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End War or Mosquitoes? (overcomingbias.com)
6 points by mhb 3 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 1 comment

Could it be that ending war closes the door on the subject (you dont intuitively ask "what can we end next?"), while ending mosquitoes opens a door to more troubling questions (e.g. "what species should we eliminate next?"). People naturally think of what Crispr will be used for next. What if some evil entity decides to kill off honeybees or pigeons? War is man made so there is less of an issue ending it (and we can always bring it back). Mosquitoes are living creatures and there may be some benefit they provide that we can't see clearly now.

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