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Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Nature is Naturally Nativist

Alien worm invasion 'threat to forests', BBC News:
Invasive earthworms can alter the carbon and nitrogen cycles in woodland, as well as undermining native plant species, a study has said.

US researchers found that the presence of non-native worms also accelerated the breakdown of forest litter, increasing the risk of soil erosion.
Do tell. The original journal article, linked by BBC News, makes it clear that the negative impact on humans is the real concern.

Human Dimensions of Earthworm Invasion in the Adirondack State Park, Human Ecology:
A study in Webb, NY—a town located within the Adirondack State Park, one of the most celebrated cultural and ecological regions in the US—exposes the human dimensions of earthworm invasion. Environmental history research, interviews with residents and bait sellers, and a mail survey of town residents show that positive attitudes towards earthworms and their ecological effects lead to casual disposal or use of them. Earthworm use is a strong cultural practice and the risk of their continued introduction in the Adirondacks is high.
Perhaps someone could take the time and spend the money to study the human dimensions of the alien human invasion.

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Blogger Nick Dean said...

The ecological and biodiversity angle is under-utilised in our outreach. This book's a cracker and put me onto people like Virgina Abernethy, Jared Taylor and even Yggdrasil (via a Paul sheehan article, 'Race War of Black against White'.), when I was green more than anything else politically.


Just as the body is better prepared to avoid destruction by foreign substances as a result of a generalised tendency to resist the impingement of foreign substances, so an individual or a society may be better prepared to avoid destruction by aliens as a result of a generalised tendency to distrust, avoid, or reject foreign-seeming individuals. The disadvantage of severe damage or destruction, whether likely to occur or not, is so much greater than whatever advantages contact with things alien confers on one that a psychological or biochemical paranoia is the preferred strategy for survival. Where one failure to anticipate the malevolence of an alien person or substance may be fatal, organisms that must acquire defensive reactions to each specific harmful person or substance are less likely to survive during a given period of time than organisms prepared to be defensive against all alien persons or substances.

That's from Johan M.G, van der Dennen, ‘Ethnocentrism and In-group/Out-group Differentiation: A Review and Interpretation of the Literature’ in Reynolds, Falger, Vine (eds.), The Sociobiology of Ethnocentrism (London: Croom Helm Ltd., 1987)

9/07/2011 07:22:00 AM  
Blogger Tanstaafl said...

I googled a bit. Mehri and his deeds are indeed odious but I didn't find anything definitive identifying him as a jew.

9/07/2011 10:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you want to see the ultimate biological analogy to what's happening to America, check out this video:

The caterpillar represents America. I leave it to you to figure out what the parasitic wasp larvae represent.

9/08/2011 01:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And of course, let's not forget those Jewish Ants (scroll down to the section titled "The Biological Analogy").

9/08/2011 02:05:00 PM  
Blogger Tanstaafl said...

Worth watching. America has just about reached the sick conclusion.

9/08/2011 02:28:00 PM  

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