we don't need to change how we do conservation, we need to change why we do it

You Know

You know, when we utter easy rationalisations like, “Humans are part of Living Nature too”; or “We just have to re-learn how to belong in an ecosystem again, and not take more than our share”; you know when we say these things we are being completely clueless about how ecosystems work. Right?

You know when we say such things we are really, and conveniently, not understanding just how natural selection limits what a species can do. Right? How competitive exclusion partitions a species’ “share” of resources. Right?

Surely you understand how an ecosystem cannot remain diverse and stable if a species can just change its niche on a whim?

So then, you must understand also the havoc that would inevitably follow if a species could just snap its inter-generationally adapted “fingers” and, in a mere decade or two, take over the “job” of another species? Like humans do now with our single-generation “evolved” bodily extensions?

Here’s a question it’s high time we asked ourselves: If we’re not “coadapted”, for the duration of at the very least one lifetime, are we even a member of a species?

Well… by definition anyway… we’re “definitely” not a coadapted species. Sooo… what does this mean for the Human-relationship-to-Nature question?

Let me tell you: At the very least it’s now a question, not a given. So don’t say I didn’t tell you.

And now that you know: https://www.extremophilechoice.com/2023/02/09/once-you-see-it-you-cant-un-see-it/

We just have to figure out what to do about it: https://www.extremophilechoice.com/2023/01/09/of-whippoorwills-and-wolves-a-music-inviolate/

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