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The diversity of the natural world is diminishing due to our civilization
    #11407620 - 11/07/09 10:24 PM (8 years, 10 months ago)

Is our intellectual diversity an adequate trade off?


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Re: The diversity of the natural world is diminishing due to our civilization [Re: WScott]
    #11407631 - 11/07/09 10:25 PM (8 years, 10 months ago)

what intellectual diversity? humanity is getting dumber everyday


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Re: The diversity of the natural world is diminishing due to our civilization [Re: Knobby Tops]
    #11407645 - 11/07/09 10:27 PM (8 years, 10 months ago)

With our genetic engineering, who cares? :P

jk, I wouldn't say it is diminishing, but just changing.

I.e bacteria resistant to antibiotics lol thats diversity!


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Re: The diversity of the natural world is diminishing due to our civilization [Re: Knobby Tops]
    #11407770 - 11/07/09 10:42 PM (8 years, 10 months ago)

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what intellectual diversity? humanity is getting dumber everyday




All of the things our minds have created, the diversity of human culture.


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Re: The diversity of the natural world is diminishing due to our civilization [Re: WScott]
    #11407811 - 11/07/09 10:47 PM (8 years, 10 months ago)

Culture is degenerating every day IMO*.

*Obsession of Britney Spears
*Baby pageant shows


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Re: The diversity of the natural world is diminishing due to our civilization [Re: WScott]
    #11407830 - 11/07/09 10:50 PM (8 years, 10 months ago)

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Is our intellectual diversity an adequate trade off?





It will have to  be because that is exactly what's happening. Nature doesn't seem to care.:shrug:


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Re: The diversity of the natural world is diminishing due to our civilization [Re: Icelander]
    #11453554 - 11/14/09 02:30 PM (8 years, 10 months ago)

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Is our intellectual diversity an adequate trade off?





It will have to  be because that is exactly what's happening. Nature doesn't seem to care.:shrug:




So what has become of our Nature, then; Why is it uncaring?


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Re: The diversity of the natural world is diminishing due to our civilization [Re: WScott]
    #11453618 - 11/14/09 02:44 PM (8 years, 10 months ago)

in order for nature to care it has to be conscious doesn't it?


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Re: The diversity of the natural world is diminishing due to our civilization [Re: WScott]
    #11454579 - 11/14/09 05:27 PM (8 years, 10 months ago)

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WScottsdale said:
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Icelander said:
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WScottsdale said:
Is our intellectual diversity an adequate trade off?





It will have to  be because that is exactly what's happening. Nature doesn't seem to care.:shrug:




So what has become of our Nature, then; Why is it uncaring?





It doesn't need to care. It's most likely not even conscious. It never "cared".


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Re: The diversity of the natural world is diminishing due to our civilization [Re: WScott]
    #11456735 - 11/14/09 11:52 PM (8 years, 10 months ago)

I side with Ken Wilber's ethics in that we want to preserve the greatest depth for the greatest span of consciousness/intelligence. Example: Either one person or one cow has to die. Probably kill the cow. Now choose either one person or 100,000 cows. Probably kill the person.

So if we could only become more conscious at the expense of destroying flora and fauna, maybe some acceptable balance could be found. But it isn't really a necessary choice.


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