reply to post by sugarcookie1
Please tell me that was an abandoned anthill...?
If not, then:
Did they have
to kill millions (or more?) of ants just to be able to visualise what we already knew (the only new piece of information for this
layman was that they had seperate areas for refuse)?? I'm no scientist but even I
already knew that ants routinely build societies as complex
as this; that they employ systems of agriculture and that they are highly skilled in organisation.
Besides, don't we now have technology that can image into the earth, so negating the need for such primitive and destructive practices?
I can only assume such new technology comes with a very high price tag.
Will this mass slaughter/knowledge of a whole ancient
colony of successful entities cause humans to stop harming other, commonly perceived
lesser, forms of life? Or prevent a person stepping on the next ant they see, now they have been 'enlightened' towards the fact that humans are not
the sole owners of advanced, structured societies, ergo deserving of some level of 'respect'?
I truly, sadly, doubt it.
So what was the point, really?
I have to contemplate the idea that, to a possible higher race of being than ourselves, perhaps we are as ants.
deserve anything better than for them to kill so many of us in similar fashion, simply as a means of 'examining' our systems and methods
Would we have a right to complain if such a thing were ever to occur, or be found to have?
Some, perhaps rightly, would consider it "Just deserts" for a race of beings so self absorbed as to consider themselves aloof from all other life via
nothing more than their misguided perceptions of the experience that is our relative existence.
By no fault of the original poster (Sugarcookie1)
, all I see is the mass slaughter of a whole society of living, relatively supremely advanced
and intelligent creatures, to sate nothing more than the curiosity of a few human animals who clearly have absolutely no fundamental understanding [of
right and wrong], when it comes to the abuse of living entities for desire alone.
Or did they perhaps evict and relocate that whole society before filling their streets, homes and workplaces with death-dealing cement that would
surely doom that whole structured, advanced society to a horrendous death?
Ah, but they're just
reply to post by starwisdom
This, unfortunately, simply illustrates what males do for their own entertainment
It's humans collectively that are to blame, not just men, thankyouverymuch!
edit on 24-4-2011 by OptimisticPessimist because: (no reason given)