Are humans the cause for extinction of other species?
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My opponent claims that "humans are the cause of extinction of many different species of animals."
I contend that they are only a cause, not the cause. Here is why:
The extinction of 784 species were claimed to be related to human activity, which seems like a lot, but compared to extinctions caused by nature it is very little. For example, the Triassic-Jurassic extinction event, which happened about 200 million years ago, wiped out half of the species that existed at that time.
And that was only one event! There were four more mass extinctions, according to fossil records.
In fact, about 99.9% of all species that ever existed are extinct, according to scientists. 784 out of all of the species is certainly not 99.9%.
As you can see, humans are only a cause, not THE cause, as my opponent claims.
"I believe this because humans are doing such things as taking their habitats, poaching, they are doing all the things in pure entertainment for themselves and many people use animals to survive.The habitats that they are dismantling are being used to expand cities and make many exotic resorts. "
What you said only proves that humans are A cause of extinction, not THE cause. Nature causes most of the extinctions.
Sorry again and thanks for the good points.
Mscn101 forfeited this round.
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