RE: Media and Violence

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Date: Mon Apr 29 2002 - 12:49:21 BST

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            <True, and I'm not denying that but can you tell me how many, or
    better how
    > few,
    > organisms can thrive on non-organic food. Most of the organisms, except
    > perhaps
    > a few bacteria living off on anorganic compounds, have to kill other
    > organisms that
    > serve as food, be it other animals or plants. Humans are of course no
    > different
    > from other animals, indeed we kill off both plants and animals. We kill
    > simply because
    > we have to in order to survive. It's a them or we situation.
    > Phil.>
            I know what you mean, but I've no idea about the balance between
    symbiotic organisms and those... in conflict (I dunno what the right term
    is). Aren't there like thousands of species of organism that live on the
    dead tissues discarded by other organisms without doing any literal harm to
    those organisms? I think for example of all those various things that live
    in/on us like those little bug things that live in our eyebrows/eyelashes
    that eat dead skin cells, or the bacteria in our gut that allow us to digest
    food. Compared to that, there aren't many fierce predators (didn't someone
    write a book called something like 'why big, fierce animals are scarce'?).


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