I think nature will take care of most of the population long before man gets the chance to blow it all to shit.
That's what I've always figured: Nature will end mankind before mankind is able to end nature. We are living in a relatively stable period in time, aside from a few earthquakes, tidal waves, hurricanes, and tornadoes. The earth will always go through changes. If a species can survive, then it will. If it cannot survive, it will perish. Just look at the dinosaurs. Only certain species survived from that time period. Who would have guessed that the cockroach would outlive the mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex?
Hopefully, the human cockroaches won't be the ones to survive if some drastic change were to occur. I would doubt it, though. I think the ones who will survive are going to be the ones who are in touch with nature, and the natural world.
I'd like to think that man will be here for a while but I don't like to seperate humans from other life forms on earth. Life is life. If cockroaches are the only ones left, then "we" are still here. "We" meaning life. I would sacrifice one species of life if it were the only way to save the rest of life on earth.
Edited by johnharperjr (08/21/05 12:14 PM)
They are doomed because they cannot even glimpse beyond the construct that their masters have put into place. Their masters are doomed because they believe in the construct they created.