The human role in the ecosystem ??

 Spring (@Golluemchen)7 years, 3 months ago

(Nearly ) every animal and plant has a role in the ecosystem, (like in the mountains the wolves insure that the sheep don’t get to many so they don’t eat all the grass and the grass insures that the earth doesn’t tumbrels down)
So I think if we want to live in a way we don’t harm earth one must (if possible) try to fulfill the human role in our ecosystem (not if it is the role of stone age people then one should try to find a other way)
I tryed to find the role out but I dident find any useful information on the internet – does anybody know about this or does just nobody know or tryed to find out ?

August 22, 2013 at 2:38 am
Ray Butler (1,423)M (@trek79) 7 years, 3 months ago ago

@golluemchen, My culture says that the human spirit was created to watch over all the other spirits that inhabit the Earth, we are tasked with holding the balance in the ecosystem, ironically…

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Spring (1) (@Golluemchen) 7 years, 3 months ago ago

@trek79 , thanks for answering. but doesn’t nature keeps itself in balance (if it doesn’t get interrupted by us) ?What culture do you belong to ?

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johnmantheshaman (1) (@johnmantheshaman) 7 years, 3 months ago ago

@golluemchen, I personally feel like most of Humainty’s role in the ecosystem has to much to do with [email protected] said. Humans have become distracted by other things that aren’t important to the actual nature of how things work. Things that society tells us are important and that we must care about when realistically nothing is gained from the pursuit of such things.
I also agree with your point that nature does keep itself in balance, that is as long as we don’t interfere too much. At which point though it would become likely that nature would have it’s way of clearing us out.

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Ellie (1,363)M (@tangledupinplaid21) 7 years, 3 months ago ago

@golluemchen, I’ve wondered this a lot… In fact just the other day when I was walking through some trails out in nature with a couple people I asked them if they think human shit could work as fertilizer for plants just because I was finding it difficult to think of something good we do for the environment.

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Anonymous (0) (@) 7 years, 3 months ago ago

@tangledupinplaid21 I don’t know about shit as fertilizer but it can definitely save the world by saving animals and turning people into vegetarian (or not).

http://inhabitat.com/poop-burger-japanese-researcher-creates-artificial-meat-from-human-feces/

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Ray Butler (1,423)M (@trek79) 7 years, 3 months ago ago

@golluemchen, I’m Australian Aboriginal by culture, I am about 1/11th Aboriginal but I was raised in the culture, my grandma was an Elder. We are not traditional Aboriginals but I do observe the culture and I have a belief structure built on it, with a few personal tweaks to make it my own, but still fundamentally recognisable as Aboriginal.

Yes, I do think ecosystems can generally take care of themselves but it isn’t an absolute, a lot of times in history there have been natural events that have thrown ecosystems out of balance. Often they restore or adapt but sometimes the disturbance radically alters it permanently, species become extinct and a dominant “pest”, plant or animal, completely reshapes everything.

That is normally just natural selection at work but it can be ugly. There are introduced species of plants and animals here in Australia that are choking out our nature, things like Lantana, Cane Toads, Rabbits, Foxes, Feral Cats, Bush Pigs, Indian Myna Birds and there is a species of Starfish, these things are destroying ecosystems that are completely unique in the world, flora and fauna like nothing else anywhere is all at risk.

Now people have introduced most of these pests in one way or another, by accident, ignorance or sometimes with good intention, but some of them, like the Myna bird, have migrated here naturally and could one day end up wiping out a large portion of our bird life. (Edit; I just looked up the Myna bird and found it WAS introduced here for insect control in the 50’s)

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Spring (1) (@Golluemchen) 7 years, 3 months ago ago

@trek,@johnmantheshaman that’s true if I think about it there are as-well a lot of plants and animals where I live which as-well destroy the ones which are at home here and probably the “original ” plants are better adapted to the “original ” animals or (whats more likely) the animals adapt to the plants (for example the Hummingbird)
But considering that animals and plants change develop and that it could be in some thousand years that all plants are growing every where in the world if it is possible for them how shall humans control it and decided which plants have priority ?

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Spring (1) (@Golluemchen) 7 years, 3 months ago ago

@tangledupinplaid21, big grin – i like that idea

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Matt (0) (@maxis) 7 years, 3 months ago ago

we’re here to fuck shit up

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Patrick Phillips (19) (@crossingtheeventhorizon) 7 years, 3 months ago ago

We’re the sex organs of the planet, designed to use our unique function called imagination to create the vehicles that can carry the seeds of biology to other fertile celestial bodies.

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Ellie (1,363)M (@tangledupinplaid21) 7 years, 3 months ago ago

@crossingtheeventhorizon, Whoa. That was beautiful.

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Fozzy (0) (@Googoo) 3 years, 11 months ago ago

Just the fact that human beings do not has a biological role in the planet’s ecosystem points too the probability that we were designed by a higher intelligence….Yahweh:   everything that exists on this planet plays a role in the environment to benefit our species, it was intelligently and purposely  designed that way before we were even created.

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Fozzy (0) (@Googoo) 3 years, 11 months ago ago

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