This post is inspired by two things, well, three things actually.
Firstly, I came across this disturbing story of our thoughtless search for knowledge: Mustached Bird Photographed for First Time, Then Killed
There is research and then there is research. We most definitely do not need to know that much about nature.
Then I came across this one, which cheered me up a bit: 20 Photos Of Nature Winning The Battle Against Civilization
And then I remembered the greatest of all epitaphs: