|To: ponokee who wrote (31073)||4/29/2012 7:39:23 PM|
|From: Maurice Winn||3 Recommendations  Read Replies (2) | Respond to of 39831|
|On the contrary, we are doing very well: < I don't think anyone has a great track record of success in managing mother nature. > Cities are almost totally unnatural. The sky is about the only natural thing visible and we have to leave the comfort of houses, offices and malls to see that. Even trees are often genetically selected and not in their natural environment, and certainly crops bear little relationship to their ancestors. |
We dam rivers for electricity and water. We build huge canals and flood banks. We are warm and comfy in -40 degrees Celsius in large cities. Taming nature and turning the four forces of the apocalypse to our advantage is what we do. Nature is out to get us and turn us into dinner. Naked in a forest, we are almost perfect food. No horns, teeth, hide, scales, spikes, poisons, camouflage, speedy escape, burrowing, or other self-defence mechanisms. Just perfect food sitting there waiting for anything from mosquitoes to lions to have a feast.
6000 million of us can do pretty well anything we like.