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Hi John and Russell: As far as I know all the “Laws of Physics” are based on observation and are absent closed form proof. Given the data I have seen, resource consumption and real GDP follow similar size trajectories. Twenty or more years ago I played with ideas on how they [using quality of life experience for which real GDP would be a reasonable proxy] might be decoupled to the benefit of species survival . This included consideration of what I now call pAP1. Recently I had reason to resurrect these old unpublished writings. Review of these writings, conversations with associates and the vantage point of 20 more years of observation have caused me to believe that pAP1 has a global and unbreakable hold on human behavior. I believe even outliers such as survivalists if subjected to accurate energy flow analysis would be shown to be fully in its grasp. The consequences of this would be rather unpleasant as I indicated and Russell appears to support. Thus my recent posts looking for a falsification of pAP1. [I am currently rewriting the early post to improve clarity.] John: I think my response to Stephen re his “finite resolution…” responds to your post also. Hal AFAIK, there is no requirement for resource consumption to be proportional to GDP. So it should be possible to save the economy without wrecking the planet. But yes, ultimately life will have to move on from H. Sapiens... -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.