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PostCould the Universe Exist "Happily" without Humans? (David Duggan, USA, 01/21/19 4:37 am)
In response to John E, how could a universe exist "happily" without humans? "Happy" is invariably a human concept.
JE comments: David Duggan is referencing my comment on Jordi Molins' "Anthropic Principle" (January 18th).
Humans may have given happy its name, but they don't have a monopoly on the sentiment. There's an overfed and underworked kitty sitting next to me as I write. He's very happy, knowing he has two squares each day and doesn't have to spend the night outside in the -9° F (-22° C) weather.
Happiness doesn't apply to rocks or trees, yet they would probably be better off without human mischief.