[Taxacom] when is a common species critically endangered?

Stephen Thorpe stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Wed Jun 27 19:31:20 CDT 2012

yes, but "oysteractual", although perfectly well-defined, would lack any real significance, as oysters aren't capable of making much of a difference to the planet ... so clam up!! :)

From: Frederick W. Schueler <bckcdb at istar.ca>
To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu 
Sent: Thursday, 28 June 2012 12:27 PM
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] when is a common species critically endangered?

On 6/27/2012 8:15 PM, Stephen Thorpe wrote:
> I like to think that I have "free will", yes, but actually it is not necessary in the present context. All we need is some objective measure of higher intelligence (with associated technological advances) over the other animals, and this alone can justify making a meaningful distinction between us (manmade) and them (natural) ...

* we don't need intelligence or free will to define a para-natural 
subset of Earthly events which are due to the actions of our species. 
You could coin terms like this for the actions and 
consequences-of-actions of any taxon. Oysteractual, for example, is a 
term for subset of events that are due to the actions of Oysters.

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