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Quora Answer : Are we acting against evolution ("Survival of the fittest", "Natural selection") by trying to protect endangered organisms or the ones nearing extinction?

Apr 24, 2014

Yes. But we're also acting against natural selection every time we

a) have sex using a contraceptive
b) breed plants and animals for food
c) decorate our gardens and window-boxes with flowers
d) have a lumber / paper industry
e) kill flies / ants / cockroaches etc. that we find inconvenient and unaesthetic in our homes

So it seems churlish to pick on the attempts to save rare / endangered species for this.

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