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Should we really care about the extinction of endangered species?

Some examples of extinction may be necessary for evolution and we could be stopping the process by intervening it. What do you think about it?

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  • Nov 22 2011: To consider ourselves powerful enough to halt/slow down a process like evolution would be very erroneously. Our intervention by protecting some species is merely what a Homo-sapien - as a species is meant or programmed to do. It is just like a Tiger is programed to hunt. Just like the Tiger fails or succeeds in its action to hunt, we as Homo Sapiens will succeed or fail in our doing. Our doing is our programming..... so it would be unnecessary to have a judgmental position over it.

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