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CommonEnlightenmentUser avatarPosts: 649Joined: Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:06 amLocation: Plato Crater Gender: Time Lord

Post What if..........?

Everyone on planet Earth decided to skip one day of work (lets make it the same day)?



Leave one interesting tid bit below.

Also.... What if everyone on planet Earth decided to not utter or type a single word for a day.....
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Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:48 am
LallapalalableUser avatarPosts: 1205Joined: Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:35 pmLocation: That place between childhood and adulthood Gender: Male

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Hmm. Many many things would happen indeed. Just one? Okay. Countless ships at sea would either fall off course or crash onto land. This would in turn destroy the economy, or at least leave it quite ravaged. I thought perhaps they could set a 24 hour auto-pilot course to avoid this, but you said they skip a day, not plan time off. So every person on those ships would just say "Screw it, somebody else will cover it" but nobody does, because they too are skipping work.

Now, would interfering with a large scale disaster count as work, or simple survival? If I was on an oil tanker and we were about to get perpendicular with a sharp, rocky coastline, I wouldn't not get behind the wheel and turn the boat 90deg, because its my day off, damn it, I'm going to live to see all of it, not die for the sake of some philosophical proposition. Or is this a sort of bystander effect, everyone waiting to see what someone else will do to save them all, as the though of doing it themselves does not cross their minds as per the parameters of your hypothetical? OR, would they just get the cook to do it? Its not his job, so he wouldn't be at work, but it is a job, so he would be working. I feel this is my impasse via infinite loop.

As for the bonus: Does writing count? I would assume yes, so none of that. Well. I don't know about the rest of the world or what ruin may befall it, but I will go hiking. I prefer not to talk and just soak up the trees 'n shit, and don't have a cellphone, so just being alone in nature would allow me to feel as if no change had ever taken place. That's what would happen in this very small neck of the woods, anyway. :D
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Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:51 am
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WarKChat ModeratorUser avatarPosts: 1224Joined: Wed Aug 12, 2009 9:59 am Gender: Tree

Post Re: What if..........?

If all people adhered to the bible this would be happening every week :)
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Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:06 pm
CommonEnlightenmentUser avatarPosts: 649Joined: Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:06 amLocation: Plato Crater Gender: Time Lord

Post Re: What if..........?

WarK wrote:If all people adhered to the bible this would be happening every week :)


Precisely........ ;)

Although, Given enough fore knowledge I'm sure some better systems could be employed to solve some of these problems. It's like a bad Terminator dream or something.
There is still light in the 'Earthly' darkness. Finding light in the darkness can be more satisfying than merely seeing the glaring light of our sun. It gives us a better understanding of light and a deeper understanding of our universe.
Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:45 pm
CosmicJoghurtPodcasterUser avatarPosts: 809Joined: Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:59 pm Gender: Pinecone

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WarK wrote:If all people adhered to the bible this would be happening every week :)




Woah. I never thought of it like that.
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Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:06 am
Nom_de_PlumeUser avatarPosts: 247Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:36 pmLocation: Western Canada Gender: Female

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CosmicJoghurt wrote:
WarK wrote:If all people adhered to the bible this would be happening every week :)


Woah. I never thought of it like that.

Except for the women and slaves of course. Not "everyone" had the sabbath and kept it holy. Because not "everyone" was considered a person.
It's not possible for everyone to take the exact same day off, no matter how well you plan ahead things happen, even in my little corner of the world, cows need milked, animals get stuck in fences. I can't just go meh... it's my day off.
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Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:14 pm
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CosmicJoghurtPodcasterUser avatarPosts: 809Joined: Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:59 pm Gender: Pinecone

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Nom_de_Plume wrote:
CosmicJoghurt wrote:Woah. I never thought of it like that.

Except for the women and slaves of course. Not "everyone" had the sabbath and kept it holy. Because not "everyone" was considered a person.
It's not possible for everyone to take the exact same day off, no matter how well you plan ahead things happen, even in my little corner of the world, cows need milked, animals get stuck in fences. I can't just go meh... it's my day off.



We're talking about humans, for God's sake, we're all equal, just as the Bible s....

Oh wait.
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Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:56 am
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