[ExI] Pythons and rabbits

Mike Dougherty msd001 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 20 12:40:45 UTC 2015

On Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 7:04 AM, Tomaz Kristan <protokol2020 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think, if you want to eradicate for example snakes from an island, you'll
> do nothing with some poison. Unless you are ready to cover the whole island
> a meter or so deep with that poison. Which you are NOT going to do.
> With just some a little poisoned rabbits, you will at most evolve a new kind
> of snakes, which won't eat rabbits but birds or will be adapted to eat some
> poison or whatever.
> Biology against biology hardly ever works in a desired way.
> What you have to do, is to launch enough drones or ground robots which will
> spot and kill with a gun or a laser or with a large scissors every snake
> they will meet.
> This is a step too high for snakes to adapt. Provided that your
> drones/Boston dogs are good enough, of course.
> But no poison will do.
> As I heard, the large population of wild hogs in the US is now being
> poisoned with the sodium nitrite. You will soon have the sodium nitrite
> eating swines. That's what you'll have.

Humans against Nature hardly ever works in a desired way too.

ex:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobra_effect

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