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Is this a good idea? Is it getting close to reviving dead people one day? And would that be a good idea?
Scientists are debating whether we can truly bring back vanished species—and, if so, whether we should.
animals ok. Not so much for people. Better to depopulate the world to under 1 billion, once a few more technological breakthroughs are made
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I'm cool with it. They will or already have anyway, so why not.. I wouldn't mind seeing a saber tooth tiger anyway.
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What if they ever expanded this to people?
Whether or not it's a good idea we're probably going to do it anyway. We're human. Our curiosity levels alot of the time get in the way of our ability to reason and/or make a good judgment call.
Like that famous line in the movie Jurassic Park: "We're so preoccupied with whether or not we could we didn't stop to think whether or not we should "
Same goes for alien contact. If we one day have the opportunity to contact aliens we probably will. Our curiosity will get the best of us whether or not it's a good idea.
I think you are right. Great line too btw. I think it would be awesome to bring the mammoth back, but fear we won't stop there and worry that we may start tinkering with ourselves one day. And that has disaster written all over it.
Governments are so far behind technology, that by the time they try to stop a problem that could occur, scientist will have probably already done it, and opened Pandora's box.
It would be awesome indeed. But then again, they're extinct for a reason.
And honestly, I wouldn't doubt we've already begun to tinker with humans in some underground government lab 3 miles underground somewhere.
The stuff we'll never hear about...
I would be surprised if they didn't already..
god awful idea
theres a reason things go extinct
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The funny thing is that the scientists that are doing this probably believe in evolution and natural selection. If they do this does that mean they don't believe natural selection? Haha!
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I believe this is already being done on a daily basis by many
Im in favor of bringing back any animals that will eat humans
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I would like to see them bring back all species of dinosaurs & just let them run wild & do what they do.
No. It probably means they want to play with dinosaurs and shit.
Google stem cell research, genetic engineering, etc. etc.
We're screwing with the human genome as much as we can.
It's scary to imagine what they are doing with gene splicing inside of black government programs.
Not really. We're nowhere near being able to alter people's genome yet.
What happens when we are?
No one has the slightest frickin' idea. The only thing I'll guarantee are lots of ethics trials.
The positives could be amazing though. No more type 1 diabetes. No more autism (well, the kind that is genetically inherited). No more achondroplasia. No more people born blind, deaf, anything. Dramatically increased resistance to cancer (not sure if we'll ever be 'immune', but some people think we could be). Dramatically increased resistance to Alzheimers. Potential cures for MS, ALS, etc.
It's going to change the world like nothing we've ever seen.
But if that reason was simply humans being total dickwads shouldn't we give them another shot if we can.
I can't imagine it's ever a cost-effective measure to recreate enough genetic diversity within a species to avoid an extinction vortex.
Besides, the second we kill something off, another organism fills the previous one's niche, so we'd have to make them able to out-compete everyone else for resources.
Too much money, too much time.
Excellent article expanding on the subject here.
Scientists could someday resurrect Neanderthals—or at least their cells—to help modern humans. Would it be ethical?
Too much competition in their ecosystems to warrant reintroduction to their natural environments. Their environments have also changed a lot since they've been gone. Today, THEY would be the invasive species.
However, humans are an arrogant race. They'll probably do it anyway and f*ck up the world further. I can't help but wonder when some dumb a-hole is going to genetically engineer animals to have features they don't naturally have (like a tiger with gigantic bat wings or a tarantula the size of a car).
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