I was watching Stephen Fry’s The Importance of Unbelief (http://bigthink.com/ideas/17864) on internet the other day, he mentioned that “You have to account for the fact that almost all animals in the wild live under stress with not enough to eat and will die violent and bloody deaths.” Not every animal live in a world of the Pixar/Disney.
Earth is breathtakingly beautiful because of all its creatures living in the wild nature where few human have left their trace. The more civilized we have become, the more we miss the mother nature. The more we spent time living in metropolitan cities, the more we want to take a plane and land in a place where we are surrounded only by forests and oceans; and we look at the pictures of Eden depicted by Bible that are only printed out on the books in the bookstores.
We have been regarding ourselves as civilized throughout the history, or do we really have been so? It will be too late when the day comes that our offsprings stand in front of the relics of the colorful nature & treasure, like we did in front of the Pompeii ruins, telling their kids, “See? That’s called ‘A real Tree’, that’s how the world used to be like at your ancestors’ times, too sad we don’t have that thing now.”
If all the insects were to disappear from the earth, within 50 years all life on earth would end. If all human beings disappeared from the earth, within 50 years all forms of life would flourish. -Jonas Salk.