Is it a good idea to bring back dinosaurs?

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  1. Stevennix2001 profile image90
    Stevennix2001posted 8 years ago

    I saw a documentary on the science channel the other day, where some scientists are working on a way to bring back dinosaurs for research purposes.  apparently they got the inspiration from "jurassic park", so now there's research on turning that fantasy into a reality.  let's just pretend for a moment, that the technology exists to even bring back prehistoric life, do you honestly think we should?  if you think so, then please explain what would be the benefits of it.  if not, then please say why it's not a good idea.

    1. qwark profile image56
      qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Steven:
      Bringing 'em back is a learning process!
      We need to understand every facet of genetic engineering.
      I'm not saying to fill the zoo with dinosaurs, I'm just saying perfect the genetic process of doing so.
      Who can predict what future use of "knowing" might produce?
      Oh yes! Bring 'em back!

      1. TheGlassSpider profile image69
        TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Well qwark, you have fun with that. As you can see...Steve, Paradise, and myself are evacuating the universe. wink You're welcome to join us, if you'd like. Remember, "life finds a way." You'll remember us when the dinos are running rampant, and you realize that there are reasons for things to be extinct. wink

        1. qwark profile image56
          qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Spider:
          I'm licking my chops thinking about barbecueing those giant drumsticks on Tyrannosaurus Rex!!! mmmmm good!!!...:-)

          1. TheGlassSpider profile image69
            TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            LMFAO!!! I never thought of that! lol Solve world hunger, eh, qwark?

            1. qwark profile image56
              qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Spider:
              Damn straight!
              I'd want my generosity to be rewarded tho...bringing down one-a-those suckers is really gonna test my "gonads!" eh? ..get my drift? It's gonna take "balls!" oh yeh!

              1. TheGlassSpider profile image69
                TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                All right. All right, you win. I'll have admit the idea of watching you wrangle a T-Rex is rather sexy. I might stick around a minute and watch. I'll make you a deal--you bring down the dino, and I'll tend your wounds and even make your first dinner. wink I'm an excellent cook, and an even better *cough* "nurse."

                1. qwark profile image56
                  qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  Hey Glass..yer on!
                  ..but wait, I kill it you clean it ok?
                  You do that and I'll make ya a hi style dinosaur jacket outa the skin of that dinosaur leg that'll make you the talka-the-town!...deal?
                  When you get on the space craft outa here, spread it around that I designed and built that gorgeous jacket for ya eh?
                  I'll be here when the "et's" arrive to do some business with me..ok with you? Be nice and I may even give you a cut! I'm that kinda guy! lotsa heart where the "bucks" are concerned.
                  oh yeh!   :-)

                  1. TheGlassSpider profile image69
                    TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    hehehe...Hey, I ain't afraid to get down n dirty. You bring that Dino home...I'll dissect it. We'll see where it goes from there. wink

          2. Stevennix2001 profile image90
            Stevennix2001posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            maybe you should become the first restaurant owner to serve dead dinos, when dinosaurs do become part of our world again.  lol.

            1. qwark profile image56
              qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Steve:
              Hey never thought of that!
              I could get a gov't grant for billions and feed the needy!
              Thanks buddy!
              Do ya have any idea when them there dino's are gonna be re-produced? A man's gotta think ahead!

    2. profile image0
      lynnechandlerposted 8 years ago

      All I can visualize here is Prehistoric Pet Cemetery, lol

      1. Paradise7 profile image82
        Paradise7posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Holy smoke, those would be some DEEP graves!  And WIDE!

    3. Pearldiver profile image81
      Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

      Yep it could be as enjoyable as the birthday party of an 85 year old drunk! lol

    4. TheGlassSpider profile image69
      TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years ago

      So you're saying they WATCHED Jurassic Park...and decided it was a GOOD idea?? *slaps forehead*

      How about "Just because we CAN do it, does that mean we SHOULD do it?" I guess they just fast-forwarded through that and all the nasty parts, eh?

      1. Stevennix2001 profile image90
        Stevennix2001posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        lol.  looks that way. although i am curious to see if they're actually going to pull it off.  although i'm with you, i think it's a terrible idea.  because for one, we have no idea how these dinosaurs were even like back in those times. i mean seriously.  why does everyone assume a brontosaurus was friendly?  just because it's a plant eater?  african elephants and rhinos are plant eaters too, but i wouldn't call them friendly.  if you piss any of them off, they're likely to kill  you.  who's not to say even the plant eating dinos might not be the same way.

    5. Fozcat profile image55
      Fozcatposted 8 years ago

      I don't see why it would be a bad idea, given the species of course.  I don't think any small herbivores would cause much of a problem.  If you get into cloning a T-Rex on the other hand....

      The knowledge that would arise from studying a live animal would immediately supercede any risks.  Imagine what we'd learn about species development and evolution... not to mention that it would also be wicked cool.

