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Mammoth back in 5 years?
#21
No, you assumed, as did I, that the 'so called' journalist was referring to the portion underneath, which was found in the solid ice strata below the tundra. The Whore, who was most definitely Not an english major(snicker) failed to insert 'partial' or 'portion' into the description, and we mentally did the inserting on our own.

I was also guilty as charged. S4
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#22
Hey, don't beat yourselves up ... even if it's jerky, there's probably DNA to be had. And judging from this last winter, we could probably provide suitable habitat soon right here in Colorado. An Elk will feed my family for about a year. I would imagine that one of these things could probably feed a multitude. What's not to love? ... bring on those wooly burgers!!
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#23
I agree. I'm all for bringing back past extinctions, if for nothing else just to see what they are like.

I want to see a live smilodon, or terror bird. That would be neat. S1


14 extinct animals that could be resurrected
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#24
If we can bring back some extinct species, will that help to shut up the endangered species crowd?

I mean, snail darters...really.
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#25
(05-31-2013, 08:03 PM)WmLambert Wrote: If we can bring back some extinct species, will that help to shut up the endangered species crowd?

I mean, snail darters...really.

They can maybe be resurrected but that doesn't solve the problem of "suitable habitat" ... or keep California families and agriculture from the stupidity that is getting them screwed ...

http://westernfarmpress.com/blog/califor...05-minnows
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#26
What about recloning extinct species on-demand for hunting purpose?

Like that we wouldn't have to worry about current endangered species...

Mammoths could be useful to flood the tusk market in Asia and stop the elephant poaching business in Africa.
Mammoths produce much more ivory than elephants according to 19th century etchings...

Suitable habitat? What for? Industrial farming doesn't need that.
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(06-01-2013, 05:37 PM)Fredledingue Wrote: Suitable habitat? What for? Industrial farming doesn't need that.

Read the article fred. Agriculture needs water, and huge amounts of it are being diverted to 'save' an obscure minnow's 'habitat' ... the entire 'endangered' population of which could probably be housed in a swimming pool. Instead, farming communities and families are getting destroyed. In this case protecting a species doesn't require fancy cloning techniques, you could do the job with a large bait tank. Instead, the feds have decided that it's worth massive unemployment, economic destruction and on going water shortages.

Sure he may look cute but would YOUR entire livelihood be worth maintaining this little bastard's standard of living?
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#28
John L, I would like to see a live smilodon too, so I can see how it can bite anything with those oversize curved fangs.
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#29
(06-02-2013, 02:35 PM)Ron Lambert Wrote: John L, I would like to see a live smilodon too, so I can see how it can bite anything with those oversize curved fangs.

The best explanation I have read/heard is that those fangs are made for slashing the jugular veins of large prey, by running up next to the animal, pouncing on the side of the victim, and then slashing downward into the neck, ripping open the arteries. Then the victim would bleed to death quickly.

Also, the mandibular condyles are angled so as to allow for a wider opening of the lower jaw, more so than big cats today.
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#30
For bringing back the mammoth, because they are late, scientists kick the can two more years.

https://futurism.com/4-we-could-see-wool...two-years/
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(01-29-2018, 06:50 PM)Fredledingue Wrote: For bringing back the mammoth, because they are late, scientists kick the can two more years.

https://futurism.com/4-we-could-see-wool...two-years/

No telling how many times this will be repeated, but sooner or later this and other extinct critters will be resurrected. Once one species is brought back it is just a matter of time before others reappear. S22
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#32
They are talking about giving an elephant mammoth traits. We won't have a real mammoth. Just a hybrid. Because the ovule still has to be 100% modern elephant, and because the injected DNA won't be 100% mammoth, it will be less than 50% mammoth, maybe 20% only. It's not clear whether more is possible. But even so, I wish they succeed before our elephants disappear.
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(02-04-2018, 05:31 PM)Fredledingue Wrote: They are talking about giving an elephant mammoth traits. We won't have a real mammoth. Just a hybrid. Because the ovule still has to be 100% modern elephant, and because the injected DNA won't be 100% mammoth, it will be less than 50% mammoth, maybe 20% only. It's not clear whether more is possible. But even so, I wish they succeed before our elephants disappear.

My understanding is that they take a mammoth's genes and use it to impregnate a female elephant. The first generation baby would be 50% mammoth. Let the female 50/50 grow up, and then again inject mamoth's genes, impregnating the female. The second generation would be 75/25. The third would be 87.5/13.5.

You could probably go to a fourth, but it probably wouldn't be necessary. Once you have several breeding pairs, creating a herd is a no-brainer. S22
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#34
That's assuming that they can recover 100% of the original mammoth genes.
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(02-05-2018, 05:44 AM)Fredledingue Wrote: That's assuming that they can recover 100% of the original mammoth genes.

I'm sure they have already done that.  Remember that young mammoth that was found frozen and completely intact?
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