Monday, February 1, 2010

Being Natural Is Not Always Good

Humanity is a natural member of the species of the Earth, but the problem is that we do not act like we are.

Our behavior is not in accord with the balance in nature, the natural laws of our world.

In fact, we are corrupting the natural systems so badly that they are becoming unnatural in the sense of turning on their own, "mother nature", and thereby becoming suicidal at our human command.

We, the human species, could just as well be called unnatural aliens, bent on wide spread destruction of the Earth.

An article a while back pointed this out clearly:

The world faces a compounding series of crises driven by human activity, which existing governments and institutions are increasingly powerless to cope with, a group of eminent environmental scientists and economists has warned.


"Energy, food and water crises, climate disruption, declining fisheries, ocean acidification, emerging diseases and increasing antibiotic resistance are examples of serious, intertwined global-scale challenges spawned by the accelerating scale of human activity,” say the researchers, who come from Australia, Sweden, the United States, India, Greece and The Netherlands.

(Human-made Crises, emphasis added). Some natural terrorism is not a result of human behavior, but that portion of it that will make us extinct in the near term is our own doing or undoing as the case may be.

It has been noted in the past that the government solution to the coming catastrophe is triage for the masses, but as the movie "2012" points out, they are probably making secret Arks for themselves.

We should really consider monitoring government closely because chemical toxins seem to have their genesis in the toxins of power lurking invisibly around us.


Ryan said...

We need a new philosophy of 'nature.' Somehow a beaver dam is natural and a human bridge is 'unnatural.' It's this exact divide between us and nature that causes humans to not see themselves as a part of nature.

As long as we see humans as having some kind of negative behavior problem, some kind of badness that needs to be eradicated and see nature as an idyllic place of perfect balance and order (rather than the long series of unexpected catastrophes it is) we will always lack the moral fortitude to change. Ironically enough.

We need to begin to see that the lust, the hunger, the anger, the rage, the greed, the stress, is in our biology as it is in everything else's biology. The reason we have an obesity epidemic is not due to lack of self control, but because we are evolved to crave sugar and fat desperately. I'm not a bad person for wanting to stuff my face full of ice cream and cheeseburgers.

Dredd said...


Revisit survival of the fittest in the cosmic sense.

Cosmic survival of the fittest is described by cosmic principles.

It is not at all determined by primitive biological evolution concepts from some on one planet in one galaxy.

The natural will not become extinct, the unnatural will.