Human Relationship Between Human And Animals Essay

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TO WHAT EXTENT DOES THE ISSUE OF CONTROL LIE AT THE REALTIONSHIP BETWEEN HUMANS, PLANT AND ANIMAL?
SHREY JAIN
SHIV NADAR UNIVERSITY
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INTRODUCTION
Charles Darwin once said ‘In the long history of humankind (and animal kind too), those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed’.
It is an inherently established tendency amongst specie of one kind to establish their control over their counterparts. Very often, this control is established through means of force. However, human beings, specie with the most evolved thinking process, have been able to establish this control, not by dominating the natural inhabitants, but through finding a way to coexist with them in the same surroundings. This control of humans, over other species, through co-operative
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Over time man has been able to understand plants better, which has strengthened his control over their cultivation. It would however not be correct to say that its only humans who are capable of controlling plants. History has proven the vice versa to be true as well.
Apples, which are well known for their sweetness, were only grown high up in the hills of Kazakhstan (Pollan, 2001, Apples-Sweetness). Humans everywhere else, did make attempts to grow apples by planting the seeds of the sweet apples in places away from their natural habitats. But soon they realised that the new apples did not necessarily have the sweetness of the parent apple. Thus, in order to replicate the traits of the parent apple humans switched to the method of grafting and cross-breeding the sweet apple seeds with the wild varieties in order to get the desirable properties. This gave man the ability to control the sweetness of apple, as he can now decide the traits and the flavour that he wants in
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