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Consumerism Essay for Class Melyssa Kennedy 11/2008
These days we, as a society, are generally ruled by one thing: consumerism. We constantly buy this and that, these and those, always on the prowl for the next best item. We compete with each other unknowingly, and sometimes consciously, to have the best everything. But what many of us don't yet realize is that consumerism will eventually destroy our natural ways of life, the ways in which we are all accustomed to and the processes by which we proceed through each day, by corrupting us inside and out.
To go on with our everyday lives and to create all the goods we deem necessities and even those we just plain desire, we need fuels. Like our bodies need food, our tools and machines need coal, oil, wood, and other such materials. How d
The Fascinating Thylacine: Earth's Carnivorous Marsupial
Species: T. cynocephalus
The thylacine, sometimes referred to as the Tasmanian wolf or Tasmanian tiger, was, in fact, neither a wolf nor a tiger. It was a carnivorous marsupial. It became extinct in 1938 from overhunting, but thrived on the Tasmanian island for thousands of years. They were social creatures, living in small groups. They had a very unique anatomy, similar to a canine, but as a result of convergent evolution. It was a nocturnal creature, active mostly at night.
The Thylacinidae family itself actually dates back to the beginning of the miocene, as far back as 25 million years ago, but the thylacine species that died out in 1936 dates back to only about 4 m
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