Wednesday, January 24, 2018
LOCATION: Waterline Brewery, 721 Surry St, Wilmington NC
Would you reintroduce Wilmington’s prehistoric Giant Ground Sloth? Should you? Scientists are developing tools that may soon give us the ability to save endangered species and bring back ancient animals. Join a lively conservation with local experts and other community members about the idea of “de-extinction.”
Discuss recent scientific breakthroughs and explore the societal and ethical effects of de-extinction. Form an educated opinion on the future of this thought-provoking scientific field. Dr. Nathan Crowe, a UNCW historian of science, will offer an introduction. Crowe researches the history of 20th century biology and biological technology.