This little video (by Sustainable Man) got me thinking about cooperation vs. competition. We’re often told that competition is they key to survival – in nature, and in human society. Think Charles Darwin. And that is true, up to a point. But it’s not the whole story. Nature would be complete chaos if cooperation wasn’t … Continue reading
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Happy Earth Day!
Today it’s the 22nd April 2012, and it’s Earth Day. Take a moment to really try and truly appreciate the Earth. Isn’t it amazing? Think of the diversity, the intelligence, the beauty. I think it’s awesome how many different forms life takes. Think of dandelion seeds blowing in the wind, fungus on a tree, a polar … Continue reading
Pandas – precious cutie or evolutionary dead-end?
I want to discuss with you today the plight of the panda. Aren’t they adorable? It’s no wonder Giant Pandas are one of the most loved species in the whole animal kingdom. Because they’re so popular they’re often used as what’s called a ‘flagship species’ – an endangered species that is well known and well … Continue reading
The Right Whales
I dreamed about whales last night, so that’s the subject of today’s post. The rarest type of whale is the Right Whale, so named because in the days of the whaling industry, people thought they where the “right” ones to hunt. This was because they swam close to shore, were very valuable, and when killed, … Continue reading
Look at the Sky
Look at the sky. Doesn’t it fill you with over-whelming human-ness? You fully realise how Earth-bound you are, looking up at the heavens. Yes, we’ve been to the Moon. That was a very big achievement and it’s not exactly like we go there everyday. Moreover, the spacemen that went up there allegedly came back with … Continue reading
Saving The Rainforest
The following is a piece of college coursework I found of mine. It’s written as a magazine article. I apologise for the fact that the style of writing is a bit accusing. I was feisty in my youth, okay?! Enjoy. ~ THE PROBLEM: It’s common knowledge now that the world’s rainforests are disappearing at a … Continue reading