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Old 11-18-2004, 03:35 PM   #16
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Usually when evolution occurs without an extremely dominant species like the human being, species evolve into other species, habitats evolve into other habitats which leaves space for other species to blossom or evolve. At the rate this is going, the human induced part of extinction and the speed at which it occurs causes species to die out while no species are being added. It is extremely disturbing and the number of 16000 is most certainly an underestimation (if that’s a word) since only known species are counted. Of course it is also possible that new species evolve without us knowing but logic suggest we would have seen an increase in discoveries, especially when you take into consideration that the habitats in which the known extinctions occur are being closely monitored.
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Species appear and dissapear, there is an inherent arrogance within the human species that is shown when we think we alone can destroy the planet without even trying.

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Species appear and dissapear, there is an inherent arrogance within the human species that is shown when we think we alone can destroy the planet without even trying.
It's not about destroying the planet, but about species and eco-systems. We've already destroyed entire eco-systems without trying. Just drop all legislation and see how much we can destroy 'without trying'.
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Species appear and dissapear, there is an inherent arrogance within the human species that is shown when we think we alone can destroy the planet without even trying.

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I agree. We are very arrogant.


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I was reading a book about extinct birds, and the stories of how they happened, especially the passenger pidgeon and the great auk, were very upsetting. People are SO STUPID!
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