The Term 'Species'
...I hear two opposing arguments constantly:
One is that species is an outdated and more or less useless term anymore, the other is what is posited in the video above. Could someone elaborate on this a bit? If species is no longer a good definition, why is it still used in academia?
"Natasha has just come up to the window from the courtyard and opened it wider so that the air may enter more freely into my room. I can see the bright green strip of grass beneath the wall, and the clear blue sky above the wall, and sunlight everywhere. Life is beautiful. Let the future generations cleanse it of all evil, oppression and violence, and enjoy it to the full."
- Leon Trotsky, Last Will & Testament
February 27, 1940