|Critically endangered Sumatran tiger at the Smithsonian National Zoo. Image credit: USFWS.|
Are you a predator? I'm not talking about lawbreakers, stalkers, and so forth, but humanity as a whole. Some extremists take their pagan evolutionary environmentalism to amazing levels, apparently desirous of hiring Davros to help them mindlessly exterminate most of humanity. They have amazingly bad unargued philosophical biases based on their fundamentally flawed worldview, and they refute themselves when they say that humans are bad medicine for Earth.
Humans are exceptional, all right; they kill everything else. What would Darwin do?Not happening here, Pilgrim. To read the rest, click on "People Portrayed as Predator Plague on Planet".
The human capacity for self-incrimination seems to match its capacity for violence. “Are humans unsustainable ‘super predators’?”, Science Daily asks. “Want to see what science now calls the world’s ‘super predator’? Look in the mirror.” The statement does not suggest our reflection should show pride. Like the other news media, reporters are engaging in self-righteous flagellation of their fellow species mates in response to Chris Darimont’s paper in Science Magazine, “The Unique Ecology of Human Predators.”
Maybe you don’t picture yourself like a lion on the prowl in the supermarket, but your eating habits—and those of global humans—are paid for in blood of other inhabitants of earth at unsustainable levels, Darimont et al. claim. Jonathan Amos at the BBC News summarizes the bullet points, if you’ll pardon the expression:
Pagan evolutionary thinking places humans as a plague on Earth. Biblical creation thinking puts us in a responsible stewardship position.