Sabrina Zaidi

A thylacine walks out from the "History of Extinct Animals" book towards the modern world. The path the thylacine is walking on is lined with science-related objects, such as test tubes, mechanical gears, and magnets.

Science Fiction Becomes Fact: Bringing the Thylacine Back from Extinction

When I first watched Jurassic Park as a kid, I wasn’t at all worried about dinosaurs becoming a problem in the future. It was just science fiction after all, surely we can’t bring an extinct animal back to life! As time passed, the movie started becoming more of a cautionary tale and less fictional as the progress of scientific advancements continued to accelerate. In a world with climbing extinction rates yet remarkable technological innovations, it seems that the resurrection of extinct species is the solution to the extinction problem, but is it really a solution free of consequences?