Should We Clone Extinct Animals?:

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51 Deboss23rd Nov 2011 11:39:26 PM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Or to eat them. I'm sure extinct species are the most delicious, that's why they got eaten.
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I don't know, the dodo was appearently fowl tasting.
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53 HellmanSabian26th Nov 2011 08:05:28 AM from England, The United Kingdom , Relationship Status: Maxing my social links
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55 Psyga31526th Nov 2011 12:51:38 PM from Dungeons & Dragons No Sekai , Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
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Plus cloned animals are gonna be too stupid to actually hunt for food like in the movie.
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56 TheBatPencil27th Nov 2011 08:07:16 AM from Glasgow, Scotland , Relationship Status: I'm just a hunk-a, hunk-a burnin' love
Obviously you can't reintroduce these species to the wild, but absolutely we should clone extinct animals if we ever get the resources to do that. Aside from the Rule of Cool I think it's important that we help preserve the awesome kinds of life on Earth, what with us being the only ones who can.

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57 ATC28th Nov 2011 06:38:57 AM from The Library of Kiev
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Yes, we probably should clone extinct animals, but for obvious reason (invasive species), we can't release them into nature.
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We could if they occupied now empty ecological niches. For example, reintroducing thylacines, which were important predators in Tasmania; now that dingoes are gone from southern Australia, reintroduction of thylacines there could also occur.
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59 larynxist28th Nov 2011 12:38:24 PM from her mother`s basement
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[up]It would be difficult to predict all of the consequences of reintroducing these animals, and disastrous if we make the wrong call.
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Well, reintroducing the small varieties of plesiosaur would be awesome.
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61 NoirGrimoir28th Nov 2011 06:28:42 PM from San Diego, CA , Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
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I fully support cloning terror birds. Just because I think it would make life more interesting.
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62 Carciofus29th Nov 2011 01:43:58 AM from Alpha Tucanae I
Is that cake frosting?
Being killed and eaten by something that goofy-looking would add insult to injury.

edited 29th Nov '11 1:44:10 AM by Carciofus

But they seem to
know where they are going, the ones who walk away from Omelas.

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64 Lawyerdude1st Dec 2011 10:56:21 AM from my secret moon base
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We should bring back the Hyracotherium. They were like fox-sized horses. Adorable!
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65 WertyYertrew4th Dec 2011 10:18:52 PM from on a bus. , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
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I'm not really sure. Cloning them for research abilities would be nice to increase our understanding of evolution, but then you've got unfortunate moral implications to deal with. Cloning them and releasing them into the wild would be... well, awesome, but it'll wreak havoc on the present natural ecosystem where animals wouldn't normally need or have adaptations necessary to deal with animals from millions of years ago.
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66 MarkerMage5th Dec 2011 08:25:25 AM from My own little world
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Who says that we'd have to release the clones into the wild?
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67 NoirGrimoir6th Dec 2011 10:41:18 PM from San Diego, CA , Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
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68 Carciofus6th Dec 2011 11:14:25 PM from Alpha Tucanae I
Is that cake frosting?
What about extinct animals which relied on wildly different environmental conditions?

For example, who would not love having dragonflies with a 75 cm (2.5 ft) wingspan flying around? But on the other hand, it is doubtful whether such an organism could even survive in an atmosphere with the current oxygen concentration: its respiratory system, like most insects', was rather primitive...

[up]Yeah, I agree with the article. Cloning mammoths within five years seems fairly unrealistic. Give it twenty more years, at least.

edited 6th Dec '11 11:17:42 PM by Carciofus

But they seem to
know where they are going, the ones who walk away from Omelas.

69 MarkerMage7th Dec 2011 07:58:44 AM from My own little world
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So we just keep the dragonfly in a room that's having extra oxygen pumped in and let visitors view it through a window.
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70 NoirGrimoir7th Dec 2011 04:01:34 PM from San Diego, CA , Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
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I don't fish, but giant dragonfly would probably make awesome fishing-tackle.
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Yes to cloning animals that went extinct because of humans (Which is almost everything that went extinct in the past 50000 years, including almost all ice Age species: everything alive today is an Ice Age survivor anyways), no to anything else. But since almost everything if not everything that can be cloned has gone extinct due to humans, I say do it.

And speaking of animals that went extinct naturally...if we ever do it, they'd better be locked up.

edited 1st May '15 7:38:01 AM by Bk-notburgerking

72 Kayeka1st May 2015 08:03:26 AM from Amsterdam , Relationship Status: Brony
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[up]Perhaps, in lieu of cloning, you can use you necromancy powers to revive extinct creatures instead?tongue
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74 TobiasDrake1st May 2015 09:29:53 AM from Colorado, USA , Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
What value exists in cloning back into existence a species no longer capable of being sustained by its habitat? Why bring things back just so they can die again - or worse, become an invasive species of a new habitat and wreak untold ecological disaster?

edited 1st May '15 9:30:46 AM by TobiasDrake

75 DeMarquis1st May 2015 09:36:45 AM from Hell, USA , Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
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What are we talking about here- the cloning of a few individuals for scientific purposes, or re-introducing a species into the wild? The former I could see, even support enthusiastically (who doesn't want to see a real Woolly Mammoth?) The later? Absolutely not, that's an ecological catastrophe waiting to happen.

Nice thread necro, by the way.
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