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bertman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-15-09 07:25 PM
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21. Tell me what invention man has created that has improved the planet we all live on.
Edited on Thu Oct-15-09 07:26 PM by bertman
Not what invention has improved the comfort or lifespan or mobility or happiness of humankind, but what has improved the Earth.

We have the resources and the knowledge to grow food without using plants that are not natural, fertilizers that are not natural, and herbicides that are not natural. We humans are short-term thinkers, no matter what the folks in Corporate Farming might want you to think. We didn't know 50 years ago that we might imperil the lives of a huge percentage of the oxygen-breathing creatures on this planet, yet we have done that.

We do not know what effect these altered organisms will have on our planet and on its future. Why tinker with that if there's any possibility that it might be the wrong path? Other than jobs and money for a few.

I don't trust man's wisdom or his foresight.

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