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When Humans Play God

This story was adapted from an episode of New Hampshire Public Radio’s podcast Outside/In. Listen to it here: Show of hands: Say you had a swarm of wood-boring beetles and you wanted to get rid of them. These beetles were never supposed to be here—they were brought in from Asia, unintentionally. Would a good way to get rid of them be to introduce a parasitic wasp, also from Asia, that would probably beat the beetles down? Anyone? We have been hard-wired to recognize this as folly.
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