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Will Mammoths Roam the Earth Again?

Scientists to Attempt Mammoth Clone

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Russian scientists, in cooperation with counterparts in Japan and South Korea, have begun work on resurrecting the extinct woolly mammoth, using biological material recovered from Siberian permafrost to create a clone. Hawkoffire via Flickr.

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8:21AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Relax people, do you really think a live walking Woolly One is going to be frolicking in the arctic sometime soon or a few decades from now?

Breathe deeply and have a calming herbal tea or whatever it is you do to relax.

Scientists and other researchers often work on the improbable or next to impossible and get research funding to boot.

Odds are pretty good that we won't be running arctic tours to view the roaming woolly mammoth or tropical tours to watch a hoard to T-Rex gobbling up residents of any island beach in the future.

The fears of vegans and others that man will have BBQ woollies is just not going to happen, nor will hunters be out to get a head for their trophy--what are they going to use--a heat seeking missle?

As for the person stating that man is horrific, using the words: "Humans are a disgrace.The human race deserves to be exterminated off the planet."

Hmmm, yes we humans can be pretty revolting at times. Extermination is such a nasty word. Did you get up on the wrong side of the bed as usual? Humans can also be the source of beauty, love and compassion. It is unlikely that you will volunteer to eliminate yourself from the face of the planet so kindly do expect the rest of us to be exterminated either, even if some of us do deserve just that--you know the type-sociopaths, evil dictators and the vermin who rape, pillage and kill. Not all humans fit into that category. We evolved for some reason and deserve to be here as much as the sea tur

8:21AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Was too lengthy again, so to complete my comment below:

As for the person stating that man is horrific, using the words: "Humans are a disgrace.The human race deserves to be exterminated off the planet."

Hmmm, yes we humans can be pretty revolting at times. Extermination is such a nasty word. Did you get up on the wrong side of the bed as usual? Humans can also be the source of beauty, love and compassion. It is unlikely that you will volunteer to eliminate yourself from the face of the planet so kindly do expect the rest of us to be exterminated either, even if some of us do deserve just that--you know the type-sociopaths, evil dictators and the vermin who rape, pillage and kill. Not all humans fit into that category. We evolved for some reason and deserve to be here as much as the sea turtle and butterflies even if we are stupid enough to pollute and maim the planet-some of us try to reverse that little by little with what we have and usually it is not done with a whole lot of money!
Enjoy your day!

8:21AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Opps I meant kindly do NOT expect the rest of us....did not proofread, sorry!

7:34PM PDT on Jun 18, 2012

lets put that money and energy into preserving the life we have here NOW. they died out for a reason, and may even severely hurt life HERE.

10:05PM PDT on Apr 20, 2012

Why bring back some animal from the past only to bring it back to extinction again?! So many existing species are already on the verge of extinction. Is there a purpose to this project apart from gaining fame?

3:46PM PDT on Apr 19, 2012

Why? Let's protect the animals that are already here, and especially those that are endangered.

2:28PM PDT on Apr 17, 2012

An interesting idea but a lot of thought should be put into the concept before attempting it.

8:06AM PDT on Apr 16, 2012

Not sure where we could put them.
Sandi, please don't shout.

7:30AM PDT on Apr 16, 2012

just because science can do something dont mean it should.

6:06AM PDT on Apr 16, 2012

interesting, thank you

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