Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Haley Reading Group: Barry Yeoman’s "Billions to None"
[The Best American Science and Nature Writing (2015)]
Barry Yeoman’s article “Billions to None” addresses a project that seeks to bring the passenger pigeon back after threats to their extinction. Scientists are working to genetically engineer the biology of the bird with related pigeon species. Ideally, they would like to come up with a passenger pigeon (adjacent) creature. However, bringing the bird back into current ecosystems could lead to various unpredictable consequences.
What did you find most useful or interesting about Yeoman’s article? Why? Please provide a page number citation.