Once a species has gone extinct, is it ethically sound to use science to bring it back from oblivion ?
One of the biggest questions raised by the movie blockbuster "Jurassic Park" was that even if we did have the capability to bring extinct species back to life, the question remains whether or not we actually should. With advances in science leading us ever closer to the capacity to resurrect an extinct species, scientists have found themselves pondering the ethical considerations of such an act in addition to the practical possibilities.
One particularly controversial area is in the resurrection of an extinct species of human such as the Neanderthals. If we were able to produce a living Neanderthal, would that person be doomed to a life of scientific experimentation and observation ? Would human rights still apply ?
"Twenty years after the release of Jurassic Park, the dream of bringing back the dinosaurs remains science fiction."
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