August 19, 2005
Piece up at TCS. Using the proposal in Nature to rewild America as an opportunity to have a snark at the back to nature crowd.
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» Tim Worstall from Architecture and Morality
The very thought of restoring populations of large species of elephants, felines, is indeed quite plausible with all the open land in North America. Read the article to understand the context in which Worstall comes up with the above realization. [Read More]
Tracked on Aug 22, 2005 2:00:46 AM
Really really good stuff.
Posted by: Chris harper | Aug 20, 2005 2:29:44 AM
Fascinating article there. I was especially intrigued by your final few paragraphs on the paradox of American hypermodernity and its commodious environment for large animals. I linked to your article in my new blog, www.architectureandmorality.blogspot.com.
Posted by: corbusier | Aug 20, 2005 4:46:37 AM
I suspect the proponents of introducing non-native predators will run into some resistance, in light of the injuries and deaths at the paws and jaws of increasing populations of natives like bears, cougars, and wolves. Glenn Reynolds links to an old piece he wrote on the natives, and a blogger whose name escapes me for the moment tells why he's changed his jogging route.
Posted by: alene | Aug 20, 2005 5:42:05 PM