Humans: The Plague of the Earth
Updated on December 8, 2008, 12:39 PM - Written by Tim Buttner
The planet Earth has been going through countless cycles, with countless entities of life making a home on, above, or below it's surface, and always it has managed to restart and begin a fresh cycle. With humans the chances of the Earth managing to do such is impossible, perhaps improbable, because the human species is the most destructive and illogical species to ever inhabit the Earth. To understand what it is precisely that humans are doing to damage the Earth and make it so that in the future it will become difficult to survive one must first understand that the human species should have become extinct long ago, and it is because they didn't become extinct that they have grown to an intellectual capacity extremely far too dangerous for the safety and security of the planet.
Human intelligence is the cause for all problems that exist on the planet. Every invention, each resource, and all the waste furthers the suffocation and decay of nature. Humans create to make their lives easier, and in doing so create tools that kill other life, whether it be animal, plant, or bacteria. They slaughter countless animals, such as the dodo, by introducing animals to regions that they weren't originally intended to be in. They slaughter more for their clothing, when they could easily of a syndicated alternative. They cut down the forests that are the homes to animals and leave them without home or life sustenance. To quote the Tao of Pooh, where Winnie to Pooh says, "If people were Superior to Animals, they'd take better care of the world." There's nothing farther from the truth, because the great mind that the human species claims to make them superior is cause for more trouble in the world than anything a simpleminded animal is capable of.
Humans strip away the biotic and abiotic resources of the Earth for their own gain, often forgetting that they need to co-exist with the other life that need those very resources to survive. Even further the waste from those resources are more often than not are harmful to the life forms that humans steal from and fail to see as equals, which results in endangerment and extinction. Soon there will be no forests or jungles, except for the asphalt ones where humans burrow, and the only living organisms on the planet will be human and any "domesticated" life form that humans see as worth their pity.
What are humans doing now that will have a negative affect on their future is purely the simple fact that they exist because they war with each other so often that inevitably they will destroy each other, along with all the life that co-exists on the planet. In a nuclear strike the only life that might survive could be that that doesn't need sunlight to survive, but even those organisms will be affected by the radiation. In a biological or chemical strike humans might be able to wipe out only themselves, but they'll leave behind the decadence of their "great" society to rot and impede the continued existence of other life.
What's the solution one may ask? The answer's simple and was practiced by a superior human culture before they were systematically raped and betrayed; the Native American people lived at peace with the land and animals around them, populating their community only as much as needed according to the resources around them and the principle that only having as many children as the parents could carry with them for when they moved with the herd that they tracked. It's impossible now though for humans to live a nomadic way because there are far too many, and they are too set in their ways with their materialistic lifestyles and decadent homes and vehicles of transportation. Perhaps they are doomed, just as they have doomed the planet with their existence. Our only hope is that life can continue on past the human existence.
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