>As a practical matter why isn't there more concern with learning how best
>to make use of these vigorous ecological niche fillers? Is there something
>wrong with vigor and dominance that I don't understand?
Yes, in this case it's called the Endangered Species Act.
I have ancestors
>who were Native American. ...snip... Maybe it isn't the most politically
>correct thing to say that Swedes and other Europeans are hyper-vigorous
>invaders who overwhelmed the indigenous humans of this continent. People
>don't seem to want to think about this. But what's wrong with facing facts?
If you ask the Native Americans of the time this was occuring, you would no
doubt get a very different view point about the "hyper-vigorous" concept.
I suspect terms like swindler, liar, murderer and thief would be forming in
The following is a quote from Crazy Horse that addresses these issues
"We did not ask you white men to come here, the Great Spirit gave us this
country as a home. You had yours. We did not interfere with you. The
Great Spirit gave us plenty of land to live on, and buffalo, deer, antelope
and other game. But you have come here; you are taking my land from me;
you are killing off our game, so it is hard for us to live. ...snip... We
do not interfere with you, and again you say why do you not become
civilized? We do not want your civilization! We would live as our fathers
did and their fathers before them."
I guess some problems and the need for invasive species to solve them are
really only in the eyes of the beholder. Mike Miller
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