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>There's a certain danger in comparing us to a cancer. Those are the
>sorts of sentiments that can lead human history down dark paths,
>especially if one group is deemed inferior to another and is
>referred to as a cancer and calls for eugenic excision leaving the
>so-called "cream of the crop" start being championed and carried out.
>I try to be as conservation minded as I can. I've worked intimately
>with endangered and threatened species in the past and would like to
>see a better situation where human impact on non-human life is
>minimized, but I'm as scared about what some people might consider
>solutions to our ecological problems as I am about the problems
>themselves. I'm opposed to putting the human species on a pedestal,
>but going the other way and nihilstically dismissing our species as
>a wasteful cancer ain't a better alternative world-view.
Don't know if you-all have heard of this but:
Your ecological footprint:
The meme of voluntary simplicity is gaining ground.
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