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Old 01-22-2013, 11:10 AM   #16
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I think Japanese researchers are still working on the wooly mammoth as far as I know
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:38 PM   #17
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Yeah we share DNA and carry it to this day but it's not much.

We are all of the same Homo family.
And our dad is Mike Brady.
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:48 PM   #18
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But the interesting thing about it is that neanderthal specific DNA is contained in ours after our lines had split. Cavemen getting freaky with other species and such. Hot paleolithic inter-species action
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I'm so sick of your internet rumors and lies, "Jive Turkey". First "evolution", then "science", now "this".
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:34 PM   #20
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I don't want to start any internet rumours
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I think that the flying spaghetti monster has a sick sense of humo(u)r.
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and when I die, I expect to find him lol-ing
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:28 PM   #23
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I think Japanese researchers are still working on the wooly mammoth as far as I know
I think researchers shouldn't be concentrating on bringing back extinct animals and instead focus on saving soon-to-be extinct animals.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:37 PM   #24
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It's a completely different field; it's not like resources are being taken from one to benefit another. There's room for both. And the information they gain from bringing back an extinct animal will extend far beyond just bringing back extinct animals
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It's a completely different field; it's not like resources are being taken from one to benefit another. There's room for both. And the information they gain from bringing back an extinct animal will extend far beyond just bringing back extinct animals
I would just think saving endangered species would be more important.

Besides, where would the woolly mammoth be put if brought back? Climate change is a problem, so I wouldn't think the Arctic would be a good place if the polar bears are having problems.
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I would just think saving endangered species would be more important.

Besides, where would the woolly mammoth be put if brought back? Climate change is a problem, so I wouldn't think the Arctic would be a good place if the polar bears are having problems.
Protecting endangered species is definitely important; I'm with you 100% there. I'm just saying if these guys weren't trying to... I don't even know what they call it. Resurrect? the mammoth, they wouldn't be working on saving endangered species anyway. They're geneticists.

I doubt they'd ever consider releasing any of these animals back into the wild though. You're right that the habitats have moved on in the past 10000 years. I assume they're intending to do it on a much smaller scale. Maybe a few dozen animals, if that many, in zoos, etc.


oh, I see now why you made that connection. So ya, bring them back, but not into the wild, so they wouldn't affect any modern species. that would be incredibly irresponsible
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oh, I see now why you made that connection. So ya, bring them back, but not into the wild, so they wouldn't affect any modern species. that would be incredibly irresponsible
Actually, I didn't mean that at all.

I mentioned the polar bears because they are having problems with climate change, and since they are, how would the woolly mammoth survive the Arctic if not all is well there? I mean, will it be cold enough for them or will the fauna be enough for them?

I can see why a geneticist and a biologist would want to study an extinct animal if it fascinates them so much. I just don't see how it would beneficial for the animal or the world altogether.
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I would just think saving endangered species would be more important.

Besides, where would the woolly mammoth be put if brought back? Climate change is a problem, so I wouldn't think the Arctic would be a good place if the polar bears are having problems.
That's not so much the scientists' call, as rather the call for us to change how we live and how we afford the ways we live. Just take fishing: scientists say, this amount of fish you can fish without depleting the resource, the industry say "We need to fish more" and the governments take a figure somewhere in between.

But that's a little off-topic.

The Spiegel laid down how this all came about. They interview Professor Church, in which he described the process of how to theoretically clone a new neanderthal baby. At the end he said, "And then we would need an adventurous woman as surrogate mother." The day after the magazine was published (in German) the Spiegel Online put a summary of the interview on its website. No one cared. A week later, that article was published in English on the international version of Spiegel Online. That article clearly stated again how the Professor laid out the theoretical path towards a Neanderthal baby. This time, the story was picked up the Daily Mail, that misconstrued the whole thing into the mad scientist looks for Neanderthal surrogate story.

But anyway, no one is actually looking for a woman to do this adventure, but apparently Prof. Church already received some applications.
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Actually, I didn't mean that at all.

I mentioned the polar bears because they are having problems with climate change, and since they are, how would the woolly mammoth survive the Arctic if not all is well there? I mean, will it be cold enough for them or will the fauna be enough for them?

I can see why a geneticist and a biologist would want to study an extinct animal if it fascinates them so much. I just don't see how it would beneficial for the animal or the world altogether.
The woolly mammoth wouldn't need to survive the arctic because they would never release them there or anywhere. They'd be in limited numbers and confined to habitats in zoos, labs, etc. When they talk of resurrecting species, particularly those so long extinct, the aim is never to get them back into the wild. Even if the climate was suitable, it would cause havoc on the ecosystems.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:56 PM   #30
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That's not so much the scientists' call, as rather the call for us to change how we live and how we afford the ways we live. Just take fishing: scientists say, this amount of fish you can fish without depleting the resource, the industry say "We need to fish more" and the governments take a figure somewhere in between.

But that's a little off-topic.

The Spiegel laid down how this all came about. They interview Professor Church, in which he described the process of how to theoretically clone a new neanderthal baby. At the end he said, "And then we would need an adventurous woman as surrogate mother." The day after the magazine was published (in German) the Spiegel Online put a summary of the interview on its website. No one cared. A week later, that article was published in English on the international version of Spiegel Online. That article clearly stated again how the Professor laid out the theoretical path towards a Neanderthal baby. This time, the story was picked up the Daily Mail, that misconstrued the whole thing into the mad scientist looks for Neanderthal surrogate story.

But anyway, no one is actually looking for a woman to do this adventure, but apparently Prof. Church already received some applications.

Well if they just wrote the story in English to begin with, we wouldn't be having this problem

 
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