Thursday, June 28, 2018

Animals Avoid Us, With Good Reason

On Thursday, ecologists at the University of California, Berkeley, released a study published in Science Magazine that indicates animals are adjusting their habits to avoid the stresses of human encroachment on their habitat.

According to the research from Kaitlyn M. Gaynor, Cheryl E. Hojnowski, Neil H. Carter, and Justin S. Brashares, human population growth is having a profound influence on the way animals go about their business - specifically, when they choose to go about their business.

It seems that a number of mammalian species have become nocturnal in an effort to avoid us.

Scientists admit that this probably works for the animals, but could have potential "ecosystem-level consequences" we don't yet fully understand.

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The main consequence of crowding out non-human species is that they will die, leaving us truly alone on this planet, and perhaps in the universe, too.

Maybe the above study suggests the REAL solution to Fermi's Paradox - all species with ANY intelligence avoid humans like the plague. They can sense who and what we are, and they realize that avoiding us is a necessity if they want to survive.

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