Dickens, Luck & the Woolly Mammoth

“Life is made of ever so many partings welded together.” Charles Dickens (born 7 February 1812), Great Expectations So many of Charles Dickens writings are concerned with those who succeed and those who fall by the wayside. Usually in his novels, success (or at least, survival) can be due to a number of factors in…

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Ancient Flow

Revive & Restore, the de-extinction project of the Long Now Foundation, has proposed the passenger pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius)¬†as the initial animal to be brought back from the evolutionary beyond. Some might think that the recent discovery of a fossilised woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) in Siberia could be an alternate choice. After all, its blood is…

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