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Richard Dawkins On Nature [Pic]

Hits: 32839 | Rating: (2.9) | Category: Science | Added by: fancylad
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jamie10310
Male, 18-29, Europe
 4 Posts
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 2:22:16 PM
@Elderban,
I know it's sad but when I saw your comment I had to make an account and say that sadly, you're wrong =P
Its called symbiosis when things work together and things like that. Of course you won't see a "lion cooperated with a gazelle" but thats because the examples you gave were all predator and prey. I'm doing a project on symbiosis which is the only reason I know the word haha, but check it out anyway. 'Symbiosis in the animal kingdom' on google would probably show something.

xiquiripat
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2419 Posts
Monday, August 16, 2010 9:04:41 PM
@Elderban: That's not strictly true. Coyotes often hunt with badgers for praire dogs and are more sucessful with a badger as a partner than either alone or with another coyote. Though once the meal is caugt neither tends to share.

elderban
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 383 Posts
Thursday, August 12, 2010 1:46:31 PM
Animals do not have morals, but they do have feelings. And, yes, they do cooperate, only with their own species though. Can you tell me the last time time that a lion cooperated with a gazelle, or an alligator cooperated with a duck, or when you cooperated with the cow that became the hamburger that is on your plate? I doubt it.

MrRubik
Male, 13-17, Europe
 69 Posts
Monday, August 09, 2010 1:21:51 PM
Dawkins is an awesome atheist - he just sux at everything else.

EmilieIsHere
Female, 13-17, Europe
 24 Posts
Monday, August 09, 2010 9:51:17 AM
thats not right.

paddyt07
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1064 Posts
Saturday, August 07, 2010 4:22:16 AM
Brutal.
I didn't know (forgive my lack of bird knowledge) that herons(?) ate mammals.

Heureux
Male, 40-49, Western US
 1060 Posts
Friday, August 06, 2010 10:19:24 PM
"Oh and for the record, animals dont have moral fiber.."

Really now. So you can talk to animals? Before you seal that record, you might want to read some of the current research:
http://tinyurl.com/373veuz (link to Amazon)

"Wild Justice: The Moral Lives of Animals"

"Do animals feel empathy for each other, treat one another fairly, cooperate toward common goals, and help each other out of trouble? In short, do animals demonstrate morality? Bekoff and Pierce answer with an emphatic “yes!” in this fusion of animal behavior, animal cognition, and philosophy. The authors discuss the sense of fair play and justice in nonhuman animals. Social animals form networks of relationships, and these relationships rely on trust, reciprocity, and flexibility—just as they do in humans."

And Dawkins is a con man.



bombaytech
Male, 18-29, Western US
 151 Posts
Friday, August 06, 2010 9:20:23 AM
defiythelie

You mean, you don't notice any differences... none at all... really? Come on.

defiythelie
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 232 Posts
Friday, August 06, 2010 3:52:38 AM
@bombaytech
Hate to burst your bubble but humans are animals, the only reason some people think other wise is because they are human LOL. I am sure if a dog could talk he would tell us why he is far superior to all other forms of life.

bombaytech
Male, 18-29, Western US
 151 Posts
Thursday, August 05, 2010 9:20:57 PM
One could (easily) argue that indifference itself can be considered cruelty. Logic fail. I never liked Dawkins.

Not to mention the fact that comparing animals with humans is like apples and oranges to begin with. There are many similarities yes, but too many differences to ignore.

And don't forget many animals have also been observed showing emotion like compassion or grievance. Monkeys, elephants... eesh.

imlaramarie
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 156 Posts
Thursday, August 05, 2010 8:47:39 PM
I'm gonna say photo-shopped because if I don't I'll cry...

I freaking love bunny rabbits

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11286 Posts
Thursday, August 05, 2010 7:58:22 PM
I'm not sure of that last bit Angilion, in a way nature has evolved a purpose, to survive and propogate.


Can something without a mind have a purpose?

Or maybe the real question is the definition of "purpose".

Theyoyoguy
Male, 18-29, Western US
 463 Posts
Thursday, August 05, 2010 3:39:26 PM
Oh and for the record, animals dont have moral fiber.. if that bird found a baby by the river, it would certainly dunk he or she in and swallow them up too. Unless we raise them, predators will think of smaller prey as nothing else but food.

Theyoyoguy
Male, 18-29, Western US
 463 Posts
Thursday, August 05, 2010 3:37:26 PM
Jesus christ I didn't know they went around swallowing rabbits. Thats actually pretty cool..

shizzamX
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 2835 Posts
Thursday, August 05, 2010 2:40:34 PM
OH MY GOD

coffeekoneko
Female, 18-29, Europe
 1012 Posts
Thursday, August 05, 2010 1:56:47 PM
Not really cruel, if that's what you were thinking.

The bird drowned the rabbit so that it could eat it in order to survive.

darkgear6
Male, 70 & Over, Eastern US
 1385 Posts
Thursday, August 05, 2010 1:41:48 PM
awesome

Dradan659
Male, 13-17, Western US
 276 Posts
Thursday, August 05, 2010 1:20:00 PM
"It was trying to help the rabbit swim but failed. Then it got hungry."
I like this description best

HeadiesRusH
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 329 Posts
Thursday, August 05, 2010 1:12:32 PM
WOW. That was brutal.

Same4Walls
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 351 Posts
Thursday, August 05, 2010 9:46:32 AM
that bastard!!

Bridge
Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 125 Posts
Thursday, August 05, 2010 5:58:35 AM
BUNNNNY!! D:

Link_Hiei
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 5188 Posts
Thursday, August 05, 2010 5:04:39 AM
It was trying to help the rabbit swim but failed. Then it got hungry.

MattPrince
Male, 40-49, Europe
 2223 Posts
Thursday, August 05, 2010 12:25:05 AM
"Dawkins is right about this - morality is something humans superimpose on nature. It has no feelings, no sentiment, no purpose."

I'm not sure of that last bit Angilion, in a way nature has evolved a purpose, to survive and propogate.

I'm surprised that people are surprised by the heron - its a patient predator descended from the dinosaurs.

Morrigann
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 480 Posts
Wednesday, August 04, 2010 11:03:46 PM
*burp*

Dethklok360
Male, 18-29, Western US
 17 Posts
Wednesday, August 04, 2010 10:21:40 PM
I CALL BULLpoo! THIS IS FAKE!

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