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Darwin and Environmentalism

2009 is the year of Darwin..now I have issues with Darwin for slightly crazy reasons mainly that he wouldn't have published his work if it wasn't for Wallace telling him that he was going to publish work which made the same claims using evidence from a different part of the world (and Wallace also remembered to write down where he'd been when he spotted the animals, something Darwin didn't think was necessary) So Darwin published his work and everyone remembers him because he was a 'gentleman' whereas Wallace had to work for his money...class seeming to win over knowing where you've been..

Anyway, that's not what this topic is about.

2009 is the year of Darwin..now if we were to think that everyone believed what Darwin(Wallace) found, which I know lots of people don't...(for more scientific reasons than me (I found Wallace's work more convincing)) but supposing that we all did...All of us believed that the animals who adapted to their environment the best would survive to pass their genes onto the next generation and those animals who were least suited to their environment died out (a brief summary) then surely when an animal was dying out such as the giant panda because it only ate a certain type of food which was being destroyed then we should leave the panda to die or adapt instead of helping them to continue to be unsuitable for the changing environment

And yes, I know...it is us, the humans, who are changing the environment and doing it incredibly rapidly and no one likes rapid change but then humans are adapting to it...cats are adapting to it very well (cats can go from domesticated to feral in one generation and then back to domesticated again) foxes are adapting quite well...those bears/deers (cant remember what they are) who invade that canadian city every year to mate/eat food from bins in the main street seem to be doing fine...I bet if people stopped shooting the polar bears they'd be inside people's bins...living outside of maccyd's getting people to buy them burgers real quick...they've already adapted to the lack of ice by swimming more...(soon they will reach those penguins and then the penguins had better learn to fly)

We're in the middle of an economic disaster and those who can adapt the quickest to the new environment will survive...unfortunately woolies wasn't going to make it because there were loads of shops doing the job of woolies cheaper and better...adams might not make it because primark are selling cheaper better kids wear...the specialist purfume shop in my local town centre probably won't make it...just like the freshly squeezed fruit juice shop didn't make it...annoying, subway will.

If I felt like being controversal I could even take it all the way to people who can't afford medical treatment and such...however, I think that communities which rely on each member of the community working to help others is a step in evolution...lions and meercats do it and people are stronger when they work together then when they work alone (possibly the tribes we are working in are a lil too big to be constructive at the moment)

Anyway, that is my random post done...go and see how cool Wallace was and ignore everything that Darwin ever said..
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