Monday, November 05, 2007

Humble Pie

While I can't find any assurance of the origins of this quote, it has been ascribed to Jonas Salk, "If all the insects on earth disappeared, within 50 years all life on earth would disappear. If all humans disappeared, within 50 years all species would flourish as never before."

There appears to be no purpose, as far as Earth's ecology goes, to our existance on the planet. Nothing else relies upon us to survive. Basically, we do nothing to aid in the Earth's survival. Whether or not you believe in the theory that global warming is exclusively man's doing, you cannot deny that we are doing more harm than good to the planet's natural existance. Maybe some would see this as a clear example of man's supremacy, but I think that probably originates from a false pride in superiority. In reality, we're all just blight.

1 comments:

Rob Leather said...

Can I suggest you save the planet and kill yourself? Sorry, I don't mean that at all. But can you please stop with the self hating, ecological-euthanists attitude and try and think of more positive ways to promote ecology and euthenics principles. That's all I'm asking for really.