posted on Feb, 22 2012 @ 10:55 PM
Originally posted by _SilentAssassin_
reply to post by Thundersmurf
I know that you might not believe in God, or that the idea of God might vary for one person to another. Whatever made the planet come into existence,
call it what you like.
The preservation of our planet's integrity, is what this thread was made for, it's just a simple thread, one knows that. But there was something
that needed to get trough.
Looking back, my previous reply may have been a little harsh. Perhaps too much coffee or too little sleep, I apologise.
You're right my friend, I don't believe in God, but I do have a tremendous respect for the Universe (so much so it gets capitalised
). I hear
what you're saying, it may be dangerous to bring these plants back, but there could also be benefits.
Did you notice in the article it mentioned that although this is very similar to a still existing plant from the same family, it has a 100%
pollination rate compared to 90% of the current versions. Little things like this can perhaps help us to understand plants better. Not only that, we
can put these two plants side-by-side and compare the genetic coding of each to get a better understanding of how plants can evolve.
On the other hand, this 100% pollination rate could see us bowing to our new plant overlords before too long if things get out of hand, but I'm sure
- for this particular plant anyway - that it's perfectly safe.
I understand your worry about tipping the scales of nature, but you have to understand that natural selection isn't the only force at work anymore
and hasn't been since humans spread across the globe. Artificial selection plays a big part now too and it's part of the planet. An evolution of
Hope this reply came across as less tetchy.
Peace out friend