Belief in Science

Faith in the Future

Introduction | Rational Religion | Responsibilities | Conservation vs. Evolution | Against Anti-science | Logo | Beliefs

Conservation vs. evolution

Futurians recognise that change is integral to life, whether viewed as an individual, a species or an ecosystem. Just as we seek to continuously evolve intellectually as individuals, discarding some ideas and embracing new, we also recognise that our environment must continuously change around us. This applies to species, and some must adapt and some must be allowed to become extinct.

Therefore, we are not necessarily great advocates of conservation of individual species, but we are against human damage to habitats. For example, the loss of one large (and usually overly-anthropomorphised) animal species is often inconsequential compared with the loss of hundreds of yet-unidentified flora and fauna every day through mass deforestation.

© Kate Craig-Wood 2012