lapisdecor     Tue, Jan 15, 2008  Permanent link
Some day humans may turn to living on other planets or in outer space if earth gets too polluted or overpopulated.

are we still nomads? where is our capacity to deal with ourselfs? humanity builds progress from exploitation instead of searching for equilibrium. why?
alborz     Tue, Jan 15, 2008  Permanent link
I think we are in equilibrium - it's just that we happen to live on a larger scale than the other animals we know. A society of ants - an anthill - would take over the world if it could. As is, an anthill takes over, consumes and kills everything around it that it can and wants to. We are the same. But we happen to be able to do it to the whole planet. With this stream of logic, I'm inclined to think we're destined to move beyond the planet at some point. In the meantime...

...the most important thing to realize is that we're capable of choosing what we want. There isn't anything inherently good or bad about the way we live and interact with our environment - even if we choose to change nothing about it and completely deplete the earth and its resources. We just have to decide if that's what we want to do.
lapisdecor     Tue, Jan 15, 2008  Permanent link
al: do ants kill their own specie for territory? even if they do, I refuse to see myself as an ant, since they probably don't have the ability to predict the consequences of their own acts. We are not as ants, we can think a lot more, and bypass instinctive behavior. We think enough to build spaceships, but imagine a planet where ants have your size and bigger brain. Without being xenophobic, i must say i would prefer someone else to meet them.