Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Class discussion question

Over at my course blog, I've posted another discussion question: should we reintroduce the elephant to North America? Should we create great big wildlife preserves for great big elephants, and other surviving relatives of the cool megafauna that used to live on this continent?

Think of it this way, the Bush administration is still pushing for returning to the Moon and going on to Mars. If we are going to drop money and resources on a quasi scientific venture that is really motivated by the "aww man, that would be cool" factor, why not have some elephants to show for it instead?

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