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[ 2021.11.30 ] Cold-hearted invasion of fate
Log author: by Amenoum
Log date: 2021.11.30
To me, the most beautiful places on Earth are those isolated from people. Given the fact that humans are generally extremely invasive species, it seems remarkable that a whole continent on this planet could survive generally uninhabited and unexploited for resources or tourism. Yet, such continent still exists. We named it Antarctica, literally meaning "opposite to the Arctic". And this originally unimaginative title is still a testament to our ignorance. One might say the reason for that are harsh conditions, but the other will ask whether these harsh conditions are there for a reason? Well, if you have ever studied nature, you must have noticed that everything has many purposes and reasons for existence. Sometimes it is not obvious at first, but you can be sure there's something hiding below the uninviting and seemingly dead phenomena. Often, not too deep either. Take, for example, a simple piece of rock. You might think its presence has no deep meaning, but if you lift it up, you'll often see a whole community thriving underneath. The purpose of the rock for that community is obvious - it shields it from invasion of all kinds of phenomena. And modern scientists are finally realizing that life doesn't need much at all to thrive - rocks and water will do, and that it might be everywhere. It shouldn't thus be hard to believe that one purpose of harsh conditions on Antarctica is to keep invasive species at bay, and, comparing the scale of an ordinary rock with the whole continent, one can't help but wonder what is the scale of life hiding below Antarctica? What is so precious that nature spends 70% of the surface fresh water building the barrier of ice kilometres high?
UPDATE 2022.12.07

I initially wrote 90% instead of 70% here. Was that a meaningless mistake or a subconscious signal that we will lose significant amount of freshwater in near future? Considering the trends, experience and my hypotheses, I'm more inclined to believe in the latter.
The theory of planetary neurogenesis offers the logical explanation - one purpose of the whole crust of the planet is to shield the complex life below from invasion (all of that energy would simply be an overkill just to shield microbes, which can be extremely resilient). In fact, the existence of layers and crust in any body should be the signal that something more complex is hidden below. Water is what connects complex life, and in complex bodies (such as Earth), water should be connecting spatially separated life literally. This is evident even on the surface of a planet - there's life on either side of any ocean or any river, and there's life in these oceans and rivers too. As long as the water is flowing - the lives of these lifeforms are connected to each other through the liquid. But sometimes the water will freeze, in some cases forming a barrier which will isolate one from the other for a particular reason, instead of forming a bridge that could strengthen the correlation. And, among many things, Antarctica is just that - a barrier between the surface and the world below. A barrier that, according to my hypotheses, melts when surface life matures for transmigration. As a general precursor, I have heard the call of ice long time ago, but now Antarctica is starting to attract the population. And the population is responding. As proper cancer, one may interpret this differently - the Antarctica is, just like its opposite, opening for habitation and exploitation.
Considering the logical historical concentration of humans along sources of freshwater and increasing toxicity and unavailability of drinkable freshwater elsewhere, it should not be surprising that humans will be increasing their presence in Antarctica.
Well, the sacredness of absolutism in cancer might not allow it to consider multiple interpretations, but something bigger is well aware that even this cancer has multiple interpretations. During weak evolution, cancer as a whole is a superposition of a disease and precursor neuron cells and proteins, but in strong evolution, multiple interpretations [with positive feedbacks] collapse to one, even if for a moment, before diversifying again. Exploitation of Antarctica will only speed up the process (in one interpretation, in other - this is all synchronized and one affects the other equally). You might think you're conquering yet another continent, but that's exactly what you're coded to think. At this point, I do not feel good with people invading Antarctica, but I find solace in relativity. In this case, perhaps the most in relativity of deception. Weak or strong, the man was never destined to conquer Antarctica, it is my dear Antarctica that is destined to conquer the man...