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+ - If Extinct Species Can be Brought Back... Should We?-> 2

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retroworks writes "Rebecca J. Rosen interviews experts in this edtion of The Atlantic, to ask about the ethics and wisdom of using cloning, backbreeding, or genome editing. Over 90% of species ever to exist on earth are no more. The article ponders the moral and environmental challenges of humans reintroducing species which humans made extinct."
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If Extinct Species Can be Brought Back... Should We?

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  • There are plenty of people who get irate at the notion of allowing human activity to result in the extinction of a species. Surely resurrecting such a species is merely an effort to undo the damage caused? As for species that died out naturally, well again - why not? So long as we're wise enough not to introduce a new predator into an ecosystem, or such like.
    • by c0lo (1497653)

      So long as we're wise enough not to introduce a new predator into an ecosystem, or such like.

      Why not?

I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning. -- Plato

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