Center of Science, Policy and Society Programs: AAAS Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion
AAAS Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion
News & Events: Public LectureAvoiding the Sixth Major Extinction, Why It Matters
11 April 2002
Biological diversity is rapidly declining. What drives the destruction of biodiversity throughout the world and why is this loss serious? What practical and ethical issues does the destruction of biodiversity raise? What can be done to prevent further loss? If humans are responsible for the destruction of other species what answer can we give to the question, "Why don't you stop?"
- Dr. Peter Raven, Director, Missouri Botanical Garden; Department of Biology, Washington University
- Dr. Larry Rasmussen, Union Theological Seminary