RE: NANFA-- Collecting ethics/hellbenders +/und so weiter...

Irate Mormon (
Tue, 13 Jan 2004 17:35:30 -0500

> best interest of the species as a whole. Removing any specimens reduces
> genetic diversity in the system that animals are in. By allowing only a
> certain number of animals out by issuing permits is a way to reduce that
> genetic loss by taking an educated stance- you only allow a small number of
> animals out to those who have the best chance to learn the most for the
> species as a whole.

This is getting WAY off topic, but it seems to me that there is an inherent
contradiction in theoretical models of genetic diversity vs. the theory of
evolution. Now, maybe my knowledge is 20 years out of date (as is my Zoology
degree), but supposedly all life originated from some sort of replicator
molecule? That doesn't seem to be very large gene pool from which to draw, now
does it?
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