Stewart Brand: The Dawn Of De-Extinction

Submitted by: richanddead 3 years ago Science

Bringing back extinct animals. Are we ready?
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Female 2,691
Fascinating.
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Male 28
The first second I thought is that a tumor on his face.
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Male 3,949
@Squrlz4Sale: Your absolutely right, I did think of it. I don`t know why I didn`t, very odd.
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Female 6,381
Blaming humans alone for the passenger pigeon`s extinction was debunked by someone a while back. He calculated the amount of lead shot necessary to bring them all down and figured that in some areas, you`d be walking on a carpet of the stuff. Also, at some point, the passenger would be down to the level of other similar pigeons which have survived to this day - why would the passenger alone go extinct? I skim-read the piece in a doctor`s office or something and don`t have the article at hand. Anyone recognize what I`m talking about?
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Male 37,910

God gave man dominion over the animals.
So if we killed them all off, it`s God`s will, leave it that way.
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Male 6,227

LOL @ Draculya`s comment. Reminds me of what is probably my favorite *Onion* story of all time.
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Male 4,431
Science is wonderful. And scary. And amazing. And awe inspiring. And awesome. :-)
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Male 2,711
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Male 2,711
"Mr. Hammond, after careful consideration, I`ve decided not to endorse your park."
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Male 1,625
"Life... uh. Finds a way."
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Male 4,893

HA. I second what Draculya said.
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Male 14,775
I vote for something yummy, like the Dodo. Always wanted to try dodo meat.

Naw, I`d simply clone my wife and leave her for her younger self aged 18.
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Male 1,497
I hope they do.
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Male 6,227

Hmmmm. I keep thinking I`ve seen this plot before somewhere, but I just can`t put my paw on it (below).

Seriously, it seems to me that by not making even a passing reference to *Jurassic Park* here, the presenter dropped the ball. I`m sure that was the thought in the back of the minds of 90% of the audience.

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Male 36,543
18 minutes? *grumble grumble*

Oh, it`s a TED? You should mention that in the description, eh?

Very nice! The sort of thing that the "general public" can really get excited about! I`d love to see the Dodo Bird come back :-) Giant Sloth? Yes Woolly Mammoths (and Woolly Rhinos!) used to cover North America, but humans ate them all, nom nom nom!

Saber-tooth Tigers! Smilodons Actually Hells yes!
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Male 3,949
Link: Stewart Brand: The Dawn Of De-Extinction [Rate Link] - Bringing back extinct animals. Are we ready?
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