posted on Jan, 16 2008 @ 06:31 AM
Sure, the flies are horrible in Melbourne. I could also do without the Mosquitoes, for that matter. Or the sharks. Or absolutely anything else that
poses the slightest risk to me of hurting me in any way.
But removing any one of the thousands of species that pose a threat - or annoyance - to humans and you will start a negative chain reaction that will
rip the incredibly delicate ecosystem of this planet apart. Just scroll up to read numerous examples. Once bees go (with those nasty stingy things!)
plants start to go. Give it a few years, then suddenly you'll notice that grass and absolutely everything that grows out of the ground has
disappeared. What will cows eat?
The human diet depends approximately 99% on non-artificial food, i.e. vegetables, meat, and so on. The entire cycle of agriculture that grows and
supplies that food will immeadetly break down if the Earths ecosystem breaks down.
So if you go and eliminate, say, the common blowfly, then later on down the track there won't even be a single person to think 'oh, isn't it nice
there are no blowflies.' But considering the effect humans are having on the planet right now, I think all you will have to do is wait for your
annoyances to go away:
Holocene Extinction Event
The rate of species extinctions at present is estimated at 100 to 1000 times "background" or average extinction rates in the evolutionary time scale
of planet Earth.
But the thing is, we cannot
do without these creatures. Big or small, they all contribute towards the wellbeing of this planet, regardless of
whether you see it that way or not. We will die without them.
I'm finding it hard to believe that a fellow Aussie, and a Victorian at that, could be so silly as to seriously believe something like this. I'm
hoping this is just a grab for attention.