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Experiment to help turtles has eerie result


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#46    Ad hoc

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:04 PM

It has to be said though,

It's slightly mysterious in evolutionary terms why we have quite so much empathy as humans, to the point that it extends to all sorts of other species. Not a courtesy often extended by wild animals to each other. I'm guessing a lot of it is related to the domestication of animals giving an advantage, but perhaps a lot of it is learned... consider the Chinese in the Dog & Cat meat trade... those involved would ask why they should have empathy for another species. They can't all be psychos tho...

I think empathy for your environment is something natural though, so maybe your empathy is 'activated' in relation to a certain thing rather than exactly learned.

Edited by ad hoc, 29 December 2012 - 11:06 PM.


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Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:19 PM

Not so much empathy to other animals but that we are the direct cause of there extinctions and sufferings. No matter the species. When I start hearing of box turtles behind the wheel of a car aiming at humans I will be right mad and game on errrrr.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 12:30 AM

i feel like most of the people who ran the turtle over were teenagers lol


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Posted 30 December 2012 - 01:25 AM

I was driving on a country road when the car in front of me stopped.  A man got out of the car and moved a turtle off the road.  So not everyone is evil.   I didn't even see the turtle before this happened.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 01:47 AM

View PostMr Right Wing, on 29 December 2012 - 04:49 PM, said:



We've all done the road kill thingy muwhahahah!

Says the guy who owill learn ..karma is a b**** .
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 03:47 AM

Do a further study, IMO most of the people who swerved to kill the turtles were males under the age of 30.

Take that as you may.

Edited by Likely Guy, 30 December 2012 - 03:50 AM.


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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:09 AM

People make me sick!!!!!!

Why would anybody want to run over such a thing? What kind of human being is that??????????????

How perthetic! Most people don't have a heart...just a cold dead brain that only thinks of killing!

To hell with those facking kind of people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:12 AM

View PostSimbi Laveau, on 30 December 2012 - 01:47 AM, said:

Says the guy who owill learn ..karma is a b**** .
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Karma only exsists in people that wish harm on the person that did harm to them so is that double dip karma as the one who wishes it to happen has no idea by doing that they also get bad karma.  Karma is as Karma does.  Karma is a wish for vengance how does that make anyone feel beeter about anything. Wishing harm on someone through a devine power makes you the next target of Karma  hahahahaha

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:19 AM

This is disgusting, and Simbi, something we both agree on.....People Suck.

Now, living on  the Oregon coast, I had to beat it into my wife's head if a deer or any other animal runs out in front of her.....DO NOT SWERVE AT ALL....

Now, slam on the brakes, but do not swerve....A tree, or a head on with another car will kill you, a deer will not.

I have seen my fair share of sad things that I will not post here on Highway 101, makes me tear up thinking about it.

A lot of the saying here is " floor it ".......For some stupid reason, some here say to speed up, so the deer will bounce over the car, and not go into the windshield.

On the way home from Reno, Nevada the other day, I nearly went off of 395 avoiding a Coyote. That was sagebrush to worry about.Missed it by a foot. I also pulled over and scared it away from the highway, as it was about to go across two more lanes on the northbound side.


How the hell anyone purposely kills animals like this I do not get. Personally, they need to not be on this Earth at all.

Edited by Sakari, 30 December 2012 - 04:20 AM.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:35 AM

Drive within the speed limit, with good tires, you can avoid most of God's creatures, even humans.


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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:41 AM

I was in mexico years back driving along a coastal beach the crabs were doing there migrating thing. The road was red with them for 2 km I could not avoide running many over but damn did I hate doing it. I could not stop and just wait it out I had to keep going and it was awufull killing the crabs for doing what they do.  To do it on purpose is a sighn of a aggressive person.  To this day the sound still I can hear.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:45 AM

View PostLikely Guy, on 30 December 2012 - 04:35 AM, said:

Drive within the speed limit, with good tires, you can avoid most of God's creatures, even humans.


Highway 101, southern Oregon ( hell, anywhere on 101 )........55 MPH, dark out, deer jumps out from trees right in front of you......Nope, not at 55, not even at 35 mph.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:06 AM

What the **** did i just read?


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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:17 AM

And people swerve to avoid a starbucks coffee cup.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:42 AM

View PostSakari, on 30 December 2012 - 04:45 AM, said:




Highway 101, southern Oregon ( hell, anywhere on 101 )........55 MPH, dark out, deer jumps out from trees right in front of you......Nope, not at 55, not even at 35 mph.

Likely Road, central British Columbia. You see 30 or so deer on the highway at spring time in an hour's drive. I've never hit one, in 20 years.

But getting back to the OP, this is about swerving to connect. That's just sick.





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