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<True, and I'm not denying that but can you tell me how many, or
> organisms can thrive on non-organic food. Most of the organisms, except
> 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
> 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.
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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