Japan will be cloning the mammoth

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  1. Veho
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    Mammoth 'could be reborn in four years'


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    Well, good luck. [​IMG]


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  2. GundamXXX

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    Uhhh.. wtf? [​IMG]
     
  3. nasune

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    Truthfully, I believe they went extinct for a reason and their time has passed. So why bring them back?
     
  4. TehSkull

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    Why do we want to revive this? To bring chaos upon cities?
     
  5. DigitalDeviant

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    oh noes have we learned nothing from Jurassic Park!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Jakob95

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    Because we can. We can also learn a lot about them and its pretty cool.
     
  7. Blaze163

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    Waiting for the usual knee-jerk reactions from religious zealots who claim it's an insult to the lord's design or something, or the Daily Mail readers terrified of what might happen if terrorists get hold of it. I'd love to see them justify their fears, to be honest. The mammoth didn't survive nature. I doubt it'd survive a rocket to the face if things went pear shaped.
     
  8. Canonbeat234

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    Science at its most ugliest and prideful form. [​IMG]
     
  9. Blaze163

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    I could maybe understand the US doing this, but surely Japan's cramped at the best of times?
     
  10. nasune

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    Perhaps, but then again just because we can and it is cool does not mean it is a good idea (though I must admit that the scientist and archaeologist in me is very intrigued).
     
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    Human hunting played a significant part in that extinction, it wasn't just 'mother nature'.
     
  12. nasune

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    Actually, according to my textbooks (I'm studying archaeology), that theory is being questioned these days (hell they even called it a key controversy).
     
  13. Slyakin

    Slyakin See ya suckers

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    Well, it's nice to see science advance.
     
  14. ProtoKun7

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    Why all the hate?

    For sake of argument, let's say someone kills you. I'll make sure no one mourns, as obviously your time has passed and it should have been expected.
     
  15. nasune

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    Actually, that would be preferable to me, why should someone else mourn for me? One way or the other I will not feel it.
    But beyond that, this is nothing alike. There are none living now that were alive in their time left to mourn them. And it is not just that, but what good will this do for the species? It is highly unlikely that they will once more be reintroduced into the wild, so what are they then? Circus attractions and lab rats?

    But though it might seem otherwise from my posts, I am not altogether opposed to the idea, I just think that they will have to think this through carefully before deciding whether or not this should be done.
     
  16. Slyakin

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    No, but to move on to greater things.

    Things like successful cloning can bring medical miracles that were only dreams last decade.
     
  17. Pyrmon

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    A mammoth ride at the zoo would be, what's the word for it? LEGENDARY!
     
  18. nasune

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    It is not the cloning I have problems with, I am just questioning how much thoughts they put into this decision, and what their goals actually are. If it is simply because they can, then yes I disagree, but if there are good reasons I would like to see it (can't help that, considering my study [​IMG] ).
     
  19. Slyakin

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    Well, you do have a very valid point there.
     
  20. Son of Science

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    They're trying to find evolutionary links, guise.