Sorry but the Earth is not fragile

@gewcew23 (8010)
United States
May 21, 2007 11:51am CST
My views on the enviroment are rooted in my belief in creation. I don't belive that life on earth began spontaneously, or as a result of some hap-hazard, random selection process; nor do I believe that nature is oh so precariously balanced. I don't believe that the earth and her ecosystem are fragile, as many radical enviromentalist do. They think man came along, all by himself, and changed everything for the worse; that after hundreds of millions of years, that the last two generations of human existence are going to destroy the planet. Who do they think we are? I refuse to believe that people, who are themselves are a result of creation, can destroy the most magnificent creation of the entire universe.
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• United States
21 May 07
Keep in mind that hundreds of millions years ago, we (humans) weren't running around clear cutting trees and polluting it up. Which in my opinion, it's why the earth has been as long lasting - because us humans were not present in the beginning to deteriorate it. I do agree that it's a lot stronger than most suggest though, but not even nature is exempt from damage. There's only so much anything can take. I do believe that we'll probably do ourselves in with war, way before we cave the planet in with pollution and mistreatment of the environment.
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@PsychoDude (2018)
• Netherlands
21 May 07
I agree on all except the life not being through some random selection process. Although what goes out isn't totally random but controlled by other species I believe the creation of new is pretty "random" in which of course the fittest survive. Us destroying the earth though, hell no. Earth isn't supposed to be like it is now, we're supposed to have heat strokes and extreme colds going past on each other and that balance is simply what we're going back to again.
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• United States
22 May 07
I don't believe in creationism however, I agree with assumption that the earth is not as fragile as some would like us to assume. Yes we have had an impact on the planet but not nearly as much as we like to give ourselves credit for, the human ego thinking once again we are better than we truly are. Earth is over 4 billion years old and will still be around until the sun turns into a red giant and possibly vaporizes the planet, gravity might change the orbit of the earth and push it further away but regardless humankind as we now know it will not exist at that time. We can use up all the resources that we know how to use and die out but the planet will still be here for a long time.
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@earthsong (589)
• United States
22 May 07
I don't believe out ecosystem is as fragile as some extremists make it out to be, but I do think we need to take care and cut polution. It is a fact that due to deforestation and polution many species of animals no longer exist. Just because man can take over the earth doesn't mean he should. Nor should we live like there's no tomorrow and go through our resources like they will last forever. I don't believe there is an infinite supply of anything that comes out of our earth, and I do believe we tear it up like it will always supply for us.
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
21 May 07
Interesting thesis. I kind of agree with your reasoning. I think the earth is much tougher and adaptable than we it give credit. It might be man who is fragile and in danger of destroying him/her self. Radical environmentalists are anti-everything, so it is hard to get a handle on their beliefs. The universe is always expanding and changing and thus earth goes along for the ride, man or no man. Think of the possibilities of what other planets are like. Look at our solar system and how varied the planets are. There may be planets similar to earth or cousins to us. Or their could be planets that support entirely different kinds of life forms. Man is like a grain of sand on a mile long beach when compaired to the universe.
• Philippines
22 May 07
I don't know how to answer this post but we must first ask other people. make surveys to really know if man is the destroyer or not.