It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Aurochs were immortalised in prehistoric cave paintings and admired for their brute strength and "elephantine" size by Julius Caesar.
But despite their having gone the way of the dodo and the woolly mammoth, there are plans to bring the giant animals back to life.
Now Italian scientists are hoping to use genetic expertise and selective breeding of modern-day wild cattle to recreate the fearsome beasts which weighed around 2,200lb and stood 6.5 feet at the shoulder.
ethically speaking, if an species is
extinct then should we recreate it?
I don't understand. What possible ethical concern could there be? If you want to suggest that it might have unforeseen consequences...ok. But how is this an ethics question?
Are we as humans rightful in creating a species that have been extinct.
And then what control do we have on which group of
scientists brings back from extinction what species?
What criteria are you using to judge such a thing?
"We" who? You mean the two of us personally? Probably very little. Why does that matter? As for the scientists...presumably they'll pick what they want to do, or what they can get funding for, and try to recreate that.
If nature has made some species extinct, then who are we
humans to recreate them? Are we not tinkering with nature?
I mean if there is a species that is not wanted here and
someone recreates it, how do we ensure that this does not happen.
For example if someone were to recreate dinosuars,
would you not like to have control?
It's a link to a search I did for aurochs breeding programs
Originally posted by Cadbury
I've heard rumours that Affliction, Strikeforce and World Victory Road Sengoku are already in talks with the Italians to sign these beasts up to their organisations. I didn't believe them at the time, but now I'm not so sure...
(Get it? Julius Caesar? Colosseum? Fall of Rome 'n' all that?)