passenger pigeon,died out::1914. .. A beautiful animal. I wonder how many other species will join it in extinction before we learn to take better care of wildlife.
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#2 - John Cena (12/05/2013) [-]
A beautiful animal. I wonder how many other species will join it in extinction before we learn to take better care of wildlife.
User avatar #3 to #2 - bokkos ONLINE (12/05/2013) [-]
Or, you know, species go extinct due to the changing conditions of the biosphere, and that many more species have gone extinct than exist today. Human-mediated or not, nature always trims off the excess.
User avatar #4 to #3 - numbertwozeldafan (12/06/2013) [-]
Or, you know, some (like this little poop bird here) go extinct because we killed them en-mass for sport. Nature had nothing to do with it. (Although this is one of the few exceptions to your statement.)
User avatar #5 to #4 - bokkos ONLINE (12/06/2013) [-]
Humans are a part of nature; we exist in the natural world, and are intrinsically entwined in it. While it can be argued that we should be using our intelligence to mediate our impact, theres no reason to exclude us based on that fact. We effect the environment, and as such the species that inhabit that environment are effected too.
User avatar #6 to #5 - numbertwozeldafan (12/06/2013) [-]
While that is a good point, it is also a point that some would argue mankinds machinations are unnatural due in part to the affect they have on the world. Due to the radical way in which we alter the environment to suit our needs, it can be said that first-world humans are the furthest FROM natural in that we rely on highly processed food and water, highly-altered living spaces and medicine, and in radical cases, are unable to coexist with the natural world at all Yeah I'll just be over here, playing devil's advocate.
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