Jennifer Skiff – Rescuing Ladybugs

Countless times throughout our lives, we’re presented with a choice to help another soul. Rescuing Ladybugs highlights the true stories of remarkable people who didn’t look away from seemingly impossible-to-change situations and instead worked to save animals.

Prepare to be transported to Borneo to release orangutans, Brazil to protect jaguars, Africa to connect with chimpanzees and elephants, the Maldives to free mantas, and Indonesia, the only place where dragons still exist in the wild.

Author: Jennifer Skiff
Narrator: Donna Postel
Duration: 9 hours 10 minutes
Released: 18 Jun 2011
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Language: English

User Review:

fellowship working

A collection of shaky arguments about why Bill thinks “the world is just fine the way it is.”

The connectedness arguement:
I feel connected in some way to all of humanity. If we meddle with our progeny on a molecular level will they still feel connected?

The devaluation argument:
If we tinker with our kids to give them a hightened intelligence or physical edurance etc. doesn’t that in some way devalue any contributions they make?

The commodity argument:
Sure we can erradicate cystic fibrosis, but because the same technology can be used to potentially make superficial alterations (such as height, hair color etc) we should not use the technology because those uses are illegitimate.

Bill borrows heavily from other writers who are more technically knowlegeable on the subject. I found Lee M. Silver’s “Remaking Eden” somewhat meatier if not a bit more fanciful toward the end.