- Mar 29, 2010
- Androgyne; they/them
- Basic Beliefs
- Natural Philosophy, Game Theoretic Ethicist
Are we all forgetting, somehow, here, that trees have done about as bad to the environment WRT lignin?
Species do stupid shit all the time. It's a craps shoot every time whether the error is fatal or not.
What the fuck?...over. Trees? Sounds like Tucker Carlson or Sean Hannity.
Serendipity is part of evolution and the inverse. You may be the best adapted fish in the lake, but if the lake dries up you are history.
The difference is we are aggressively draining the lake we live in knowing the consequences.
You may not like to hear it, but lignin almost destroyed the entire ecosphere because nothing could eat it for a very long time. And as it is, the lake was mostly drained before we were even aware consequences were a thing, much like all the trees burning because sometimes, BIG mistakes happen before understanding of why they are problematic.
It does not take intelligence OR a lack of it to cause the apocalypse. It only takes a lack of foresight, a lack of understanding, and a lack of consideration of the products of those things.