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6 Extinct Animals That Could Be Brought Back to Life


Science & Tech  (tags: animals, extinction, resurrection, mammoth, Tasmanian tiger, thylacine, passenger pigeon, gastric brooding frog, Carolina parakeet, saber-toothed cat, smilodon )

Freya
- 215 days ago - livescience.com
There are some extinct species -- such as the woolly mammoth, shown above -- that may be brought back to life if scientists can overcome some practical hurdles and thorny ethical questions.



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David C. (25)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 1:33 pm
" The later it gets, the more we have to distract ourselves from the fact, that soon it will be too late. " -- Helmut Seethaler, 1200 Wien

for me, this "monster mammoth revival" thread WAS ALREADY getting -exXXXXtremely- boring and nauseating (to put it mildly), and extremely overreported; a few nanograms of purebread idiocrazy - and I wonder how many more headlines and columnmillimeters/KB they wanna squeeze out of it. Seems that the 'need' of or rather compulsion for distractions/diversions/repression(of the essential) is ever increasing.
 

gabriele jefferson (147)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 2:34 pm
noted and read
 

Sue Matheson (71)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 3:03 pm
thanks
 

Natasha Salgado (520)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 4:55 pm
NO NO NO...horrible idea. We must look after the animals here now before they too suffer the same fate.
 

Terry King (108)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 8:03 pm
Oooh, ahhh, that's how it always starts. Then later there's running and screaming.
 

Donn M. (1)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 8:09 pm
Well for sure there could be running and screaming with some of those! Maybe start with the pigeon and parakeet.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 8:55 pm
What's in the past is IN THE PAST. Help the animals and birds and other creature that are still alive STAY alive. And don't forget, humans are animals too ... let's help are own starving and homeless and sick people!
 

John S. (303)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 7:30 am
Some practical hurdles and thorny ethical questions? That sounds like an understatement. Otherwise National Geographic has a better article on this at http://www.nationalgeographic.com/deextinction. Personally, I think it's a fantasy that hinders assistance to animals that need help now,
 

GGmaSheila D. (169)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 9:31 am
Instead of reviving those oldies, why don't the scientists work on saving those still alive now, or bringing back some of the ones made extinct by palm oil plantations, by fracking, by mining blowing up mountaintops, by pipelines...sense a theme here...

Let them rest in peace because they'd never have it if brought back. These animals would be caged and studied and treated just a inhumanely as the animals today. Sad, science hasn't learned not to mess with Mother Nature...she always has some way to get back at us.
 

Brian M. (145)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 9:42 pm
I think it will be easier to reintroduce animals that have gone extinct during the 20th century and whose habitats may still be similar to what they once had when they thrived as opposed to animals that have been extinct for millions of years and that may not have an adequate habitat in the modern era. One thing that the anti-technology minded may not be considering is that this technology is not just crucial for bringing back extinct species: it could prove invaluable in keeping endangered species from going extinct.
 
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