Plenty of money is being poured into the effort of bringing back to life a selection of extinct animals, including the wooly mammoth and the Passenger Pigeon. The justification is ecological restoration, but does this make sense?
Speaker: Jay Ingram
Bio: Jay Ingram has hosted two national science programs in Canada, Quirks and Quarks on CBC radio and Daily Planet on Discovery Channel Canada. His 19 books have been translated into 15 languages. Jay has six honorary degrees and is a member of the Order of Canada. From 2005-2015, he chaired the Science Communications Program at the Banff Centre, he is co-founder of the arts and engineering smashup called Beakerhead in Calgary, and he is one of the hosts of the podcast Anthropomania.