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Exponential functions

 
Seth Wetmore
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Plants and the critters that help them thrive are exponential functions.
FROM ONE COMES MANY.
Do you want to know more?
Plant a seed let it grow to the end of its life cycle. Harvest the seed crop not the food crop. Let me know how many seeds you got as a return.
A simple example is Garlic: one clove of garlic (14 - 20 cloves per bulb) can reproduce a whole garlic bulb. the bulb can then be broken into 14 - 20 cloves and all of these can be replanted. 1=20. If all twenty are replanted and there is no attrition rate ( in a perfect world everything works ) 20 cloves grow up the be full bulbs, each of which has 20 cloves. 20bulbs x 20cloves = 400 new cloves to be planted. 400 cloves get planted (in a perfect world the gophers enjoy other plants more than your garlic ) 400 cloves grow to maturity and become full bulbs each of which has 20 cloves. 400 x 20 = 8,000 cloves. All 8,000 cloves get replanted ( in a perfect world the blights that affect garlic are helping the garlic HAR!) all 8,000 grow to maturity and have 20 cloves. 8,000 x 20 = 160,000 cloves. All these cloves get replanted. In a perfect world ( you have time to replant this many garlic. HAR! ) The cloves grow to maturiy producing 20 cloves each. 160,000 x 20 = 3,200,000. cloves ( in a perfect world you have time to harvest this much garlic. HAR HAR!) ( in a perfect world you have time to break up this much garlic to be replanted........WTF HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR!) 3,200,000. cloves get replanted hahahahahahahaha. each grows to maturiy I win again.
3,200,000 x 20 = 64,000,000. HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHa ( in a perfect world 64 million bulbs are harvested and replanted.) they grow to maturity 64,000,000 x 20= 1,280,000,000 new cloves And on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on. GIVE UP I WIN AGAIN! even with a 99% attrition rate I win AGAIN. Have fun with the math. Test it. verify your own findings. DISPROVE ME. CAUSE ME TO BEGG FORGIVNESS FOR MY INACCURACY. I dare you. HHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Of course all things are relative. This is not a perfact world and it is not the animals and plants that destroy 100% of anything. Just humans. Have a great day.
 
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It sounds like you have been visited by the ghost of Albert Bartlett (may he rest in peace). I just found out this weekend that he had passed away in September, but his YouTube videos are still being watched, teaching more people the ins and outs of exponential functions:

 
Seth Wetmore
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I am glad you found this video. I did watch it a few years ago, but he never gave credit to life as the ultimate exspression ( maybe I missed any reference ). I knew the information from school, which also gave no credit to living things. As I grew up banks also put out the information as compound daily interest. Although they gave no credit to living things either. So for me there was no connection to investing in any form of exponential function with the result being personal wealth. All investment stratagies utilizing exponential functions always took from what I was making and gave very little in return, the ratio was in someone elses favor. It made investments seem as a loosing proposition. It took me 30 years to return back to plants as a way to gather resources as well as happiness with little lose. I have had many very valuable teachers, yet as a student 30 years is a long way to go to come back to such a basic core truth. Thanks for sharring I hope others learn faster than I do. Have a great day.
 
Seth Wetmore
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I wonder if people have invested enough time into learning about exponential functions?
 
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From the video -

"Our need for electricity actually doubles every ten years."


I think this is the real problem. The confusion of 'need' and want'.
 
Seth Wetmore
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Good point. We lived on this planet long before we discovered how to harness electricity.
We do not need it, but we do love it. As our population grows, our consumption grows.
So how do we grow our power production? While keeping our environment clean, so that we (as well as the rest of the critters) have a beautiful place to exsist?
 
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