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Discussion » Questions » Environment » Everything in Life and Nature has a purpose .!! ... Should we not forget this and live our lives not treading on any othere species toes ???

Everything in Life and Nature has a purpose .!! ... Should we not forget this and live our lives not treading on any othere species toes ???

Posted - April 6

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  • 22548
    I go out of my way not to do so.
      April 6, 2019 5:05 PM MDT
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  • 10116
    Ant that the truth.......:) 
      April 7, 2019 2:01 AM MDT
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  • 22548
    I did have to kill some a couple of times. My wife was working in the garden, when her feet and ankles were inundated with stinging ants. Then they started getting into the house. I had no choice other than to get a pangolin.
      April 7, 2019 12:23 PM MDT
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  • 5460
    But....They are a species of anteater and are critically endangered.
      April 7, 2019 12:25 PM MDT
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  • 22548
    I was being facetious and I was parodying an earlier NJ question. She will get it. BTW...thanks for the info about the tar tree. I deleted my post. How embarrassing.
      April 7, 2019 12:30 PM MDT
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  • 5460
    No problem---I couldn't resist, and I knew you were kidding.  
      April 7, 2019 12:47 PM MDT
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  • 22548
    Actually, I wasn't. I failed to check more than one reference. I should know better.
      April 7, 2019 12:52 PM MDT
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  • 5460
    I figured you were kidding about the anteater, not the tree.  But given that pine pitch was used on one of the survival shows I saw to "glue" some material together to float a candle into the air as a signal, I didn't evaluate  your usage of tar as a potential word for pitch.

    From Wikipedia: Pitch is a name for any of a number of viscoelastic polymers. Pitch can be natural or manufactured, derived from petroleum, coal tar, or plants. Various forms of pitch may also be called tar, bitumen, or asphalt. Pitch produced from plants is also known as resin.
      April 7, 2019 2:59 PM MDT
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  • 22548
    Pine resin was used to attach feathers to arrows. Tar pitch was used in ship building. Now...combine the two and tar and feather someone.
      April 7, 2019 4:29 PM MDT
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  • 5460
    There's a thought....
      April 7, 2019 7:42 PM MDT
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  • 10116
    There is a women in Africa trying her best to save the species from extinction..........
    People that kill any wild animal for just tiny bits of their bodies ..ie   ivory tusks,Rhino horn ,Tiger/leopard shin...Scales from the Pangolin should suffer the same fate as the animals they kill...
      April 7, 2019 5:18 PM MDT
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  • 22548
    I fare her well. they are the number one most trafficked animal on earth. Maybe if all the owners would set them free...
      April 7, 2019 5:47 PM MDT
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  • 10116
    She tries to rehabilitate them back into the wild....most end up in China where their scales are sold for medicine 
      April 7, 2019 7:02 PM MDT
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  • 4426
    That's OK, ants don't have toes.
      April 7, 2019 7:23 PM MDT
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  • 2701
    Oh, is that how it goes.  I always thought it was, "everything in life and nature has a porpoise". (I thought that saying sounded a bit fishy)
      April 6, 2019 5:05 PM MDT
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  • 10116
    Whale...that could be true for some species..but I will need more time to Mullet over and regret now leaving my School early ...:(  
      April 7, 2019 2:10 AM MDT
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  • 2701
    A-baloneChar Codding me!  Fine... Eel give you a few Minnows to "mullet over".  Ide like to give you Mora time, but I'm Bassful and I Trout it'll do more than give me a Haddock. This post was edited by Shuhak at April 7, 2019 12:53 PM MDT
      April 7, 2019 10:13 AM MDT
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  • 22548
    Will you two stop carping about it?
      April 7, 2019 12:53 PM MDT
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  • 2701
    Squid and be that way.... you're just shellfish.
      April 7, 2019 1:20 PM MDT
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  • 10116
    I thought I was talking with Bill Fish about cars....he drives a Barracuda and plans a Sting on Ray... :)
      April 7, 2019 7:09 PM MDT
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  • 5528
    Mosquitoes do not count.
      April 6, 2019 6:05 PM MDT
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  • 10116
    They help cull the human population and are part of the food chain ,so why not....
    Humans are just the top predator that has a evolved to grow thumbs....

    We are the most evil living lifeform on this planet and have developed huge factories to slaughter all other species in theit trillions would wide ....
    We breed animals ,birds,fish and bugs ,sometimes in the most inhumane conditions ,are we any worse or better than Mosquitos........
    Mosquitos evolved the same why humans did ,what have they done wrong. ?   
    They don't make war or weapons that kill.....They are just another tiny part of nature that's has a right to this planet to.....

    Saying that ,I don't like the ones that like to feed on me either ,but except some have such good tastes....Lol
      April 7, 2019 2:00 AM MDT
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  • 10116
    That's just as well as Mosquitos don't have finger or even eny toes....:( 
      April 7, 2019 7:12 PM MDT
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  • 1720
    As much as I hate mosquitoes I wouldn't want to wipe them out since other creatures depend on them for food, but I would kill the ones that try to feast on me. Either that or I just go inside if there's too many mosquitoes outside. They like it when it's gross and humid out anyway, I hate that weather.
      April 11, 2019 6:41 PM MDT
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