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Date: 03/18/13 08:05 AM

16 Responses to Stewart Brand: The Dawn Of De-Extinction

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    richanddead Male 18-29
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    March 18, 2013 at 8:06 am
    Link: Stewart Brand: The Dawn Of De-Extinction - Bringing back extinct animals. Are we ready?
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    March 18, 2013 at 9:11 am
    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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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    March 18, 2013 at 9:17 am

    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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    Mikeoxsbiggg Male 30-39
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    March 18, 2013 at 9:50 am
    I hope they do.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14621 posts
    March 18, 2013 at 11:19 am
    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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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    March 18, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    HA. I second what Draculya said.
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    ElMustache Male 18-29
    1625 posts
    March 18, 2013 at 12:32 pm
    "Life... uh. Finds a way."
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    chalket Male 50-59
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    March 18, 2013 at 12:54 pm
    "Mr. Hammond, after careful consideration, I`ve decided not to endorse your park."
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    chalket Male 50-59
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    March 18, 2013 at 12:57 pm
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    March 18, 2013 at 2:51 pm
    Science is wonderful. And scary. And amazing. And awe inspiring. And awesome. :-)
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    March 18, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    LOL @ Draculya`s comment. Reminds me of what is probably my favorite *Onion* story of all time.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 18, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    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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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    March 18, 2013 at 5:16 pm
    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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    richanddead Male 18-29
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    March 18, 2013 at 6:54 pm
    @Squrlz4Sale: Your absolutely right, I did think of it. I don`t know why I didn`t, very odd.
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    SirTNZ Male 70 & Over
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    March 18, 2013 at 9:04 pm
    The first second I thought is that a tumor on his face.
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    SavageChef Female 50-59
    2692 posts
    March 22, 2013 at 9:21 am
    Fascinating.

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