posted on Feb, 3 2013 @ 05:17 PM
reply to post by HelenConway
You posted the following quote:
People's lives would be very different without the benefits provided by insects, and it is unlikely that we could survive on earth without
them. Our crops and homes would be overrun by pest insects and weeds. We would not have fruits, vegetables, and plants that depend on insect
pollination. There would be no honey, silk, and other useful products made by insects. Dead trees and animals as well as animal droppings would cover
I am not saying we should kill ALL insects. Obviously, we must keep the useful ones. Insects that pollinate (like bees) are "good" insects.
Insects/worms that produce silk, are "good" species.
We should distinguish
between "good" insects and "pest" insects.
And we should rage war against the pest species.
You also wrote:
I bow out of this thread because you are showing great disrespect for life and I do not enjoy being around people who do this, even on the
I have GREAT respect for life, especially human life, and mammal life.
But where insects threaten and compete with human life, they are the enemy.
It would be a great shame if you were to "bow out" of this thread, because I appreciate and respect your perspective. I believe both you and I can
learn from this discussion.