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Do you support De-extinction efforts?


Reviving an extinct species of animal is a controversial topic on many levels. There are loads of issues involved, and the more one thinks of it, the more issues one can imagine. The science is not there yet, but it is being worked on, and furiously. Do you think this is a good idea? Why or why not?

 
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13 months ago
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    Wesman Todd Shaw 13 months ago

    John Kerry, he's also half man, half bear, and half pig!

    Lets engineer more GMO mosquitoes and then sell vaccines! PROFIT!


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Paula (fpherj48) says

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13 months ago
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    Wesman Todd Shaw 13 months ago

    Ha! You mean you don't spend hours and hours of each and every day dreaming of seeing a real live wool coated mammoth?


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13 months ago
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    Wesman Todd Shaw 13 months ago

    Hey, I've never heard of the scimitar cat. Thanks for mentioning that - I'm going to look it up!

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Ann Carr (annart) says

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13 months ago
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    Wesman Todd Shaw 13 months ago

    That is a huge motivation for de-extinction - making amends for carrier pigeons, the Thylacine, etc.

    I would totally be cool with a re-introduced Thylacine, who couldn't want a marsupial wolf/dog looking thing with tiger stripes running around? :D


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13 months ago
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    Wesman Todd Shaw 13 months ago

    Yes, all the most majestic animals in Africa are currently in danger or only in zoos. If all there is of a species is some individuals in a zoo - they may as well be extinct, as they don't know how to live in their natural zone.


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13 months ago
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    Wesman Todd Shaw 13 months ago

    Yes, but with the way it is going with elephants, maybe we should save them first! :)


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13 months ago
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    Wesman Todd Shaw 13 months ago

    The mammoth is the best shot because they find them whole and having been frozen since forever - so the dna isn't so degraded, AND they know they can implant an embryo in an African elephant. So you may get to see that mammoth!


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    TSAD (tsadjatko) 13 months ago

    Would be good for a zoo or a circus show, see that's the problem. Once they're here what do you do with them, keep them in captivity forever? Not what they were meant to be.

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    TSAD (tsadjatko) 13 months ago

    Well said GM,but managing wildlife populations often requires hunting or some populations would overrun their ecosystem&destroy other speciesIt's illegal poaching that is the problem which isn't always incessant greed&selfishness but surviva


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