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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

What is diversity and why is it a good thing?

On Preserving Diversity...
This is a pink dolphin from the Amazon River. What if people were trying to force and manipulate this dolphin to mix with gray bottlenose dolphins until there were no pink dolphins left? What if all the dolphins were being told- again and again- from a very early age on an underwater televsion set up by some sharks, who hate dolphins, that it is a good thing that they not exist anymore and that there is no difference between pink and grey dolphins anyway?

What if, because of this, the pink dolphin was down in numbers from 30 percent of the dolphin population to just 7 percent in a startlingly short period of time, and that if these trends continue, this variety of dolphin would soon be gone? Would this be a good thing for these dolphins or for anyone else?

Would anyone wanting to save the uniqueness of this group of dolphins be a “racist”?

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