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Should Extinct species be brought back to life? (when science makes this possible)

Poll Results: 10,271 votes    vote on this poll
47%
No.
 
37%
Yes.
 
16%
Other.
 

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Jeanne Rogers
Tuesday September 30, 2014, 10:57 AM


The planet has far too many people and animals (mostly people) to support as it is. I promote and support birth control. I find it mind boggling that people that are unable to support and feed themselves continue to have more children. How can you condone having children if you cannot afford to give proper care and sufficient food?

We cannot support more lives that have already become extinct.

Helga Ganguly
Monday September 29, 2014, 10:35 PM


Natasha-I'll bring you back if you bring me back. We could have a Resurrection picnic.

Natasha Salgado
Monday September 29, 2014, 9:53 AM


No absolutely NOT.

Helga Ganguly
Saturday September 27, 2014, 9:42 PM


I propose we bring back human beings.

Molly Crane
Saturday September 27, 2014, 7:35 PM


There is no simple yes or no answer. The context should be examined, the purpose, the possible consequences, the ethical issues, and what and who would gain from it. For example: a species, previously an integral part to a local ecosystem, which became extinct because of an acute event (e.g., toxic waste, pollution, overfishing) might be considered if it would improve the same ecosystem. The eradication of anthrax might seem worthy of celebration, but recently it has been used in cancer treatments. Look at the question holistically.

JennyLynn Werner
Saturday September 27, 2014, 7:34 PM


It's possible that it might make sense to bring back an extinct species. We certainly should not bring all of them back as some will no longer have their natural predators or natural diseases/issues to keep them in check. It should be a very thorough vetting process and very well controlled if there are any species brought back.

JL A.
Saturday September 27, 2014, 2:42 PM


I also read that Helga and try to let people know (Helga's comment:
"I read about 6 months ago that Care2 is discontinuing polls which is a shame. I suggest that you send in poll questions and remain optimistic.If Care2 is at killing things as it is at fixing them, Polls has a long life ahead of it. ")

Katie D.
Friday September 26, 2014, 10:07 PM


No Never
We are not prepared to have dinosaur's here.

Kiersten Forkes
Friday September 26, 2014, 1:13 PM


things have naturally gone extinct since the beginning of time. its meant to happen at a certain pace.

William Moorman
Friday September 26, 2014, 1:00 PM


We need the dino to thin the population!



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