ELEPHANT LIVES MATTER... so they evolve without tusks
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
Herds of elephants are now evolving and expanding without tusks and that shows nature’s ability to adapt, despite cyclical climate changes, and man’s destructive interference. When that ability to adapt is exhausted the species becomes extinct, like 99 per cent of all species that ever lived.
Razed rainforests will again survive because the climatic conditions are still there to support them. Burnt bushland regenerates even quicker. Coral reefs will never die. Crown of Thorns starfish are doing their job world-wide, despite dumb, undergraduate marine biologist kids killing them off in their thousands.
Coral bleaching and cyclones are doing what they have been doing for a billion years, killing the weaker strains to make way for the new, stronger strains.
Green environmentalists caused enough damage when they confined themselves to the environment. So why would they cause less damage now that they have become highly political?
Don’t try to explain to a Green why elephants are not growing tusks or their immediate response will be to organise government funding for the implanting of plastic ones.
The cheetah is close to extinct yet the leopard is thriving in plague proportions. Why is that? Well, because cheetahs are too few in number to avoid inbreeding and they have to give up their kills to every other carniverous species. Whereas leopards are solitary predators, can take their kills up trees and only interact with other leopards to breed.
Rattle snakes are now evolving without, or with inoperable, rattles. They have realised a rattle only causes them grief. A predator can hear them and whatever they predate on can also hear them… so WTF use is a rattle?
Actually it is not the tuskless elephants that have decided to do away with them, it is the cow elephant whose main concern in life is the welfare of her offspring. She chooses the breeding bull with tiny, or no, tusks that won’t be one of the thousands killed for ivory. The genetic imperative is then passed on.
The female of any species, including humans, is attracted to the male most suited to its environment.
An attractive Inuit is short and fat. A female knows he can stay out on the ice for longer in the dead of winter to find food for his family. A male gibbon with short arms won’t be a shag magnet, nor will a male giraffe with a short neck.
The pressure of an incumbent environment, including blokes with a penchant for killing things, is what dictates breeding.
Darwin’s theory of natural selection was not new, the ancient Greeks had already promoted the evolution/natural selection concept and Darwin needed to maintain a crazy creation theory to keep in favour with his religious supporters, including his wife.
The French larrikin, Jean Baptiste Lamarck was much closer to the mark when he promoted, not only the theory of evolution, but genetic mobility, a radical theory that still brings howls of criticism today.
His brilliant observation was that all species, including humans, will alter their genetic makeup during their own lifetime due to environmental pressure, thereby passing that life saving genetic change on to their offspring.
Ooooh, that’s much quicker than the cumbersome, time-consuming, natural selection process. Natural selection remains a factor yet to consider genetic mobility was, and still is, sacrilege.
And genetic mobility hits Darwin’s weak thesis of evolution combined with creation out of the ballpark.
The flaw in Left Green philosophy is that all perceived mistakes of nature and man must be remedied. But it is the Left Greens who decide, all by their little selves, what is a “mistake”.
To them it is a "mistake" to dam a river to provide electricity, a mistake to mine for coal, uranium and gas, to endager a pobblebonk frog (above). It's a "mistake" to disagree with trashing the Marriage Act. In fact it is a "mistake" to disagree with them about anything environmental or political. And they want penal provisions enacted for those who do disagree.
The miniscule percentage of the population that aligns itself with the Greens has infiltrated every sector of commerce and government, including the Labor Party, to become a powerful force way beyond its station. Left alone, they too will become extinct.
And the weit rhinoceros, if sufficient of them remain, will continue to grow a smaller horn, until it too becomes hornless,
...all without the assistance of any gangrenous Green.