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Mike Cooper

The more you think about it, the more surprising it is that we've lasted this long really. I mean, as a species (and this is off the top of my head):
We breed like rabbits (that's meant to be sarcastic).
We fight over every scrap of territory available.
We either eat or kill every animal that gets in our way while taking that territory, and then replace native fauna with food animals.
We use every available natural resource we can get hold of, then seem surprised when things run out and we have to either look for more or find a new patch of unused territory with some resource left, and then we fight for that territory if someone else already has it.
(As you've just pointed out) we strip the seas of food fish and then again seem surprised when they disappear.
Although we talk about it a lot and set ourselves rules that are supposed to make us 'better', we seem incapable of being altruistic at a larger scale than a local 'tribal' unit size, and greed always wins out.
We seem totally incapable of actually learning from any of this behaviour (as in, we cannot overcome any of our flatland biological programming in order to stop ourselves) but become better and better at rationalising behaviours instead.

If there was a God, surely he would have switched us off and on again by now, we've plainly crashed.

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