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originally posted by: Astrocyte
a reply to: SargonThrall
1) That isn't actually possible i.e. the DNA is too degraded to be usable
2) I don't think insects pose the sort of danger that resurrecting dinosaurs would create
3) It would be cool to see a mega-sized insect. Is it wrong to change an existing species as a function of changing oxygen levels? I don't think so. Of course, I may be biased, but insects don't have much of a sentience about them, so I don't think we would be dealing with PETI (people for the ethical treatment of insects), because, that would seem sort of petty.
Is it not ok to entertain ourselves with things like this? A part of me thinks its harmless and would be a spectacle to be appreciated. I'm not calling for a mass transformation of existing insects - just a playful experiment to see if they could be made larger - and if yes, why not?