reply to post by andre18
Let me have one more attempt here to point out how it is this kind of thinking that has helped us get into the diabolical state we currently find
1. 50 species become extinct ... food-chain keeps revolving ... other species change/die-off ...
Did you read the post that explained when we get rid of something ... something else comes along to take it's place, usually hardier/more dangerous
(have you never seen Jurassic Park ... the frog bit is true ... nature will find a way. That is not always a good thing). As for the species that
'die off' after the initial 50 ... erm hello ... that is the point ... what if the casualties of the extinct 50 were good guys (not venomous) served
a vital purpose????
2. Yet life goes on ...
For now, but at what cost ? Have you looked at the state of the world we live in lately ... or have you been too busy with your magnifying glass,
frying bugs in your backyard ? Have you considered the possibility that the extinction of one species of bug alone ... has helped the declination
process of our planet ... by creating a chain-reaction ? Guess what it did !!!
I can tell that you really don't get it, no matter how it is explained to you ... but all the points you are reading ... in all the posts on this
thread about the importance of balance is 100% fact, whether you believe it or not.
And that's just taking into account nasty poisonous creepy-crawlies/snakes etc ... we also have to consider what effect the natural-cycles of the
planet cause ... and the damage that mankind is already doing to the balance ... do you really, truly think it would be a good idea to speed things up
more than they already are ???
Please tell me you're not that stupid ...
I'm going to put my neck on the line here and assume that you are quite intelligent and therefore provide you with a bit of scientific
1. Every extinction represents the loss of a species that can never be re-created.
2. It is symptomatic of a profound destabilization of the Earth's ecology.
3. Reduction of biodiversity will eventually threaten the continued existance of the human species.
The key word here is 'biodiversity' ... everything serves a purpose ... even if it is not immediately obvious. Hence the reason I have to accept the
existance of moths as much as I would like it to be otherwise.