What if extinctions were only temporary? Yes, we’re talking “Jurassic Park”-level science. It’s called de-extinction, and Dr. Mike Archer, a paleontologist, is trying to make it happen.
“The Case for De-Extinction,” the latest in the “Collectors” series from ESPN Films and FiveThirtyEight, follows Archer as he collects bones, DNA and the vital data of the extinct Tasmanian Tiger. Archer hopes that he can restore nature to a more pristine state. But, to paraphrase Ian Malcolm, even if we can bring back Eden, that doesn’t mean we should.