The Meaning of Life


A resposta para o sentido da vida = 42

I first came across this concept watching and reading the Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy, and was intrigued by the answer. I have over the last 5 years investigated the obsession with Climate Change, and became obsessed myself, and now believe that I understand the Question to which the answer is 42 Rolling Eyes

Q       What is the Stochiometric Value of the fundamental chemical process of Life on earth in its simplest form, what is this chemical process and why is it the answer to the question

A1      42 is the Stochiometric Value associated with the reactants and products of the fundamental chemical process of life (total additive atomic no of the molecules)

A2      Complete combustion in its simplest form Methane + Oxygen gives Carbon Dioxide and Water…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoichiometry

Numerically    6+(4×1) + (2x8x2) = 6+(2×8) + 2((2×1)+8)=42..(10+32=22+20) Chemichally        CH4     +   2x O2   = CO2        +2x H2O

A3      This reversible process is the simplest representation of the terrestrial Carbon cycle http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_cycle

Conclusion the evolution of life on earth uses and is dependant on the terrestrial carbon cycle, and the values of CO2 and H2O in the atmosphere are fundamental to life. The biosphere has operated as a carbon sink for much of earths history, such that the atmosphere is seriously depleted in CO2 compared to historical levels, the fundamental purpose of the evolution of human intelligence is to reverse this trend and remove CO2 from the lithosphere, where residence times are measured in millenia  . Unlike the H2O cycle which has short residence times the long residence time of carbon in the lithosphere has had a cooling effect which lead to the last glaciation.

Humans have evolved to burn fuel and recycle the atmospheric greenhouse and return climate norms to Miocene levels.

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About madmikedavies

Retired Communications Engineer, living in Portugal. Interests are Cosmology, Earth Sciences, Organic farming, Climatology, Football, Golf, Birdwatching, and Dogs
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