I hope everyone is having a great weekend.
While reading through a few recent threads and follow up recent News articles. The thought occurred to me that extinctions are either presently or
soon to be an obsolete reality. We in the modern world have the technological, biological and economic means in which to not only bring back Man
caused extinctions but to prevent them from ever happening again.
Do we have the collective will and desire?
To me that's the real question. I'd like to make a very big distinction between Earth caused Natural Selection/Extinctions vs Homo Sapien caused.
Which leads us to a few more questions, which those would be, exactly how far back do we go and also, how many Homo Sapien caused extinctions are we
responsible for and why?
Can we define a few parameters in this thread?
Note: I wouldn't go as far back as the paleolithic period, well, maybe not for most extinct species but some yes. I'd like to stop right here and say
I thoroughly understand that we in our modern world do in fact have many more important pressing issues and that resources could be better used to
address these. However, we as a species waste much on frivolous endeavors and activities that could be better used imho, to not only address those and
other pressing issues but also go towards repairing the damage we as a member of Earth's natural ecosystem have caused.
Now, having said that. I'd recommend bringing back only those species where their natural habitat either still exists or easily reinstated, in
addition to that, further, that they can be commercially used to help feed an ever increasing human population. Preferably both.
If we either hunted them or temporarily used/destroyed their habitat which caused their extinction, then we owe it to not only them, ourselves and our
preciously fragile ecosystem. I believe most, if not all, viable species have some sort of symbiotic relation to another or to the environment as a
whole. *Except Homo Sapien.
You may have a different opinion or agree with mine, this is what this thread is about. Hopefully some here will express those views and thoughts.
Thank you for your time.
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