posted on May, 3 2008 @ 11:13 PM
If no one can find any independent corroboration that Einstein said this about bees, then it is likely he never said it. And as I previously stated
bees were not Einstein's area of expertise, so his opinion on that matter should not be taken as absolute.
Besides, it seems that this Colony Collapse Disorder is affecting the so called 'corporate' colonies and not the wild bees. The main reason why
people are not seeing bees anymore may simply be that the bee's food sources have moved away from where most people live. As our cities grow, the
surrounding farmland moves farther and farther away. The bees will follow the food. So the parks where we used to see bees are no longer frequented
by the bees simply because they are too far for the bees to go to.
Even if bees were to totally disappear, it would not necessarily mean the end of the human race. There are certain locales where people live that, I
believe, are bee free. I am not sure, but I do not think there are large bee populations in the Himalayas, Andes or Arctic. But I could be wrong.
Would the population suffer? Yes, and many would die, but it would not necessarily mean our extinction. Just that the Sherpas, Inuit and Incas would
inherit the Earth.