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posted by Laurie in on Jan 20, 2014 - View profile

Vancouver, BC

Deep Time, Global Change and YOU: What if Extinction is NOT Forever?

A free public talk and discussion by Presented by Beth Shapiro, University of California, Santa Cruz

- 8:30pm
Thursday March 6 2014

Venue: SFU Harbour Centre, Room 1900, Fletcher Challenge Theatre
Address: 515 West Hastings
Cost: free
Accessibility: yes

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Herds of mammoths roaming the tundra or a sabre-toothed cat skulking out back. Are these the dramatic scenes of our future? Fortunately, the answer is still no - not soon, anyway. Science is, however, inching closer & closer to being able to bring extinct animals back to life. But, do we really want them to be brought back? Dr. Shapiro will outline the science to make de-extinction possible, & consider the environmental & ethical consequence of de-extinction.Abstract:

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