1. chris888222

    chris888222 GBAtemp's Flygon Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2010
    Messages:
    5,532
    Country:
    Senegal
    Actually really true.

    And...

    Tanveer you're back!?!?!? :O
     
  2. Sora de Eclaune

    Sora de Eclaune Target... Illumiati... All conected...
    Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2011
    Messages:
    2,832
    Country:
    United States
    They'll send these so-called "mammoths" to the icy regions as their habitat once was, and then they'll say they're endangered because of global warming.

    Why are they trying to "clone" mammoths, that live in a COLD environment, when global WARMING is supposedly still around?
     
  3. Sayargh

    Sayargh Advanced Member
    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2007
    Messages:
    69
    Country:
    United States
    Humans - The cause of and the solution to... all of natures problems.

    Seriously it would be awesome if we could undo the extinction of animals we've caused... especially the Dodo. If they can bring back the mammoth they can bring a dodo back.
     
  4. Depravo

    Depravo KALSARIKÄNNIT
    Former Staff

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2008
    Messages:
    5,361
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Global warming is now obsolete. It got upgraded to 'climate change'.
     
  5. SamAsh07

    SamAsh07 GBAtemp Addict
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2009
    Messages:
    2,696
    Country:
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Read it days ago on Gizmodo, I don't see the cloning happening sucessfully, like the Pyrenean Ibex, it'll probably live for afew minutes and die from some kind of defect. Scientists are no gods, you can't "bring to life" an extinct species completely.

    @chris888222 - Yes he is back.
     
  6. wasim

    wasim ♫ Music addict ♫
    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2010
    Messages:
    907
    Country:
    India
    you're back too ??
     
  7. Foxi4

    Foxi4 Cynical Absurdist
    Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2009
    Messages:
    26,450
    Country:
    Poland
    Isn't this old news? I read about that in New Scientist about 2-3 months ago...
     
    1 person likes this.
  8. SamAsh07

    SamAsh07 GBAtemp Addict
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2009
    Messages:
    2,696
    Country:
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Lol temporarily, yes! :) Free for afew weeks.
     
  9. Pyrmon

    Pyrmon Burnin' Monkey Love
    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2010
    Messages:
    1,086
    Country:
    Canada
    While on the subject, I'm also back.

    They aren't mutating DNA. They are using the cloning technique we've been using for years. Implanting the genes you want to duplicate into a zygote, replacing the original nuclei.
     
  10. chris888222

    chris888222 GBAtemp's Flygon Fan
    Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2010
    Messages:
    5,532
    Country:
    Senegal
    Wow holy s**t. I thought you all were gone forever! :P
     
  11. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".
    Former Staff

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2006
    Messages:
    9,696
    Country:
    Croatia
    No, it's cloning. They're taking a nucleus from the cell of an actual mammoth. Actual mammoth DNA and all.
     
  12. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!
    Former Staff

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2004
    Messages:
    16,982
    Country:
    United States
    Its neat and all but why?

    I mean if chicken suddenly dies out because of something then yeah sure resurrect them as they are a very cheap and easy food source, horses are great for transport, work etc for places that can't afford fuel. Mammoths...maybe help build stuff in the Antarctica?
     
  13. Valwin

    Valwin The Neautral Gamer
    Banned

    Joined:
    May 11, 2011
    Messages:
    2,084
    Country:
    United States

    why ? because we can thats why we are GODS now
     
  14. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".
    Former Staff

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2006
    Messages:
    9,696
    Country:
    Croatia
    Conservation effort. You might as well ask why we have zoos, since they're just a bunch of freeloading furry bums mooching free food and shelter off of people.
     
  15. Depravo

    Depravo KALSARIKÄNNIT
    Former Staff

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2008
    Messages:
    5,361
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Sounds like me.
     
    1 person likes this.
  16. tigris

    tigris Sentient Existential Anthropomorphic Sweet Potato
    Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2010
    Messages:
    2,689
    Country:
    " In the 19990s when the idea was first conceived, scientists were uncertain of how to safely extract DNA from frozen tissues"
    Lovely Typo Right There.
     
  17. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!
    Former Staff

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2004
    Messages:
    16,982
    Country:
    United States
    We only have zoos to make money and to educate. Conservation comes later when guilt hits.

    I guess education could be a decent enough reason to have these creatures back but how are we sure that they will act 100% like the actual creatures? I mean its not like they're actual clones.

    Still I wish them the best but as long as these things are treated right and not just going to be placed back into a ecosystem that rejected them years ago.
     
  18. Foxi4

    Foxi4 Cynical Absurdist
    Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2009
    Messages:
    26,450
    Country:
    Poland
    Alright. Create life then. I will give you a lump of carbon, please do create carbon-based life out of it.
     
  19. Valwin

    Valwin The Neautral Gamer
    Banned

    Joined:
    May 11, 2011
    Messages:
    2,084
    Country:
    United States

    :D lol if you would study you would know that to create life you need all the ingredients even do carbon is one of them you still needs lots more
     
  20. Foxi4

    Foxi4 Cynical Absurdist
    Global Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2009
    Messages:
    26,450
    Country:
    Poland
    For centuries scientists attempted to create life using all ingredients you mentioned and noone succeeded yet, what's your point?

    I spoke only of carbon because carbon is the most common element in our body, that's why organisms that inhabit earth are called carbon-based and YOU would know that if you studied. You'd also learn how to spell and build grammatically correct sentences.

    "God" is a concept of an Artisan, a Creator. We, humans, can *copy* at best. We learn laws of nature and use them in our inventions, but we do not "create" anything per-say - the laws of nature are already "there", we're only making use of them via analyzing them and the connections and interactions between them. That has a pretty word dedicated for it - it's science.
     
    1 person likes this.
Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Hide similar threads Similar threads with keywords - Resurrecting, Scientists, Mammoths