Resurrected Ibex Dies Shortly After Cloning

Submitted by: opiebreath 8 years ago in Science
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/cloned-goat-dies-after-attempt-to-bring-species-back-from-extinction-1522974.html

The experiment might have failed, but it"s still a big step for science.
There are 39 comments:
Female 231
ZOMBIES!!!!!!!!!!!! I know it`s not exact but JESUS CHRIST!@#$% They`re gonna bring back some zombie T-Rex and brain craving raptors next....didn`t they see Jurassic Park?!
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Male 52
God told them no. When a species dies, it`s supposed to stay dead. Yes, us too.
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Male 2,395
We hardly knew ye, ibex. :(
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Female 1,231
Oh, whoops! Sorry Loxen, I was wondering where I dropped those drugs.

Anyway...

I don`t see the point in trying to bring back existing species, but helping endangered ones is a good idea. If cloning science can advance, that is, to a point where it isn`t painful to just be alive.

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Female 1,386
If what Turnshroud is correct then I`m totally seeing a distant future a few million years from now, where humans have adapted to fill every nitch on earth, like the Dinosaurs did back in their time. Dolphin-like mutant sea humans, long necked leaf eating humans, Creepy cave dwelling spider humans... aaahhhhh. *goes off to write a best selling novel of this future event*
Wait, would that mean that our current adaptable scavenger animals of the earth would be all thats left? So... roaches and rats would still be around to adapt... In this distant future maybe Giant Land roaches are domesticated for a food source, people eating their nasty eggs, treating them like huge chickens. Since humans would be filling all the other roles, and you can`t very well eat people...
*looks down at coffee*... is this thing laced?
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Female 738
Instead of wasting resources on cloning extinct animals, perhaps we should work on saving the ones we already have.
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Male 1,204
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poor Ibex, its the only species in the history of our known history to have gone extinct, twice."

lol...
meh, oh well. screw them. :D

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Female 4,225
Haha, compys.

Less serious now, what if compys became the new guard dogs?

Man: *breaks in*
*compy appears a few minutes later as man stuffs things in bag*
Man: Oh, hello there little fella
*Compy comes closer and makes noises*
Man: You’re a curious little fella aren’t ya? *Extends hand*
*More compys appear*
Man: I sees yous gots friends, aye fella?
*First compy lands on hand, walks along arm*
Man: Oh no ya don’t *Tries to grab compys neck but gets bitten* OWW!! Ya little brutes!
*Compys come at him*

*Man screams as he gets eaten by compys*

The net day the owner comes along and laughs at the dead man. Cuts himself…dies

But it CAN be done, like an exterior defense. They could develop a gas that will only affect the compies. Or we can make it more psychological. Hmm…

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Male 606
I still am waiting for that compy.
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Female 4,225
(cont...)

Conclusion: The world must adapt to man. You see any the dodo birds running around? Exactly.

It’s a cold-hearted, evil, cruel, vile, scorn worthy, unfair, disastrous truth. But we just have to face up to the fact that we are humans; and as humans, we will rise and fall.

Look, everything adapts. As we as humans evolved, we developed generalized and specialized limbs. In time, we became the most adaptive. We even learned to use fire, which sped things up.

The point: we’re damned if we do and we’re damned if we don’t. There’ll still be an imbalance.

But one thing is certain, if ever we clone extinct animals, I bet we’d wish we hadn’t. That is…if it weren’t too late.

*Grins*

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Female 4,225
*Hums Flintstones theme followed by Jurassic Park Theme*


People! I haveth a revelation from the Powers that be…DON’T MESS AROUND WITH GOD AND/OR NATURE! That’s their turf. Kapeesh?

*Clears throat*

Look, sure we can try to save animals now that we’re more aware. But lets get a few facts straight

1) We are man
-Man is best, and if you look inside your mouth a mirror, LOOK! Canines and incisors!
-Didn’t God say something about inheriting the lands? The Qu’ran, at least, says that Adam is- the inheritor of the Garden or something of the like. I don’t know what your Old Testament says.

2) Animals evolve and adapt
-Time and time again, if you can’t adapt, bug off, Survival of the Fittest. Look it up
-Social Darwinism, where we get the survival of the fittest PHRASE, says that those who cannot adapt/survive will fail and die off.

