Tuesday, March 01, 2005

254: Saddam Hussein vs. the Marsh Arabs

American ecologists using evolution to fight the War on Terrorism in Iraq.

Because they understand evolution, the American ecologists trying to restore the home of the Marsh Arabs understand that the many species peculiar to the Iraqi marshes cannot survive without the habitat in which they evolved. The American ecologists are interested in species preservation as well as restoring the homes of the persecuted Marsh Arabs because, understanding evolution, they know that once a species goes extinct, it's lost forever--an Intelligent Designer doesn't zap the species back into existence merely because its destruction was the result of the megalomaniacal plans of an evil dictator. Thus far, the alleged Designer doesn't seem to care nearly so much about the lot of the Marsh Arabs and the habitat on which they depend as evolutionary biologists do.