Trying to save endangered species against natural law |

Trying to save endangered species against natural law

I agree with the “Endangered species theory means hardship for man” letter (Feb. 17). But I think more needs to be said. The theory is not only a tragedy to many people, but against all natural law. Species have been going extinct for millions of years. Regardless of what we do or how much money we spend, in a thousand years many more will be gone.

By extending the life of species that should not have survived, we may be stopping the development of new species. Because people think and have power, they feel they can change the long-range course of evolution. They can’t.

Humans won the right to the top of the food chain. We should be concerned about our own species first. If someone wants to spend private money, buy their own habitat and artificially stop evolution, that’s their right to try. Don’t close down jobs and livelihoods, use tax dollars that could help people, or push your anti-evolution religion off on the rest of us.

Larry Birdsong

Nevada City

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