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Opisthokont's Avatar Jump to comment 11 by Opisthokont

Hurrah for reverse extinction!

Personally, though, I think that such efforts should be directed more to resurrecting more recently extinct species. Humans probably killed off all of the mammoths at the end of the Pleistocene -- along with a number of other large mammals -- but there may well have been other factors to their decline as well, and in any event the environment may have changed in inconvenient ways.

I would love to see the dodo come back. Or the Tasmanian tiger. Or Steller's sea cow. These are things that we *know* humans have hunted to extinction, and it would be nice to make amends for that.

Mon, 24 Nov 2008 18:59:00 UTC | #276322