i noticed the other day that creatures with little impact on earth dont live very long. flies, mosquitos, and other insects dont live more than a few weeks and they dont have a major impact on the earth. humans live around 80 years and we obviously have a greater impact on earth than lots of other animals. trees can live for thousands of years and with out them there would be no oxygen on earth to support life. a turtle lives for a couple hundred years. are turtles more importance to the world than humans are??

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Sat, 12/10/2011 - 6:05pm


Tue, 11/22/2011 - 4:31pm
le_smoke Says:

if you go by like the bible and shit humans used to live like 900 years old. were we more important back then??

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 7:00pm
spacely92 Says:

the bible contains as many facts as the harry potter books do. but the egyptians had to be mad smart to be able to build the pyrmaids with only man power so maybe they were more important??

Sat, 12/10/2011 - 1:21pm


Check out the secret to the pyramids.

Sun, 12/11/2011 - 5:56pm

forget about the evolution nonsense for one second like the video says and think. Obviously aliens built the pyramids

Sun, 12/11/2011 - 6:06pm

Evolution is absurd. Aliens building the pyramids though, that's fact. Not farfetched at all.

Sun, 12/11/2011 - 6:28pm
Hazee Says:

That's an awesome video man I've never seen anything like that. It'd be cool to see if someone could like rebuild a scale model of the pyramids showing how they worked or something.

Sat, 12/10/2011 - 5:14pm


Sun, 12/11/2011 - 1:10pm
Sat, 12/10/2011 - 8:04pm

Encyclopedias verify the many historical facts that the Bible contains. By the way, why do so many of you feel threatened every time someone from this site mentions God or the Bible? Everyone should be able to identify and express their own personal belief system without all the personal attacks and put downs.

Sun, 12/11/2011 - 5:22pm
Mon, 12/12/2011 - 7:33am

I agree. If someone wants to believe in the Bible, who are we to try and prove their beliefs wrong? Let them believe what makes them happy. One Love bro

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 2:01pm

I believe the first comment about this was "Forget the evolution nonsense and..." Confirmation bias in action.

Fri, 12/16/2011 - 2:22am

It's cool wen ppl express their beliefs but I also want to express my beliefs as well and plus ur in highdeas which many open-minded ppl r here so obiviously many ppl would like to elaborate on one's comment about religion so don't expect no one to reply on a remark in the bible. TO AGATESTONED

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 3:42am

why do people always bash christian comments, were supposed to be keeping an open mind.

Tue, 12/13/2011 - 4:49pm

Because on this site, we're all just a stone's throw away from each other. Some of us, however, have better aim than others.

Sat, 12/10/2011 - 5:02pm
ashtree Says:
Sat, 12/10/2011 - 8:59pm
Elnicko Says:

Biologists agree, we have all been linked from one man and one women, both in Rift Vally about 70,000 years ago i think. The bibles got some truth too it, but the telephone game has been played many times with todays book. We don't know what the bible is trying to tell us.

As for the egyptians, Wow. I don't think that disproves linear evolution, but who knows anything for 100%.

Sun, 12/11/2011 - 1:06pm
yoyo Says:

I completely agree with elnicko on this one. The bible has historical evidence, but in my opinion it doesn't mean that its correct. especially when people don't go verbatim from it. Instead they take their own interpretations of it. For instance, though shall not kill is a commandment. it doesn't say that its okay to kill period. yet, god gave strength to david to KILL goliath. this is a complete contradiction, one of many. If you can't agree with that minimal statement then I believe you need to remove the veil off of your eyes. and smoke some ganj to take your mind outside of the box.

Sun, 12/11/2011 - 11:29pm

Well clearly it's ok to kill as long as it's in God's name, or if your are under his influence. HighDEAS members unite for Above the (religious) influence!

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 2:56pm
Roenzel Says:

Under gods name? theres been a lot of crusades back in the day, hundreds of thousands people were killed just to take their land back. I dont think stuff happends under "gods" name. Most people thought it was under gods name, but actually they were just killing their fellow humans.

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 7:36am

Thou shall not kill is different than Thou shalt not murder. God gave David the power to kill Goliath because the Israelites were God's people. If a man has your family hostage and you have the ability to save the by killing him, it is not a sin to kill him. Murder for no good reason hoever, is a sin

Sun, 12/11/2011 - 4:17pm
Fernie1 Says:

^The Bible? Haha that must not be very accurate then if you believe in it

Sun, 12/11/2011 - 9:02pm
HighFiver Says:

People lived to be in the hundreds because they didn't count the years as long as we did. I think they went by every season?

Mon, 12/12/2011 - 12:50am

Back then, the Earth had yet to be overly polluted as it is now. There were no major chemicals or processed foods, and diseases have changed and evolved into things that nightmares are made of !!! No nuclear power or atom bombs...and the list goes on. We've fucked up. The only thing to correct it is to stop further damage and put forth the effort to correct our demise.

