Send them to PO Box 126, Cairns 4870 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s time to change or die
THE decision about same sex marriage has nothing to do with politics or religion and everything to do with evolution.
A species which refuses to change according to environmental demands will surely wither and die, overrun by the more adventurous.
We, as a species, must respond to social stimulation as well as environmental and evolve as humans through diversification while, most importantly, maintaining basic human rights as the scaffold for humanity’s ever-changing coat of many colours.
That’s evolution, baby. Chris Wighton, Stratford
Crush these rock stars
I HAVE a suggestion on what to do with the balancing rocks at Wangetti Beach (actually called cairns).
My idea is to set up a rock crushing and screening plant there. Load up the rocks and crush them. Then the crushed rock can be used for road repairs and nobody can build cairns anymore.
So you’ll be killing two birds with one stone, but obviously there will be more than one stone that gets crushed. No birds will be killed either. Glen Snelling, Tolga
All you need is love
PLEASE, in this SSM debate, let’s stick with the issue, not the diversions. Stop the scaremongering.
It is only about adults wanting the right to choose whether they make the same declaration to the world as do heterosexuals when they marry, that this is the person they want to be recognised as the person they love and with whom they want to spend their life.
It is not about the separate debate about non-compulsory sex-education or a business’s right to refuse service to anyone without giving a reason.
Most parents hope that their children will grow to adults, fall in love, marry, share happy lives with a supportive partner through good times and bad.
They realise that it is the adult’s right to choose whether they connect to a religion or not, whom they want as a partner, whether or not they have children.
Why is that different for the gay child born to them? Don’t they have the same rights, choices and chance of happiness? Carolyn Unwin, Manoora
Croc stocks and gun barrels
NICOLA (CP, 9/9) asserts that shooting crocs doesn’t guarantee croc-free swimming, but that’s historically incorrect.
In the big wet seasons of the 1970s the Barron River Canoe Club trained at Lake Placid every day.
There were no crocs there then. Crocs had learned that we were the peak predator and stayed well away. The only places canoeists saw crocs were the rivers from Daintree north and tiny specimens in Trinity Inlet.
When we stopped shooting crocs they “forgot” to be scared of us and resumed their ancient role as peak predators. The practical outcome is that greenie hand-wringers successfully demoted our species from “diner” to “dinner”. The question is whether this was an “unintended consequence” or not. Peter Campion, Tolga
ROAD FILL: One reader suggests crushing Wangetti’s balancing rocks.