posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 07:45 PM
reply to post by apacheman
Its the circle of life.
Even IF there was a human pathogen that could infect oceanic life, which is HIGHLY unlikely, the death of that fish would provide food to microbes
which would then thrive, which would then become food to a higher organism which would then thrive and so on and so on. A couple tons of human hair
could have what, some lice maybe, maybe some other louses? That's certainly right in line of a fishes diet. As far as the hair itself, they don't
plan on leaving that in the ocean, and even if they did it would simply become a food source for something else. Thats what decomposing is. And it
would be far better for a little hair to be in the ocean than all that oil. Which even that isn't as big of a problem as has been made out to be.
PERHAPS the oil mess may lead to a mass extinction, and that's a big leap to assume, but let's say it did, that would merely leave room for another
species to move in and thrive.
Lets be clear, humans are completely unable, at least at this point of our technological level, to eliminate life on earth. Even if we leveled the
place with every nuke the world has there would still be life. In the worst case it may only be microbes, but we've found there are microbes that
feed on decaying nuclear waste.
We humans are not as important to the earth as we think. Maybe we may find a way to wipe ourselves of the face of the earth but it will not miss us.