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Tom Toles

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  1. lontooni

    lontooni said, over 5 years ago

    Tom, I never though i would have to ask you - what the hell are you getting at? Before i finished that sentence i think i got it , he is killing the newest The newest evidence evolutionary science has discovered . Right?

  2. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    How is the Sixth Extinction different from previous events? The current mass extinction is caused by humans.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.

  3. pavlov

    pavlov said, over 5 years ago

    shouldn’t be a hunter should be a bulldozer or a guy with a chain saw.

  4. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, over 5 years ago

    Very good point pavlov

  5. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 5 years ago

    There was an interesting show on History Channel International a few days ago about different ways life on Earth could come to an end.

    Black holes, supervolcanoes, asteroids, etc.

    The number one danger the show came up with is GLOBAL WARMING.

    More deadly than nuclear war or pandemics.

  6. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 5 years ago

    harley, George W. Bush’s staff were looking for the End Times; note that the co-author (and believer) of the Left Behind series, Tim LaHaye, played a part. Our previous foreign policy was aligned with evangelical beliefs that Armageddon would begin with a war in the Middle East, but Israel had to be protected both (1) to enable it to happen, and (2) because Jews would convert en masse to Christianity. This explained The Bush Administration’s somewhat contradictory policy of engaging with the Arabs but being hard-line protectors of Israel without trying to get peace. They needed to protect Israel but make the final war possible. And I’m getting tired of your lame, ignorant, and aggressively ill-informed “opinions” on AGW, harley. You don’t make any sense, you don’t have anything to contribute, and you’ve rejected every attempt to educate you. The evidence KEEPS MOUNTING, but if anything you are getting even more aggressively ignorant.

  7. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Whatever the cause of previous mass extinctions and whatever the cause of this one, it’s true that it’s been shown to be remarkably difficult to kill ALL life on Earth. Some life will survive after virtually any imaginable cataclysm, and in whatever environment remains there will again be a gradual rebuilding to diversity.

    However, what assurance do we have that HUMANS will be represented among the surviving species? We’ve only been here for the blink of an eye on the geologic scale, and if we disappear the planet will hardly notice we’ve gone. But frankly I find homo sapiens to be an endlessly fascinating species, and I’d like to see them stick around…

  8. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    They can’t destry the earth, that’s where I keep all my stuff. The Tick

  9. Doug Dash

    Doug Dash said, over 5 years ago

    Spammers are causing web site readers to become extinct!

  10. benbrilling

    benbrilling GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    You evolve it, … we’ll kill it.

  11. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 5 years ago

    Carl Sagan used to warn against having a nuclear war because the dust kicked up by the bombs (aside from being radioactive) would obscure the sun and cause a “nuclear winter.”

    You can see, on a small scale, how dust from Mt. Pinatubo in the Phillipines caused a little cooling in the early ’90s.

    The current state of affairs is different, it is greenhouse gases that are causing heat to be trapped, warming the planet. Carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and ozone are the main culprits.

  12. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 5 years ago

    For Mt. Pinatubo info:

  13. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Harley, you might have gone with the Barry Barry Barry quote

  14. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 said, over 5 years ago

    When you’re as pro-pollution and anti-environment as the smog-loving Harley, you can deny anything.

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    I don’t doubt that “industrial” folks are dumb enough to evade the history THEY created, and that goes to agribusiness as much as auto production, and within the next couple decades the outcome will be several billion deaths, having nothing to do with “nuclear war”. The “religious right”- including Jews, Christians and Muslims- will contribute their ignorance in obedience to faith- to make it happen.

    The warning signs aren’t coming from “God”, but from gerbils- well and pika, polar bears, pigmy rabbits, and pandas. The “canaries” are dying like crazy in the coal mine, and humans (the dumber ones) are totally ignoring the warning, continuing to dig yet deeper.

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