The Great Pessimist back on the scene
A mini-review of a review of the book The Constants of Nature
I chose to react to a short quote from what seems to be a interesting book (dealing with questions like: 'Are the constants of our physical world unchangable? And if they change what happens?)
""The book fluctuates between moments that are profoundly life-affirming and others that are deeply depressing, with sentences such as: If the constants of nature are slowly changing then we are on a one-way slide to extinction." This isn't just extinction becuase the Sun will eventually swallow us up: we still have some hope of avoiding this minor event in the history of the universe by making it to another star-system.""
Even this 'depressing' implication is in fact rather optimisticit expects the humans to be here when the Sun is ready to swallow us.