April 10, 2013

Very compelling moral imperatives

"If it's clear that we exterminated a species, I think we have a moral imperative to do something about it," says Michael Archer [talking about creating a passenger pigeon out of DNA from stuffed specimens].
In the same vein, says I: "My uncle burnt his family's book collection, so I think I have a moral imperative to gather some of the ashes and write a blog post."

1 comment:

  1. Ha! I like the analogy - I am sceptical about the idea of "recreating" extinct species, which is a eye-catching plan, but no real answer to the biodiversity crisis....the real moral imperative is surely to STOP THINGS GOING EXTINCT NOW!