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Old 9th November 2019, 02:15 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by cullennz View Post
She was an odd unit, old Fossey.

Big ups for the love of the animals, but the rest was a bit nutty.
I think I've read that Fossey said some superstitious things that later caused harm, but I can't recall what. Also might be conflating things with Rachel Carson. I think one was against GMOs (and used the anti-GMOer's traditional Argument from Ignorance), and the other was against chemicals and particularly DDT, and the reduction of the use of DDT in areas saw increases in deaths from malaria outbreaks where malaria had been eradicated.

I can't imagine what you would think was nutty in the article about Gorilla numbers increasing.
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