Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Biological Ignorance Versus Sexy Biology
I don't see anything wrong in bringing back the extinct species...and for sure we need to keep trying to prevent animals and plants from going extinct.
How about a third choice: put the money and time into protecting a lot more general habitat?
But yeah, it would be irresistible to see extinct species walking around. In a few generations, though, they would be different. Taller, perhaps. Or 90 percent killed off by some virus and the rest now resistent. Or something.
And what effect would they have on ecosystems if released? Not that we have any (relatively) stable ecosystems anymore. (And what constitutes stable?)
Enjoyed the mammoth link, and the worm link (convergent evolution). Thanks.
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