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Post  20north_star12 on Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:23 pm

londylou wrote:
LittleMissSophie wrote:`"Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together.
All things connect."


We did not have any part of the creation of earth. We have no true claim to land air or water that was here before us. If we harm the land, water, or air. We are harming ourselves.

I couldnt have said it better. Humans always act like they run everything and that anything else in the enviornment is under them. And it is impossible to own land, water, and air.

I agree with the both of you. I think you both will agree that this video has been a reality check. People get swept up into the idea that as humans, specifically Americans, we own and have the right to everything.

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Post  earthycolors on Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:11 pm

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earthycolors wrote:"Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together.
All things connect."

We didn't create the environment, we are merely a part of it. This means that all animals, all bugs, all fish, all parasites, all plants, all fungi, even all dirt is all part of the same ecosystem. This all relates back to the ecosystem and biodiversity. What ever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. This relates back to if we decrease the population of a certain species, we hurt ourselves in the long run. For example, if we were to decrease the amount of trill in the ocean because of pesticide and insecticide runoff, the population of the fish that eat the trill ( the fish that we eat) will decrease, which means a shortage of fish. Another example is: let's say we decreased the population of the bees in the world from smoke and smog in the air. less bees means less pollination of fruit-bearing plants and trees, which means raised prices on fruits and shortages. We are all connected means we all breathe the same air and walk on the same ground. We are all made of the same stuff and live on the same planet, the only difference is the way we look. All things are bound together means that we are all part of a giant web. If one thing happens to a species of animals, it affects most if not all of the whole web in some way. Just like a rope. If a strand of the rope breaks, the rope gets weaker, though its not noticed. If enough strands of the rope breaks, you notice the rope getting weaker because you can't put anymore strain on it without it breaking. If more than enough strands break, it can cause a chain reaction, breaking every other strand in the rope until it completely breaks. Thats what the web is like, cause enough damage to it and the whole thing can fall apart.
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i kind of wish i would have put more thought into it and came up with something just as good as yours but nice take on the quote you defined this really well and made me feel like i was back in ms. hancokcs (amy) class again

Thx. Very Happy
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Post  MiszCheesekake41 on Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:12 pm

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together.
All things connect.

People are only a small part of the environment and are no more important then anything else in it. Everything somehow benifits from somthing else. So when we harm other things in nature we are actually hurting ourselves. For example, we burn fossil fuels which helps contribute to glabal warming. The rising temperatures are melting the icecaps. Eventually sea levels will rise so high that people will lose homes and will not be able to live in places we live in now. So every little things counts and affect us in some way. Its like karma Shocked

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Post  MiszCheesekake41 on Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:14 pm

smiley11 wrote:"All things share the same breath - the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports."

Its true, everything shares the same breath. The animals take in the same air that we breath and the plants take in all the CO2 that we give off. We support each other in the world. Humans help the plants breath and the palnts help the animals and humans breath, we all share the same breath and the same air.

There are alot of things that everthings shares. Besides the air we also share theame watr and the same ultimate energy source. sunny

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Post  MiszCheesekake41 on Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:18 pm

earthycolors wrote:"Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together.
All things connect."

We didn't create the environment, we are merely a part of it. This means that all animals, all bugs, all fish, all parasites, all plants, all fungi, even all dirt is all part of the same ecosystem. This all relates back to the ecosystem and biodiversity. What ever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. This relates back to if we decrease the population of a certain species, we hurt ourselves in the long run. For example, if we were to decrease the amount of trill in the ocean because of pesticide and insecticide runoff, the population of the fish that eat the trill ( the fish that we eat) will decrease, which means a shortage of fish. Another example is: let's say we decreased the population of the bees in the world from smoke and smog in the air. less bees means less pollination of fruit-bearing plants and trees, which means raised prices on fruits and shortages. We are all connected means we all breathe the same air and walk on the same ground. We are all made of the same stuff and live on the same planet, the only difference is the way we look. All things are bound together means that we are all part of a giant web. If one thing happens to a species of animals, it affects most if not all of the whole web in some way. Just like a rope. If a strand of the rope breaks, the rope gets weaker, though its not noticed. If enough strands of the rope breaks, you notice the rope getting weaker because you can't put anymore strain on it without it breaking. If more than enough strands break, it can cause a chain reaction, breaking every other strand in the rope until it completely breaks. Thats what the web is like, cause enough damage to it and the whole thing can fall apart.
afro

I like how you compared everthing to a rope and when you think about it things make alot of sense. Another thing i would say is a spider web. Laughing

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