Domestication Quotes (3 quotes)
It has been stated that the research should be discontinued because it involved meddling with evolution. Homo sapiens has been meddling with evolution in many ways and for a long time. We started in a big way when we domesticated plants and animals. We continue every time we alter the environment. In general, recombinant DNA research docs not seem to represent a significant increase in the risks associated with such meddlingalthough it may significantly increase the rate at which we meddle.
Modern tree communities in Amazonia are structured to an important extent by a long history of plant domestication by Amazonian peoples.
We must painfully acknowledge that, precisely because of its great intellectual developments, the best of man's domesticated animalsthe dogmost often becomes the victim of physiological experiments. Only dire necessity can lead one to experiment on catson such impatient, loud, malicious animals. During chronic experiments, when the animal, having recovered from its operation, is under lengthy observation, the dog is irreplaceable; moreover, it is extremely touching. It is almost a participant in the experiments conducted upon it, greatly facilitating the success of the research by its understanding and compliance.