Monday, 10 December 2018

"The world is a closed system in the way that a piano is a closed system. The instrument has only 88 notes, but those notes can be played in a nearly infinite variety of ways. The same applies to our planet." #QotD


"The world is a closed system in the way that a piano is a closed system. The instrument has only 88 notes, but those notes can be played in a nearly infinite variety of ways. The same applies to our planet. 
    "The Earth’s atoms may be fixed, but the possible combinations of those atoms are infinite. What matters, then, is not the physical limits of our planet, but human freedom to experiment and reimagine the use of resources that we have." 
        ~ Marian Tupy, editor of Human Progress, and Professor Gale Pooley from Brigham Young University, quoted in
           Allison Ryan's article 'Introducing the Simon Abundance Index: [How] every additional human being
           born appears to make resources proportionally more plentiful'
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