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The Parable of the Humane Philanthropist

Does throwing starfish, or dead fish, back into the sea make any difference?

You have probably heard a variation of the story, “The Star Thrower,” about a man who comes across a young girl walking along a beach throwing starfish back into the sea. In one version he says:  “Little girl, why are you doing this? Look at this beach! You can’t save all these starfish. You can’t […]

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