1. Well, yeah we make mistakes, we are only human. But, as humans we are sart enough to correct our mistakes. It all comes down to determining what is a mistake and what is simply a disagreement. The Chenobel Nucular incedent? Mistake. Greenpeace running agound on ta reef? Mistake. Us eating hambugars? Disagreement. Global Warming? That is yet to be seen which it is. And this is again a whole new subject, and best settled on a different form.
Well we are making a huge mistake with the environment (which includes the whales as if they go the impact on the environment would be huge) but there seems to be nothing actually being done to correct what is happening. I do not see why we cannot discuss all things on this thread as well. Discussions inevitably move in different directions during its course, it does not mean that they cannot be discussed as well.
2. Duh. That's how you get ahead. Think about it. A single ant isn't much of a threat, but the strength of a colony is enough to make even an elephant run. A cobra doesn't use's poison to make it a much greater threat than it would be with out it. We, while not having strength, poison, armour, wings, gills or claws, make it to the top by using our wits to give us the edge. Man hasn't always had guns, but even then we were still the top dog. By an evolutionary perspective, we deserve our spot because of our inteligence. If the other animals want to get ahead, they need to work smarter, not harder.
Thank you for DuhÃ¢Â€Â™ing at me, so nice of you. I am fully aware of that we have used and abused things and that is how we have got ahead. You are right about our intelligence. The human brain has evolved in away that has meant that we have been able to adapt things and use things to our advantage to add strength to us and protect us more. There has to be a point though where there needs to be a balance between getting ahead and going to far. Going to far could end up with our destruction.
I do not think that before man used guns, armour etc we were at the top. We would have been one of the top predators, but I imagine that we still would have had to be more careful than what we can be now. Yes we do deserve our now claimed spot at the top but with that comes a responsibility (especially as of how we got there) I also think that the other animals do get ahead but in their own way and without affecting us.
Though if you want we could start up another thread where we can discuss all things that are not related to whales. I like a good debate, as it is always good seeing different points of view (especially when about emotional subjects such as what has been discussed in this thread)