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Featured Two animals that build, which has greater value?

Discussion in 'Science and Religion' started by Wild Fox, Mar 4, 2019.

  1. Wild Fox

    Wild Fox Well-Known Member

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    Compare two animals in our world. Both build but, one when they build improves the environment for life, increases water resources, and increases biodiversity supporting all forms of life. The other builds but at the expense of other life with no respect for other life, wasting recourses leaving a lifeless wasted world behind. Which animal has more value to our world the Beaver or the Human?
    I recommend reading the book" Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter" by Ben Goldfar and then relook at what really matters. Are humans intelligent enough to respect the natural world.
     
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    Go Beavers!
     
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  3. lewisnotmiller

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    Humans aren't making the finals in this competition. I wonder who'd be the best match up for the beaver.
    Bumblebees??
     
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    Nah. Termites.
     
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    Nice. Although those little buggers cause a lot of problems which might offset some of the good.

    Earthworms?
     
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    Earthworms build anything?
    Problems to humans is not really a disqualifier. May be a bonus point.
     
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  7. Kangaroo Feathers

    Kangaroo Feathers Yea, it is written in the Book of Cyril...

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    termites?
     
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    Some humans build with respect to nature. News like people planting 66 million trees in 12 hours in India show that not all humans are disrespecting their environment.
     
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  9. BSM1

    BSM1 What? Me worry?

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    Now if we can just get those pesky beavers to build a children's hospital....
     
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    Kangaroo Feathers Yea, it is written in the Book of Cyril...

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    Yeah they do.. and beavers can kill acres of trees.
     
  12. lewisnotmiller

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    Not build, per se, but they improve soil, which helps plants grow. Kinda not in the spirit of this though...

    *Disqualifies earthworms*

    Oooh...bowerbirds!?
     
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    Neither has greater value, but I take the position that all things have precisely equal intrinsic value.

    Whether or not I personally value one thing more than another is a different matter, but this only reflects my values, not the inherent worthiness and sacredness that all this possess. Destruction is as divine as construction; death as glorious as birth. Due respect granted to all things, even if I do not personally like them.
     
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    Saint Frankenstein Ov Fire and the Void
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    Which only benefits humans.
     
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    Beavers are making a comeback due to human recognition and biological science. Beavers'd never do that for us, because they wouldn't have the brains. Its up to humans not to beavers, and guess who will save the world when the next supervolcano pops or the next comet hits? Us. You're welcome, beavers.
     
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    Good Beavers Gone Bad-

    Beavers imported from Canada are threatening the primeval forests of Patagonia
     
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    BSM1 What? Me worry?

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    So let me get this straight, you would choose some stupid destructive beaver dam over a facility that could cure, or at least ease, the suffering of a child? And you roll your eyes at me...
     
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    They aren't destroying. They are terraforming to make it more like Canada.
     
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    BSM1 What? Me worry?

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    How do you say, "beauty, eh?" in Patagonian?
     
  20. Audie

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    They are building just so they can destroy, like Col. Aureliano Buendia
    with his little gold fishes.

    Who are THEY??

    Make it like Canada?
    Who is behind all of this?
    Who is making who like what...

    Nazi raccoons on the rampage as European population explodes

    Raccoons, indigenous to North America but reportedly first released into the wild in Germany by Hermann Goering, the founder of the Gestapo, are marauding their way across Europe.
     
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