Re: NANFA-- Niches and the Concept of Hypersea

Jay DeLong (
Thu, 19 Dec 2002 19:51:50 -0800

At 08:44 PM 12/19/2002 -0400, you wrote:
>Sorry, I should have written, "If nature (or God) designed these niches to
>be 'unused,' then maybe that's the way they should stay...until nature (or
>God) decides to fill them." I didn't mean to imply that these niches should
>remain "empty" or "unused" for eternity, only that humans shouldn't feel
>compelled to "fill" what's perceived to be "empty" or "wasted" space. Nature
>(or God) should have the option to do so, and invariably will over time.

I think most of knew what you meant. We humans are rash in judgement and
short on planning and foresight, and too often destroy in the name of
progess-- we've intentionally poisoned species to extinction to protect
more "desireable" fish for sport or food or whatever, we've dammed free
flowing and ecologically diverse systems and then realized the mistakes

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA
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