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“Back” from the dead

I recently posted an article about a new theory associated with three of the five massive extinction events of the past. Unfortunately, it is clear that we are experiencing a sixth mass extinction event, the Holocene extinction, and a great many species have become extinct by our hand, for example the Thylacine, Aurochs, the Bali and Javan tigers and most recently, the Western black rhinoceros. Extinction rates have elevated due to the proliferation of modern humans.

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