Bringing extinct animals back from extinction has usually been left to the world of science fiction. But a group of biologists is attempting it in the real world. The organization Revive & Restore, a project of the Long Now Foundation, a few months ago held a day-long TEDx conference on de-extinction at the National Geographic Society…But many scientists are skeptical of or opposed to this so-called Great Comeback. David Ehrenfeld, a conservation biologist at Rutgers University, points out that bringing back a few examples of a species won’t have much of an effect on the diversity of our ecosystem – especially a species that lived in massive flocks like the passenger pigeon.
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