Poll: Would you eat a woolly mammoth?
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03-10-2013, 05:46 PM
RE: So, are you going to eat a Woolly Mammoth?
(07-12-2011 01:58 AM)thearicks Wrote:  I wonder what it tastes like but i'll give it a try on 2017. Big Grin If they are able to recreate an actual Mammoth, that would be really amazing. Just being able to see it at a zoo would be great. My only concern is if they're released into the wild. How much damage could they cause? Definitely, they will disrupt the food chain.
Moreover, I have read that researchers question whether it is ethical to re-create a species that is extinct – both from a standpoint of humane treatment and a standpoint of medical ethics. There are strong arguments on both sides, and as researchers continue their work, the final deadline for decision and action will soon come.Article Source: http://www.newsytype.com/13798-clone-wooly-mammoth/

Without even getting into ethics, I don't think it's a good idea to be resurrecting species that have been extinct for long enough for their natural environment to have disappeared. The consequences for the environment and other species could seriously outweigh the almost non-existant benefits. I mean, what are we gaining here. Sure, it's cool to brag to your buddies that you have powers of necromancy, but what else is there to gain?

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03-10-2013, 06:24 PM
RE: So, are you going to eat a Woolly Mammoth?
We can grow meat in labs now. Yumm. Add mammoth meat.
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03-10-2013, 06:33 PM
RE: So, are you going to eat a Woolly Mammoth?
(03-10-2013 05:46 PM)Ohio Sky Wrote:  ...
I don't think it's a good idea to be resurrecting species threads that have been extinct for long enough for their natural environment to have disappeared.
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03-10-2013, 07:45 PM
Re: So, are you going to eat a Woolly Mammoth?
Id buy a big mammoth leg for $25

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03-10-2013, 08:01 PM
RE: So, are you going to eat a Woolly Mammoth?
(03-10-2013 06:33 PM)DLJ Wrote:  
(03-10-2013 05:46 PM)Ohio Sky Wrote:  ...
I don't think it's a good idea to be resurrecting species threads that have been extinct for long enough for their natural environment to have disappeared.
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Fixt!

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I didn't do it! Tongue

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03-10-2013, 11:03 PM
RE: So, are you going to eat a Woolly Mammoth?
(03-10-2013 08:01 PM)Ohio Sky Wrote:  
(03-10-2013 06:33 PM)DLJ Wrote:  Fixt!

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04-10-2013, 12:08 AM
RE: So, are you going to eat a Woolly Mammoth?
(03-10-2013 05:46 PM)Ohio Sky Wrote:  Without even getting into ethics, I don't think it's a good idea to be resurrecting species that have been extinct for long enough for their natural environment to have disappeared. The consequences for the environment and other species could seriously outweigh the almost non-existant benefits. I mean, what are we gaining here. Sure, it's cool to brag to your buddies that you have powers of necromancy, but what else is there to gain?

It'd just be amazing science. Can't ever see more than 1 or 2 being cloned anyway. And the environment and other species are already under unsustainable pressure. It will lead to advances in cloning science too, no doubt.
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