely safe– not genotoxic, not carcinogenic, does not trigger an insulin spike– or a minimum of has little, unidentified damages, implying that individuals with a craving for sweets can prevent the big, recognized damages of sugar with very little effort of self-discipline, and this is still real although individuals for some factor appear to turn down and abhor this incredibly fortunate reality.
That resistance to prescription antibiotics appears to come at a minimum of some expense to germs, implying that there’s nonzero hope that if we create enough prescription antibiotics and cycle them or utilize some other techniques we can prevent a future where we go back to the grim truth of the past where any little mishap might be fatal.
That English individuals in the 1700 s got actually consumed playing with things which caused the commercial transformation, if that truly is why it occurred in England and not China or Austria or anywhere, and presuming it wasn’t undoubtedly going to take place someplace. (Speculative)
That an asteroid eliminated the dinosaurs after they had wandered the Earth for 170 million years, knocking development into a various basin of tourist attraction that led within 60 million years to people and greater intelligence and the commercial transformation and a world where not every animal invests every day in a consistent state of war attempting not to be consumed, which perhaps the dinosaurs would never ever have done? ( Very speculative)
That the Earth occurs to have a liquid external core with electrical currents that produce an electromagnetic field which secures us from high energy particles which would otherwise a minimum of problem us with more cancer and greater hereditary load and perhaps even make life difficult.
That the difficult issue of awareness exists, i.e. that for whatever factor we have remarkable experiences instead of being “zombies” which, while it’s dispiriting that this appears mysterious in regards to any existing or possible future physics, it’s cool that the lights are on in deep space.
Oh, and likewise that deep space exists at all, which life exists on a minimum of one world in it.
That it occurs to be a game-theoretic balance to have a near-equal sex ratio, although truthfully, I have no concept what things would resemble if that wasn’t the case and perhaps it would be great.
That personal life exists which markets, while all of us (some?) value their power to designate resources, do not penetrate each and every single part of life, that there are minutes of appeal and grace that aren’t best comprehended as competitors and utilized selfishness.
That selfhood is potentially an impression, and it’s all atoms bouncing around in deep space, and there are no genuine borders in between various animals, and the concept that you are the very same individual you were the other day is an impression your brain-meat offers to you, which OK, isn’t certainly a favorable thing however does provide a sense of peace for those of who take place to have maxed-out existential angst statistics. (Speculative)
That due to some mix of nitrogen fertilizer, pensions, females’s rights, education, contraception, and so on, an overpopulation catastrophe hasn’t yet taken place and we may coincidentally support at a level that’s rather near to what makes the most of typical energy, and without (primarily) requiring to utilize gruesome approaches of browbeating.
That big animals like human beings appear to be able to establish advanced defenses versus parasites that parasites can’t counter-adapt versus, indicating that parasitism is way less of a problem for us than it is for smaller sized animals, which is great due to the fact that parasites are bad.
That despite the fact that we developed as callous duplication devices, we’ve in some way increased out of the filth and we presently discover ourselves running cultural software application that’s escape of sync with what video game theory would determine, and possibly we can take the minute and develop a civilization that can tame the harsh characteristics that produced us.
That hokey unfashionable strategies like practicing appreciation end up to have strong clinical proof behind them, and a number of nations occur to have a pre-existing vacation that’s currently, a minimum of in theory, committed to this practice.
That although the turn human beings made from hunter-gatherer bands into farming quite plainly made life even worse, it ultimately resulted in the commercial transformation and contemporary society which is way much better than hunter-gatherer life, and individuals who question that need to think about the portion people who utilized to pass away violent deaths
That even if, as many scientific-minded individuals appear to presume, there is no afterlife, that’s not perfect, however is far better than other possibilities like, state, being tortured for eternity.
That Ramanujan existed, which implies that human beings not that various from you or me can have abilities that appear difficult, which is a tip that– perhaps with a little aid– human prospective may be much greater than it now appears.
That people occur to not be obligate predators implying it’s possible to ponder more (perhaps, debatably, some individuals believe, let’s not combat we’re good friends) ethical diet plans without dealing with the type of problem that vampires do.
That it’s even possible to establish innovations to produce substantial quantities of energy without discharging carbon and we occur to have actually established them at a time where we a minimum of might prevent the most severe environment modification situations with very little influence on our way of lives.
That some unidentified wonder mix of situations took place to show up in Athens in 500 BC leading a small city of 250 k individuals to produce Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Archimedes, Euclid, Hippocrates, Pythagoras, Thucydides, Herodotus, Aesop, Solon, Pericles, Aristophanes, and Sophocles, which it might be possible to deliberately recreate such conditions today all over the world and stimulate extraordinary human growing, and why aren’t we dealing with this?
That the Quakers settled in contemporary Pennsylvania, developing an example of a serene, tolerant, informed society that prevented war with native Americans– a minimum of for a while— and piloted concepts like eliminating slavery, trial by jury, public education, and equivalent rights for females, a joyful contrast to what was occurring somewhere else at the time.
That development occurred to pick this technique of “love” to serve the interests of advancement instead of, like, triggering us to seem like we’re being burned alive whenever we do not discover mates or feed our kids or whatever, which there’s no apparent factor it ought to have done, and likewise I acknowledge the genuine discomfort some lonesome individuals do feel.
That even if people can’t take a trip to other stars or galaxies with our delicate natural bodies, it’s most likely possible for us to develop expert systems that can, and while it’s not excellent that they might eliminate us, it’s definitely much better than the light of awareness disappearing totally when the sun consumes the Earth in 7.5 billion years, no?
That the homeostatic theory of drug tolerance isn’t a 100?st law, which indicates that we aren’t completely stuck to our bodies running according to their own impulses all the time.
That we take place to reside in a world where concepts are both non-rivalrous and extremely important permitting us to produce things like little particle drugs and no-knead bread dishes and semiconductor production methods which are a present to our descendants a minimum of unless/until civilization collapses, and that makes the typical energy of human life a concave function of world population instead of some monotonic reduction, offering us another tool to combat development’s greedy hand attempting to drag us back into the mud.
That the abstraction of “stories” exists, enabling us to comprehend the world a minimum of partly through this insane untidy procedure you’re carrying out today instead of whatever being a blind inscrutable idiotic development of the wavefunction, and likewise the world takes place to be structured so that these “stories” are effective sufficient to really partly describe a minimum of some phenomena often.
That other animals have more cone cells than people, e.g. birds with 4 and shrimp with as much as 16, therefore most likely see colors we can’t even envisage which, yeah, that restriction of our minds is aggravating, however it likewise hints that there are substantial hidden dark continents of qualia prowling out there which one day we may discover a method to go to.