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Nick



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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 15 1:50 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Every population that has ever roamed the earth has expanded to the limits of the environment round it, has fought off other species, and killed off the weak, the spent and the neighbours for the good of the local tribe/flock/herd/collective noun for dinosaurs.

Why would humans be any different?
Why should we?

I don't mean as individuals, that's easy to answer, but as populations.

Rob R



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: York
PostPosted: Fri May 29, 15 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Indeed, that's how natural selection has worked for millenia. We're not saving the world, we're saving ourselves and what we value, the world we want to live in, which is no less selfish.

Rob R



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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 15 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

On that bomshell, here's a video of nearby Skipwith Common, to add a little positivity into the state of the world.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Fri May 29, 15 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
I don't mean as individuals, that's easy to answer, but as populations.


As populations we can't even resolve the Israel/Palestine situation. Whatever we consider ourselves to be, as a species we're remarkably similar to any other organism; a mindless quest to dominate.

Anyone seen Kingsman?

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