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Stewart Brand: The dawn of de-extinction. Are you ready?

A Wooly Mammoth. The spread of advanced human hunters through northern Eurasia and the Americas around the time of the extinctions was a new development, and thus might have contributed significantly to their extinction. Credit: Tracy O

FILMED FEB 2013 • POSTED MAR 2013 • TED2013

TED presents Stewart Brand who says that we now have the technology to bring back species that humanity wiped out. And we sure have been good at doing just that, examples are the passenger pigeon, the Eastern cougar, the dodo etc.

With the capacity to bring back species there are some natural questions to be asked: Should we? Which ones? And is it an ethical thing to do.

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