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De-extinctize the woolly mammoth
Posted by: PeterB
Date: September 13, 2021 05:27PM
(Not that "de-extinctize" is a word, I just thought it sounded cool.)

[www.nytimes.com]

Ohhh, NOTHING could possibly go wrong with this, nothing at all. facepalm




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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/13/2021 05:28PM by PeterB.
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Re: De-extinctize the woolly mammoth
Posted by: hal
Date: September 13, 2021 05:47PM
life finds a way...
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Re: De-extinctize the woolly mammoth
Posted by: davester
Date: September 13, 2021 05:52PM
Perhaps we should de-extinctize all of the species that are going extinct every day before we start messing around with Pleistocene fauna.



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Re: De-extinctize the woolly mammoth
Posted by: GGD
Date: September 13, 2021 05:52PM
It's first thoughts... "hey, it's kind of warm here, could you turn up the AC a bit".
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Re: De-extinctize the woolly mammoth
Posted by: PeterB
Date: September 13, 2021 05:59PM
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davester
Perhaps we should de-extinctize all of the species that are going extinct every day before we start messing around with Pleistocene fauna.

Well, yeah. I'm reminded of hal's post about his favorite sound. [www.nationalgeographic.co.uk]




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Re: De-extinctize the woolly mammoth
Posted by: Speedy
Date: September 13, 2021 06:13PM
Hey, we got this.







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Re: De-extinctize the woolly mammoth
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 13, 2021 06:15PM
....unfortunately for the ladies....being woolly is back in style.......hair everywhere.....



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Re: De-extinctize the woolly mammoth
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: September 13, 2021 06:48PM
No chance of success. They want to use an artificial elephant/mammoth womb which is far beyond any tech currently feasible.

A hair's breadth from absolute zero possibility this can be done in the next few decades, but stuff like this is always great for one thing:

Telling a good story to generate clicks.
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Re: De-extinctize the woolly mammoth
Posted by: PeterB
Date: September 13, 2021 08:03PM
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Lew Zealand
No chance of success. They want to use an artificial elephant/mammoth womb which is far beyond any tech currently feasible.

A hair's breadth from absolute zero possibility this can be done in the next few decades, but stuff like this is always great for one thing:

Telling a good story to generate clicks.

Well that's only because George Church is crazy. The idea to resurrect the woolly mammoth has been around awhile, and the last time this became a news item, it was the South Koreans who were suggesting it, and they were just fine with the idea of implanting the embryos in a modern-day elephant.




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Re: De-extinctize the woolly mammoth
Posted by: Racer X
Date: September 13, 2021 08:04PM
First thing to do, honestly, is if there are any recent extinctions of animal life that are very beneficial to our planet, do those first dummies.



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Re: De-extinctize the woolly mammoth
Posted by: Speedy
Date: September 13, 2021 09:45PM
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Racer X
First thing to do, honestly, is if there are any recent extinctions of animal life that are very beneficial to our planet, do those first dummies.

No, first stop making more creatures extinct.



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Re: De-extinctize the woolly mammoth
Posted by: freeradical
Date: September 13, 2021 09:57PM
It seems like you could get a lot of good steaks off of one of those Mammoths.

Bring them on!
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Re: De-extinctize the woolly mammoth
Posted by: Racer X
Date: September 13, 2021 10:13PM
Those Fred Flinstone ribs from the opening sequence anyone?



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Re: De-extinctize the woolly mammoth
Posted by: space-time
Date: September 14, 2021 05:42AM
The company, named Colossal, aims to place thousands of these magnificent beasts back on the Siberian tundra, thousands of years after they went extinct.

So these creatures went extinct long before climate change was a thing. What was the cause?
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Re: De-extinctize the woolly mammoth
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: September 14, 2021 05:56AM
It is speculated to be us. One theory is most large mammals outside of Africa died when modern humans came on the scene. The ones in Africa itself did not die out because it is believed they evolved with us, and therefore knew to be wary of us.



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Re: De-extinctize the woolly mammoth
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: September 14, 2021 10:41AM
First thought of the surrogate mother elephant after the birth; "Wow... I must have been REALLY drunk that night if he looks like his father!"



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Re: De-extinctize the woolly mammoth
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: September 14, 2021 02:20PM
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Speedy
Hey, we got this.


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Re: De-extinctize the woolly mammoth
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: September 14, 2021 04:21PM
Well, if you're going to bring the mammoth back, you're going to need to also bring the saber-toothed tiger back so the mammoth has a proper predator.



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Re: De-extinctize the woolly mammoth
Posted by: PeterB
Date: September 14, 2021 05:49PM








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