Don't be "Bugged"
The Division of Labour post entitled: "Counterfactual analysis" commented on an article that claimed that bugs save the U.S.' economy billions of dollars every year. Despite these amazing savings, the author had to rain on my parade by talking about all the negative aspects of insects, even minimizing the multi-billion dollar savings the U.S. enjoys by saying, "That's all"? While I'm not a huge fan of misquitos or tics, I still can appreciate the point the article within the post was trying to get across. It is important that we recognize how all life forms contribute to our world, especially financially. All life, including insects, can help carry out crucial tasks for our ecosystem, and it's important to recognize those roles because they ultimately have a great affect on humanity's quality of life.
Posted by Blake at 4/05/2006 08:28:00 AM