According to Andrew Howley of National Geographic, "tech-legend and environmentalist Stewart Brand said scientists now have the knowledge and the tools to bring extinct species back to life." Unlike Jurassic Park, the first specie the scientists intend on bringing back is the passenger pigeon.
Why not a T-rex? “All the ten-year-old boys of the world will grieve, but dinosaurs are off the table,? he told me later. “We’d love to have them back, but you cannot clone from stone.?
The passenger pigeon, on the other hand, was still alive in the first half of the 20th century. Its DNA is still fairly fresh, stored in the cells of many museum samples.
For untold centuries the incredibly docile and inconcievably numerous passenger pigeon was a major food source for North Americans. “Flocks that were a mile wide and 400 miles long used to darken the sun,? Brand said.
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