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What the Heck Is a Species?

21st April 2017

Popular Mechanics pursues its modern Leftist political agenda.

But of course it matters. Because if we can’t decide when a species becomes a species, it means we don’t have a very useful definition of “species.” And if we don’t have a good definition of “species,” then we can’t address issues like preserving biodiversity or saving endangered creatures. Much of the legislation that protects certain plants and animals depends on defining which species are endangered in the first place. And some creatures are already in danger.

In August 2016, a group called the Pacific Legal Association petitioned to take the coastal California Gnatcatcher bird off the protected list under the Endangered Species Act. They said that the coastal variety wasn’t a distinct species, so it shouldn’t be specifically protected. They did the same thing for the Southwest Willow Flycatcher, another Pacific coast bird with rapidly disappearing habitat. The coastal California Gnatcatcher retained its protections because a panel of experts determined that the coastal variety was different enough that it qualified as its own group, but the Flycatchers are still up for debate. It all hinges on how we define a species.

By that reasoning, black people aren’t a different species so #BlackLivesMatter is nonsense.

Funny how the same people who think that ‘race’ is a ‘social construct’ spend most of their time worrying about (wait for it) race.

5 Responses to “What the Heck Is a Species?”

  1. Elganned Says:

    Funny how some people read an article that has nothing to do with race and turn it into a commentary about race.
    Well done, Oh Good and Faithful Servant.

  2. Tim of Angle Says:

    Democrats do it all the time. Don’t see why you’re so surprised, these are the people you live with.

  3. Elganned Says:

    (Looking around) I don’t seem to see any Democrats here, only you.

  4. Carter Duchesney Says:

    Blacks have never been a separate race. We are all part of the the human race…

    Species-a group of living organisms consisting of similar individuals capable of exchanging genes or interbreeding. The species is the principal natural taxonomic unit, ranking below a genus and denoted by a Latin binomial, e.g., Homo sapiens.

  5. Tim of Angle Says:

    Ah, I see. You’re actually a Republican in a Clever Plastic Disguise. Sure, I believe that.