De-Extinction Show

Big Picture Science show

Summary: <p>Maybe goodbye isn’t forever. Get ready to mingle with mammoths and gaze upon a ground sloth. Scientists want to give some animals a round-trip ticket back from oblivion. Learn how we might go from scraps of extinct <span class="caps">DNA</span> to creating live previously-extinct animals, and the man who claims it’s his mission to repopulate the skies with passenger pigeons.</p> <p>But even if we have the tools to bring vanished animals back, should we? </p> <p>Plus, the extinction of our own species: are we engineering the end of humans via our technology?</p> <h2>Guests:</h2> <ul> <li> <strong><a href=";uid=bashapir">Beth Shapiro</a></strong> – Associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, University of California, Santa Cruz</li> <li> <strong><a href="">Ben Novak</a></strong> – Biologist, Revive and Restore project at the Long Now Foundation, visiting biologist at the University of California, Santa Cruz</li> <li> <strong><a href="">Hank Greely</a></strong> – Lawyer working in bioethics, director of the Stanford Center for Law and the Biosciences at Stanford University</li> <li> <strong><a href="">Melanie Challenger</a></strong> – Poet, writer, author of <i><a href=";camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1619021943&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=arweal-20">On Extinction: How We Became Estranged from Nature</a><img src=";l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1619021943" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style=""></i> </li> <li> <strong><a href="">Nick Bostrom</a></strong> – Director of the Future of Humanity Institute, Oxford University</li> </ul><p><strong><a href="">Descripción en español</a></strong></p>