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Mammoth: Back from the dead

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  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    There was just a show on the National Geographic channel (4/12/13 10:00 pm est) called Mammoth Back from the dead. Korean scientist went into northern Siberia to search for permafrost that has preserved a viable Mammoth DNA. They found it in ice in a cave. They intend to use the DNA to clone a Mammoth. They got the egg from an elephant and were planning to go forward with the cloning. Sounds crazy to me. Do we have any business using science to bring back what lived 10,000 years ago ? Siberia has mass amounts of Mammoth remains. Apparently they lived there in large numbers.
    I'm interested in what other people think. To have cloned a sheep was one thing but this seems like a completely new story. Opinions ?

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mammoth
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    Have they thought to ask the Mammoth how he feels about this. I know if I had been peacefully sleeping for 10,000 years and some one woke me to join the world as it is today. I would be an unhappy Mammoth, they may not like the monster they created!
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    Boone Wrote: Have they thought to ask the Mammoth how he feels about this. I know if I had been peacefully sleeping for 10,000 years and some one woke me to join the world as it is today. I would be an unhappy Mammoth, they may not like the monster they created!
    Please advise me when I can order a mammoth steak at Outback!
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    Mammoths were a culture. And we know nothing about it. If an Elephant raises a Mammoth baby then you get a hippie elephant and not a Mammoth. Welcom to the nature vs. nurture dilemma.
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    Dutch Wrote:
    Boone Wrote: Have they thought to ask the Mammoth how he feels about this. I know if I had been peacefully sleeping for 10,000 years and some one woke me to join the world as it is today. I would be an unhappy Mammoth, they may not like the monster they created!
    Please advise me when I can order a mammoth steak at Outback!
    Great question Dutch. I didn't even think about that angle. If science has their way, I'd say in about 30 years it should be commercially available. Probably not (seriously) you would think there's still much investigation that would be done first.
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    Mammoths, no doubt, grew as slowly as elephants. What we need is Apatasaurus DNA or Duckbilled as those dino's grew fast(and huge) and maybe tasted like chicken or turkey.
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    Ft.myers, FL
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    TJ Wrote:
    Dutch Wrote:
    Boone Wrote: Have they thought to ask the Mammoth how he feels about this. I know if I had been peacefully sleeping for 10,000 years and some one woke me to join the world as it is today. I would be an unhappy Mammoth, they may not like the monster they created!
    Please advise me when I can order a mammoth steak at Outback!
    Great question Dutch. I didn't even think about that angle. If science has their way, I'd say in about 30 years it should be commercially available. Probably not (seriously) you would think there's still much investigation that would be done first.
    I just wonder do we have a zoo big enough to exploit it if it comes to life, or do we let it loose in Romney's yard?
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    What would be interesting is locating the DNA of our worst criminals and dictators in history to bring back to life. Than we could try them in courts for their evil deeds. Some of the worst like Hitler, McVay and Bin Laden, we could clone them back to living using their DNA, just like the Mammoth. We could repeat the cycle until everyone is satisfied with trying them for their hideous crimes against humanity. Wow, what a thought and stretch of possibilities. May become of forthcoming science fiction movie before it is reality.

    I wonder what criminals would think before commiting their evil deeds if this became true. In suffering repeatedly by the criminal forever by those who were victims of the criminals evil. I like it and it doesn't hurt to dream. Go for it whooly bulley Mammoth, it'll change us forever now.
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    AmcmurryFreedom Wrote: What would be interesting is locating the DNA of our worst criminals and dictators in history to bring back to life. Than we could try them in courts for their evil deeds. Some of the worst like Hitler, McVay and Bin Laden, we could clone them back to living using their DNA, just like the Mammoth. We could repeat the cycle until everyone is satisfied with trying them for their hideous crimes against humanity. Wow, what a thought and stretch of possibilities. May become of forthcoming science fiction movie before it is reality.

    I wonder what criminals would think before commiting their evil deeds if this became true. In suffering repeatedly by the criminal forever by those who were victims of the criminals evil. I like it and it doesn't hurt to dream. Go for it whooly bulley Mammoth, it'll change us forever now.
    This logic could be used to try one twin for what the other twin did. Identicle DNA does not mean they are the same person.