Should extinct species be brought back to earth? In my opinion I think that de-extinction is a bad idea. Take the wooly mammoth for example, if scientists were to bring it back they could be taking resources away from other species causing them to disappear, humans might try to harm other animals that aren’t extinct, and scientists would have to successfully re-introduce this animal back into the lifestyle they used to have. Although some people believe that de-extinction is a good thing, I strongly disagree because of those three reasons. One reason that de-extinction is a horrible idea is that the species, lets say a wooly mammoth, could potentially take important resources away from other species causing them to disappear.
While the research does suggest some benefits of de-extinction, such as allowing humans to correct abuses to the environment and aiding the development of technology that will help in preventing more endangered species from becoming extinct, researchers still need to engage in more focused study of the long term effects before launching widespread de-extinction projects. This additional study should emphasize the various dangers associated with de-extinction, such as the potential impact on public attitudes regarding conservation efforts, the diversion of limited funds from conservation, and perhaps most importantly, the unknown results of interference with the process of natural selection. Until more of these consequences are studied in depth, de-extinction should not be
Humans break down the land for their uses such as making homes, towns, or businesses. “There is no doubt that Earth is undergoing the sixth mass extinction in its history – the first since the cataclysm that wiped out the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago. According to one recent study, species are going extinct between ten and several thousand times faster than they did during stable periods in the planet’s history, and populations within species are vanishing hundreds or thousands of times faster than that. By one estimate, Earth has lost half of its wildlife during the past 40 years. There is also no doubt about the cause: We are it.” (Ehrlich, 2015).
Threats to species and ecosystem have never been so great as they are today. Human population places greater demands on ecosystems, as a result species extinction continues at an alarming rate (WWF 1998).Ecosystems are being fragmented or eliminated. Population of innumerable species is declining and many are already extinct. These extinctions are irreversible (BirdLife 2004) and pose a threat to our own well-being. The loss of biodiversity often reduces the productivity of ecosystems and weakens their ability to deal with natural disasters such as floods, droughts, and hurricanes, and with human- caused stresses, such as pollution and climate change.
Another question that worried the world's population is, how far can technology go? More specifically, talking about biotechnology, cloning, bioethics, and genetic engineering, or AI people ask when it is right to stop technological progress. In fact, we hear of genetic interventions in plants, and men, or robots more and more frequently. These news can scare because of the uncertain consequences. What scientists claim to do is undoubtedly positive and proactive but, unfortunately, the reality in which we find ourselves is often quite different.
Scientists claim to develop ways of treatment and cures, but it is yet uncertain to what extend this will have (positive) impact on the illness. It is natural for people to get ill. I believe that it is the way life goes. When applying the use of stem cell research, it is as if each person becomes similar through the use of science. This process might become successful in several years from now, but that is still to be seen.
Animals close to extinction or extinct can be saved with the use of cloning, not just saving the animals but the environment and people. Cloning can help create large quantities of drugs used to fight disease, it could speed up the response time for getting medicine out to people and it would let medicine be available on a larger scale. (Nardo Cloning:Great 49). It has also become
The loss and extinction of biodiversity may be prevented through the responsibility of human beings. This paper aims to explain what biodiversity is and its importance to our world, how it gets lost and extinct, how it will affect the world around us, how we can prevent it from happening,
The latest Red List from International Union for the Conservation of Nature warns that 1/3rd of these assessed species is at least threatened by hunting, habitat loss, invasive species, disease, and drastic climate change. Conservationists believe that a warmer, more crowded planet is the root cause and that the planet is heading for a great extinction wave, it is a wave that could wipe out more than 3/4th of the species in as little as 300 years. [Hint: Over the course of Earth’s 4.5 billion years, the world has seen 5 great extinction events. Great extinction events are defined as: A loss of more than 75% of estimated species. All 5 events occurred only in the past 540 million years.