Is 'Progress' Good for Humanity?

Discussion in 'Science & Society' started by Musika, Apr 29, 2018.

  1. RainbowSingularity Registered Senior Member

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    i am not entirely sure which side of the table you are coming at this from.
    the lack of the animal, or the over abundance of the animal ?

    feral cats & dogs do not compete for food with domestic cats & dogs.
    domestic horses are fairly well looked after as a norm that prevents them becoming victim to wild horse pressure.

    "wild" honey bees or, "wild bees" compete for the same food source as other(certain types of) insects and birds.

    would a wild bee hive displace a domestic bee hive ?
    sure.
    do they ?
    sure
    do the bee keepers know about this and how it happens ?
    sure do

    i sense a tone of "naturralness" in what you have posted.
    maybe that is just your tone and not your underlying ideology.

    i am quite interested in your scientific or observational/experiential data regarding the nature of wild bees influencing CCD.
     
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  3. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    They displace local predators, and put extra pressure on local prey.
    So do the domesticated ones. They can knock down the populations of everything from bumblebees and hoverflies to whatever flowers they find difficult to handle. The feral ones extend the influence beyond the tended hives to the landscape in general.

    I don't know anything for sure about colony collapse in honeybees. I've spoken with a Canadian beekeeper who blames his collapse on a truck accident that loosed a few hives worth of diseased bees into his formerly pristine neighborhood.
     
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  5. naturallygorg Registered Member

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    Yes, as far as I know, Insects can catch bacteria from trees, parasites, and viruses. They also get sick.
     
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  7. kx000 Valued Senior Member

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    Progress is an illusion to time. It must be redefined.
     
  8. psikeyhackr Valued Senior Member

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    The Maxim machine gun was progress:



    Who decides which way is "Progress"? And then there is not just the technology but its implementation.

    WWI was progress.
     

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