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Planned extinction: Is it ethical to deliberately wipe out a species?

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Do you think it is?

Yes 69 56.56%
 
No 53 43.44%
 
Total:122

Eradicating viruses are something entirely different, and not even remotely comparable.



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Add roaches to that list. Fuck roaches.



I don't think anyone needs to concern themselves with the ethics of eradicating viruses



Dont kill them make them harmles(I mean we also dont kill stupid people so why kill mosquitos who are obviously smarter than dumb people?)

Make a mosquito bite just cause the tiny hole. Neither itching red bumb nor let them spread the deseases. (dunno how to do the last thing tho)

OR change their DNA so they HATE human scent and move on and go bite trees or whatever.


About the viruses etc? i dont care.



I dont consider virus's to be alive.
And honestly any baktiera or virus thats harmfull to human kinde can just go ahead and die out.



Number of days to reach 50M from 40M : 198 days
Number of days to reach 60M from 50M : 187 days
Number of days to reach 70M from 60M : 175 days
Number of days to reach 80M from 70M : 227 days

Necro-bump this 2020: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=229249

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SamuelRSmith said:
Add roaches to that list. Fuck roaches.


They will out live us all.

Some of the common day Cockroaches have ancestors that lives upto 359 million years ago.

(oldest dinosour fossils found are around 240million years old(I think it was))

 

Heres what a 100million+ year old cockroach looks like:



Number of days to reach 50M from 40M : 198 days
Number of days to reach 60M from 50M : 187 days
Number of days to reach 70M from 60M : 175 days
Number of days to reach 80M from 70M : 227 days

Necro-bump this 2020: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=229249

It's easy to think in the morals of eradicating species that don't affect you or people near you. Tell that to the families of the millions killed by those species.



It should be national policy to eradicate all insectz. Humans FTW.



curl-6 said:

When you hear that a species is endangered, it's usually in the context that it should be saved before it's lost forever.

But what if the species in question is the Polio virus, or the Guinea Worm? Both are critically endangered thanks to decades of deliberate extermination efforts by humans. Both also happen to cause debilitating disease.

We've done it before; Smallpox and Rinderpest are extinct in the wild thanks to successful eradication campaigns.

And why draw the line there? In 2003, biologist Olivia Judson proposed that by wiping out 30 species of mosquito through the introduction of recessive "knockout" genes, we could save at least a million human lives annually that would otherwise be lost to malaria, dengue fever, and other mosquito-borne diseases.

So, do you believe that it's ethically right to intentionally eliminate a species from the earth?

Since when is a disease or virus a species? Its easy to talk about ethics when it doesn't affect you. But if you or your family was dying of malaria, you'd sing a different tune.

 

All bad and harmful things to humans should go extinct.



It is just natural that species get wiped out if they are not fit enough to survive. There is nothing unethical about that. It happened a million times before humans existed and it will happen a million times more. It is just the natural flow of things and it does not matter at all unless you are a member of the species that is about to get wiped out deliberately. It just depends on your point of view.