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    Extinction On Dinosaurs

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    Theories of the Extinctions of the Dionsaurs: Dinosaurs became extincted 65 million years ago, at the end of the Cretaceous period, something so devastating that it altered the course of life on earth. It seems like it happened so sudden, as geologic time goes, that almost all the dinosaurs living on earth disappeared. So how did these dominant creatures just die off? Was it a slow extinction, or did it happen all of the sudden? These questions bring rise to many different

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    De-Extinction

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    New York Times is an article that details the prospect of “de-extinction” and how scientists within the community have been forming arguments about how to best begin understanding what new technologies are capable of. “De-extinction” is the term given to the process by which scientists can bring back extinct animals, such as the wolly mammoth or the great auk, through genetic engineering. In order to ground the analysis of “de-extinction”, the author focuses particularly on the life of Ben Novak, a

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    Neanderthal Extinction

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    Neanderthal Extinction Neanderthals and modern humans coexisted for well over 100,000 years.  Then suddenly Homo neandertalensis began to die out and surrender the earth to Homo sapiens.  Paleontologists and anthropologists have entertained several possibilities to the causes of this event: interbreeding among Neanderthals and humans, competition for natural resources, and Darwin’s theory of “survival of the fittest.”  What the real cause has been has plagued scientists for years. Now, due to

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    Animal Extinction

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    INTRODUCTION There were 5 mass extinctions in the past, with the latest one more known to man, the Cretaceous-Tertiary mass extinction that caused the wiped out of the dinosaurs. Though the latest one happened 65 million years ago, something representing this phenomenon of mass extinction is underway in our era. While past mass extinctions were caused by natural forces, and asteroid, climate change and sea level’s changes were thought to be the culprit, this time the actor behind is not natural

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    The Sixth Extinction is a book about our world’s extinctions and mass extinctions. This book addresses how we are causing another mass extinction that we may fall victim to. The Sixth Extinction has been a very eye-opening read for me. I learned a lot about our world’s past and possible future. How It Changed Me and Recommendation The Sixth Extinction has taught me a lot of lessons I don’t want to take for granted. Elizabeth Kolbert sets up the book to where we learn about both modern and ancient

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    were approximately one million chimpanzees in Africa. This number has declined down to 150,000. Mountain gorillas have halved in size over the last ten years, leaving only 320 to roam the trees of their homeland. Some say these great apes will face extinction within a decade. Why is this the case and should we let this happen? These apes lose areas of habitat on a daily basis. They are also constantly slaughtered for meat and body parts. These two enormous contributors of great ape depletion are just

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    The Ethics of De-Extinction

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    De-extinction is a process that has been experimented with for many years, but has never been completely successful. The ethics and consequences of this idea have been questioned but, de-extinction has the potential to be truly helpful to humans and the environment, and many of the scenarios that people think could happen, are actually impossible. To actually revive a species, there are certain conditions that must be met, and the terrible situations that people think could happen, are unable to

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    ESCAPING EXTINCTION Much has been written, and even more said, about what constitutes the Canadian character, what identifies the quintessential Canadian. Two features clearly emerge as dominant elements in the make-up of both English and French-speaking members of our family: Canadians are constantly brooding over who we are, what gives us our Canadian character, and what makes us different from other nations. Most other nations never think about such things, or take the answers for granted. Secondly

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    Animal Extinction Essay

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    Throughout much of human history, human civilizations found food by the killing of animals whether it be mammals, reptiles, or amphibians. Humans have allowed the extinction of many animals by simply hunting them for food or hunting them for trade and commerce. Although humans play a vital role in the animal extinction process, they are not the sole contributor. Climate change affects the weather in terms of temperature or precipitation which in turn causes animal food sources to perish allowing

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    Earth is facing its sixth mass extinction of plants and animals. Ever since the loss of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, we are currently experiencing the most awful epidemic of species die-offs. According to scientists, the loss of species approximate at 1,000 to 10,000, with literally dozens going extinct every day. Humans are the cause of the current catastrophe occurring today. Presently threatened species are at risk because of human activities. Nobody really has knowledge to how many species

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