In the latest issue of National Geographic, current School of Philosophy PhD student and a philosopher of science, Christopher Lean examines the value of conservation efforts in the face of mass extinction.
He argues that a recent study highlights the importance of preserving evolutionary diversity and raises question about conservation efforts.
“We are currently losing lineages with unique evolutionary history at a devastating rate,” he says. “When we lose distinct species we lose evolutionary heritage and unique possibilities held within this heritage.”
You can read the full article here:
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2018/10/millions-of-years-mammal-evolution-lost-news/ … @NatGeo