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ScrinTech says2014-04-09T07:15:06.0655498-05:00
@debate.Org/polls/is-the-earth-better-without-humans/?I would like to battle someone on the subject at hand.
Haroush says2014-04-09T07:17:05.2339498-05:00
Just hit the "debate this topic" button underneath the main pic for the poll..
Haroush says2014-04-09T07:18:18.6501567-05:00
And I am sure someone will want to debate you on this as some people think it is disgusting just to have this thought about humans on earth.
Jingram994 says2014-04-09T10:01:10.7276278-05:00
Short term, probably. Mid term, we seem to be heading the right way to cleaning up our act before we accidentally kill everything. Long term, highly doubtful; the Earth is going to be destroyed by completely natural occurrences one way or another, eventually. We are the only ones that we know of capable of potentially preventing something like that from happening. I also believe that sapient beings are inherently more important than a biosphere of non-sapient beings, so even if our existence was flat-out detrimental to the planet, and would continue to be forever, I would still consider our own continued existence more important than the continued existence of the rest of our planet's ecosystem. This is not the case, of course; continued existence isn't a zero-sum game. The best strategy for our survival is ensuring the continued existence and thriving of everything else on our planet.
michaeln23 says2014-04-09T10:46:46.6906798-05:00
Yes, but since we exist within earth, it is our responsibility to take care of earth and its creatures
ScrinTech says2014-04-09T12:33:13.1229365-05:00
@Comrade_Silly_Otter"We are an amazing product of Evolution, its greatest success. We have done a large amount of damage but we are getting better. Our technology will get better and will lead us to a better future. We are the result of millions of years of Evolutionary success, act like it." And yet we are the reason the Earth is so messed up. #NoHumansNoProblems
Comrade_Silly_Otter says2014-04-09T13:02:48.5174550-05:00
Whats life without mistakes? To be honest you are scaring my slightly with the no Humans no Problems thing. So your solution to save nature is just to commit genocide against humanity?
ScrinTech says2014-04-09T13:05:26.9208704-05:00
@Comerade_Silly_Otter What I'm saying is that eventually nature will kill-off humans, and when that happens the Earth in general will be a better place, for all other things.
Comrade_Silly_Otter says2014-04-09T13:07:42.8601418-05:00
How would humanity be wiped out by Nature?
TheOncomingStorm says2014-04-09T14:25:14.2992346-05:00
It doesn't really matter whether humans are here or not. All things will die.
discomfiting says2014-04-09T17:30:10.0263606-05:00
It's so trendy so say yes and act like a misanthropist.
Haroush says2014-04-09T22:21:16.5067245-05:00
By the way, this question is a trick question because both sides of the spectrum are technically right. Just putting that out there.

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