DATING, Mariah Sandrine M.
Nat Sci 5
December 11, 2012
LPPCHEA: Endangered Paradise
…God blessed them, saying: “Be fertile and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it. Have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and all the living things that move on the earth.” (Gn 1:28)
In the beginning, man was created to tend God’s creations. On the sixth day, He created man. Why? Technically and universally speaking, no matter which Bible one refers to, it is written that God created everything in six days and rested on the seventh – first, creating light, then, the sky and so on. He made sure to place everything prior to man for him to live comfortably and to get his sustenance. Looking back, we have always been favoured by God since we are the only ones entitled to look after His creations, we are the only ones who are given the gift of speech and we are the only ones warranted with the ability of reasoning.
Landslides, flash floods, countless lives lost and millions uprooted from their homes. Look where we are now. Look at what we have done. We have grown proud and oblivious to the needs of the nature, overlooking the symbiotic relationship we have with the world for our own fetishes and superfluous luxuries. Evening out the highest of the mountains to make way for new metropolitans, cutting old, sturdy trees for building sleek and modern houses in Dasmarinas Village and mindless disposal of wastes along bodies of water have brought us great deals of loss which we could have prevented if we only did our part.
In the recently concluded online voting for the next Seven Wonders of the World, the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, Halong Bay in Vietnam, Iguazu Falls in between the borders of Argentine Missiones, and the Brazilian state of Paran á, Jeju Island in Korea, Komodo Island in Indonesia, Table Mountain in South Africa and our very own, St. Paul’s subterranean river emerged as victors. No one would question that...
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