Signe Wilkinson by Signe Wilkinson

Signe Wilkinson

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  1. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 1 year ago

    That was just FOWL! ;-)
    Kidding aside, you have a great point, Signe.

  2. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, over 1 year ago

    Shouldn’t he be tweeting him on twitter?

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    When Ariana Huffington was married to a man running for office in California, she famously made a comment to the effect- If animals can’t adapt to living near humans, maybe that’s God’s way of saying we don’t need those animals anymore.
    I hear she evolved on that issue.
    While looking fruitlessly for the date of that quote, one I heard her say to a radio journalist during her husband’s campaign, I found similar comments by Rush Limbaugh and others, but almost all were conservative politically.
    ^
    Each animal may just be an animal and “unimportant” in itself…I would disagree, but for the sake of argument…however, the loss of a species is a catastrophe whose ramifications we may not understand for decades, or even centuries. While I place human life above that of animals, I consider the failure to protect animals and their habitat to be a failure to a community, the generations to come, and, quite frankly, a sin against God, whose first command to Adam was to be take care of all of these He had created.
    ^
    I know as many atheists who are members of outdoor conservation groups like the Appalachian Trail Conference, the Sierra Club, and even PETA as I do Christians. Why do atheists care more about animals than people whose holy book ORDERS them to take care of animals and their environment?
    Respectfully,
    C.

  4. Fairportfan2

    Fairportfan2 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Because that same “holy book” says:

    And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth

    and, by golly, if God gave you dominion over them, then that means you can do what you bloody well like with ’em, and no punch backs!

  5. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, over 1 year ago

    Hey, go fly to some foreign shore, we don’t want no complaining when we can build second and third homes for the wealthy.

  6. Larry

    Larry said, over 1 year ago

    @Fairportfan2

    Yes, there’s that, and the expectation that the world will end any day now so why bother taking care of it.

  7. barefootanarchist

    barefootanarchist said, over 1 year ago

    Geologic Hazards 101-Don’t build homes on the beach, don’t build homes on barrier islands, don’t build homes on flood plains or sides of hills, and don’t force me to pay for some “poor” rich guy to rebuild his home because he did build or buy his home and did not buy enough insurance to cover the risks.

  8. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 1 year ago

    @Fairportfan2

    Hello Fairportfan2,
    I have heard others use that quote in the context you imply. Don’t let cynicism weigh too heavily upon you though, there are many who find a more compassionate set of truths in that same book. While looking for a specific verse, I found these two websites and they made me smile. While copy one pertinent verse when so many are available with which to debate those who dominate rather than cultivate.
    ^
    http://www.webofcreation.org/archive-of-resources/505-stewardship-of-creation
    ^
    http://www.christianecology.org/Stewardship.html
    ^
    If you are a person of ‘faith’, I hope you find these sites comforting. If you’re not, I hope it gives you hope there are ‘believers’ who feel the same sense of humane caring for living things you seem to have. And no punch backs.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  9. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    At first glance, the physically caused extinction events of the past might seem to have little or nothing to tell us about the current Sixth Extinction, which is a patently human-caused event. For there is little doubt that humans are the direct cause of ecosystem stress and species destruction in the modern world through such activities as:

    transformation of the landscape
    overexploitation of species
    pollution
    the introduction of alien species
    And because Homo sapiens is clearly a species of animal (however behaviorally and ecologically peculiar an animal), the Sixth Extinction would seem to be the first recorded global extinction event that has a biotic, rather than a physical, cause.
    .
    http://www.actionbioscience.org/newfrontiers/eldredge2.html

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @HOWGOZIT

    So you like to condemn people who have been scammed by the very banks they dealt with? Tell me do you condemn those who have been robbed? Raped? If not then you need consistency in your thinking.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @Rad-ish

    Why some scientists, and myself, want to call this the Anthropocene because humans are making their mark on the world.

  12. M Ster

    M Ster said, over 1 year ago

    @barefootanarchist

    barefoot, Sandy was the worst storm to hit NY and NJ in 100+ years. Using your logic, there should be no farming in the old dustbowl areas, ether. Where do you draw the line?

  13. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    I had to look that up.
    .
    The Anthropocene is an informal geologic chronological term that serves to mark the evidence and extent of human activities that have had a significant global impact on the Earth’s ecosystems. The term was coined recently by ecologist Eugene F. Stoermer, but has been widely popularized by the Nobel Prize-winning atmospheric chemist, Paul Crutzen, who regards the influence of human behavior on the Earth’s atmosphere in recent centuries as so significant as to constitute a new geological epoch for its lithosphere. To date, the term has not been adopted as part of the official nomenclature of the geological field of study.
    .
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthropocene
    .
    We’ve changed the earth? Well duh!
    The problem is we seem to be a failed species in that we won’t correct our fatal errors. We could be the care takers of the earth but it won’t happen under a capitalism that cuts down old growth forests in America to be made into tooth picks in Japan, true story.
    We’re just gonna breed ourselves until we use up everything in the petri dish and then we will die off.
    .
    350 parts per million is what many scientists, climate experts, and progressive national governments are now saying is the safe upper limit for CO2 in our atmosphere.
    .
    Current co2 level is 395.55 and rising.
    http://co2now.org/
    .
    As a scientist, what is your field?

  14. Ketira shena Pretarasedrin

    Ketira shena Pretarasedrin GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Tigger

    If that’s true, then they should not have given building permits to those developers who built those homes on the beach. Down here in Florida, it goes back to the 1920’s when it was “fashionable” to have a vacation home down here.
    .
    Do you live in a glass house or what?

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    MEN wrote “the book”, the “laws”, the “commandments”, and wrote themselves control over other humans, and “dominion” over all they wanted to steal, control, or destroy, to benefit themselves, period. While some “philosophies” arguably “religions” display far more wisdom, and caring for the earth, creatures, and fellow man, they aren’t in charge of the “ruling class” that has the most weapons, means of destruction, and lack of concern, or ethics towards higher wisdom.

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