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If Extinct Species Can be Brought Back... Should We?

retroworks (652802) writes | about 2 years ago

Earth 2

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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Why not? (1)

Techmeology (1426095) | about 2 years ago | (#41185195)

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.

Re:Why not? (1)

c0lo (1497653) | about 2 years ago | (#41185883)

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

Why not?

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