The fox and chicken paradox

Discussion in 'Religion' started by Ted Grant II, May 14, 2017.

  1. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    The plants fed to animals are not necessarily killed - often the opposite: they are fostered and nurtured and protected.
     
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  3. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    I agree, there are many examples where animals practice cultivation and rotation, never stripping the food source to the point it will die. This may be a natural result of needing a varied diet which demands they eat a little of this and a little of that, unwittingly preserving the source itself so that it can restore itself.

    Except for goats maybe, they eat everything until its all gone. Some lawn cutting businesses employ goats which will graze the grass to the ground. However, even this drastic method also provides fertilizer for the lawn from the goats' droppings and when there is sufficient water available, grass is an extremely hardy and fast growing plant with deep roots.

    Termites cultivate their own gardens of fungi to feed the entire mound. They are completely self sufficient.
     
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  5. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Isn't the idea that this god guy wanted to create a system - i.e and ecology? Not a zoo?
    If he wanted to preserve every individual critter, why would he give them lifespans?

    (Not that I want to lend credence to the mythos as having an objective basis in reality, but I do see it as having at least some internal consistency.)
     
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  7. sowhatifit'sdark Valued Senior Member

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    Not all the grains that feed livestock. They get killed and could feed, for example, at least 10s of millions of people.
     
  8. sowhatifit'sdark Valued Senior Member

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    I wasn't arguing for vegetarianism. I was arguing against the idea that vegetarians AS OPPOSED TO MEAT EATERS are causing more plant deaths. The opposite is true. Keep eating meat, I do. I could give a shit if you do.
     
  9. sowhatifit'sdark Valued Senior Member

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    You could add in, 'me say things that don't need to make much sense.' I eat meat. What a strange sense you have of a breakfast prayer.
     

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