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I know it's sarcasm, but it's not very good sarcasm because viruses are not alive. Though they do have a taxonomy, just because it's easier to see the relationships between them if they have hierarchical naming.

Speaking of relationships, virologists are pretty sure measles spilled over into humans about 15,000 years ago from the cow virus rinderpest. Would any living species miss any virus if it went extinct? It turns out yes! Beyond being harmless, there are some that are actually symbionts. Look up "beneficial viruses" if you want to spend a while down that rabbit hole.


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Ok, but…but,…that may not be a solely human trait. Given that I may be looking at too short a time, but when the usual predators are gone, deer will overpopulate until they develop diseases and start to die off…at least that’s what hunters use as an excuse back here. (Mountain lions are showing up here again, which might help.) And don’t some rodents overpopulate as well?

Okay, I’ll go look it up.And no, I wouldn’t accept that hunter excuse on face value either.

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Okay, most of what I’m finding is human related. In
the case of the kangaroo, humans have acted both
the animals’ detriment and to…what’s the opposite of
detriment? Fewer predators, but mor3 water.

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How can just a pair of humans overpopulate the planet?

(Because there are two fukkin’ many people)

Why India can't live without coal

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Would you compare humanity and its relationship to the Earth as:

1) a pestilence
2) an infection
3) a cancer
4) something good

(That India article really got me going...)


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Little known fact: India invented steel production around 700 BC! By about 300 BC, Damascus Steel was highly prized all over Europe, but it was actually from India.


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