Back from Extinction

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  1. exwhyzee

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    A recent article in the NYT states that regenerating extinct species could soon be a possibility.

    Which extinct species would you resurrect? Moderate Republicans excluded. :tongue:

    "Scientists are talking for the first time about the old idea of resurrecting extinct species as if this staple of science fiction is a realistic possibility, saying that a living mammoth could perhaps be regenerated for as little as $10 million.

    The same technology could be applied to any other extinct species from which one can obtain hair, horn, hooves, fur or feathers, and which went extinct within the last 60,000 years, the effective age limit for DNA."

    More here
     
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    If it's strictly within the last 60,000 years then maybe a Thunder bird, Woolly Mammoth, Saber-Toothed Tiger or a Neanderthal. It's an exciting idea!

    Hell, even the dodo or tasmanian tiger would be cool to see.
     
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    Real men.
     
  4. exwhyzee

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    I've always been intruiged by the Carolina Parakeet. Its amazing to me that flocks of parrots once lived in eastern North America.
     
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    Good, I guess that still leaves fiscally conservative Constitutionalists in the running...

    That is my vote...
     
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    If the list is limited to animals only.... then Glyptodons. We could get a few of them rolling around in neighborhoods and be mobile speed bumps.
     
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    How about the doodoo bird or something else we wiped out.
     
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    Best answer.

    Shockingly enough there have been sightings, albeit rare, of this dwindling species.

    Evidence isn't clear on whether this is a case of remote pockets having survived all along or if it is a re-emergence of a dormant genetic trait.
     
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    It will be interesting to see if it will be an institution or a private individual(s) that will come up with the funding to attempt this. Either way I agree with Rec. it will be cool to see.
     
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    Hobbits, I just love Hobbits. Why not we certainly have enough trolls in the world.
     
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    Any extinct plant. I think we could do so much with natural medicine. o_o Or does it have to be just animals?

    Marsupial Lions :3 So cute!
    NOVA | Bone Diggers | Australia's Vanished Beasts image 1 | PBS Domesticate them, of course.... :3

    Or Leoplurodons...however you spell that. So we can finally have a real Nessie. xD
     
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    Oh Christ.... they're gonna resurrect Reagan.
     
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    Well mannered educated humans!
     
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    Well said!
     
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    That is so true. :tongue:


    I fear the ship may have sailed on that one. :frown1:

    I saw this on the news the other day and was rather annoyed. Why in the name of all that is holy are there research scientists trying to regenerate the Wooly F'g Mammoth?!? :12: What if it works? Are we supposed to start using them as transportation, like on The Flintstones? :confused: That time, money, and brain power should be put towards something useful like a cure for Parkinsons, AIDS, or Breast Cancer. :mad:
     
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    Well, look at it as using technology to fix what we messed up in centuries past. I'd love to see the Carolina parakeets back, along with the passenger pigeon, the true wild aurochs, moas, and many other species that are extinct because of people. If anyone's interested in a message board about extinct species that has a lot of information, I highly recommend the site below:
    The Extinction Website Forum - The forum about extinct animals and plants - Home
     
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    erm....do we have any DNA of Jesus....apparently the second coming needs a helping hand!
     
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    I'd go for Oscar Wilde...wouldn't that be fabulous!
     
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    It's like a fun combo between Power Rangers and Jurassic Park. How very exciting.

    As for these comments about "real" men being resurrected, maybe I'm not sure what classifies one as a "real" man, but it could be possible you are all looking in the wrong places, no?
     
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