How much of Earth belongs to humans

icegoat63

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Simple debate.

This sorta came up in the Global Warming thread and I have to say its an interesting debate. The comment was made that Humans have made enough impact on Earth via Urban Sprawl and expansion of the Concrete jungles on the Continents that it can be seen from Outer Space.

Question is, how much of Earth is ours (humans) to improve or develop?
 

Merc

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#3
As much as we can conquer.

Animals claim territory all the time, why is it wrong for us to claim land since we are, after all, animals?
 

PretzelCorps

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#4
All. If one argues that we are the culmination of a million years' evolution, one also argues that we have no responsibility to be responsible, being the animals that we are.

:D
 

Bananas

Endangered Species
#5
It does not really matter how much, we will do it anyway, regardless if it is ours or not.

Living and having traveled Europe extensively there is hardly a square mile of this continent that has not been impacted by man some how. Even the bits we call nature are often fake representations.
 

Mirage

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As much as we can conquer.

Animals claim territory all the time, why is it wrong for us to claim land since we are, after all, animals?
Exactly. If animals want it back they are free to try. There is nothing wrong with humans filling up the earth and doing what they want with it. 100% of it even.

Even Darwin would agree. Survival of the fittest, right?
 
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Bjarki

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In essence, every square km. In practice we have to keep ourselves in check, because it's not in our benefit to completely destroy wildlife. I think in the near future the whole planet will be run as a zoo. Special territories have to be reserved for animals and plants to occupy and to an increasing extent humans will be in control over which animals reside where and in what numbers.
In other words, even wildlife itself will be cultivated. In that respect, the whole of earth will be our domain.
 

Bananas

Endangered Species
#10
There is nothing wrong with humans filling up the earth and doing what they want with it. 100% of it even.
There is plenty wrong with us filling up the earth and doing what we want with it, that could very well be self-destruction as a species. As a human I find that idea preposterous.

Even Darwin would agree. Survival of the fittest, right?
That was Spencer not Darwin! But I disagree with your comment anyway as there is no excuse for recklessness who ever may agree with it. Survival of the fittest does not equate to do as we see fit!
 
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