View Poll Results: Are we a disease?

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  • Yes we are.

    22 55.00%
  • No we are not.

    14 35.00%
  • Undecided or other.

    4 10.00%

Are we a disease?

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    _B-L-U-E_ Betazep's Avatar
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    Wow... this is pretty cool. It is almost a fifty fifty split.

    Thank you everyone for participating in my poll. I have gained insight and understanding to a problem that has perplexed me for a long long time.

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    interesting discussion, but I think we are going to be here forever, we are the first generation that is going to be immortal, I WANT TO BE IMMORTAL, that will be great, if you don't understand me, go and pick up the Foudation Series from Isaac Asimov, that one is my humanity, but immortal!!!





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    We are not a disease (humanity)!!!!!!!!!!!

    I don't know where you came up to this opinion?!

    Why would we be a disease??
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    That's why factories plagued our atmosphere; logging eliminated our forest; Terrorism anhiliated our freedom; and pollution destroyed our lives for what? for their own good! >

    Stop the logging (at least, stop clear cutting), polluting, terrorizing.

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    WELCOME to the evolution!!!!!!!!
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    Originally posted by Engineer223
    That's why factories plagued our atmosphere; logging eliminated our forest; Terrorism anhiliated our freedom; and pollution destroyed our lives for what? for their own good! >

    Stop the logging (at least, stop clear cutting), polluting, terrorizing.

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    Logging is a GOOD thing. Incase you're easily taken in by enviromentalists, rainforests produce a net profit of NO oxygen.

    The only reason they say they do is because people are more scared of suffocating than they are not having a wonderfully colourful cure to the common cold.

    The best way to stop global warming is to tie up as much carbon as possible in paper, and in asphalt.

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    it seems the 'yes, we are' group is in majority so far ...

    well, i don't know where did the idea for this poll come from, but if anybody has watched the movie, MATRIX, and followed the dialogues closely, the reason for the 'yes, we are' group being in majority should be very clear. I'm referring to the scene where morpheus is tied up to a chair and his captor (i forgot that guy's name) explains it's understanding of human beings and goes on to compare humans with viruses.

    cheers,
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    read the first post
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    Humanity is not a virus, nor parasite since a parasite feeds on its host . Early hummanity lived like other animals. unlike a pariste.

    Hummans are indeed animals, but we are the most complex, eveloved, smartest. If is was was not for this we would have died long ago. Well apes my pick up a stick, a humman could create a sling shot.
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    Why are people downplaying the apes stick as a tool? You aren't seeing past your own human limitations. You see the "slingshot" as the more complex tool and thus you imagine the stick as an inferior, negligable achievment. The fact of the matter is; Apes have no need for a slingshot.

    Our species (of animal... Procyon is completly correct on the definition, and on most everything else I have read from him) has survived by its creation of tools. Other animals have the built in tools (so to speak) to do a lot of the same jobs we need to create devices to do. Humans cant fly or breath under water. We are very very weak relative to our size. We move slowly, we hear poorly and we have become so terribly dependant on our "tools" that without them most of us would rapidly perish. Its all a matter of perspective whether you consider our species to be superior.

    Humanity in some ways acts more like a parasite than other animals but one must consider this: All animals strive to further their own species by many different means; Two of the most common being:
    a) Reproducing
    b) Killing or rendering useless other animals that are a threat to themselves

    It stands to reason that one species would eventually achieve the "top of the food chain." Would eventually reach a skill and population level where nothing posed a threat to it, and it became the dominant species. This happens to be us... Humans. And it would seem by our actions that we have no greater thought process then any other animal. We still strive to Reproduce and kill things that threaten us. Do you suppose any other animal that may have achieved this status would act any differently? If the earth was filled with billions of bears, do you suppose they would limit the amount of fish they caught in streams during spawning time to ensure their supply of fish remained strong?

    Something to think about...
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    "... Who Are We? Mutations Of Nature's Creation, Rapists, Mass-Murderers of Innocent Species. We Are A Plague, And Nature, Herself, Shall Cast Down Her Own Creations, Into The Wrath That Shall Cleanse The Earth. Father Fire"
    Valor Kand, "Man To Father Fire"

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    I agree 100% in what you say. Someday, somebody shall wipe out the entire planet to clean the Earth.
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    People used to have 10-15 kids.
    This was to ensure survival. Back in those days small pox, polio and other diseases would kill your children or disfigure them. This was just one way to make your famly name go on.... Atlest mine did.
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    I voted Yes because none but we are going to destroy ourselves.



    Originally posted by Aran Elus

    You see, unless you are a chimp, gorrilla, etc. you shouldn't even bother yourself with thinking about it: it is just a waste of your time and mine.
    If we could judge chimp brain with ours and ours with chimp's, I guess we could get the answer.
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    Long time ago people ( and the rest of living beings ) really were virus-like creatures, that came on an asteroid, which crushed on Earth about few hundred millions years ago. All known life came from these primitive creatures. We should be very happy about this.
    Sauron a few seconds before his defeat:
    "What? A 'division by 0' error?!?"

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