Humans are the most disgusting animal.
We cull horses, kangaroos and other species because their populations are so large they damage the environment, yet we are a million times worse. Sometimes I wish there was a global pandemic to kill us all and restore some balance to the beautiful world we continue to destroy.
I had the most mind blowing lecture today in my Conservation Bio class about “species redundancy”
“The concept of ‘species redundancy’ (or ‘ecological redundancy’) has recently been applied to community and conservation ecology. The suggestion is that, in some communities, some species are ‘redundant’, i.e. they could be lost without much effect on the structure and functioning of the whole community”
My lecturer then went on to say that sometimes if 2 species are endangered its necessary to pick the less redundant species to save.
Whilst I understand the logic behind the idea, I think the major flaw is the assumption made by human beings that we actually have the ability or right to choose if a species is “redundant”. Communities are so complex I believe it would be impossible for anyone to be informed enough to make that kind of decision. What if you choose the wrong species? Dont they all have the right to survive?
I went and talked to my lecturer afterwards about it. to which he said (all Yoda like)
“you’re assuming that everything was perfectly evolved, and Im not saying it is, it might be, but then again it might not be”
and thus sent me into a thought spiral.
One thing I do know is that Humans are redundant
The only ecosystem service we play is “screwing shit Up”
Have decided that I am going to get back into kick boxing, starting with a run/swim/run (swim again) tomorrow morning. gotta start looking after this body of mine!
Do I need whiskey to start fueling my complaints?
People love to drink their troubles away,
Sometimes I feel that I’d be better off that way.” —City and Colour - The Death Of Me (via 20thcenturyboy)
typed in sad on my itunes to accomodate for my current feeling of desolation and all my brighteyes albums popped up. time to cry and eat.
drinking a home made almond milk chai latte and listening to bombay bicycle club to reward myself for a kick ass 100% result on my remote sensing exam.
why is a womans choice to not like women a win for patriachy? i thought that feminism was all about power and equality for women- is it not one of my rights to be able to associate with human beings who arnt so interested in shopping? I dont hate women, I dont hate anyone but i sure as hell would rather hang out with males than females because the truth is, the vast majority of females dont like what I like and we wont get on. does that mean i like patriachal society? no. it means I like to skateboard and make up crude songs with my guy friends. Power to ALL the people. not just ladies or gentleman.