Tue, 11/22/2011 - 4:40pm
Candamile Says:

Correlation does not imply causation

Wed, 11/23/2011 - 7:01pm
spacely92 Says:
Sat, 12/10/2011 - 7:16pm
Sat, 12/10/2011 - 5:33pm
nurplette Says:

The fuck? I read this same sentence in a post about MDMA like 3 minutes ago

Sat, 12/10/2011 - 6:48pm
yoinkie Says:

Parrots can live to the age of 80, AND they can talk. Yet they are basically useless...What does that mean?

Sat, 12/10/2011 - 9:03pm
Elnicko Says:

You'd be surprised at how other animals impact the world. There is a reason life is a circle.

Sun, 12/11/2011 - 3:30pm
nick15 Says:
Sun, 12/11/2011 - 3:42pm

If life is a circle, I will do my best to make it a square.

Sun, 12/11/2011 - 3:29pm
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Thu, 11/24/2011 - 3:54pm
Gizmodo Says:

But dogs only live to be like 16 max...and ny dog has a bigger impact in my world than most people do

Sat, 12/10/2011 - 5:26pm

yea, but in DOG years that's like 102, so it's actually really important

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 4:02am

DIdnt you see Kung Fu Panda and Finding Nemo?
Clearly turtles have all the answers!

Sat, 12/10/2011 - 9:26pm

One does not wash his pits in the pool of tears. UGWAY! i named one of my turtles that. The other one is Touche` like what you say when you're fencing, and Jimmy Bag o' doughnuts. Muhahahah(;

Sat, 12/10/2011 - 11:43pm

Wait, you know Jimmy Bag o' doughnuts? I love jimmy bag o' doughnuts.

Sat, 12/10/2011 - 2:04am
Samich Says:

If you read the Terry Hatcher books then the world sits on the backs of 4 elephants on top of a giant sea turtle swimming through the universe. So maybe that's why turtles live so long, they're baby planet movers in training.

Sat, 12/10/2011 - 5:16pm
bakayurei Says:

you mean terry pratchett, terri hatcher's lois lane in that show where the bloke playing drums in that one santana video is superman

and- all living things alive today have an impact on the planet.. mosquitoes, plankton, krill, these seemingly insignificant animals are what a lot of food chains are based on, and without them, their predators would die out, and the predators of those would as well, and so on.. i say that mosquitos have a greater impact on the earth than we do.. not the individuals, sure.. .. but anyway it's nothing to do with their 'impact' on the earth, however you'd measure that, and more to do with the need to propagate your genetic code.. a lot of animals die after they've had their first shag, because that's all they needed to do, fertilize some eggs and let them go off and survive.. some animals need looking after to an extent when they're infants, so a lot of animals live long enough to watch their offspring become mature, and in our case, we get old because it means we can be grandparents, sit watching the grandkids while their parents go off hunting and gathering .. .. or sometimes a life form will live for ages because it can, e.g. trees, which don't really have any predators and have great resistance to infections and ability to quarantine areas of themselves when they become infected, so don't ever really need to die (as those are the two things that kill most things in the world, predation and disease)

Sat, 12/10/2011 - 5:50pm

Teri Hatcher played Lois Lane's mother in Smallvile. Erica Durance played Lois Lane. Sorry I watch it alot.

Sat, 12/10/2011 - 6:47pm
bakayurei Says:

o is she in smallville? i've never seen it, but she's lois lane in .. i think it was called the new adventures of superman or something like that

Sat, 12/10/2011 - 7:29pm

@ buttshitz I want you to know, that i clicked on your picture, laughed, went back to read more comments, and decided to click you picture again and laughed again.

Sat, 12/10/2011 - 7:53pm

Teri Hatcher was Lois Lane in Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.

Sun, 12/11/2011 - 9:29am
bakayurei Says:

yep, that one haha

but anyway.. the 'elephants on the back of a turtle' cosmogonic model reminds me of this story about a bertrand russel lecture where he's talking about how the earth orbits the sun and the sun's orbiting the centre of the milky way, and so on, and an old lady stood up and went 'that's all rubbish, everybody knows that the earth's supported by four elephants stood on the back of a giant turtle'.. russel smiled and said 'okay, and what's that turtle standing on?' she said 'very clever, young man, but it's turtles all the way down' hahahaha

Sun, 12/11/2011 - 3:41pm
nick15 Says:

Actually most tree species (and practically all plant species) have predators, most of them being insects or fungi. The chestnut blight in the early 1900s decimated the entire nation. They are just as susceptible to diseases as humans.

Sun, 12/11/2011 - 4:11pm
bakayurei Says:

yea but i mean they're much better at handling disease than we are .. but i've never heard of a blight epidemic like that, thanks for mentioning it.. i remember there was something in the papers a few years ago about horse chestnuts in britain dying out but i haven't heard anything since and i still see as many of them everywhere .. .. where was i hahaha.. yea i guess the same principle of natural selection applies to them tho, and they've become all the hardier for it

Sat, 12/10/2011 - 6:38am
Warda Says:

Eco systems depend on creatures like mosquitos, and bees, and little things that don't live very long.

Sat, 12/10/2011 - 12:20pm
SoClose Says:
Sat, 12/10/2011 - 4:41pm
TwiztidBud Says: