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  •  Recced this, though (4+ / 0-)

    destruction is the issue, the destruction of that very thin envelope that surrounds this earth.  It's not as if we can just jump on any old spaceship to despoil another planet, it's the only one we've got.  Surely we all die, but the way too many will die in the coming decades will defy any understanding.  

    •  The conservation of matter pretty much rules out (5+ / 0-)

      destruction. However, the planet can be made uninhabitable by humans and other organic existence, as it once was. We are capable of ruining the environment for ourselves and our progeny. What I suspect is that some humans are unaware and insensitive to their environment. Perhaps their sense of touch is defective and that accounts for them being "out of touch." Some people do not accurately perceive hot and cold. So, if they don't sense it, we should not expect them to understand it, much less worry about it. Trying to make them understand it strikes me as a lot of wasted effort. Better to just go ahead and stop pumping the earth's crust into the atmosphere. That volcanoes do it from time to time is not an excuse for humans to do it on a daily basis. Just as the fact that there are uranium particles in seawater and some mountain streams does not excuse humans concentrating uranium into pellets whose radiating energy will distort DNA for close to ever.
      Similarly, IMHO, it's not the destruction of Iraq we should be looking at now that the invasion is over, but the on-going deterioration of the people's environment and their genetic inheritance. That mutations naturally occur is not an excuse for countenancing their unnatural increase in the Iraqi population.

      We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

      by hannah on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 05:32:53 AM PST

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