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De-Extinction: If We Could Revive a Species, Does It Mean We Should?


Animals  (tags: animalwelfare, animals, animaladvocates, de-extinction, ethics )

Cal
- 224 days ago - ecowatch.com
Advances in cloning, genetic sequencing, and synthetic biology--along with successes in more old-fashioned "back breeding"--have opened up the possibility of returning to the world species that are long gone



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Birgitta S. (216)
Friday September 6, 2013, 9:05 am
Well this is Truly something (to say the least) to think about.......
 

Roger Skinner (12)
Friday September 6, 2013, 1:48 pm
This has been under discussion since before Michael Crichton wrote "Jurassic Park" in 1990, which became a hit movie in 1993. The short answer is, probably not. There is a reason most species become extinct and most reasons have nothing to do with human activity. Who gets to decide what species to revive and for what reasons we do so? How do we tell if doing so won't be harmful to the existing ecosystem? Already non-native invasive species are creeping into areas all over the world where they are doing great harm. We know a lot less about extinct species and what they might do.
 

pam w. (187)
Friday September 6, 2013, 3:18 pm
OF COURSE NOT! WHY?
 

Nimue P. (195)
Friday September 6, 2013, 11:38 pm
nolted
 

Danuta Watola (1159)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 5:05 am
noted
 
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