Is Humanity a Blight on the Face of an Otherwise Beautiful Planet?


To answer this question one must step back, perhaps a long way, from the human-centered concepts we’ve been taught all our lives. Certainly it is natural for any species to experience a runaway population when it achieves some level of ascendency in its environment. But we have evolved to a level where we can see and understand that, as well as what we are doing to the rest of the species on the planet, from microbes to other top predators. Are we smart enough to change our ways, curb our birthrate, preserve what is left of our natural world, and achieve (eventually) a sustainable long term situation that lets us live good lives while sustaining the ability of the other species on whom we symbiotically depend to live good lives as well? Only time will tell, but these ideas deserves both thought and action from each of us.

As always, I welcome your comments. – Tim

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One response to “Is Humanity a Blight on the Face of an Otherwise Beautiful Planet?

  1. yes-it’s obvious. from the Greeks to Philip Larken (“they fuck you up
    your mom and dad; they may not mean to but they do”)–this world
    has not required the human observer to be a beautiful world of God,
    NOT under the aegis of human participation, development , or judgment!

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