I’m thrilled by the scientific capability. I have a problem with his answer to the final question, though. How can you argue to bring back species sent to extinction by the carelessness of humanity at the cost of other species? Isn’t that just exchanging one extinct species for another? Possibly more?

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Parakeets Versus Monkeys

According to this wonderfully titled reportĀ from, “Rhythmic synchronization tapping to an audio-visual metronome in budgerigars” – You can teach a parakeet to tap in time to a metronome. At the right tempo, they will even have fun. You cannot teach a rhesus monkey to do the same. Parakeets 1, Monkees 0

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