posted on May, 2 2009 @ 09:55 AM
reply to post by spellbound
We have been given a beautiful world and we have abused it.
How so? We haven't abused nature, we have merely acted in accordance to our nature - which nature itself has molded. I should remind you also that
beauty is subjective. Our "NATURAL" world isn't all that beautiful IMO. Then again, our natural world is barren wastes choked by a carbon-rich
atmosphere. It wasn't until life came about that it started changing and using this world for it's own purpose - it's own survival. Our atmosphere
was converted, our soil was altered, our environment drastically modified. Did you know that there was a mass extinction when photosynthesis came on
the scene, because it expels oxygen as a waste and it was highly toxic to life on Earth at the time. Even after life adapted to incorporate oxygen,
it's concentrations were so high that everything a lightning bolt struck - it would ignite huge pockets of the gas and essentially level whatever was
in it's path - just like a bomb blast. And of course, there were a lot more lightning strikes back then too as the world was rotating faster back
then causing more atmospheric upheaval.
If you consider our environment and our planet beautiful (as I do), then know that it's only beautiful because it's actively and selfishly modified
by the life that exists on this planet to ensure it's own survival. We have the intelligence to bring about the kind of change in our behavior and
policy to help shape our environment, but I really can't fault humanity for simply doing what life does best.
As for other animal species making war... I think you should take a few biology classes. Competition is fierce in nature - and species tend not to
work as a cohesive whole, but broken into smaller family groups, pack, troupes, herds, etc. These smaller groups compete with one another, sometimes
violently over resources and territory... and even within the group itself members quarrel over mating rights or dominance. Is it any wonder why
humanity also seeks to divide itself into separate groups - tribes, nations, races, sexes, religions, ideologies, sports teams, and even video-game
consoles. We are still called instinctively to our tribal behaviors, including competition. We can recognize this as a part of who we are, or we can
continually delude ourselves into thinking it's some esoteric energy flow, Chi Chi Chakra, Demon possessed, astrological vibrational, 4th dimensional
spirit disturbance - and all the BS baggage that comes with such claims.