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Old 03/14/2017, 08:31 AM   #51
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World has gone through many mass extinctions and still managed to develop very diverse and complex natural ecosystems.
Agreed. I always think these 'save the planet' movements are misguided. The planet will be fine, it's we the people that are in trouble. Whether global warming exacerbated by profound human ignorance or something else, the plant will move on, just without us.


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Old 03/16/2017, 01:32 PM   #53
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Agreed. I always think these 'save the planet' movements are misguided. The planet will be fine, it's we the people that are in trouble. Whether global warming exacerbated by profound human ignorance or something else, the plant will move on, just without us.
If, by planet, you mean the physical rock we ride on, sure, it'll be just fine. But, all life on this planet, not just humans, are in big trouble.


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Old 03/16/2017, 07:27 PM   #54
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Something always survives; enough for mother nature to start anew. As a species, humans are so narrow minded that I'm not sure anything beyond 'save us' really resonates.


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Old 03/16/2017, 08:20 PM   #55
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Something always survives; enough for mother nature to start anew. As a species, humans are so narrow minded that I'm not sure anything beyond 'save us' really resonates.
There's a big difference between a planet with only cockroaches and what we've got now. I don't want to see how minimalistic we can get with regards to diversity while still maintaining human life. It'd be pretty bleak, methinks.

If thinking about the outrageous expanse of space and barren planets in the universe in comparison to our embarrassment of life doesn't damn near bring a tear to your eye and make you want to preserve it, you have a hollow soul.


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Old 03/21/2017, 11:52 AM   #56
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There's a big difference between a planet with only cockroaches and what we've got now. I don't want to see how minimalistic we can get with regards to diversity while still maintaining human life. It'd be pretty bleak, methinks.

If thinking about the outrageous expanse of space and barren planets in the universe in comparison to our embarrassment of life doesn't damn near bring a tear to your eye and make you want to preserve it, you have a hollow soul.
I agree. The whole world could be a Dickens-esque industrial wasteland, and we could use our technology and ingenuity to survive (and perhaps even thrive). We just have to recognize how valuable "life as we know it" is-- do we enjoy walks through wilderness areas where we stumble upon wildlife? Catching fish just for the fun of it? Hunting? Scuba diving?

It may require us to remove the fear of death and poverty (and, inversely, the promise of power and wealth) in order for us to start dealing with improving the quality of life through maintaining the natural world. I just hope it isn't too late.


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