Is coronavirus the earths way of fighting us back?
After all the damage humans have done to the planet? The earth is a living thing and can only take so much from us
- JuliusLv 41 month agoFavourite answer
Not entirely. But as human civilization pushes further into jungles and forests, there will be increasing habitat loss and destruction and the greater instances of viruses and diseases spreading from animals into human hosts.
- nineteenthlyLv 71 month ago
Yes. But you don't have to take an intentional stance (so-called "pathetic fallacy") on it. You can just see the biosphere as a homoeostatic system which when disturbed will tend to push back to equilibrium.
- MegumiLv 61 month ago
Earth has no consciousness, so it cannot fight anything.
- 1 month ago
No. Coronavirus is Trump's way of degrading an angry electorate
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- JimLv 71 month ago
Pandemics happen when there are high population densities, and where humans butcher and consume animals. Take away either of those and pandemics would happen a lot less.
- D gLv 71 month ago
It's a ******* flu damn would people learn there are flys out there
- nebLv 71 month ago
Yes, it’s nature’s way of weeding out the idiots amongst us. Politicians, people who deny science, people who refuse to wear masks, and people who listen to propaganda because they are no longer able to think for themselves. Simply Darwinism at work ...
- 1 month ago
no it is from bats so it must be the bats fighting us back
- jehenLv 71 month ago
The earth is a system, not a sentient being. Like any system it reacts to stresses and change induced by physical forces. Among those physical forces are the affects of human activity. So it is not so much the earth fighting back as humans fighting the earth with an incomplete understanding of how the enormously complex system of the biosphere will react to our shenanigans.
- CliveLv 71 month ago
What does this have to do with astronomy and space?
- Anonymous1 month ago
with a big stretch of your imagination, you could say that ..............