Earth must be beautiful without us, imagine all animals and plants everywhere, no contamination or wars or destruction just peace and nature. We are ruining earth will all of our pollution and trash. That's why I think that people are a disease to earth. I don't care if you don't agree that's my opinion byeeeee ✌️
As soon as the human brain developed reason and critical thinking, we rose to the top of the food chain and invented agriculture. This toppled the equilibrium that the planet had existed in for millions of years. People began living longer and we could support more people for longer. We began to expand and exploit more and more of the earths resources. There are seven BILLION people on earth now. All of them want to be fed. The only way to do that? Take even more from mother nature, use machines that poison the air, ground ,and water to continue our way of life. There may still be hope of turning it around and taking steps to limit our influence and to find balance again, but right now, Gaea is dying.
If you ask a biologist or a Darwinist, he'll tell you that every characteristic given to any animal, plant, or some other life form are given with a purpose. Human are equipped with extremely high intelligence. An intelligence that are tearing down the Earth, right now as I'm writing this. The human-race is behind many animal extinctions, destruction of forests and I do not believe that this is what Earth wants. Therefore my theory is that we are a somewhat failed construction.
Human for thousands of years have mined exploded and polluted the earth. We have polluted the oceans with our garbage and our waste. We have killed animals to extinction that shouldent of we pollute our air with the cars we drive we set of nuclear bombs that kill land for hundreds of years.
It beggars belief that we believe ourselves so important in this world that we consider everything in it to belong to us, rather than us to belong to it. We started life on this magnificent planet in a respectful way, as many primitive tribes still do, then modern society came along with its toxic, corrupt, abusive, selfish and depraved 'norms'. Nobody really gives a toss, not even the seemingly shiny, happy, loving families, just as long as they can get on with their 'shop and coffee bar' days. It sickens me. We expect, expect, expect. Every now and again we'll watch tv about some disaster and mumble a few words, 'poor things', 'oh no', 'that's awful', maybe send a couple of quid to ease our consciences, but then we'll go in the kitchen, get a bag of crisps and turn over to watch some old rubbish sitcom and forget all about it. We are parasites to this earth, and simply don't deserve it's support. The ultimate arrogance is that we are now exploring other planets to use and abuse, when we can't even look after this one! I take comfort in the thought that there will come a time, and it won't be so distant, that there will no longer be resources enough to sustain us and we will become extinct.
We are the ultimate consumers - leaving only filth, Trash, Destruction and death in our wake in place of beautiful natural resources. We take from every other being, All our lives - and even in death, We go huge lengths to make sure that nothing of our body can ever be used by any other being.
Cremating dead bodies - pollutes air and water and destroys anything that can be used by nature. Even burying - we do that in thick sealed caskets, Embalming dead bodies and such - why?
Just because we are the pinnacle of selfishness and consumption.
I believe that humanity is a disease on earth, But more like a bacterial disease that earth continually fights off and gets stronger by doing so. We damage earth, This is a fact, But we also do many things to help her and in the grand flow of time and humanities existence on this planet we have done very little to actually hurt her. The most damage has been done by outside forces much like in a normal living entity while we are just a small piece of what makes earth, Earth.
In conclusion, We are like a bacteria and as such are a necessary disease that if lost, Yes earth would survive, But it would be much lesser for it.
Humanity no matter how we look at it is a failed species, Its said god was a creator that never made mistakes even with his creations but man has proved god to be in the wrong though man is aware of their crimes against creation, They continue to think that their mistakes are to be forgiven because we are known to be gods so called greatest creation with an amazing purpose but require time and experience to perfect our self's to be as our creator
Think of 2 scales, Large and small. When in science class you use a Petri dish to grow bacteria (small scale). On a large scale earth is the Petri dish and humans are the bacteria. I think humans are the most disgusting and dirtiest animals on this planet. And you thought a dog stunk or a pig is gross. Doesn’t even come close to what the human mind and body project onto this planet.
Everyone whose responded to this basically strings together the common thought of "we might not always be doing so intentionally but because our collective consciousnesses think that we need to live longer and continually procreate but as a byproduct in doing so we are undeniably causing harm to mother earth" the question then that comes to mind still is why keep doing it? Why can we not seem to learn or change? We see the pollution and over population and the hole in the ozone layer. Yet we do nothing. I would be hard pressed to find anyone amongst this forum to have even tried fixing the problem or thinking how to fix the problem we seem to be stuck on focusing that we are the problem when how we act now could be the solution to our own problem.
