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Originally posted by spacedoubt
So if current research procededs, and we gain the ability to clone the beast.
would the Asian elephant provide the best surrogate?
[edit on 18-12-2005 by spacedoubt]
Originally posted by stumason
Indeed...at least mammoths are not man-eaters..... But, if they can do this with fluffy elephants, then what else can they do it with?
But imagine the possibilites. You could recreate a Neanderthal and find out if they can speak, find out how smart they can be...But then you get ethical considerations as well. Is it a lab animal? Would it be afforded "human" rights?