Unnatural selection

Project managers who implement proposed project solutions without first testing and analyzing the potential outcomes of such solutions through impact assessments are undermining their own efforts: Untested solutions can cause more harm than the problems these solve. This article examines the detrimental outcome of a 1935 Australian scientific initiative, one that involved importing cane toads from the United States to rid Australia of its cane beetle outbreak. It discusses why this initiative failed and how this failure has evolved into a significant Australian health crisis.
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