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Carl Wiens
Darwin's progeny
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Charles Darwin was born 200 years ago and the Origin of Species was published 150 years ago. His thinking changed the perception of our world and ourselves. Beyond the concepts of natural selection, we have unlocked the building blocks that are contained in DNA. We are entering the realm of human selection. It seems as though it is not a question of if we can resurrect a wooly mammoth, but when. Recently the FDA approved a drug produced from human dna in goats. That's just the tip of the iceberg. We are altering our planet and threatening the existence of countless ecosystems. I wonder what the old guy would have to say if he were around today.
I am working on a series of collages combining science, technology and nature.
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