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Old 09-16-19   #4
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Default Re: How is anyone even thinking about anything else??

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Originally Posted by DrumWolf View Post
The problem seems to be one of apathy. So what does it matter if a species of butterfly or some reptile that doesnít have the cute factor goes extinct. Well, it does. Back in the late 1800s, John Muir was proclaiming that if we try to unpick anything from the Universe, we find it is hitched to everything else. Thatís the first rule of ecology Ė everything is dependent on everything else. Itís akin to picking out thread after thread, one by one, from a piece of clothing. Eventually the whole garment falls apart. That obscure butterfly thatís just gone extinct could have been a major pollinator of a certain tree, which just happens to provide food for a herbivore which, in turn is a major food source for a predator and so on. Species are disappearing faster than biologists can determine their role in the system.
I love wolves, and I think wolves have probably suffered the most through history, because people feared them, and in many countries around the world they were eradicated. So they are not that many left. People, having compassion for the cute preys, thought things were best that ways. But they were wrong.



Cute, and sick preys, that would have not transmitted their diseases and genetic flaws, to the next generation if wolves could have hunted them and killed them, or another predator. Wolves, and other predators, generally target weak sick preys, so that the preys are healthy, and that healthy animals are the ones to reproduces to have healthy babies.

They also realized that to keep wolves away, totally messed up the biology of the areas. Wolves are being bought back in some countries.
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