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Seven reasons we shouldn’t bring extinct animals back to life

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  • These are excellent and valid points. Some are totally rational others are highly emotional, none are truly considering the usefulness of scientific progress. By adopting this kind of mindset, no great discovery gets done because of all the « what if? » and « why ». Why do we all get vaccinated? Why

    These are excellent and valid points. Some are totally rational others are highly emotional, none are truly considering the usefulness of scientific progress. By adopting this kind of mindset, no great discovery gets done because of all the « what if? » and « why ». Why do we all get vaccinated? Why fighting against human cancer? Why trying to curb climate change? After all, this is all part of natural selection and it seems more than likely that our evolution would lead us to extinction, so why even bother?

  • Just as Jeff Goldblum says in Jurassic Park, "Just because we can doesn't mean we should."

    Lynn Rothschild is NASA's resident astrobiologist—yes, there really is such a thing—and comes at this thorny topic from a wonderfully researched angle. She dissects (not literally) the subject matter piece by

    Just as Jeff Goldblum says in Jurassic Park, "Just because we can doesn't mean we should."

    Lynn Rothschild is NASA's resident astrobiologist—yes, there really is such a thing—and comes at this thorny topic from a wonderfully researched angle. She dissects (not literally) the subject matter piece by piece, building up a strong argument for why we should let the dead rest.

  • The author presents some very valid points. I also believe this will be a huge failure due to the immediate lack of Evolution Progress, one that all current creatures possess as a necessary ingredient for thriving in today's global environment.

    One which a Wolly Mammoth has missed out over the course

    The author presents some very valid points. I also believe this will be a huge failure due to the immediate lack of Evolution Progress, one that all current creatures possess as a necessary ingredient for thriving in today's global environment.

    One which a Wolly Mammoth has missed out over the course of millions of years. Leaving them vulnerable to just about anything in our massively polluted world from a puff a cigarette smoke and exhaust fumes that would most probably kill them on contact. To pesticides and chemicals sprayed on crops.

  • This one I totally agree with. Just because we can do something, doesn't mean we should. Where is the line between de-extinction & recreating my beloved dog or dear Aunt Rosie.

  • One reason is enough...

    Anyone seen Jurassic park? 🦖

  • This could really pay off for us someday - when it's used to bring Homo Sapiens back from the brink.

  • I agree... where will be the lines drawn? If you can do it, does not mean that you should do it.

  • I would approve of bringing back species which were brought to extinction by humans ie the native birds killed off in the early 1900’s because of the fad of the bird’s feathers as decorative additions to ladies’ hats. We may need to do this in the future because humans wii not leave nature to balance itself.

  • Once we really understand how to create and design biological creatures, we will. Evolution will take a back seat.

  • Scientists will continue to study and experiment with what they think is interesting .

    That's important for our future. Restoring mammoths sounds cute what do we gain? What do the mammoth get but a live in a zoo?

    I believe the efforts and money needed to reverse extinction would be better used to prevent

    Scientists will continue to study and experiment with what they think is interesting .

    That's important for our future. Restoring mammoths sounds cute what do we gain? What do the mammoth get but a live in a zoo?

    I believe the efforts and money needed to reverse extinction would be better used to prevent the man made extinction of the species we still have.