Thursday, May 15, 2014

All I Gotta Do Is Act Naturally

From BusinessInsider, you can see a GIF of what a new, full-blown Ice Age might look like in North America

Note that you may -- if you're using Pale Moon or a similar browser, as I am, have a little trouble getting the link to work, but it's there.

The reason I post this is not so much because of the GIF and all, but one statement the author makes:

We've been in a relatively stable and warm period for at least 15,000 years. And we are unnaturally making the Earth even warmer. Before that, ice ages covered most of the Northern Hemisphere with glaciers.

The link is from the original.  I don't care about any of that.

What do these people mean by "unnaturally"?  What are we humans?  Are we not "natural"?  We are told all the time that we are just less hairy (some of us) apes.  We are acting like every other species on the planet when we act in our own best interests.  If you turn rabbits loose where they have no "natural" enemies, you end up with too many rabbits.  That is a perfectly "natural" thing to expect.

This is our world. "Naturally", we have adapted it to suit rather than merely adapting to it.  This is a function of our consciousness and thinking ability, which, materialists assure us, are "natural" products of evolution and "natural" selection.  

Even if I was stupid enough to believe in Anthropogenic Climate Change, why would I think it was unnatural?  Is there anything that we have that didn't come from something that existed here on the planet?  What is it?  What has man created ex nihilo?  What is unnatural about a human using fire to keep warm?  What is unnatural about taking metal from the earth and using fire to refine it into a vehicle that can run on something pulled from the ground and refined?  Is this less natural than a beaver dam, a bird's nest, an ant hill, or a coyote's den?


  1. Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth - all came from acting naturally. :-)

  2. Amen.

    It's lonely at the top of the food chain, but somebody has to be here.