If Earth Had Rings
First off, they would be really pretty to look at. They would also dominate the sky in both night and day at exactly the same place as they would never rise nor set. And at night you would see the Earth’s shadow swing across the rings, like in the 4th photo here.
However, life would be very different on Earth if this were the case. Nocturnal animals would have a hard time being nocturnal, as the light reflecting from the rings would illuminate the night.
Because we are closer to the Sun than Saturn is, the rings would be more rocky than ice, making them less bright but still pretty bright. In fact, you would see far less stars at night (living anywhere other than the equator or the arctic circle) because of the light pollution and not to mention ruin most meteor showers because of that.
During the day the rings would block sunlight in certain regions of the planet creating wild weather cycles and effecting plant life as well. So basically, they would be definitely pretty to look at but they would also make a whole lot of things screwy.
Illustrations by Ron Miller // io9
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it would still be worth it
why has no one ever pointed out how many goddamn cows/pigs/chickens would be running around if no one ate them.
There wouldn’t be very many…..? O.o Do you not understand Supply and Demand, seriously?!
Also, they’re here to lead their lives, not for the sole purposes of serving yours.
I made this post probably a year ago and psycho vegans still reblog it from time to time. Then I point out they’re being stupid and they delete it.
Relax nigga. It wasn’t that serious. But if you start telling me they’re here to ~lead their lives~ and not to ~serve mine~ you are taking this whole Internet thing far too seriously. Lay off, my friend. Also. I just stalked your blog. Your attitude that anyone that eats meat doesn’t have a brain/is stupid/should be respected less that someone living a different lifestyle is what gives the vegan cult a bad name. Go eat your vegan food. Don’t eat meat. Go for it. BUT STOP HATE BLOGGING ANYONE WHO DOESN’T FEEL LIKE DOING THE SAME.
It is never too late to mend stupidity. =) I don’t care if you put it up two years ago, the very fact that it’s even out there in cyber-space is a travesty that cannot go unnoticed. =)
“Relax nigga” I realize a person with the intellectual capacity to use that phrase has a limited attention span, so here goes. No, an animal is born free, just as how humans are born free. It is our race that places shackles on the legs and hands of fellow humans and animals. Humans are the ones who think they can “own” animals, making their lives serve no greater purpose than for their interests and that is the reason why the world is in as bad shape as it is. You cannot own an animal. Get that straight.
Then again, I am speaking to someone who has trouble discerning between a lifestyle choice that is cruelty-free and a cult.
Wake up. Not every thing on this planet lives with the expressed wish of serving you.
Maybe people don’t want to be vegan. Maybe they want to eat meat. Stop trying to shove it down people’s throats, it’s just as bad as when religious people try to force their ideals on others. Piss off.
Translation: “I want to be responsible for needless bloodspill. I want to eat…
No. I just like meat. And that should be respected just as much as I respect you for YOUR choices and opinions. Might not be something you necessarily agree with, but it’s my view, my opinion and it’s how I live my life. Just like how you live yours. Just stop.
Well, it’s just fancy that you should talk about opinions when your lifestyle involves thinking parties whose opinions are blatantly disregarded and overlooked. You want to talk about opinions? How about those of the animals you order to have imprisoned from birth, separated from their parents and allowed to live only until they can be killed for your plate? The beings who react in no way differently from how you or I might if we were in their circumstances. It’s not “your view, your opinion”; your “opinion” requires 58 land animals and twice as many marine beings to die for your precious palate. You want to talk about respect? Respect those without power, who are exploited day after day, whose voices don’t matter as much as the powerful and then you will be respected.
You want me to stop telling you about your choices? How about you stop making the emphatic choice to unnecessarily harm as many beings as you possibly can so long as you’re alive for about 70 years *or shorter, because of the diseases you habit will ensure you develop*, when there’s a way that you can actually minimize it?
It’s pretty simple. You want me to stop talking about your insignificant excuses about the consequences of your choice. Stop defending the obscene desire to live a life that is filled with cruel choices.
Religion is basically a formalized panic about death. Look at the Catholic church, the campest organization on the planet with the purple robes, gold bits on the side, jewellery so big if they let it fall it would kill people… What else can it be, but this sort of ritual of panic about death? “DEATH IS COMING! Quick, put on the gold hat!
Fruit…it’s just God showing all. Look at all the colors I know.
There are a LOT of different things to consider when thinking about this. First off, is the cannibalism a mutual agreement? If it is then it is already nothing like the animal rights movement since both parties have the capability to consent, and my only judgement on that is
The only thing you’ll regret by going vegan is that you didn’t do it sooner.