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February 4, 2015
Let me be… well, let me come straight to the point.

— Please.

Your decision to eradicate the butterwasps.

— Yes.

You could have ended world hunger, or war, or malaria.

— Right.

You went for a species that was basically on its way out: critically endangered.

— I guess.

You could have asked to become a trillionaire. We would have said yes.

— I know.

I don’t understand your decision.

— Have you ever been stung by a butterwasp?

Of course not.

— I was, once: right on the neck.

And?

— I don’t think people should be so euphoric. It was… I have to stand by this.