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13 March 2019 - 4:26pm

Scientists Revive Wooly Mammoth Cells

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It looks like scientists are getting close to cloning and bringing back the extinct Wooly Mammoth, which I think is pretty cool, but it does bring up the question of how far scientists should go when it comes to bringing back extinct species.

What's your take on it?

https://www.geek.com/news/scientists-wake-up-ancient-woolly-mammoth-cell...

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13 March 2019 - 11:21pm
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It sounds like they are a long way off from bringing one back to life. But I think they are going to need to keep working on this. At the rate we are sending species extinct its going to be necessary in the future to preserve our wildlife.

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14 March 2019 - 12:15am
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i have no understanding for things like that...we are so stupid...
i mean our planet is dying right now, and no one really cares...
instead, money and knowledge are wasted on stupid research like this
sorry only my point of view

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14 March 2019 - 2:34am
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vomvom12 wrote:

i have no understanding for things like that...we are so stupid...
i mean our planet is dying right now, and no one really cares...
instead, money and knowledge are wasted on stupid research like this
sorry only my point of view

I agree, people throw so much money into research around the world to find cures for their sick loved ones, and these scientists seem to not find any cure with so much resources.
But they can bring back a wooly mammoth from extinction. This is crazy if you ask me.

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14 March 2019 - 2:37am
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All of that being said, personally, I think it would be pretty cool if they did that, it's a complete waste of resources, but think of the possibilities if they succeeded in reviving an animal that's long been extinct.
With enough money, people could have their pets back.

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14 March 2019 - 6:04am
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WaroftheGods wrote:

All of that being said, personally, I think it would be pretty cool if they did that, it's a complete waste of resources, but think of the possibilities if they succeeded in reviving an animal that's long been extinct.
With enough money, people could have their pets back.

hey warofthegods that is already possible since 1996....have you never heard of dolly the sheep ?
the first mammal wich was cloned just from cells of the original sheep.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolly_(sheep)

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14 March 2019 - 6:21am
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vomvom12 wrote:

i have no understanding for things like that...we are so stupid...
i mean our planet is dying right now, and no one really cares...
instead, money and knowledge are wasted on stupid research like this
sorry only my point of view

Actually I think that as you say, so many species are dying and the planet is warming etc, this sort of research may turn out to be vital for future generations to rebalance a damaged ecosystem.

Though I don't think a woolly mammoth is going to be very suited to our present and near future climate!

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14 March 2019 - 4:45pm
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I think an argument for something like this is that there will be other scientific breakthroughs and inventions that stem from getting these old animals back. There may be something from these animals that they can learn to help better the human condition such as medicines and what have you.

Think along the lines of things that were invented as a result of the space program such as CAT scans, solar panels, LASIK, and more.

As for Ed's point, they may have to shave that Wooly Mammoth to have it fit in with the warming conditions... which would make it an elephant I think?

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14 March 2019 - 10:06pm
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As for Ed's point, they may have to shave that Wooly Mammoth to have it fit in with the warming conditions... which would make it an elephant I think?

Ha-ha-ha... lol..so that's the point of the whole process a Smile

Woolly Mammoth is a cool looking animal I must admit but isn't the whole point of the evolution that one specie extinction lead to other more adaptable successor specie survival..i.e already shaved mammoths Wink

You all guys have a point above..and I won't argue no one...just 'll say I've heard of quite more stupid ways of state money being spent...and it's not scientists fault for that but the governments.

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15 March 2019 - 2:09am
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yes all guys have a point above..and I won't argue no one...just 'll say I've heard of quite more stupid ways of state money being spent...and it's not scientists fault for that but the governments.

that is what i mean governments burn tax money from their citizens all around the globe...
when i thing about the bank rescue from the last crash ...and the citizens
had to pay for it with their tax money...only here in germany it was a double-digit billion euro amount...!
burned money...and after that they have not regulated anything
but for realy important things like the environment there is no money

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15 March 2019 - 2:37pm
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They are far from reviving the actual animal, but who knows, they may succeed one day. It'd be interesting to see whether they would.

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16 March 2019 - 6:28am
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I have heard of Dolly the sheep, but that was cloned from a live animal. To bring an extinct species back to life is a whole different ballgame.

You always see those pictures of a sabertooth Tiger fighting a wooly mammoth, that would be cool to see in my lifetime.

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I don't know whether such a well-preserved sabertooth tiger has ever been found so that DNA can be extracted.

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16 March 2019 - 3:19pm
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CL-Ed wrote:

It sounds like they are a long way off from bringing one back to life. But I think they are going to need to keep working on this. At the rate we are sending species extinct its going to be necessary in the future to preserve our wildlife.

That's a very good point Ed! It's really sad to think what happens with the wildlife, how people and their actions affect the wildlife and nature in general.

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I don't know whether such a well-preserved sabertooth tiger has ever been found so that DNA can be extracted.

I get lost in my thoughts sometimes. Every once in awhile it'll happen when I'm leaving a comment somewhere, which is where the rambling starts lol

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