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Earth trying to kill us?

T.J. Fitzmaurice tjf11 at cus.cam.ac.uk
Tue Apr 4 07:03:48 EST 1995

In article <3li2g2$q6n at newsbf02.news.aol.com>, Dan96E <dan96e at aol.com> wrote:
>I am not very educated at about the viruses and medicine but I want to be
>a doctor when I get older.  When I read the Hot Zone I got the impression
>that the Earth is attacking the thing that hurts it ....which is humans. 
>This might seem far-fetched but it is like the Earth is sending out all of
>these viruses and new pathogens it protect itself.  Since we are invading
>the rain-forest and destroying it the Earth is releasing these viruses to
>stop the destruction.  I don’t know but it kinda makes sense.  I would
>appreciate comments about this idea maybe some of you have heard the
>samething or thought it.
>    Thanks,
>    -Dan Escapa
The joys of Natural Selection. Nature just doesn't raise the human species
above any other. We have to adapt to survive just as any other, with no
special allowances because we are the most 'intelligent'.
As far as nature's concerning we are just anothoer colllection of nucleic
acid vehicles.


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