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Originally posted by TechUnique
I detest the idea of cloning any living being.. that being said I wouldn't protest ethical organ cloning in the name of saving lives and the betterment of human life..
This is just exploitation for entertainment and/or money. Yeah, we could learn some stuff from this. Doesn't mean its right. The idea of cloned beings disgusts me. Partly because I believe in god and in souls. Every inch of my being screams out against cloning I can't stress this enough..edit on 26/10/2010 by TechUnique because: (no reason given)
Mokele-mbembe: a living dinosaur?
by David Catchpoole
Over the past 100 years, there have been many reports of sightings, in a remote area of central Africa, of a swamp-dwelling animal known to local villagers as ‘mokele-mbembe’—the ‘blocker-of-rivers’.1–7 It is described as living mainly in the water, its size somewhere between that of a hippopotamus and an elephant, but with a squat body and a long neck that enables it to pluck leaves and fruit from plants near the water’s edge. The creature is said to climb the shore at daytime in search of food.8 Witnesses’ drawings show that mokele-mbembe resembles nothing recognisable as still living on Earth, but it does bear a startling likeness to a sauropod dinosaur known to us by its fossil skeletons—similar in shape to a small Apatosaurus.9
How's this for using the Internet in an unusual way? Stephen McCullah needs funds to finance an expedition to remote areas of the African Congo in search of unknown species of animals -- including a possible living dinosaur.
McCullah, 21, is reaching out to potential sponsors on Kickstarter, the Internet's funding site for creative projects.
"I'll be launching one of the first expeditions in this century with the goal of categorizing plant and animal species in the vastly unexplored Republic of the Congo," Missouri native McCullah wrote on Kickstarter.
"Our hope is to discover a wide variety of new species along the way," he explained. "I have a strong passion for exploring and researching the few 'impregnable' locations on Earth. The places that make people shudder are the ones I'm most drawn towards."
Dubbed "The Newmac Expedition," McCullah plans a preliminary three-month, five-man venture.