Re: look out! long-haired gun loon!

Brian Atkins (
Thu, 18 Dec 1997 10:39:05 -0500

I would just point out that the idea of Extropy is to move beyond
what nature has given us through evolution, and take control over
our own future. If you want to keep living as you "were evolved
to live", then why don't you become Amish or something?

Wings of the Morning wrote:
> Estacado66 wrote:
> > In a message dated 12/17/97 7:50:44 PM, you wrote:
> >
> > <<Before man came weilding
> > our crafty little weapons, nature was in a perfect balance give or take the
> > many
> > natural disasters that happen on and off.>>
> >
> > What could you possibly mean by "perfect balance"? From whose point
> > of view are you talking about? I wonder if it seems like nature is in
> > perfect balance to the rabbit who is getting his head ripped off by a
> > bobcat.
> >
> Actually yes. Why do you think the food chain works the way it does?
> Animals die, and animals are born. What happens if all the bobcats stop
> killing the rabits? An over population of rabits, who use up all their food
> supply. Not to mention the bobcats go hungry. In nature its all a risk. Some
> make it, some don't. People don't really consider the fact that there might be
> laws to life. I myself happen to believe there are. All cause and effect.
> What do you think an ecosystem is? The animals who die give life to others.
> The native americans knew this and respected it, only taking what they needed.
> We on the other hand take whatever we want more or less. And it upsets the
> balance quite a bit. Why is it do you think, that animals have been around for
> thousands of years, millions, and are still here? They are part of a developed
> system of living, crafted and evloved over hundereds of millions of years,
> tested against time, and still here. I think thats a pretty amazing feat dont
> you? And here we come threatening to whipe out everything in just a few short
> thousand, which is nothing compared to how long the earth's been around.
> Wonder why there was never any global warming when animals still ruled the
> earth. Just some interesting thoughts I've been comtemplating.
> -Mike Everett

The future has arrived; it's just not evenly distributed.
                                                       -William Gibson
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