Re: a to-do list for the next century

From: Peter C. McCluskey (
Date: Mon Mar 27 2000 - 10:45:34 MST (Stewart Brand) writes:
>At 1:23 AM -0800 3/23/00, Robert J. Bradbury wrote:
> >Stewart, IMO, merely identifying all of the species would be
> >relatively worthless.
>So far, systematic biologists are saying the project is 1) doable, 2)
>eminently worth doing. Bear in mind that proper species
>identification involves collecting and keeping individuals and

 The people who get paid to that kind of thing say it's valuable? It's
hard to think of any activity for which that isn't true.
 Unless I hear some way of measuring the benefits, I assume such self-serving
opinions are worthless. The rationales I've heard for identifying species
sound vaguer than most.

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