Return of the Mammoth - could we? Should We??

, posted: 22-Nov-2008 18:37

Saw this on the news and then found the link:
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=4622301n

As per Jurassic park where the Dinosaurs are resurrected from "stored DNA" - they say they may be able to bring back the Mammoth from hair balls.

If you're not familiar with the movie Jurassic park, prehistoric mosecuitos found in fossilised sap have blood extracted out of them, and hey presto you have the DNA of dinosaurs, mix that with the DNA of frogs, and you can create a park with living dinosaurs.

While the scientists at the time said there was no possibility of doing this, recently, using hair balls found around the Wooly Mammoths lifted from the ice, scientist have said that this may be possible.

So in 10 years could we be seeing wooly mammoths walking the Earth again??

The questions is though, should we do this.  Should we bring back annimals that for whatever reason, failed to stay alive during their own time, should we bring back the dinosaurs? Should we bring back the mammoths??

I think not.  These animals had their time, and for whatever reasons didn't survive.

But on the other hand, if though lack of education, malice or mis-management, humans kill off a species, then I think we should try to bring that species back.  Since it was not killed off by natural means but by the hand of man.



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