There are many reasons why it is wrong, innacurate, and downright unhealthy to view humanity as a disease. Three important reasons include the following; viewing humanity as a disease devalues the self and others justifying harming oneself and others, this outlook is prone to harbor a sense of guilt which leads to fear or overly passionate activism, and finally, humanity does not fit the criteria for the definintion of disease, "A disorder of STRUCTURE in a human, animal, or plant, especially one that produces specific signs or symptoms or that effects a specific location and is not and is not a result of PHYSICAL INJURY." In other words 'global warming' or 'deforestation' is a 'disease' but humanity itself is not! That is like saying "Bacteria is a disease" which is completely untrue; we need many types of bacteria to survive, and most strains are harmless. The only way to define humanity as a disease is to do mental backflips to define the earth in such a way that humanity can appear to be a disease. This equivocation is an example of how a metaphor can easily be taken too far.
TLDR You cant do anything to make the world a better place by looking at yourself and others as a disease. We are part of this earth and we may be diseased, but we are a patient. Love one another. Help others. This negative outlook is damaging and nihilistic in the worst way.
There is no notion of something being "proper" without the assignment of a goal. There is no notion of a "goal" without consciousness, awareness, and the possibility of awareness actively influencing behavior. The mere presence of negative feedbacks in a system, and the inevitable equilibrium that results, cannot be said to be a goal. Therefore, deviation from equilibrium cannot be said to be improper in and of itself.
Unless you are willing to accept the idea that the earth is an aware meta-organism, and has the ability to choose her actions, there can be no notion of "disease" that applies.
Think of what a virus/disease does. Slowly transforms it’s host. Destroying it physical form and changing it’s environment to one that suits it and allows it to grow. It feeds on the resources in our bodies to reproduce, attempting to ensure its survival. We are increasingly changing the environment we live in and devouring it's resources. Clearing rainforests, woodlands, pastures and all kinds of landscapes to develop and multiply into, spreading out to further inflict our host. Humans try to overcome our invaders by attacking with vaccines, antibiotics, and other medicines as the earth does the same with natural disasters of all kinds. It wipes out what it can to hopefully try to contain or eliminate the threat and it’s ravages. Are we terminal? Incurable? Like a cancer that takes so many humans? Debatable. But are we not just a microcosm of the universe itself. Galaxies invade and eat other galaxies, stars explode from inner turmoil, our sun grows and will one day consume Earth. The Earth itself quakes and erupts, spilling ash and magma onto the earth and gasses into the atmosphere. Lightning ignites forests. It's all just the chaos of the universe.
Think of what a virus/disease does. Slowly transforms it’s host. Destroying it's physical form and changing it’s environment to one that suits it and allows it to grow. It feeds on the resources in our bodies to reproduce, attempting to ensure its survival. We are increasingly changing the environment we live in and devouring it's resources. Clearing rainforests, woodlands, pastures and all kinds of landscapes to develop and multiply into, spreading out to further inflict our host. Humans try to overcome our invaders by attacking with vaccines, antibiotics, and other medicines as the earth does the same with natural disasters of all kinds. It wipes out what it can to hopefully try to contain or eliminate the threat and it’s ravages. Are we terminal? Incurable? Like a cancer that takes so many humans? Debatable. But are we not also just a microcosm of the universe. After all, galaxies eat other galaxies, unstable stars explode, our sun will one day devour Earth. The earth itself quakes and erupts, volcanos emit gases, ash, and magma that destroy, lightning destroys forests. Its all the chaos of the universe.
I do not believe humans are a disease to Earth. Humans have undoubtedly been hard on the planet, however, I believe ecology will correct any damages over time. This does not indicate that we may be entirely safe from the effects that we caused, however, I do believe the Earth holds the potential to heal itself over time.
Though the deleterious effects of man can be clearly seen, I think that to assume man is a disease by the implication of the question is to render man's existence as an accident, which doesn't follow any line of logic as to our arriving at the present circumstance of the world in it's natural order.