If, as Harun Yahya tells me, evolutionary theory conditions a person to believe people should operate in terms of survival of the fittest, why is it that many of the people leading the charge to protect extinct species are evolutionary biologists? I'm thinking of course about E.O. Wilson, as well as this post by Olivia Judson at the NYT:
What is pressing is the number of species we are currently in danger of losing. It would be a shame if, in 200 years, our descendants were wondering whether to try and resurrect the elephant or the polar bear, the albatross or the mourning dove.
Let’s get our act together. Let’s prevent that first.