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Comment 23 by Alan4discussion :

Historical records show many were (and still are), in balance with the ecology, especially in animist cultures. Many lived sustainably for centuries before modern commercial and technologically generated human population explosions brought about cultural changes.

Perhaps so. Historical records also show that megafauna disappeared from the Americas at a time suspiciously close to the arrival of distinctly un-modern humans. The arrival of the Maori in New Zealand heralded extinction events there. Just in the last few days, there have been reports of evidence linking the arrival of humans in Australia 40,000 years ago, not just with catastrophe for the native animals, but also with dramatic changes to the vegetation.

Mon, 26 Mar 2012 16:10:34 UTC | #930569