Undoing Forever – CBC Ideas

Extinction is supposed to be forever. But in labs around the world, scientists — using the latest biotechnology — are trying to bring extinct animals back to life. From passenger pigeons to woolly mammoths, Britt Wray delves into the science, the ethics, and the implications of de-extinction for all animals, including us humans.

I participated in this fascinating radio documentary on de-extinction and the resurrection of extinct species. The program includes a range of scientists and a little bit of historical and philosophical input. It is an engaging listen. (I appear around the 43 minute mark.)

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Thom van Dooren

Philosopher, gardener, corvid enthusiast. A/Professor of Environmental Humanities at the University of New South Wales, Australia.