Hello! I’m Liz and this was my thesis! Obviously the point of LOLmythesis is to distill months worth of research into a laughably short conclusion. I reviewed all of the common defenses for ETHICAL obligations to preserve endangered species, and none of them held up. I examined ecological reasons to preserve biodiversity - and there are tons! My thesis posits that there are specific instances in which we DO have an obligation to preserve certain species - e.g. if the loss of that species would lead to a collapse in an ecosystem. But the reality is that there are a lot of species we could lose and have no impact on an ecosystem (see: Tennessee snail darter). My conclusion is we have no obligation to preserve endangered species, qua endangered species. I am open for debate, and would love to be proved wrong! That’s what we philosophers and scientists have in common.
SINCE WHEN THE HELL
HAS MARK WARNER
BEEN PLAYING BANJO
I AM JUST CRYING
BECAUSE I LOVE HIM SO MUCHASDLKJIWEAUTHTHISD JFC
(taken from mark’s instagram: “Remembering another great race for governor and 2005 election of my friend Tim Kaine. #TBT #throwbackthursday”)
here’s a reminder that this is a thing that happened.
MY SENATORS ARE BETTER THAN YOURS <3
Be relentless without being obnoxious. Be ambitious, and own your ambition—that goes especially for women. It’s okay to say, ‘I want greatness.’
There is no moral reason to preserve endangered species. We do it because it makes us feel good inside.
This is my thesis!
Philosophy, Lynchburg College