Why do we still use fire, when it is proven to be so dangerous?
They cause so many fires... Candles, stove, campfire, etc. Why? We have many other, safer solutions now. We don't need fire anymore. So why do we still use it?
- AVDADDYLv 71 year ago
For the same reason we still use water, which causes hundreds of thousands of drowning deaths every year.
- Anonymous1 year ago
Have you TRIED to light a cigarette using solar.? We, of intelligent design understand how fires start. People throw burning cigarettes out the window onto the side of the road, a crow picks up the burning butt and flies high and far with it and drops it after a few puffs into the forest.
. Or campers on their out of a campground toss all their junk into a campfire that no one watches and it starts a fire.BIGTIME.
- dtstellwagenLv 71 year ago
So you are proposing a complete conversion to solar, hydro, wind, and nuclear power? Even 65% of the electricity in the US is generated from burning gas and coal. Trains? From burning diesel. Cars and trucks? Gas heat? Gas hot water? Harvesting equipment?
Seems more like The Green No Deal.
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- elhighLv 71 year ago
"We don't need fire anymore," you're pretty funny.
Clearly you are not a camper, or if you are you're one of those who cannot envisage a camping experience that isn't bolstered by levels of technology that just 200 years ago would be indistinguishable from magic. Cell phones, electric lights, self-igniting stoves.
Some of us really like to leave all that crap behind. Get to where the cell phone doesn't work, where the light comes from the sun and cooking your food involves actual wood fires. Some of us, in fact, prefer that. To go camping your way is only one small step away from a motel room, and if we wanted that then we would be at a motel.
The vast majority of fires are caused by natural causes - lightning - or are set deliberately. Accidental fires are pretty darned uncommon in fact. The most recent accidental fire of note - the Camp Fire in California in 2018 - appears to have been caused not by fire at all, but by damaged power lines.
Those very same power lines are there to eliminate our need of fire for lighting and cooking.
Ironic, isn't it?
Fire is what you make of it. Used responsibly it is no more dangerous than electricity and, in some cases, demonstrably safer.
- M JohnsonLv 61 year ago
The environment you are in is directly related to the safety you find in fire. If you have an inspected fireplace, it will not cause a fire elsewhere Your gas stove can blow up your house, but not the fireplace, that will be what's left.. Granted fire is not an essential life experience, but fear of it is weirder than having it.
- mermelizLv 71 year ago
Actually the largest percentage of forest fires are caused by lightening strikes.