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Scientists to Clone Woolly Mammoth

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posted on Mar, 13 2012 @ 10:46 AM
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I think the title pretty much sums it up. Heres the article Huffington Post Article

This would be one of the greatest scientific achievements in the history of man
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posted on Mar, 13 2012 @ 11:00 AM
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Originally posted by OGOldGreg
I think the title pretty much sums it up. Heres the article Huffington Post Article

This would be one of the greatest scientific achievements in the history of man
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Or stupidest.

We will clone a cave man after this.
Probably go on down the line and recreate everyone we have bones for.



posted on Mar, 13 2012 @ 11:03 AM
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And what is the bad part about that? This is what biology is all about. If they can do these things think of the possibilities.



posted on Mar, 13 2012 @ 12:06 PM
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interesting...remember 'dolly' the cloned sheep? dolly was try number 277..wonder what the other 276 looked like

en.wikipedia.org...(sheep)

something to think about as sience births forth new abnormalities in an atempt to artificialy bring life back from death...



posted on Mar, 13 2012 @ 12:29 PM
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I hope they bring back Chris Farley



posted on Mar, 13 2012 @ 12:33 PM
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They should clone the starchild.

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posted on Mar, 13 2012 @ 12:34 PM
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Originally posted by OGOldGreg
And what is the bad part about that? This is what biology is all about. If they can do these things think of the possibilities.


The reason they shouldn't is because there are too many unpredictable possibilities.



posted on Mar, 13 2012 @ 12:38 PM
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posted on Mar, 13 2012 @ 01:04 PM
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I think if these scientists are smart enough to be able to figure out how to clone a a creature that hasn't been alive for 10,000 years, i think they can figure out the dangers of doing so and are aware of what theyre getting themselves into



posted on Mar, 13 2012 @ 01:44 PM
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Originally posted by smithjustinb

Originally posted by OGOldGreg
And what is the bad part about that? This is what biology is all about. If they can do these things think of the possibilities.


The reason they shouldn't is because there are too many unpredictable possibilities.


Zombie Apocalypse




Bring em' on!!!



posted on Mar, 13 2012 @ 01:59 PM
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Originally posted by newcovenant

Or stupidest.

We will clone a cave man after this.
Probably go on down the line and recreate everyone we have bones for.


Slippery slope go away now please.


Originally posted by smithjustinb

Originally posted by OGOldGreg
And what is the bad part about that? This is what biology is all about. If they can do these things think of the possibilities.


The reason they shouldn't is because there are too many unpredictable possibilities.


Could you name one please. And no slippery slopes thank you.
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posted on Mar, 13 2012 @ 02:12 PM
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How can they possibly be aware of a creature that lived back then? Clone Oonga and ask him his opinion? Here is some biology for ya-a cure for cancer. Good to know these scientists have their priorties straight. Jurassic Park, here we come.


 
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posted on Mar, 13 2012 @ 02:48 PM
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interesting...remember 'dolly' the cloned sheep? dolly was try number 277..wonder what the other 276 looked like


 



And now look... there is the "Lambs Virus" that crosses species (cows, sheep, goats, etc) and is hard to detect until the animal gives birth to a deformed baby which dies soon after birth...



posted on Mar, 13 2012 @ 02:55 PM
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I'm of two minds with this.

One; totally cool-geeked-out-brilliant-awesome. Constantly fascinated by science.

Two. Creating an organism that hasn't been seen for over 4,000 years. A brand new vector, a brand new host, a brand new incubator for present-day viruses that would merge its RNA with the mamoth's DNA, and we get brand new viruses!

Just because we CAN do something doesn't necessitate our actually DOING it.

My two cents



posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 08:52 AM
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Originally posted by DoNotForgetMe
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How can they possibly be aware of a creature that lived back then? Clone Oonga and ask him his opinion? Here is some biology for ya-a cure for cancer. Good to know these scientists have their priorties straight. Jurassic Park, here we come.


 
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Clearly a Republican



posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 08:54 AM
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Messing with evolution is pretty dumb.



posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 09:02 AM
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Without "messing with evolution" things like prosthetic limbs, and hundreds if not thousands of medicines would not exist.



posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 09:03 AM
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Jurassic Park FTW!!



posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 09:06 AM
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Prosthetic limbs are irrelevant. What are you talking about?

And medicines are not even in the same ballpark. Resurrecting a creature that has been dead for thousands of years is dumb and serves absolutely no purpose other than "look what we can do." The negatives far outweigh the "cool" factor.

Maybe they should try focusing on something that can actually help humanity. There is no practicality in cloning.



posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 09:19 AM
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What if the cloned Mammoth had a protein that could reverse cancer? lol i'm kiddin, no really...


But there are both benefits and detrimental effect of cloning...

Upsetting the ecosystem (can be controlled)
New virus (can be controlled)
Possible Benefits (biological parts)
and many more.......



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