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You don't have to be a genius to see the agenda behind this article:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,479823,00.html

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What a diatribe of crappola! What really bothers me is all the soccer mom urbanites who will buy in to this and warp it into an anti hunting agenda. Brick Wall,) Brick Wall,) Brick Wall,)

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Wow!

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So what I'm getting out of this is that science's theory of evolution is based on human predation and not nature. I suppose that polar-grizzly hybrid is based on hunting pressure as well? Maybe the bear family is being forced to create a more super predator to fight back? lol That is too much, thanks for posting.

I wonder if this theory has anything to do with teenage mothers on the rise in high crime areas????? Let's see, inner city folk who might have restricted gun rights being predated by super crime predators who ignore the law anyway = the earlier re-production of law-abiding citizens who were predated on by super predator anti-gunners.

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You're exactly right. With super predators on the loose in the inner cities, females that reproduce younger are more likely to pass on their genes than those who don't. Within a few generations, we're going to be seeing an epidemic of pre-teen mothers.

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What I don't get is the idea that man is not a natural part of the world. So what if they are correct - we are just one of many predators and if our behavior affects how animals evolve then isn't that just the course of nature too?

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What I don't get is the idea that man is not a natural part of the world. So what if they are correct - we are just one of many predators and if our behavior affects how animals evolve then isn't that just the course of nature too?

I have often wondered the same thing.
It appears to me that most of the time Humans are parasitic Aliens somehow not worthy of life on this planet.
No matter what we think we are, we are just mammals trying to make our way, God willing of course.

Scary article ex, thanks for posting.

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Too bad they don't realize that by taking the largest animal's you are allowing them the age structure needed to produce a more natural herd structure. It's also well known that records for large animals are being broken every year. Maybe they should do a little more research in animal husbandry.

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I think they were talking about animals in general, not hunting in the US.

Actually I think the wildlife management in the US is a prime example of how hunting and extremely effective wildlife management are mutually beneficial. Across much of the developing world people are being told not to hunt period, often with extremely harsh penalties.

I think it was JTapia who asked why man isn't considered part of the environment and he's right. Good scientists include us. As a species we are indeed the one animal that hunts all others. We hunt for sport, people who hunt every day all their lives and exchange methods with all other people in their village get very good at it.

Some people credit the arrival of man to the Americas with the extinction of the mastadon. But examples are rare. Most animal folks blame habitat loss over all else, I'd add that temperatures will have an affect.