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Darwin Talks: Can—and should—we bring back extinct species?

Thursday, February 25 at 6:00pm

Virtual Event

DARWIN TALKS: The Science and Ethics of De-Extinction 

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History celebrates Charles Darwin's birthday with our annual Darwin Conversations, held virtually this year. Join us online as we explore current extinction trends and weigh the pros and cons of bringing extinct species back to life.

Can—and should—we bring back extinct species?

Bringing back recently extinct species sounds like a good idea, especially if people were responsible for their extinction. But what’s involved, ethically as well as scientifically? Join Ross MacPhee, the American Museum of Natural History's senior mammalogy curator, for a lively discussion of the possibilities and pitfalls of de-extinction biology.

THREE WAYS TO WATCH: Register to participate on Zoom, watch it live on our Facebook page, or catch it later on our YouTube channel.

This program is made possible with support from the University of Oregon’s Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Free, Sustainability


Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Target Audience

All Students, Faculty/Staff, General Public, Graduate Students, Alumni





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