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Male 4,793
poor Ibex, its the only species in the history of our known history to have gone extinct, twice.
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Male 285
opie you should have said "cloned SHEEP" instead of "cloned IBEX", how smart do you have to be to know what an IBEX was before clicking this link?
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Male 31
I can has mammoth in zoo nao?
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Male 240
@primetimekin

Not better... best. ;-P

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Male 358
There`s a restaurant chain in my are called "Dinosaur BBQ". In two generations we could have the REAL thing! *licks lips*
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Male 358
SWEET! Bring on the dinosaurs! LOTS of them, so they`ll want us to HUNT them to keep the population under control! I bet they`re TASTY, too!

"Nice caribou. ME? No. I have a RAPTOR over MY fireplace."

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Male 7,933
"devy87 - yeah, nature is actively deciding whether or not a species should, or should not, become extinct.. Wait, no it doesn`t! It`s not like the species we, the humans, have hunted to extinction became extinct because of "nature" or "a god" deciding it should."

boo freaking hoo, we are terrible people who kill other species.
*teardrop
*teardrop falling
*violin playing in backgrounds

All carnivores hunt, we are just better at it.

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Male 7,933
Ah yes one big step for science.

We now have the power to kill things that were once already dead.

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Male 9,306
What would you gain by cloning Jesus? People going after a baby that is supposedly the savior, and then disappointed when he grows up like a child star, given they can find his cells and hair samples AND he doesn`t die prematurely due to breathing difficulties. Then you`d have all those people screaming false prophet, the ones screaming "BLASPHEMY! HE WAS BORN FROM SCIENCE! EVIL SCIENCE! NOT A VIRGIN!", and then other religious extremists trying to kidnap him away from the other groups because they "have the wrong idea of Jesus, WE have the right one."

You`d get a LOT of crap.

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Female 5,139
"Friday, February 06, 2009 8:36:39 AM
but what if we could clone jesus?"

omg do it..
but no dinosaurs...¬.¬

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Male 3,301
I think it`s time for an Ibex barbeque.

You know you want to.

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Male 168
"How about you read the actual link next time, hm?"

I did read the article. IMHO the second didn`t offer enough to justify another post that basically said the same thing.

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Male 1,297
but what if we could clone jesus?
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Male 7,378
frankengoat?
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Male 3,431
I don`t trust people enough to think that cloning anything will end up in any way other than disaster.
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Male 1,526
STFU CHRISTFAGS! I say keep at it until you succeed!

in the name of SCIENCE!

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Male 467
devy87 - yeah, nature is actively deciding whether or not a species should, or should not, become extinct.. Wait, no it doesn`t! It`s not like the species we, the humans, have hunted to extinction became extinct because of "nature" or "a god" deciding it should.

kairobert, you saved my day :P

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Male 302
I`m sorry... but the last one known to be alive got bashed in the head with a falling tree? That`s God or nature or whatever saying that this species just isn`t supposed to be alive.
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Male 423
Am I the only one that thinks we should prevent extinction instead of just cloning once there all dead? Just a thought.
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Male 3,463
Today goats, tomorrow.. THE WORLD!!!

I volunteer myself to be cloned!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_7BaiHmu...

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Male 1,623
"Hmm What happens when you try to play God. Bad things. And the world is in the whole money wise and someone is wasting money on trying to clones some dumb goat. yeah the end is near."

Haha.
Hear that? I laugh at you.

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Female 15,763
It`s a different article, Slip. It details how the experiment failed more.

How about you read the actual link next time, hm?

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Male 168
Seriously? This story was just posted on here a few days ago...
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Male 240
Maybe soon we`ll have giant arthropods between our walls. Nah, doubt it.
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Male 12
Hmm What happens when you try to play God. Bad things. And the world is in the whole money wise and someone is wasting money on trying to clones some dumb goat. yeah the end is near.
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Male 502
fail
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Female 5,139
We shouldn`t bring back extinct animals... we should prevent what we have from going extinct in the first place.
they are extinct for a reason, whether it`s our fault or not, it happened and thats that o.o

it will be dinosaurs next..i tell you...we are doomed.

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Female 15,763
Link: Resurrected Ibex Dies Shortly After Cloning [Rate Link] - The experiment might have failed, but it`s still a big step for science.
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