You're saying that being human is not natural? Oh, man...
Dude, this planet has sustained far more damage than we humans can
ever do. I don't want get into this too deeply, but I just don't
believe humans are powerful enough to destory a planet. Life will go
on. Whether you believe with creat6ion or evolution this planet was
doing just fine without us. Even with us in it it's still doing fine,
there fine whole se species of animals, big animals we've never scene
before, coral reves that we've never seen before despite all the
Life will go on despite what we do. As if we really have control over
what happens in this universe.
Anyway. You belive differently from me that's fine. I'm done talking
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, "Ralph Oborn" <Ralph.oborn@...>
> > So if a little bark falls off, big deal. Once another tornado hits my
> > little town that tree might not be there.
> Yes, but some over-zealous park official isn't going to propose (and
> probably get passed) a regulation banning tornados and hurricanes
> from state or national parks. But let a little tree damage from
> hammocks occur, and see if this doesn't happen. The fault of your
> analogy is that natural disasters (you didn't mention forest fires)
> are unavoidable, while much more minor damage (or even perceived
> damage) from hammocks is avoidable by passing a regulation. As one
> who used to write regulations for a natural resources agency, I know
> of which I speak -- if your only tool is a hammer, every problem
> seems like a nail. And if your only tool is prohibition . . . .
> Before I knew about tree huggers, I got harrased in Yellowstone by a
> backwoods ranger for harming tree bark with a cheep string hammock. He
> failed to see the humor when I pointed out that most of the bark had
> stripped off by bears sharpening their claws on said bark!! :]
> Bears, tornadoes, bark beetles etc = natural = good
> You and me in a hammock = un natural = bad
> And they don't have a sense of humor! Use a tree hugger, it shows
> understand the issue and are attempting to trad lightly.
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