HELP! de-extinction quotes needed

I’m calling out to all of my followers to beg you guys for some quotes and your opinions on DE-EXTINCTION.

There are people thinking about bringing back things like mammoths, shasta ground sloths and even the passenger pigeon.

Any thoughts or responses are welcome! If you don’t want to post anything here my email is: sabell@smu.edu

PLEASE don’t spam my email.

Photo from Adventure Sports Journal
Photo from Adventure Sports Journal
Advertisements

One thought on “HELP! de-extinction quotes needed”

  1. Hello! Thanks for asking me for a quote. At first, as a conservation biologist I was a little sceptical about the whole concept of de-extinction, but having seen the work that’s being done with synthetic biology it really seems possible. I think as long as it doesn’t detract from current efforts to conserve endangered species, then bringing money into conservation from new funding avenues is a good thing. One thing that really excites me is that they are using thousands of museum specimens of passenger pigeons to recreate the genetic variation in the species. Now that’s pretty cool! I do think there needs to be a careful selection of which species we do bring back from the dead however, as species like the passenger pigeon had really complex social structures that would be very difficult to replicate, as it will take a long time to build up large populations of the species again. I look forward to reading your article!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s