    6. TheGlassSpider profile image69
      TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years ago

      *sigh* Sometimes I wish there was another planet I could escape to. We're determined to destroy this one.

      1. Paradise7 profile image82
        Paradise7posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I'm with you there.  The other planets are mostly too hot or too cold and basically unfriendly to life at all, unfortunately.

        I'd like to escape to another universe altogether!  Come with me, bring the Scotch!

        1. TheGlassSpider profile image69
          TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Yes! *packs the Scotch, some extra underwear, and her handy death ray...Rips a hole in the universe, stands on the edge of it holding out her hand to Paradise while the wind whips her hair around her face...* COME ON, WE CAN MAKE IT!!! big_smile

          1. Stevennix2001 profile image90
            Stevennix2001posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            hey, can i come with you ladies?  big_smile i don't want to be left here to die.  lol.

            1. TheGlassSpider profile image69
              TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              *nods to Steven* Yeah, but the hole won't last long...You're going to have to bring more Scotch! wink Hurry up!

              1. Stevennix2001 profile image90
                Stevennix2001posted 8 years agoin reply to this

                lol. you got it.  (grabs my briefcase full of extra clothes. while packing a gym bag full of a few extra bottles of scotch as i rush over to join gs and paradise)

                1. Paradise7 profile image82
                  Paradise7posted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  I had to switch to Scotch.  I broke my wine!  Hey, any port in a storm.  The more the merrier, Steve,  This other universe, though...you don't need clothes.  It's kind of a universe law...

                  1. TheGlassSpider profile image69
                    TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    They'll get ripped off when we go through the hole...Haven't you done this before?? We'll acquire what we need when we get there. smile

                  2. Stevennix2001 profile image90
                    Stevennix2001posted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    lol  i think i'm going to like this new universe then. tongue lol

                    1. Paradise7 profile image82
                      Paradise7posted 8 years agoin reply to this

                      Bad boys are a lot more fun.  You a bad boy? 

                      Yeah, haven't you ever gone through the black hole to the alternate universe on the other side?  I thought everybody made the trip at least once.  I guess a lotta peeps decided not to come back...the nude thing, maybe, or maybe the extraterrestrial music, very heavenly and hot at the same time.

    7. Tom Cornett profile image79
      Tom Cornettposted 8 years ago

      Would need some really big pooper scoopers smile

      1. marinealways24 profile image61
        marinealways24posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        And dino home insurance. big_smile

      2. Paradise7 profile image82
        Paradise7posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hah!  Wowza.   The ultimate deluxe megascooper for your pet dinosaur.

        1. TheGlassSpider profile image69
          TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          *tugs Paradise's hand* Mommy Mommy, look *points to the dinosaur on the lawn* Can I keep him! I promise I'll clean up after him!

          ETA: Or is it "Daddy Daddy?" Sorry, I don't know? sad No offense.

          1. Paradise7 profile image82
            Paradise7posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            No, it's "mommy, mommy"....I'm a woman...

            1. TheGlassSpider profile image69
              TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              I *thought* that might be the case...I was ALMOST positive...but I've been on the receiving end of gender mistakes...so I just wanted to make sure. THanks big_smile

              That's so awkward....Sorry.

    8. profile image0
      Pani Midnyte Odinposted 8 years ago

      Are you sure they were watching Jurassic Park? Didn't those dinosaurs get out of hand and kill everyone? Yeah, that was the first thing I thought when I watched that movie too. Let's make dinosaurs so they can rip us apart! Brilliant *rolls eyes*

      1. Faybe Bay profile image69
        Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I missed you, wish I could fan you twice.

        I think bringing back dinosaurs would be a  Big Mistake, Huge! smile

        1. Paradise7 profile image82
          Paradise7posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Where is Pani???????   Faybe misses you.....Come back, Pani!!!!!!

          1. profile image0
            Pani Midnyte Odinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            lol I'm here! I'm here! Just 2 posts below. lol

      2. TheGlassSpider profile image69
        TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah, that's what most of us thought too, so we made a hole to escape the universe. It's right over there *points* You don't have to stay here with this madness. smile

        1. profile image0
          Pani Midnyte Odinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Missed you too, Faybe. I'll be writing more hubs soon.

          Okay, Glass, I'm with you. SAVE ME FROM THIS MADNESS!

          1. TheGlassSpider profile image69
            TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            *Hands Pani a bottle of scotch and a death ray* That's all you'll need...Just jump through, and everything will be fine. You'll lose your clothes on the way through though, but you won't need em. smile Good luck.

            I'll join you just after qwark takes down that T-Rex.

      3. Paradise7 profile image82
        Paradise7posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I know, we'd bring back something a lot bigger than us, and even more dangerous, just so we have a chance to use all of those useless nuclear weapons stockpiled someplace...

        Whoa!  Hold on!  What a freakin' negative thought!  The Positive Thinking Police will shoot me on sight!

     
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