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November 2017

Vanished: a historian’s guide to extinction

November 24, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
The Lapworth Museum, Aston Webb Building, University of Bimingham
Edgbaston, West Midlands B15 2TT United Kingdom
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Over 90% of beings that ever lived on Earth are now extinct - if you’re reading this, you’re lucky enough to be in the 10% that survived! But as a scientific theory, extinction is surprisingly modern. This talk will be a whistle-stop tour of the history of extinction from a historian’s perspective. It will show how scientists have gone from believing that extinction can only be due to human actions to accepting that it is an endemic feature of the…

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