June 7, 2020 9:41 pm at 9:41 pm #1868742
Why keep them around?June 7, 2020 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm #1868953Little FroggieParticipant
שאלה גדולה שאלת. David Hamelech also pondered such questions. HaShem showed him the usefulness of each creature… They all serve a purpose in HaShem’s great orchestra.June 8, 2020 6:19 am at 6:19 am #1868985MilhouseParticipant
If we can eradicate them, at least the ones that carry disease, then we should. Unfortunately we can’t really do that. But the idea that every species must be preserved is completely without any basis in the Torah or in logic. We have Boruch Hashem wiped out the smallpox virus. It is extinct and that is a wonderful thing. If we can make more dangerous species extinct, that would be wonderful too. Hashem’s creation is imperfect. He left the world unfinished so that we would have room to improve it. And one way we do so is by removing dangers from the world.June 8, 2020 8:12 am at 8:12 am #1869020
Eradicating mosquitoes isn’t something that will happen easily, but there is plenty more that can be done for this.June 8, 2020 8:13 am at 8:13 am #1869019
LF, if you consider the distinction between “microevolution” and “macroevolution”, we can consider the biting mosquitoes and the non-biting mosquitoes two forms of the same creature, in which case eradicating the ones that bite humans doesn’t remove their purpose.June 8, 2020 8:54 am at 8:54 am #1869040akupermaParticipant
We could ask the government to establish a program to provide for mosquito welfare.June 8, 2020 9:15 am at 9:15 am #1869051Little FroggieParticipant
RY: Too much English…
ps… what happened? Went to the county a bit too early and got bitten?June 8, 2020 11:27 am at 11:27 am #1869112n0mesorahParticipant
Mosquito born diseases are not difficult to contain. All it takes is quick implementation of policy and Federal oversight. Like the Zika outbreak in 2015. Wooops! It is not 2015 anymore. Never mind. Destroy all mosquitos. Make America Great Again.June 9, 2020 10:13 am at 10:13 am #1869523MistykinsParticipant
Do we have to stop at mosquitoes or can we take out wasps/ hornets as well? We need bumblebees and honeybees, but the other types are just mean.
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