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May 9, 2017

Ian and Jesse discuss the idea of bringing extinct species back into existence. Should we forget about extinct species and focus exclusively on preserving what's alive today, or could we see the return of dodos, mammoths, and even dinosaurs?

 

Links to topics discussed:

The 6th Extinction

Long Now's Revive and Restore project

Candidates for de-extinction

The Passenger Pigeon Project

George Church defends de-extinction

The Harvard Mammoth project

The Chicken-Saurus

Pleistocene Park article

Pleistocene Park documentary

 

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Theme music, used with permission, by Jonathan Coulton.

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