reply to post by sobek52
I really do have a dim view of humanity.
I'm already seeing that I won't agree with you.
Over the centuries we have utterly failed as our planet's caretakers.
We are the planet's caretakers? Who elected us to such a position? Live has been on this planet for at least 3 billion years, and yet we who have
only been around a paltry 200,000 years are the caretakers?
We search for the slightest reason to exaggerate and create an excuse to anhilliate each other.
And it's not like human aggression isn't also reflected in our closest relatives, chimpanzees or other primates. We have a greater intelligence
capable of building more and more devastating weapons. Do you really think they wouldn't also if they had the mental capacity that we do?
We have enough armament, some in the hands of the worst humans, to destroy this planet many times over.
No we don't. We might be able to completely devastate the environment... but the planet? End all life? Not even close. Long after we are gone, life
Also, we behave like an adaptable virus. We enter an area, adapt to utilize it, use up and totally deplete the resources, and leave to make another
place desolate as well.
Apparently you don't know what an invasive species is. We are one, and we're not the only ones. This happens any time a species is introduced to a
new habitat in which there are no natural checks against the population.
You wish to cast us into the role of sinners, when in fact, we are only a unique part of nature.
Now, with space travel advancing, we have a chance of colonizing and screwing up the other planets.
What other planets? Mars? The Moon? There's really nothing else even close to human habitation - and those planets are completely dead. Screw them
up? What the hell are you talking about?
We do more harm than good.
We initiate change. This planet is NOT a static environment. It is a dynamic environment, and the only constant in it is change. Some species benefit,
some languish. We are a factor in natural selection, and those species who cannot adapt to us will fail while those who can adapt will thrive.
We cause harm to Earth and our own race.
We are a dynamic species capable of both "good" and "ill" - the question is, how do you define such actions? The planet is not a living creature,
and neither is the environment. We cannot enact "good" or "ill" upon it, only change.
The world deserves better caretakers.
And who would you suggest be the new caretakers? Deer? Wolves? Komodo Dragons? Sea Urchins? The idea of us being "caretakers" is an illusion, a
religiously based illusion based on a judeo-christian belief that humanity was given domination over the Earth.
Best case scenario for the world, a plague wipes us out
Become an hero and start with yourself. At least you'll prove you're not a hypocrite.
and clears the way for evolution to create a better ruling race.
Evolution doesn't work that way. You have no idea what you're talking about.