"Real falcons out of slightly-doctored chickens."

Stewart Brand on the state-of-the-art in de-extinction. I hadn't realized it was so far along.

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7 Responses:

  1. Daniel Thompson says:

    They spared no expense.

  2. Jake Nelson says:

    Just saw a related article shortly before this. While pro-resurrection, I think the special ethical considerations regarding resurrecting Australian critters that puke spawnlings out their mouth deserves attention...

  3. James says:

    If only this was anywhere the top of the list anymore. Everyone's hoping they won't have to help the plankton adapt to acidity, and the stats on whether they can do it naturally are inconclusive.

  4. Waiing for my Haast's Eagle.

  5. Doug Orleans says:

    Talk about brand necrophilia!