CBS Minteer Lectures at American Museum of Natural History

Ben Minteer, Arizona Zoological Society Chair in the School of Life Sciences at ASU and Center for Biology & Society faculty member, recently gave a lecture at a special event at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City focused on the ethics of de-extinction, the attempt to revive lost species through the use of cloning and genetic engineering techniques.  Minteer argued against pursuing this technology in conservation, primarily because of its negative implications for our search for a sustainable human-nature relationship.  The other speaker at the event was Professor Harry Greene, Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow at Cornell University; Greene defended a more interventionist approach to saving and restoring species, including de-extinction efforts.  Both Minteer and Greene are Senior Scholars at the Center for Humans and Nature in Chicago, which sponsored the event, along with the Hastings Center in New York.