Thursday, July 17, 2014
Sometimes Nature Solves the Problem
This morning the BBC News Web site ran a story (which I had not heard on World Service Radio) about a great white shark in Australia that choked to death as a result of swallowing a sea lion. I found this interesting in the context that Australia is currently carrying out a shark cull (no doubt a product of the same keen minds that just decided to repeal their carbon tax). Still, I should not pick exclusively on Australia. Contemporary man has inherited centuries of philosophy that establish him as the sole agent to determine the destiny of the world. Those who espouse such balderdash need the occasional reminder that nature sometimes takes care of things without man's intervention, and no example could be more vivid than the fate of that great white shark.