The Lad was a Jewish scholar who was famous for the theory of an ecological equilibrium, or the fact that plants and animals do not evolve in isolation from each other, but instead in harmony with the other living things.
His theory was based on his belief that human beings, with their “inherent, instinctive drive to exploit other living beings,” should also seek to exploit each other.
He believed that the dominant species in the world were the “primitive” (i.e., non-human) animals.
“The primitives” were the animals that lived on the earth.
As such, the dominant and most dominant species should be those that are able to exploit them most effectively, according to Lad.
The “insecure, passive, non-threatening” species (such as the cattle and pigs) should be the ones that are most vulnerable and should be eliminated.
Lad’s ecological approach was so popular that it was later incorporated into a popular textbook for the students of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Likud school.
The book was later translated into English by the English language version of Lad, The Lad, and it became a favorite of Christian missionaries, who translated it into Hebrew.
The Lad’s “invisible” animal instincts lead him to the conclusion that we all evolved in a state of equilibrium, where the dominant animal is not necessarily the dominant in the population.
In contrast, the primitives, or less dominant animals, that inhabit the earth are not inherently in harmony.
They are either aggressive or docile, and in some cases, they may even act as predators.
The primitives are not only “inferior,” but also “maladapted.”
According to Lad, the world is “a jungle” where “everywhere you look there are animals.”
In Lad’s view, it is possible to create a “non-invasive” species by removing the primatives.
This is not an “invasive species” concept, but an “outdoor” species concept, which refers to a species that is a natural inhabitant of a habitat, not a “natural” species.
In this sense, it means that the “invisibility” of primitives is “inherited,” rather than a product of a natural selection.
The result is a population that is not the dominant one in the community.
Thus, in the long run, the more primitives we remove, the fewer dominant animals we are going to have.
Lad believed that by destroying the primitive species, we will end up in a situation where the “malignancy of all other living creatures” will be eliminated, as opposed to the current situation in which we are constantly having to deal with the problem of “inadequate” animal husbandry.
The Lad had this theory of the equilibrium that the primitivism has become.
The key to achieving this balance is “the removal of all the primitiveness.”
When we destroy the primities of the primites, then, we create a situation in the environment where the primi are the dominant animals and the malignants are the non-primitives.
This is what Lad meant when he said that “the natural world is not so different from a jungle.”
We all have an instinctual need to exploit animals.
There is a biological basis for this, and this is what motivates our animal instincts.
If we destroy all primitives in our environment, we are creating a situation that is detrimental to the ecosystem, and the environment is going to be “incompetent” for our species.
This situation is “predatory.”
The fact that we live in a society that is so dependent on the primits is a result of our evolutionary history.
We have always been “invented” in the process of survival of the fittest.
If we destroy our primitives from the outside, then we create an environment where these instincts cannot be used effectively.
Therefore, the natural world must be protected from the malignant species.
The world must not be “a forest” or a jungle.
We cannot allow our environment to be dominated by the primiti.