With the Zika virus in the news, some people have wondered why we don't just kill them ALL.
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History of War against Mosquitoes/DDT
RNA Molecular Pesticide (killing)
Transgenic Male Mosquitoes -- self-limiting gene, kills offspring (killing)
Transgenic Mosquitoes -- gene drive, Anopheles (resistance to parasite)
Wolbachia -- bacteria infection, Aedes (resistance to virus)
Wolbachia Parasite Superinfection -- preventing potential viral resistance http://www.eurekalert.org/emb_releases/2016-02/p-wps021116.php
We should kill all Mosquitoes so we can do the future intelligent species a favor and give them the ability to bring us back from extinction like those Jurassic Park genetic engineers through DNA. We'd be much worse than any T-Rex seeing an of these dumbass comments.
Everything he said is honestly wrong i just studied what they (scientists) said would happened and still they are not sure what will happen to any species. Killing them all wouldnt change anything because other species doesnt solely rely on mosquitoes. In other reasons its so hard to figure out where it would lead to. Look it up on USA news if you dknt believe me.
2:47 - 3:01 isn't it like killing a mosquito? I mean if it's dead then it won't have any offspring. I see only one reason for doing this thing instead of killing it. Female lay eggs only once in her life so you kill every mosquito that was about to live. Because this female is going to lay eggs with any mosquito so I think it doesnt matter if you kill mosquito or not but if she lays her eggs only once in her life that it is pretty good. If not then it's waste of money, time and intellect of people who worked on that.
Also I think killing mosquitoes wouldn't hurt ecosystem. I'm not an expert but I can't think about good damn thing mosquitoes do. Like what? They feed spiders? Mosquitoes are so useless that nature wouldn't even notice those nasty pests died. Everyone would be happy and wars would stop.
Ignoring whether we should eliminate the disease vector for a moment--those species of mosquitoes that transmit viruses and pathogens, is there any downside to driving those viruses and pathogens themselves to extinction? Do they have any known or plausible benefit to humankind despite the harm they cause? What would be possible drawbacks of cutting away that particular part of the web of life.
anyone who says getting rid of them would be bad is a moron....if all mosquitos would vanish right now literally nothing would be affected except the quality of our lives for the better...mosquitos are nothing but useless pests
i dont care, even if 1000 speices will go exstint if we kill all of mosquitos, it would be worth it, we should really be caring about of OURS OWN SPEICES than other, dont be stupid, life of a innocent children worth more than a thousands animals and those mosquitoes killed MILIONS of children every year
Why didn't you answer the question? The best you said was some scientists think there may be potentially harmful ripples in the ecosystem. What would happen if mosquitoes that bite humans were extinct?
We do not kill all the mosquitoes. We may surely, however, kill all the mosques. Both things are lethal. Both mosquitoes and mosques, are clear and present dangers. They are equally repulsive entities, that cause abject grief, and very pesky annoyance, decease, illness, sores, herpes, and putrid decay. They both gotta go away.. Per Saecula Saeculorum.
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