Mass Extinction and Evolution

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Science  24 Oct 1997:
Vol. 278, Issue 5338, pp. 597-598
DOI: 10.1126/science.278.5338.597

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Two reports--one from Paul Ehrlich (Hughes et al.) and one from Robert May (Nee et al.)--in this issue examine two aspects of the massive experiment in extinction that the human race is running on Earth today. In his Perspective, Myers explores the meaning of their results for the future of evolution.