Last night, i watched the next installment of planet earth. This weeks episode was about Jungles. And it showed how everything worked together, and was generally self sufficient (50% of rainfall in a rainforest, comes from the release of water from trees and plants). And it made me think, are we (humans) really the most advanced species on the planet, In terms of brain power, maybe. But in general living, i think not. The monkeys and apes that lived in the jungle worked with the planet, not against it. We destroy pretty much everything we can (over fishing + dredging in the oceans, cutting down rainforests causing global warming etc...) Maybe it would have been better had we not evolved into the parasites we are today, and had stayed as the simple hunter/gatherer. Like the monkeys.
That is all.