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On the Authenticity of De-extinct Organisms, and the Genesis Argument
Are the methods of synthetic biology capable of recreating authentic living members of an extinct species? An analogy with the restoration of destroyed natural landscapes suggests not. The restored version of a natural ...
Symposium on human-elephant relations in South and Southeast Asia - University of Canterbury, May 7 & 8
(University of Canterbury. School of Social and Political SciencesUniversity of Canterbury. Anthropology, 2013)
This two-day symposium brought together an international array of senior and junior researchers from across the natural sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences for an interdisciplinary exploration of the manifold ...
Selecting Candidates for De-extinction and Resurrection: Mammoths, Lenin’s Tomb and Neo-Eurasianism
My paper explores links between the human and animal candidates for resurrection and deextinction and focuses on the aspect of nationalist agenda in application to both species. I explore the intersection between the ...
A case for resurrecting lost species. Review Essay of Beth Shapiro's, "How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-extinction"
(University of Canterbury. School of Humanities and Creative ArtsUniversity of Canterbury. Philosophy, 2016)
The title of Beth Shapiro’s ‘How to Clone a Mammoth’ contains an implicature: it suggests that it is indeed possible to clone a mammoth, to bring extinct species back from the dead. But in fact Shapiro both denies this ...