Originally posted by lobotomizemecapin
The human mind is much more dangerous than a predator will ever be. We could go and kill all the lions and tigers and bears in the world if we felt like it. In fact we could destroy everything on this planet if we felt like it. Name one animal that could do that.
Maybe not an animal, but how about an insect?
In fact, about one-third of the human diet comes from insect- pollinated plants, and the honeybee is responsible for 80 percent of that pollination, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Even cattle, which feed on alfalfa, depend on bees. So if the collapse worsens, we could end up being "stuck with grains and water," said Kevin Hackett, the national program leader for USDA's bee and pollination program.
"This is the biggest general threat to our food supply," Hackett said.
Thats enough damage for me to think about.
We can and will become gods if we continue to advance unhindered by the external forces of the universe. Someday we will be able to alter our own genetic structure and fuse our bodies with more durable materials. We will understand our brains well enough to make them more efficient and plant micro-chip sized supercomputers in them.
That sounds fascinating. I'm glad I won't be here when that happens.
people like you were the types scoffing at the idea that the world was round.
Well I don't know about that.. But I don't see humans ever becoming god like.